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Chief Technology Officer, PCI Security Standards Council & Senior Director of Compliance, Bit9
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Troy Leach is the Chief Technology Officer for the PCI Security Standards Council (SSC). In his role, Mr Leach partners with Council representatives, Participating Organizations and industry leaders to develop comprehensive standards and strategies to secure payment card data and the supporting infrastructure. He is a Congressional subject matter expert on payment security and the current chairman of the Council's Standards Committee. Prior to joining the PCI Council, Mr Leach has held various positions in IT management, software development, systems administration, network engineering, security assessment, forensic analytics and incident response for data compromise.

For the past three years Christopher Strand has served as the Director of Compliance Programs at Bit9. With over 20 years of information technology experience, Strand is the subject matter expert on Bit9's IT Governance, Audit, and Compliance programs. He oversees the development of enterprise network and application security solutions that help organizations deploy positive security to maintain and improve their compliance posture. Previously, Strand held security/compliance positions at Trustwave, Tripwire, EMC/RSA and Compuware. Strand is a PCI Professional (PCIP) and has completed QSA training. He has been trained on and is proficient with other regulatory disciplines including HIPAA, NERC and GLBA. Chris often speaks on security and compliance issues.

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Data Leak Week: Billions of Sensitive Files Exposed Online
Kelly Jackson Higgins, Executive Editor at Dark Reading,  12/10/2019
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CVE-2019-5061
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the hostapd 2.6, where an attacker could trigger AP to send IAPP location updates for stations, before the required authentication process has completed. This could lead to different denial of service scenarios, either by causing CAM table att...
CVE-2019-5062
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
An exploitable denial-of-service vulnerability exists in the 802.11w security state handling for hostapd 2.6 connected clients with valid 802.11w sessions. By simulating an incomplete new association, an attacker can trigger a deauthentication against stations using 802.11w, resulting in a denial of...
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PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
A freed memory access vulnerability exists in the SVG Marker Element feature of Apple Safari's WebKit version 13.0.2. A specially crafted HTML web page can cause a use after free, resulting in memory corruption and possibly arbitrary code execution. To trigger this vulnerability, a specifically craf...
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PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
Advantech WebAccess before 8.4.3 allows unauthenticated remote attackers to execute arbitrary code or cause a denial of service (memory corruption) due to a stack-based buffer overflow when handling IOCTL 70533 RPC messages.
CVE-2019-19767
PUBLISHED: 2019-12-12
The Linux kernel before 5.4.2 mishandles ext4_expand_extra_isize, as demonstrated by use-after-free errors in __ext4_expand_extra_isize and ext4_xattr_set_entry, related to fs/ext4/inode.c and fs/ext4/super.c, aka CID-4ea99936a163.