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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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Implementing Strong, Comprehensive Authentication
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the capabilities of a strong, comprehensive authentication system that will keep you safe in today's threat landscape.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

DDoS Extortion and Bitcoin: New Security Threat on the Horizon
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper profiles DD4BC and how to protect your network and organization from the attack.
Posted: 15 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

Neustar®

Device Fingerprinting: A New Tool for Enhanced Application Protection
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the five common factors challenging IP-based identification and how device fingerprinting can make it easier.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Published: 29 May 2015

Radware

IBM 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This cybercrime report provides data on the sources and frequency of cybercrime so you know what to protect yourself from.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015

IBM

Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uses a typical spear-phishing scenario to demonstrate the dangers spear-phishing poses.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Mimecast

IBM 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This infographic gives you a quick breakdown of just how prevalent cyber breaches are and how much danger your organization may be in.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

IBM

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

10 Things Security Experts Wish End Users Knew
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn the 10 concerns that security experts want end users to know about security at work and at home.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

Global Knowledge

Cybercrime Readiness in Europe
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the results of a survey assessing Europe's cybercrime readiness.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

How European Enterprises Are Preparing for Cybercrime
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the results of a survey assessing Europe's cybercrime readiness.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Into the Breach: Lessons from Real Security Incidents
sponsored by Varonis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines three devastating security breaches from start to finish, helping you to learn from the mistakes of these compromised businesses and to better keep yourself safe.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Varonis

Understand the Threat Landscape
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This infographic provides you with some essential statistics regarding the rising problem of cybercrime.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Data Breach Risk Calculator
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With this risk calculator, you can answer a few simple questions to determine how much your organization would lose in a data breach.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and web APIs unlock tremendous business opportunities—however, they also open your systems up to a broader set of unknown users. In this resource, you'll learn the basics of securing your web applications from the OWASP Top 10.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

Breach Response: How to Prepare for the Inevitable
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper tells you what you need to know to be prepared for a major security breach.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

10 IPS Platforms Reviewed and Compared
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report examines ten different IPS platforms and reviews them based on block rate, anti-evasion capabilities and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

The 2015 Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The HP Cyber Risk Report 2015 provides a broad view of the 2014 threat landscape and gives you the insight you need to protect your business from both known vulnerabilities and unknown exploits.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Detect, Prevent, and Manage Cyber-Security Incidents
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper suggests how you can partner with security services for more advanced and effective threat detection and mitigation.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Uncover Advanced Attacks and Detect Hidden Breaches
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can gain greater visibility into the state of both active and live threats hidden within your network.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Keep Yourself Secure from Growing Cyber-Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover what you can do to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous cyber landscape, including increasing proactivity in your security strategy and partnering with security services.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 21 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines why and how cybercrime is increasing and suggests practices for maintaining security.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

SQL Injection: How to Sidestep the Oldest Hacking Trick in the Book
sponsored by EE
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the basics of SQL injection attacks and discusses why it continues to be one of the most common forms of cyber-attack.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

EE

2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this report, discover what security professionals had to say about mobile security, endpoint security, and other important trends in the cybersecurity landscape.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 12 May 2015

Citrix

Florida Gulf Coast University Teaches Malware a Lesson
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive case study, discover how a major university kept thousands of users safe from malware.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


Powerful Anti-Malware for Your Mobile Device
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Those who haven't yet secured their mobile devices are courting serious risk. In this white paper, discover what mobile anti-malware can do to bolster your mobile security.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 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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