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Pwn2Own contest yields 13 bugs, as virtual format expands talent pool

Research teams at the Pwn2Own 2020 competition successfully exploited 13 software vulnerabilities this past week, including bugs found in products from Adobe, Apple, Microsoft, Oracle and Ubuntu. Participants earned $270,000 over the two-day event — the first Pwn2Own ever to be held virtually, as a measure to combat the rapid spread of the novel coronavirus.…

Cyber investment exec talks COVID-19, Snowden and rise of threat intel automation

The cyber threat intelligence tech space has made significant leaps in the last few years, becoming far less manual, according to Hank Thomas, CEO and co-founder of Strategic Cyber Ventures and former principal/director, cyber intelligence and security, with Booz Allen Hamilton, in an interview with SC Media. “It was seemingly like that particular sector was…

RSA 2020: Equifax CISO touts company’s transparency it as seeks breach redemption

Fresh off a financial settlement over its 2017 data breach that affected roughly half the U.S. population, Equifax is forging ahead with a $1 billion-plus investment in a new security plan — and CISO Jamil Farshchi was eager to tout the credit reporting agency’s progress so far in a session this week at the RSA…

We interviewed cyber experts on a Vegas ferris wheel. Then ride security showed up…

In the film “Ocean’s 11,” Danny Ocean and his team of expert cybercriminals execute a daring casino heist in glitzy Las Vegas. This past summer at the Black Hat and DEF CON conferences in Sin City, the editorial staff at SC Media attempted to pull off a less ambitious – and decidedly more legal –…

Cisco addresses multiple bugs in network operating systems

Cisco Systems issued a series of security updates on Wednesday in the process disclosing 29 vulnerabilities, including 12 high-impact ones. The vast majority were found in its various network operating systems. Affected products include Cisco’s Email Security Appliances, cCatalyst 4000 Series Switches, IOx, IOS Software, IOS XE Software, IOS XR Software and NX-OS Software. To…

Announcing the 2019 Reboot Leadership Award winners

SC Media is proud to present the class of 2019 Reboot Leadership Award winners. Reboot Leadership Awards 2019 honors executive and professional leaders in our space for their unique, inventive and inspiring contributions that improve security, shape the industry, provide thought leadership, and otherwise have a positive impact on cybersecurity. Please click here for the…

Jeff Williams – Contrast Security

Why Nominated: During his more than 25 years in the industry, Williams’ focus has been on software security. As a result, he’s founded the well-known, not-for-profit Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP), along with two cybersecurity companies, Aspect Security in 2002 and Contrast Security in 2010 with partner Arshan Dabirsiaghi. In addition to these accomplishments,…

Emmanuel Benzaquen – Checkmarx

Why Nominated: Checkmarx CEO Emmanuel Benzaquen led his company through another record fiscal year last year, with more than 60 percent year-over-year revenue growth – fueled by the addition of 400 new large-enterprise customers. Over the past year, he oversaw the launch of a new software exposure platform, an increase in head count, channel expansion and…

Brad Wiskirchen – Kount

Why Nominated: Bradley J. Wiskirchen has established himself as a leader in protecting digital innovation, including protecting against digital fraud, leading the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) High- Level Advisory Group on Finance and Technology on data ownership, use, access and protection. Profile:  Wiskirchen co-founded Kount after seeing eCommerce merchants struggle with fraud, with some eventually going…

Jennifer Steffens – IOActive

Why nominated: Jennifer Steffens has held the helm of IoActive for the last 11 years and during that period managed the firm while the company’s researchers made impressive vulnerability discoveries in satellite communication systems used on planes, robots, Segways, a Jeep and even healthcare equipment. She has also been a leader when it comes to…

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