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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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Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cybercriminals are continuing to grow and their tactics are becoming more refined. This guide outlines the role big data plays in IT security and how analytics can help thwart cybercrminals.
Posted: 24 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: Global Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: To construct a better security strategy and prevent future attacks, access this analyst report by the Ponemon Institute for insight on the economic reality of cybercrime's effect on an organization.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Five Stages of a Web Malware Attack
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore the 5 stages of web malware attacks, along with a checklist of what your web security solution needs in order to provide reliable, layered protection to prevent data theft.
Posted: 20 Nov 2013 | Published: 20 Nov 2013

Sophos, Inc.

Why Passwords Aren't Strong Enough
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the urgent need for strong authentication, and how investing in one-time password technology will not only keep your assets protect, but also deliver high ROI in the long-run.
Posted: 18 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Hidden Lynx - Professional Hackers for Hire
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the facts behind security's most threatening presence, the Hidden Lynx group, which uses more sophisticated, targeted attacks, and has the ability to adapt to defense methods.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 17 Sep 2013

Symantec Corporation

Security Intelligence – Is Security a Battle You Can Win
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the need for IT teams to discover the benefits of security intelligence (SI), and how it can simplify the complex security environment for better security analytics.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2011

IBM

Building An Intelligence - Driven Security Operations Center
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for insider tips on rapid cyber threat detection and remediation as well as how to coordinate technologies, personnel, and processes for better security.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

EMC Corporation

How To Secure Online Activities
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: The Internet is not automatically a secure or safe place to be. However, if one system's security is more daunting to overcome than another's, then attackers might focus on the system that is easier to compromise.
Posted: 05 Sep 2013 | Published: 30 Jul 2013

Global Knowledge

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS)
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This standard is aimed at enhancing the integrity of commercial off the shelf ICT products and helping customers to manage sourcing risk.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Evolving Threats Demand New Approaches To Security
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Consult this white paper for a profile of the evolving cast behind today's advanced threats and find out the key steps you can take to ensure enterprise security – click through to read on.
Posted: 28 Nov 2012 | Published: 28 Nov 2012

Akamai Technologies

Three Guiding Principles to Improve Data Security and Compliance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore a more holistic approach to data protection that simplifies security measures and compliance reporting in an increasingly complex IT landscape.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Information Security Emagazine: Best Practices for the Evolving Threat Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this security emagazine, discover a variety of resources that offer exclusive best practices on how to boost security strategies to address the rise in cyber threats.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, explore this year's report on the latest risks and security challenges organizations are facing today, and offers best practices to boost security fundamentals and policies to meet these advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

A “How-To” Guide on Using Cloud Services for Security-Rich Data Backup
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for a cloud solution that uses a collaboration of hardware, software, and services with advanced technologies to ensure data and application security, while allowing you to focus on business priorities.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

Longline Phishing: A New Class of Advanced Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, gain valuable information about longlining, the newest method in phishing attacks, and key recommendations for how to enhance your email security defense.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Proofpoint, Inc.

Symantec Intelligence Report - August 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get the most recent analysis on cybersecurity threats and trends, and gain insight on what to expect in the future.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Symantec Corporation

Malicious Mobile Apps
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get industry statistics about today's IT threat landscape, and why IT professionals should heighten mobile security to defend against significant malicious mobile applications.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 14 Jun 2013

Webroot

Weaponized malware now threatens the private sector
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for crucial information about the next class of advanced persistent threats (APT) and uncover how you can boost endpoint security management to reduce the risk of these attacks.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2012

Lumension

Measuring End User Susceptibility and Defenses Against Phishing Attacks with CORE Insight
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains critical information about spear phishing and how to prepare your users and systems from falling for these targeted attacks being masked as trustworthy content.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Core Security Technologies

McAfee Tackles the Complexities of Endpoint Security
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the myriad of enterprise endpoint threats today, and how you can conquer these difficult complexities.
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

McAfee, Inc.

Advanced Identity Tracking for Social Networking Sites
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the methods used to assist social networking sites in identifying online predators and thwarting potentially serious attacks. View now to learn more!
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Trouble Heading for Your Business 2013
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the current state of targeted attacks and explores why putting an effective defensive strategy in place is so critical. View now to uncover the effects of these potentially disastrous attacks and what you can do to stay protected.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Trend Micro

Evolving Security: 5 Reasons to Outsource Network Security Management in Today's Threat Environment
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Discover five reasons why outsourcing your network security management can help you combat malware, hackers, and the evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

The Evolving Threat Landscape
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper surveys emerging threats, profiles theirhighly organized perpetrators, and reviews some of the revolutionary technologies that make these attacks so persistent and effective.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.
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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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