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CISSP, SANS Certified Instructor, President & CEO of Xploit Security Inc.
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Bryan Simon is a SANS Certified Instructor and an internationally recognized expert in cybersecurity, with a special focus on defensive and offensive capabilities. Bryan's scholastic achievements have resulted in the honor of sitting as a current member of the Advisory Board for the SANS Institute, and his acceptance into the prestigious SANS Cyber Guardian program.

As a SANS instructor, Bryan teaches SEC401: Security Essentials Bootcamp Style, SEC501: Advanced Security Essentials - Enterprise Defender, SEC505: Securing Windows with Powershell and the Critical Security Controls, and SEC511: Continuous Monitoring and Security Operations courses. He has been working in the information technology and security field since 1991. Bryan speaks on a regular basis at international conferences and with the press on matters of cybersecurity. He has instructed individuals from organizations such as the FBI, NATO, and the UN in matters of cybersecurity, on two continents.

Articles by Bryan Simon
The Security of Cloud Applications
Hillel Solow, CTO and Co-founder, Protego,  7/11/2019
Where Businesses Waste Endpoint Security Budgets
Kelly Sheridan, Staff Editor, Dark Reading,  7/15/2019
US Mayors Commit to Just Saying No to Ransomware
Robert Lemos, Contributing Writer,  7/16/2019
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PUBLISHED: 2019-07-17
In the Linux kernel before 5.1.17, ptrace_link in kernel/ptrace.c mishandles the recording of the credentials of a process that wants to create a ptrace relationship, which allows local users to obtain root access by leveraging certain scenarios with a parent-child process relationship, where a pare...
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PUBLISHED: 2019-07-17
** REJECT ** DO NOT USE THIS CANDIDATE NUMBER. ConsultIDs: none. Reason: This candidate was withdrawn by its CNA. Further investigation showed that it was not a security issue. Notes: none.
CVE-2019-9848
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-17
LibreOffice has a feature where documents can specify that pre-installed scripts can be executed on various document events such as mouse-over, etc. LibreOffice is typically also bundled with LibreLogo, a programmable turtle vector graphics script, which can be manipulated into executing arbitrary p...
CVE-2019-9849
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-17
LibreOffice has a 'stealth mode' in which only documents from locations deemed 'trusted' are allowed to retrieve remote resources. This mode is not the default mode, but can be enabled by users who want to disable LibreOffice's ability to include remote resources within a document. A flaw existed wh...
CVE-2019-13623
PUBLISHED: 2019-07-17
In NSA Ghidra through 9.0.4, path traversal can occur in RestoreTask.java (from the package ghidra.app.plugin.core.archive) via an archive with an executable file that has an initial ../ in its filename. This allows attackers to overwrite arbitrary files in scenarios where an intermediate analysis r...