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DEFINITION: A trusted platform module (TPM) is a specialized chip that can be installed on the motherboard of a personal computer for the purpose of hardware authentication . The TPM authenticates the computer in question rather than the user. To do so, TPM stores information specific to the host system, such as encryption keys, digital certificate s and password s.TPM minimizes the risk that data on the computer  … 
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3 Aspects of an Integrated Threat Defense Strategy
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WHITE PAPER: This exclusive infographic explores the three key aspects of creating an integrated threat defense strategy that gives you the visibility to discover and protect against socially engineered exploits.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Sourcefire

A Quick Guide to SSL for Apps
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper lists the steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to create a stronger, more trustworthy SSL implementation.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

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Infographic: Data Traffic Security is a Mess
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WHITE PAPER: This infographic visually displays the sobering results of a recent survey on what are IT decision makers doing to secure and segment their sensitive data traffic.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 09 Jan 2015

Certes Networks

Key MDM Features That Affect Mobile Security Management
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WHITE PAPER: In this e-guide, learn about the factors that are most important to address while crafting or updating your mobile security policy. Additionally, discover the top tips that IT can use to help get managers involved in supporting a BYOD program, including regular communication, inducting managers into the program first, and more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 20 Jan 2015

BlackBerry

Breach Detection: What You Need to Know
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WHITE PAPER: This important e-book explores the tactics advanced attackers use to break into your organization and how a defense-in-depth cyber-security program with automatic detection and incident response can help you fight back.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

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APTs: Why the Best Defense is a Full Spectrum Offense
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides answers to all of your questions about advanced persistent threats, from the APT lifecycle to the best ways to evaluate potential APT defense solutions.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

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Securing the Future of Trust on the Internet
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why public key infrastructure (PKI) is the key to the future of trust on the Internet, and the steps that must be taken to build a stronger, more trustworthy PKI ecosystem.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

The Enemy Within: Why Insiders Are Still the Weakest Link in Your Data Security Chain
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the 5 steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to foster a conscientious data security environment within your enterprise, despite the challenges of the digital era.
Posted: 21 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Absolute Software

The 15 MDM Providers That Matter Most, and How They Stack Up
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, Forrester identifies, evaluates, and compares the 15 foremost MDM providers, detailing how well each vendor fulfills key requirements and where each provider stands in relation to the others.
Posted: 08 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Symantec Corporation

Protecting Data, Enabling Mobility and Empowering Users: Unified Endpoint Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn about how much a breach really costs, how long breaches often go undetected, how to handle the always-connected user, and much more.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

IBM
 
 
COMPUTER SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  will be compromised by physical theft or an attack by an external hacker . Hardware protection is inherently less vulnerable to software-based attacks and authentication processes are conducted through a secure subsystem. The device also enhances the security of Web browser s, email programs and other important applications.TPM chips are available from a number of vendors, including Atmel, Broadcom, Infineon, Sinosun, STMicroelectronics and Winbond. TPM could, potentially, be used on any type of computing device. The devices are currently being installed on desktops, laptops and tablet PCs by … 
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