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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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How to Stop Today's Advanced Hackers
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can protect against any threat today's advanced hackers throw at you.
Posted: 13 Nov 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Combat the Rise of Malware
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the growing malware threat and gives suggestions for combatting zero-day attacks, non-executable attacks, and more.
Posted: 13 Nov 2015 | Published: 26 Oct 2015

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Evaluating the Next Generation of Threat Prevention
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at a next-generation threat prevention tool, evaluating the effectiveness of this form of technology and the practicality of implementing it.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2015

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Anatomy of A Hack Disrupted
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a close-up look one successfully mitigated malware attack, giving you insight on how to stop a potential cyber-breach.
Posted: 28 Oct 2015 | Published: 28 Oct 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

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

Speed Up Incident Response and Reveal Malicious IP Sources
sponsored by OpenDNS
WHITE PAPER: This breif white paper outlines how to gain great visibility and control over network traffic to uncover sophisticated threats.
Posted: 09 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

OpenDNS

Evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership for Protecting Web Applications
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the total cost of web app security in the three major risk categories associated with successful attacks. Access now to learn how to quantify the costs of web app security compared to the costs of a breach.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2013

WhiteHat Security

Programmatically Identifying Multi-Page Flaws in Web Apps
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the pros and cons of several web app scanning approaches. View now to test your web apps' functions independently, automatically detect the presence of common nonce frameworks, and more.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

WhiteHat Security

Encrypted Traffic Management for Dummies
sponsored by 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

Blue Coat Systems

The Credit Union's Cyber-Security Crisis
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the security issues of credit unions, discussing how you can distribute your resources to provide the best security in the most cost-effective manner.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 09 Sep 2015

SurfWatch Labs

A New Approach to Endpoint Security
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can take a new approach to security that provides unmatched protection for your devices and those of your customers.
Posted: 03 Sep 2015 | Published: 03 Sep 2015

Webroot

Cyber-Threats in 2015
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper arms you with the most up-to-date web security knowledge that you need to keep your clients safe.
Posted: 02 Sep 2015 | Published: 02 Sep 2015

Webroot

How to Get Bullet-Proof Grade Enterprise Email Protection
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a defense strategy for employing a third-party system to complement your email provider's security protection. Read on to add an additional line of defense to your business' email service to combat the melting pot of internet threats.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

LogicNow

How to Capitalize on the Complex Cyber Threat Landscape
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll discover how managed service providers and IT service providers can help their clients mitigate risk in this increasingly complex cyber threat landscape
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

LogicNow

Why Application Whitelisting Is Essential For Advanced Threat Defense
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This webinar transcript explores the challenge of securing your endpoints from zero-day attacks and suggests application whitelisting as a solution.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

Digital Guardian

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 Data Loss Prevention Market by the Numbers
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This research report reveals the just how much the data loss prevention (DLP) market has grown in the wake of recent data breaches, and how organizations are incorporating it into a holistic data security strategy.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Aug 2015

Digital Guardian

Special Report: Compromised Data in the Dark Web
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the findings of a Dark Web analysis, revealing an alarming amount of compromised data from one company alone.
Posted: 03 Aug 2015 | Published: 03 Aug 2015

SurfWatch Labs

Securing Information in the New Digital Economy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you how to build more effective security by focusing your attention on internal vulnerabilities.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

Oracle Corporation

8 Security Issues to Avoid in Mobile App Development
sponsored by Kony
WHITE PAPER: This resource divulges the top 8 security issues that app developers need to watch in order to protect their users from phishing, malware, and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Kony

Special Report: Cybersecurity Intelligence for 2015
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This cybercrime report provides data on the sources and frequency of cybercrime, letting you know what you need to protect yourself from. View now to learn which industries and countries are most at risk of an attack; how frequently cyber-attacks result from insider breaches; and more.
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

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
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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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