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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 SMBs Can Advance their Security Practices
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this analyst Q&A, Raymond Boggs, Vice President, Small/Medium Business Research, IDC, shares his insights and advice on behalf of firms looking to refine their security practices for maximum effectiveness.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Survey Shows Plenty of Room for Improvement in IT Security
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WHITE PAPER: A new survey from IDG Research Services reveals that most organizations lack confidence in their security defenses. Read this report to learn why, and how you can build security that's worth having confidence in.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

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Securing the Virtual Infrastructure without Impacting Performance
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses some of the most common security pitfalls found in virtualized environments and suggests ways to avoid them.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BitDefender

Vulnerability Management for the Mid-Size: How to Run a World Class Program Even if You're Not IBM
sponsored by Risk IO
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can design a high-quality vulnerability management program on a midsized budget and with a small security team.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Risk IO

Evolve or Die: Security Adaptation in a Virtual World
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes and suggests solutions for some of the biggest issues in virtualization security.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BitDefender

Best Practices for Mobile Application Lifecycle Management
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the best practices for secure MALM. Don't leave your enterprise app store vulnerable to attacks.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 26 Dec 2014

IBM

Research Report: The Rise of Mobile Content Management
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for a buyer's guide to enterprise mobility management providers who are improving their content management features.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Box

Taking Strategic Action for Mobile Endpoint Management
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find five steps to creating a proactive, comprehensive endpoint management strategy.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 25 Apr 2014

Absolute Software

Hypertherm Cuts Malware Out of the Picture
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a manufacturing company dramatically cut down on the time and effort needed to mitigate malware infections.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


The Cost of a Data Breach
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WHITE PAPER: This report uses statistical analysis to determine how much a breach will cost you depending on attack size, location, and type.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 31 May 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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