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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…

Catharina Budiharto, Executive, Chicago Bridge & Iron

Catharina Budiharto, better known as Dd, has spent more than 20 years in the cybersecurity industry handling tasks ranging building a cybersecurity team from the ground up to take an existing security program to the next level. Budiharto has worked primarily in the oil and gas industry, a natural for this Houston-based executive, with stints…

Honorable Mention 2018

Jan BuitronComputer science doctoral candidate, April 2018, Colorado Technical University Jan Buitron is a candidate for a Doctor’s degree in Computer Science at Colorado Technical University. Previously she worked as a security resident consultant for SecureWorks and as part of the adjunct faculty in the MSIA program online at Regis University, an information systems security…

Women to Watch 2018

Jen BrownCompliance and data protection officer, Sumo Logic Jen Brown is the compliance and data protection officer at Sumo Logic where she is responsible for responsible for leading compliance, risk, and privacy efforts for the company. She has more than 20 years of experience in IT security and compliance and has worked as a consultant, external…

Time for a diversity ‘reboot’

By any measure, the number of women in U.S. cybersecurity jobs is low. In the last 30 years, the number of women
seeking computer science degrees has dropped from a high of 35 percent in the late 1980s, to about 18 percent today. Barbara DePompa reports.

Dena Haritos Tsamitis Dir., Information Networking Institute at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering

After 13 years as director of the Information Networking Institute (INI) at Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering, Dena Haritos Tsamitis in 2017 was named the school’s first-ever recipient of the Barbara Lazarus Professorship in Information Networking. But her true mark of success is reflected in the young minds she has steered toward a fulfilling…

Jennifer Sunshine Steffens, CEO, IOActive

Robotic robbers, sabotaged Segway scooters, malicious medical equipment… You name the device, and IOActive has found a way for hackers to turn it against you. IOActive CEO Jennifer Sunshine Steffens is now in her tenth year at the helm of the security company, known for its pioneering vulnerability research. Over the last decade, the company…

Diversity and AI

I recently underwent spinal fusion surgery and I can’t help but be disappointed that AI-powered nanobots are not yet a thing when it comes to some medical treatments. I remember fondly in my youth promises that machines and AI-powered technologies would change the world in my lifetime. After all, having expertly trained microscopic bio-bots rebuilding…

Jo Stewart-Rattray Dir. of information security and IT assurance, BRM Holdich

Jo Stewart-Rattray’s day job as director of information security and IT Assurance for the Australian firm BRM Holdich would be enough to keep most people fully occupied, but Stewart-Rattray has shown no problem also tackling several additional positions in the cybersecurity world. Just a few of these “extra” duties include being board director of ISACA,…

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