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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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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

Special Report: The Cost of a Data Breach in the UK
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report uses data on recent cyber-breaches across the UK to explore how much money a hack would cost your business.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 11 Sep 2015

IBM

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

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

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

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

Fortinet Threat Trends in 2015
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents today's four most significant cyber-security threats from the hacker's perspective. Access this resource to learn the steps that you need to take to protect your organization from being the next breach victim, as well as how to shift from a reactive to a proactive security approach.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

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

Cybercrime 101
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ways in which cybercrime occurs in three realms: individual, business, and governmental. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your organization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

Keep Your Customers Safe from Phishing
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper presents one possible solution to the problem of phishing and helps you ensure the safety of your customers' data.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Website Security Solutions

Global Threat Intelligence Report
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper can help you discover the latest security threats and how to stop them.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dimension Data

10 Ways Everyone Should Approach Cybersecurity
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews key security issues and focuses attention on 10 responses that we all need to adopt in our approach to security in 2015.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

Strengthening Networks and Endpoints with Behavior-Based Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at behavior-based protection, a security strategy that effectively monitors the entire network for hidden threats.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

How Extended Validation SSL Brings Confidence to Online Sales and Transactions
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of increasing customer confidence in the security of online business transactions, and introduces Symantec Extended Validation SSL Certificates as a potential solution to this challenge.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Website Security Solutions

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

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

Cybersecurity Lessons from 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this special security report, discover what lessons can be learned from 2014's cyber-breaches to improve cybersecurity in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Profiling an Enigma: The Mystery of North Korea’s Cyber Threat Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This highly interesting resource delves into North Korea's cyber threat landscape, deeply analyzing what is known about the regime's capabilities and motives, which are largely shrouded in secrecy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Why Every CIO Should Consider Vulnerability Assessment a Necessity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, CIOs will learn why vulnerability assessment is so essential to enterprise security, and can discover a leading vulnerability assessment platform that scans targeted systems on a scheduled basis in order to increase your understanding of your organization's overall security posture.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

HP Security Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This HP Security Cyber Risk Report provides industry-wide data on vulnerabilities in software, mobile, and web applications; examines how specific technologies like iOS, Android, and JAVA contribute to the attack surface; and more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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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