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DEFINITION: A honey pot is a computer system on the Internet that is expressly set up to attract and "trap" people who attempt to penetrate other people's computer systems. (This includes the hacker, cracker, and script kiddy.) To set up a honey pot, it is recommended that you:Install the operating system without patches installed and using typical defaults and optionsMake sure that there is no data on the system  … 
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10 Things Every IT Manager Must Know About the Enemy Within
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains critical information on where insider threats originate and explores one company's innovative tools for preventing data breaches within your enterprise.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Clearswift

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Protect People, Processes and Technology from Web Application Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Securing externally facing applications is an important step toward safeguarding your critical assets. Find out why.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

How to Manage Data Security and Compliance Within an Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a data security solution that puts an end to potential hackers and privileged insiders by eliminating unauthorized activity.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Continuous Monitoring for Data Access and Sensitive Information
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a simple, robust solution that assures the security and integrity of data in several environments, such as big data platforms.
Posted: 07 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

How to Protect Your Business From Today's Security Threats
sponsored by Optus Business
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining robust network security within your enterprise, especially with an evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Optus Business

Security in the New Mobile Ecosystem – A Ponemon Institute Study
sponsored by Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This study takes a look at over 600 IT security professionals who are highly involved in their organizations' mobile and enterprise security activities, and explains the current security status of mobile devices in the workplace.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Raytheon Trusted Computer Solutions

WAF or IPS - Why you need more than a Firewall and IPS to protect your applications
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of using more than just a firewall and IPS to protect your applications from malicious attacks.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

2013 Cyber Risk Executive Summary
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The "Cyber risk report 2013 Executive summary" presents the major findings of HP Security Research's comprehensive dive into today's cyber vulnerability and threat landscape. It provides information you need to effectively plan your cyber security strategy and deploy your defenses.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Mitigating Security Risks at the Network's Edge: Best Practices for Distributed Enterprises
sponsored by CradlePoint
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover the keys to preventing data breaches in distributed enterprises.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

CradlePoint

Why and How You Should Use a VPN
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why VPNs are instrumental in eliminating the risk of public wired and wireless connections; how to use VPN at home and on the go; and how to choose a VPN provider.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

Sophos Mobile Security Threat Report
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This mobile security threat report answers these questions, as it pinpoints what to expect in the near future with regard to mobile malware. Continue on to find 10 tips to secure your mobile users and prevent mobile malware infections on company or BYOD devices.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Aug 2014

Sophos, Inc.

What's Behind a Cyber Attack?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the shortcomings of many current approaches to breach investigation, and also introduces one solution to help organizations to defend against advanced persistent and internal threats.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Web Application Firewalls vs. Next-Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares the ability of two different types of firewalls—Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs)—to protect web applications from security threats.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Top 5 Malware Trends for 2014 and How to Combat Them
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the top five malware trends that are expected to grow throughout this year and the ways that your enterprise can protect its sensitive data.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Webroot

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains a variety of application threats that organisations deal with, and introduces 5 practical steps to take when implementing application security.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Defending Against Application-Layer DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the serious problem that DDoS threats present, and how it impacts your business.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Developing Your Authentication Strategy
sponsored by i-Sprint Innovations
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers advice for protecting your data with several authentication strategies.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

i-Sprint Innovations

Protecting DNS Infrastructure—Inside and Out
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper unveils the critical risk your domain name system (DNS) is in, and offers leading strategies to help you protect your infrastructure against outside-in and inside-out threats.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

Infoblox

Five Things To Do After You've Been Hacked
sponsored by Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative guide to find out 5 things to do after you've been hacked – keeping your system safe and secure.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc

Cyber Risk Report 2013
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this recent cyber risk report for key findings to help you prepare security methods for the latest threats.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a security solution that applies big data capabilities to help organizations to keep pace with today's advanced threats and prevent attacks before they happen.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

A Manifesto for Cyber Resilience
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find out what it takes to become cyber resilient in this age of escalating threats.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Symantec Corporation

HP TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System halts threats at the door - Solution increases visibility to potential threats, attacks and policy violations against HP systems
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Prevent future cyber attacks from occurring by modifying your company's security infrastructure.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited
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HACKERS DEFINITION (continued): … A honey pot is a computer system on the Internet that is expressly set up to attract and "trap" people who attempt to penetrate other people's computer systems. (This includes the hacker, cracker, and script kiddy.) To set up a honey pot, it is recommended that you:Install the operating system without patches installed and using typical defaults and optionsMake sure that there is no data on the system that cannot safely be destroyedAdd the application that is designed to record the activities of the invaderMaintaining a honey pot is said to require a considerable amount of attention and may offer as its highest value nothing more than a learning experience (that is, you may not catch any hackers).
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