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 Tom Cross

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Chief Technology Officer of OPAQ Networks
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Tom Cross is a highly experienced and respected information security leader who oversees all technical elements of OPAQ Networks and is responsible for communicating the technology strategy to partners, employees, and investors. He is the co-founder and former CTO of Drawbridge Networks, an information security company that developed a unique approach to network microsegmentation, which enabled organizations to learn, detect, and automatically respond to internal attacks. Prior to founding Drawbridge, Tom was Director of Security Research at Lancope, where he led research into network anomaly detection. He also was Manager of the IBM Internet Security Systems X-Force Advanced Research team, which built state-of-the-art network intrusion prevention technologies. Tom is credited with discovering a number of critical security vulnerabilities in enterprise-class software and has written papers on collateral damage in cyber conflict, vulnerability disclosure ethics, security issues in Internet routers, securing wireless LANs, and protecting Wikipedia from vandalism. Tom holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology.

Articles by Tom Cross
Mobile Banking Malware Up 50% in First Half of 2019
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/17/2020
7 Tips for Infosec Pros Considering A Lateral Career Move
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/21/2020
For Mismanaged SOCs, The Price Is Not Right
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  1/22/2020
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CVE-2019-3700
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
yast2-security didn't use secure defaults to protect passwords. This became a problem on 2019-10-07 when configuration files that set secure settings were moved to a different location. As of the 20191022 snapshot the insecure default settings were used until yast2-security switched to stronger defa...
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PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following vulnerability in the packaging of privoxy on openSUSE Leap 15.1, Factory allows local attackers to escalate from user privoxy to root. This issue affects: openSUSE Leap 15.1 privoxy version 3.0.28-lp151.1.1 and prior versions. openSUSE Factory privoxy version 3...
CVE-2019-3697
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
UNIX Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following vulnerability in the packaging of gnump3d in openSUSE Leap 15.1 allows local attackers to escalate from user gnump3d to root. This issue affects: openSUSE Leap 15.1 gnump3d version 3.0-lp151.2.1 and prior versions.
CVE-2019-3694
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
A Symbolic Link (Symlink) Following vulnerability in the packaging of munin in openSUSE Factory, Leap 15.1 allows local attackers to escalate from user munin to root. This issue affects: openSUSE Factory munin version 2.0.49-4.2 and prior versions. openSUSE Leap 15.1 munin version 2.0.40-lp151.1.1 a...
CVE-2019-3693
PUBLISHED: 2020-01-24
A symlink following vulnerability in the packaging of mailman in SUSE SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 11, SUSE Linux Enterprise Server 12; openSUSE Leap 15.1 allowed local attackers to escalate their privileges from user wwwrun to root. Additionally arbitrary files could be changed to group mailman. Th...