Rob Dixon

Principal Consultant

Rob Dixon is a principal security consultant in Optiv's MSS threat intelligence operations where he leads the advanced threat analysis (ATA) team. Previously he worked on Accuvant LABS’ attack and penetration team and vulnerabilities and exposures team performing network, web application, physical and wireless penetration tests. Rob has over 15 years of pure security experience with a strong focus on intrusion and incident response efforts and cyber counter intelligence tactics.

 

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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