Mark Maxey

VP of Intelligence Operations

Mark Maxey is VP of intelligence operations with Optiv. In this role, Mark manages our global threat intelligence center, SIEM, threat analysis and endpoint security teams.


Newly Discovered Heartbleed Security Flaw Affects Many Internet Applications

· By Mark Maxey, Rob Dixon, Mark Heneghan ·

The recently discovered Heartbleed Bug represents a serious vulnerability within the OpenSSL cryptographic library (CVE-2014-0160) used to encrypt communications between web applications, email exchanges, instant messaging clients and some SSL-based virtual private network connections.

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Testing Web App CAPTCHA controls

· By Mark Maxey ·

CAPTCHA ("Completely Automated Public Turing test to tell Computers and Humans Apart") is a type of challenge-response test used by many web applications to ensure that the response is not generated by a computer. CAPTCHA implementations are often vulnerable to various kinds of attacks even if the generated CAPTCHA is unbreakable.

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