Gordon MacKay, CISSP
Gordon MacKay, CISSP, serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for Digital Defense, Inc. (DDI). He leads the technology roadmap, as well as the Cloud Platform Development and Vulnerability Research teams.
As CTO, MacKay applies mathematical modeling and engineering principles in investigating novel solutions to many of the technological challenges within the automated vulnerability management space. In 2013, MacKay’s solution to matching network discovered hosts within independent vulnerability assessments across time resulted in achieving patent-pending status for the company’s scanning technology host reconciliation process.
Prior to joining DDI, MacKay held several research and development leadership positions at Alcatel USA and led the Call Server Database Team with the inception and design of a real time in-memory database used in the Alcatel Softswitch.
MacKay has presented at numerous security related conferences, including RSA, and his expertise has been featured by top national and international media outlets such as FOX Business, Softpedia, IT World Canada and others. He enjoys using creative real world analogies, as well as using Star Trek references in the content of his presentations and communications.
He holds a Bachelor's degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering from McGill University, Montreal Canada. MacKay serves as a Distinguished Fellow for the Ponemon Institute.
01/23/2015 » CVE-2015-0311
Unspecified vulnerability in Adobe Flash Player through 126.96.36.1992 and 14.x, 15.x, and 16.x through 188.8.131.527 on Windows and OS X and through 184.108.40.2068 on Linux allows remote attackers to execute arbitrary code via unknown vectors, as exploited in the wild in January 2015. [READ ME]