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DEFINITION: Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose. The individual who performs an act of hacktivism is said to be a hacktivist. A hacktivist uses the same tools and techniques as a hacker, but does so in order to disrupt services and bring attention to a political or social cause. For example, one might leave a highly visible message  … 
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Financial Technologies Protects its Network From Malware and Other Internet Threats
sponsored by ContentKeeper
WHITE PAPER: Financial Technologies needed help with preventing malware, spoofing, and denial of service attacks. Learn what they did so they can decode, inspect, and filter SSL-encrypted web traffic.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 03 Feb 2017

ContentKeeper

A Practical Guide to Efficient Security Response
sponsored by ServiceNow
WHITE PAPER: Discover why it takes so long for organizations to discover when they have been breached. Learn how to mitigate, remediate, and recover faster.
Posted: 26 Jan 2017 | Published: 26 Jan 2017

ServiceNow

7 Ways To Make Yourself Hard To Hack
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
WHITE PAPER: Your corporate data is likely spread across devices, networks, and servers. Learn 7 ways to make yourself harder to hack and secure your data. Learn to take a layered approach to security, increase network visibility to help spot system anomalies and more.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 Jan 2017

Solarwinds MSP

The Cost of a Data Breach: Healthcare Settlements Involving Lost or Stolen Devices
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Whether it is from human error or malicious outsiders, a diligent IT department can diminish the risk of lost or stolen data. Learn 7 best practices healthcare organizations can put in place to ensure the safety of patient information on mobile devices.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Absolute

The History of Ransomware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Learn a brief history of ransomware, its evolution and the different malware families it's been a part of. By understanding where ransomware came from and how it's attacked in the past, you can best predict where it's going in the future and design an effective defense strategy for your organization.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Block Zero-Day Threats Before They Hit Endpoints
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to block 99.5% of malware from the web and drastically reduce the amount of time and resources needed for clean-up. Create a more effective and efficient IT environment with automated intelligence built to detect zero-day malware and other emerging threats.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Intel Security

IIA: Stronger Cybersecurity Starts With a Data and Analytics Strategy
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Discover why security analytics is the key to cyber security efficiency. It provides the necessary and timely visibility into network behavior and enables devices and entities acting suspiciously to be quickly identified and investigated.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

SAS

Why You Need to Test All Your Cloud, Mobile and Web Applications
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the importance of complete application testing and find recommendations on how to beat the challenges associated with protecting all web applications. Learn how to prioritize testing to receive the greatest ROI and manage your risk without a huge monetary investment.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Trustwave

Safeguarding Vital Data Is a Battle You Can Win
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, uncover what it means to develop data management and protection policies that reach from the core of the business out to mobile devices, the cloud and beyond. Also, learn how to be ready for whatever security challenges the world sends your way.
Posted: 24 Sep 2016 | Published: 24 Sep 2016

Intel Security

Advanced Security Platform for Office 365
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: If your organization is looking to migrate to Microsoft Office 365, you might be wondering whether additional security is needed. Discover how to safeguard users against advanced threats and targeted attacks and gain the power to identify these attacks as they happen.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Anatomy of a Hack Disrupted
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What if there was a way to solve these potentially devastating problems before they occurred in the first place? Access this paper to uncover a real-life situation, in which a malware attack took place but was mitigated before any damage took place.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Global Security Report: Introducing Malware-as-a-Service
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Understanding the motivations and resources of professional cybercriminals is key to defending against them. This report gives you an inside look at the business behind malware with stats from breach investigations around the world.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Threat Intelligence Platforms: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know But Didn't Know to Ask
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Today's cyber-threats are relentless, and they come in all forms. This in-depth resource covers the ins and outs of threat intelligence, discussing everything from what threat intelligence is to how you can best utilize it.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

ThreatConnect

Applying the "Diamond Model" of Threat Intelligence
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a fun and humorous approach to breaking down how successful hacks occur and how they can be prevented.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

ThreatConnect

Security Questions CEOs Should be Asking
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights three of the most basic questions that you should be asking yourself about your security.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 17 Sep 2015

MASERGY

Encrypted Traffic Management for Dummies
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, you'll learn everything you need to know about keeping SSL-encrypted traffic both private and secure.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 11 Sep 2015

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Data Breaches: What Can and Cannot Be Done
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the inevitability of data breaches and gives tips for staying as secure as possible in an insecure threat environment.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Published: 11 Aug 2015

Global Knowledge

The Changing Face of Security Management
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can implement a threat based, network cognizant security system that is prepared for the constantly changing landscape of security.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

Global Knowledge

QRAT Malware-As-A-Service
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: QRAT, a new remote access tool, first emerged in 2015 and is now targeting U.S. visa applicants via Skype's messenger service. Discover why QRAT is dangerous and how it can infect your system within this valuable white paper. Learn who's behind the QRAT tool, where it originated and why it may be targeting you right now.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton

Comparative Analysis of Cybercriminal Groups: Buhtrap, Carbanak, and Metel
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the Buhtrap, Carbanak and Metel cybercriminal groups in this white paper. Discover background on each group's operations over the years, what sort of damage they've done and what tools they've used to accomplish their malicious objectives.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton

Cyber Liability: Risks, Ramifications, and Mitigation
sponsored by eSentire
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can better defend your organization against external attack and limit exposure by reducing your attack profile available to attackers by accessing this resource.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

eSentire

Cybercrime Exposed: The Hidden Economy of Cybercrime-as-a-Service
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for an inside look at the thriving economy of "cybercrime-as-a-service."
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Intel

Case Study: School District Stops Breaches with Heightened Network Visbility
sponsored by Lancope
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to discover how a large school district blocked breaches with network visibility, improved its incident response time, and more.
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Lancope

When Minutes Count:How to Fight Advanced Threats with Real-Time SIEM
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This report assesses organizations' abilities to detect and deflect targeted attacks, reveals the top eight most critical indicators of attack, and examines best practices for proactive incident response, including use of real-time SIEM solutions.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Intel Security

Special Report: Best Practices for Incident Response
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: The SANS 2015 Incident Response survey results reveals an increasingly complex response landscape and the need for automation of processes and services to provide both visibility across systems and best avenues of remediation. Read this paper for coverage of these issues, along with best practices and sage advice.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Intel Security
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HACKERS DEFINITION (continued): …  on the home page of a Web site that gets a lot of traffic or which embodies a point-of-view that is being opposed. Or one might launch a denial-of-service attack to disrupt traffic to a particular site.A recent demonstration of hacktivism followed the death of a Chinese airman when his jet fighter collided with a U.S. surveillance plane in April 2001. Chinese and American hacktivists from both countries hacked Web sites and used them as "blackboards" for their statements. Whether hacktivism is a crime may be debated. Opponents argue that hacktivism causes damage in a forum where there is already … 
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