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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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How Attackers Use Stolen Keys and Certificates
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the process hackers use when compromising your keys and certificates and discusses what you can do to stop them.
Posted: 16 Sep 2015 | Published: 16 Sep 2015


Protect Your SSH Keys from Misuse
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Posted: 15 Sep 2015 | Published: 15 Sep 2015


Sluggish Incident Response Report:: Next-Gen Security Problems and Solutions
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Posted: 24 Sep 2015 | Published: 24 Sep 2015


Preparing for the Next Attack: Evaluate Your Network Security with Incident Response
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Posted: 23 Sep 2015 | Published: 23 Sep 2015


Critical Security Controls for SSL/TLS Management
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WHITE PAPER: In this SANS report, you'll find specific recommendations for managing SSL/TLS security and protecting your keys and certificates.
Posted: 18 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


Eliminate Blind Spots in SSL Encrypted Traffic
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how SSL can leave security blind to incoming attacks and gives suggestions for seeing into these blind spots.
Posted: 16 Sep 2015 | Published: 16 Sep 2015


Simplifying Security for Software-Defined Data Centers
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Posted: 07 Oct 2015 | Published: 07 Oct 2015


Advanced Threat Detection and Remediation: Why it's Needed
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Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 09 Sep 2015

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Case Study: Oxford University Hospitals Cuts Waste with Single Sign-On
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Posted: 25 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Scoring the Top Enterprise Mobility Management Suites in 2015
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews the 2015 EMM market, and is a guide for organizations looking to introduce EMM into their businesses, as well as for those intending to upgrade mobility services. Access this paper now to analyze the strengths and weaknesses of 11 EMM vendors.
Posted: 18 Sep 2015 | Published: 08 Jun 2015

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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