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The company you keep

A new take on the old adage “you’re known by the company you keep,” might aptly apply to women in security who’ve found success, progress and opportunities in organizations that know their value. Take Emily Mossburg, who has been forging a path in cybersecurity for more than 20 years where she’s now a principal at…

Where do we go from here?

There’s no GPS or roadmap to follow to get women in security to a place where they are on equal footing with men, but there are plenty of ways the industry can help them arrive at equality and parity. Teri Robinson reports. If the longest journey begins with a single step, then women have made…

Adobe patches critical type confusion bug in Flash Player

Adobe Systems today released an out-of-band security update that fixes a critical type confusion vulnerability in Flash Player, which if exploited could lead to arbitrary code execution in the context of the current user. Designated CVE-2018-15981, the bug was found in versions 31.0.0.148 and earlier of Flash Player Desktop Runtime, Flash Player for Google Chrome…

Women are the future?

Women. They’re everywhere. Waves of women, marching on Washington, New York, L.A., in communities across the country. On the cover of Time magazine. As far as the eye can see, a sea of pink hats, an ocean of assertiveness, goodwill and promise. The Year of the Woman. #MeToo. At the ballot box where they’re running…

Sheri Munro, Director of access governance and global information, risk management, Manulife Financial Corporation

Establishing secure access and identity management policies is important for organizations of all sizes, but when you’re a $41.3 billion (USD) global insurance and financial services company, the stakes don’t get much higher. Nevertheless, Sheri Munro, director of access governance and global information risk management at Toronto-based Manulife Financial Corporation, seems to be handling her…

Janine Darling, Founder and CEO, Stash Secure Data

There are people in the cybersecurity industry who earn their chops sifting through the Dark Web or analyzing code and trends, but then there are others whose special skill is assembly a great cyber team. Janine Darling, founder and CEO of Stash Secure Data, falls into this category. Janine’s varied background includes stints heading the…

Jeanette Manfra, Chief cybersecurity official, Department of Homeland Security

As the chief cybersecurity official in the Department of Homeland Security, Jeanette Manfra is uniquely positioned to help bolster the security of the U.S. critical infrastructure. Most recently her attention has turned to election security, telling members of the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs that after Russia interfered in the U.S.…

Sarah A. Brown, Senior Scientist, NATO Communications and Information Agency

The time when NATO’s primary concern was stopping Soviet tanks from rumbling through the Fulda Gap in Germany may soon be looked at as the “good old days” as the organization prepares to defend its members against infinitely more numerous and nimble foes in cyberspace. And Sarah Brown with her position working within the Capability…

Maggie Louie, Founder and CEO, DEV/CON DETECT

When you ask Maggie Louie, the founder and CEO of DEV/CON DETECT, what stirs her pride these days, she points to the climb of her company’s index report to top-ranked news sites. “Because,” she says, “benchmarking anomalies not only gave a sense of the size of the problem, but also the areas of greatest risk.”…

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