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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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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

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

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 Books
sponsored by EE
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, gain insight into the basics of SQL injection attacks and why hackers haven't retired it yet. Continue reading to learn what steps to take to close easily exploitable vulnerabilities in your security strategy.
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

Big Data Analytics: Safety in the Digital Era
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Cybercriminals cause a lot of damage. They destroy profits, erode customers' trust, and compromise safety. This white paper identifies the ways in which big data analytics improve online safety and security. Read on and explore the efficacy of big data analytics when faced with fraudsters.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

SAS

Advanced Threat Protection for Dummies
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This free e-book gives you essential information on advanced threat protection (ATP), including tips for using big data security analytics and best practices for advanced threat mitigation.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

Not All Certificate Authorities Are Created Equal
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Making the right CA choice can ensure your online security. In this white paper, discover what a secure CA looks like.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Symantec

The Secret Ingredient in Mobile ROI
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn why security doesn't have to be a barrier to your business goals, but rather enable business decision-makers, end users and daily operations.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015

BlackBerry

7 Best Practices for Securing Hadoop
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to develp a data life-cycle-centric approach to Hadoop security by asking yourself five integral questions. Access now to learn the 7 step program to improving your security strategy.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 Apr 2014

IBM

4 Steps to A Proactive Big Data Security and Privacy Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines four steps to develop a proactive approach to data security and privacy that will help you keep big data safe without hindering user performance.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

IBM

Hackers and Dating App Vulnerabilities - A Match Made in Heaven
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the 4 most dangerous data app vulnerabilities and offers steps to take for you and your users to mitigate risk.  Read on to learn more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 Feb 2015

IBM

Quarterly Cyberthreat Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this quarterly security report, discover what lessons have been learned in 2014 and how cybersecurity needs to evolve in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership for Protecting Web Applications
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the tocal cost of web app security in the three major risk categories associated with sucessful attacks. Access now to learn how to quantify the costs of web app security compared to the costs of a breach.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2013

White Hat Security

Programmatically Identifying Multi-Page Flaws in Web Apps
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the pros and cons of several web app scanning approaches. View now to learn learn more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

White Hat Security

The Paradigm Shift in Cybersecurity
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why hackers have the upper hand and why organizations need to ramp up security measures regardless of their current status.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

UnitedLex

How the Financial Industry can Prepare for Cybercrime
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: The financial services industry needs to evolve to meet the cybercrime of today. In this white paper, learn more about what these crimes look like and how to stop them.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

A Holistic Approach to Fending off Bots and Bot Networks
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a cloud-based strategy can block bots in real-time before data and intellectual property theft can occur. View now to learn more.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Distil Networks

Advanced Threat Protection Lifecycle Defense
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover a method of advanced threat protection that fights every step of the advanced threat lifecycle.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Under Threat or Compromise Every Detail Counts
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the five essential steps of security management to help you create a more comprehensive defense suited for today's threat landscape.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Blue Coat Systems

2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This report, which focuses specifically on IT security management, uses research to reveal what areas of security you should turn your attention to.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Blue Coat Systems

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
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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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