Security Boulevard’s 5 Most Read Stories for the Week, June 4-8

A new week, a new crop of security stories. Last week, the Panera Bread data breach, machine learning algorithms, Zip Slip vulnerability and the espionage case of a former CIA case officer made the headlines. In addition, we offered insights on why it’s important to change the way we think about cybersecurity.

Espionage of Former CIA Case Officer

The Espionage of Former CIA Case Officer Jerry Chun Shing Lee for China

Was Jerry Chun Shing Lee (aka Zheng Cheng Li) a recruited asset of China’s Ministry for State Security (MSS), or was he a financially strapped former CIA case officer who volunteered his services to commit espionage on behalf of the MSS?It’s a bit like the question concerning the chicken and ...
Fortinet Adds Machine Learning Algorithms to WAF

Fortinet Adds Machine Learning Algorithms to WAF

Fortinet today at the Gartner Security & Risk Management Summit 2018 announced it has infused machine learning algorithms and user-behavioral analytics in its web application firewall to identify nearly 100 percent of all cyberthreats.John Maddison, senior vice president of products and solutions for Fortinet, said version 6.0 of the company’s ...
Rethinking Cybersecurity About Data

Rethinking Cybersecurity: It’s All About the Data, Not the Malware

“It’s time to change the way we think about cybersecurity.” That was the message I heard repeatedly in conversations and at keynote addresses at the OpenText Enfuse 2018 conference I attended in May.“Security isn’t just around malware anymore,” said Lalith Subramanian, VP of Engineering for Analytics, Security and Discovery with ...
Criminals Use Jackpotting Attack

Zip Slip Vulnerability Affecting Thousands of Apps Puts Systems at Risk

Thousands of software projects and libraries contain code that extracts archives in an insecure way, allowing attackers to write arbitrary files outside the intended directories. In many cases, this can lead to remote code execution.The vulnerability, dubbed Zip Slip, was found by researchers from code security scanning firm Synk and ...
Panera Bread Data Breach

Panera Bread: Do’s and Don’ts of Data Breach Crisis Management

Let’s step back together and revisit the recent Panera Bread exposure of data associated with millions of its customers.The faulty and vulnerable Panera Bread data configurations were detected in August 2017. Panera apparently was very skeptical of the original security researcher, Dylan Houlihan, and responded to his notification with thanks ...
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Saleem Padani

Saleem Padani

Saleem is a highly accomplished business, marketing and technology leader with track-record of success in startups, mid-size and large technology and professional services organizations, currently the COO at MediaOps, Worldwide Program Director & Technical Evangelist at IBM, Director of Industry Solutions at Neuvis, Co-founder & Vice President of LexiBridge and Senior Software Architect at DataEase International. Saleem has passion for leading and empowering global teams to drive new initiatives, leveraging broad & deep business, strategic, marketing, technical and solution delivery skills. Saleem has an Executive M.B.A, from University of Texas at Dallas, Master’s and Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering.

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