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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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Applying the "Diamond Model" of Threat Intelligence
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a fun and humorous approach to breaking down how successful hacks occur and how they can be prevented.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015


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

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

Security Questions CEOs Should be Asking
sponsored by MASERGY
WHITE PAPER: This infographic highlights three of the most basic questions that you should be asking yourself about your security.
Posted: 17 Sep 2015 | Published: 17 Sep 2015


Understanding the Risks of Content Management Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the dangers of CMS platforms and explains how you can take advantage of CMS without putting your security at risk.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015


The Perils of Phishing: How Cybercriminals Are Targeting Your Weakest Link
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In the fight against phishing, your employees may be your weakest link—what can you do to ensure that they're not accidentally enticed by hackers? This white paper provides you with essential information on how phishing attacks occur and how you can mitigate these threats.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015


Dangers of the Deep, Dark Web
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes two of the most frequently used Deep Web networks and suggests how you can stay safe from attacks that originate there.
Posted: 11 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015


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

Ransomware: How cyber criminals hold your data hostage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the growing ransomware threat and how you can defend against it.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015


How you can defend against criminal attacks originating from the Deep Web
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the depths of the Deep Web, using attack data to examine what kinds of attacks originate there and how you can defend against them.
Posted: 09 Sep 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015


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


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


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

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

Beyond Malware: Detecting the Undetectable
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: This report details how successful attacks targeting high-profile government and corporate entities are able to easily bypass traditional defenses.
Posted: 27 Jul 2015 | Published: 27 Jul 2015


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


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

It's Time to Identify and Confront Today's Data Center Security Challenges
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to detect, isolate, and block dynamic threats with a granular security approach from inside your data center. Access now to learn why network security is a good start and how to enhance it.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014


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

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

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


Fortinet 2016 Predictions for the Evolving Threat Landscape
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.

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


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

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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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