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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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Comparative Analysis of 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 damaged they've done and what tools they've used to accomplish their malicious objectives.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

Why You Need to Test All Your Cloud, Mobile and Web Applications
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the importance of complete application testing and gives you 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


2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The Ponemon Institute surveyed 383 companies in 16 industry sectors about their experience with data breaches. Learn how the majority of these companies are solving breaches efficiently and cost-effectively with business continuity management (BCM.)
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016


Kona Client Reputation
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: Discover the business benefits and operational benefits you can achieve by adding a new, advanced algorithm to your security infrastructure. Profile malicious users before they have a chance to infect your network.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


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

Ransomware: Threats, Motivations, and Tools of the Trade
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Today's hackers require less money and time than ever before to start their campaign. Learn more about how marketplace dynamics are shifting the scale of the modern attack landscape, and uncover access to a valuable resource for security professionals.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016


Who Will CAVE First: Likely Targets of Ransomware
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: The following resource lists an acronym that highlights four key areas criminals will assess in their decision to target people and companies. Learn how to avoid being a victim by getting inside the mind of a ransomware attacker.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016


The Changing Workforce: Automation & the Role of Ex-Hackers
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: The wave of automation is forcing companies to think differently about how they structure their security resources. Learn what your peers are doing to keep the network impermeable, including employing ex-hackers, automating security models, and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016


Cyber Security Recommendations from the C-Suite
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: From this resource, garner the top 5 cybersecurity best practices for enterprise leaders, as illustrated by a survey conducted of over 200 C-level security executives. Read on now to access detailed insight on their expert recommendations for cybersecurity in 2016.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016


Surfacing Critical Cyber Threats Through Security Intelligence
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Fortunately, it's possible for organizations with limited budgets and higher risk tolerances to achieve significant improvements in security maturity. Discover ways to adopt mature capabilities by building an integrated architecture.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

LogRhythm, 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.

Industry Assessment: Key Findings on Effective Threat Protection
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This report shows the results of an engineering analysis for threat detection, techniques, and management strategies. Discover how one threat protection platform was tested using five key criteria.
Posted: 12 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Mar 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Exposing the Unknown: How Sandboxing Technology Fights Modern Threats
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Examine the challenges enterprises face today, and the increasing need for comprehensive security solutions. You'll also explore the emerging role of sandboxing as a powerful weapon in cyber security.
Posted: 12 Aug 2016 | Published: 12 Aug 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Ransomware: What You Need to Know
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This article provides an overview of the world of ransomware. Uncover the differences between the most prevalent ransomware families, insights on smaller yet unique ransomware, and most importantly, mitigation and protection methods.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 20 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Spotlight on Insider Threats to Cloud Applications
sponsored by Palerra Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this quick infographic, get a solid understanding of the makeup of insider threats to the cloud, why they are on the rise, and how to mitigate your enterprise's vulnerability to them.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016

Palerra Inc.

Trustwave Global Security Report
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


The 5 Features You Absolutely, Positively Must Have to Secure Your Mobile Endpoints
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents 5 critical security features that you need to confidently secure mobile devices and protect against would-be thieves and hackers – and forgetful employees.
Posted: 07 Apr 2016 | Published: 07 Apr 2016


Report: Modern Threat Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The complexities of doing business at scale, both strategic and technical, create barriers in preventing breaches. Uncover ways to focus on user education and systematic protocols for operating a strong risk assessment program, allowing you to overcome these barriers.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016


Business on the Internet - A Scary Reality
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you different methods cybercriminals can use to ruin your business. The vast majority of infections can be attributed to user error falling victim to their tactics.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Jan 2016


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


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


Give Your Threat Counter-Measures a Shot in the Arm
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover a deep (but concise) look at the current evolution of the modern security landscape: giving a succinct rundown of why attacks are stronger than ever, how to develop a strategic defense, and what to look for in solutions. Gain actionable insight into prevention, detection, mitigation, and more.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

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


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


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

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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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