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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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The 10 Most Dangerous Risks to Microsoft Security
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Security has always been an important part of any IT infrastructure. This white paper has tips to help improve your awareness of some of the more important risks threatening your Microsoft infrastructure.
Posted: 13 May 2009 | Published: 13 May 2009

Global Knowledge

Why Hackers have turned to Malicious JavaScript Attacks
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the threat of malicious JavaScript attacks, and how they work. Understand how cybercriminals make money with these types of attacks and why IT managers should be vigilant.
Posted: 13 Apr 2011 | Published: 13 Apr 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Malicious JavaScript Attacks: What Can You Do?
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: We’ll review what to watch for, as well as the security strategies that will help keep you safe.
Posted: 12 Jan 2011 | Published: 11 Jan 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Four Steps to Cure Your Patch Management Headache
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: The need to speed up patch deployment across today’s highly complex and distributed IT environment has never been more important. Read this free white paper and learn four steps to cure your patch management headache.
Posted: 06 Jan 2011 | Published: 06 Jan 2011

Lumension

The Anatomy of a Cross-Site Scripting Campaign
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: XSS attacks are not new. What makes this particular situation unique is the process the ADC used to uncover the attack. Read this paper to find out so much more about XSS attacks.
Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | Published: 23 Aug 2010

Imperva

Malware Security Report: Protecting Your Business, Customers and Bottom Line
sponsored by VeriSign Australia
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you understand the threats from Malware and how it can impact your online business. You’ll learn about criminals’ motivations for distributing malware through the web and how they infect web servers to make distribution possible, as well as techniques administrators can use to detect them.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

VeriSign Australia

On Common Ground: Where Compliance and Data Protection Overlap
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we first explore the landscape in which CISOs now work—the new standards and regulations they face, increased attacks from hackers, and a more complex IT environment that includes virtualized infrastructure and outsourcing.
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

Tripwire, Inc.

The Industrialization of Hacking
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: The industrialization of hacking coincides with a critical shift in what's considered today's prized commodity: data. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2010 | Published: 02 Jun 2010

Imperva

Web Exploits: There’s an App for That
sponsored by M86 Security
WHITE PAPER: The main motivation driving the cybercrime industry is the possibility of monetary gain. Savvy, knowledgeable individuals with skills in developing Web applications and basic knowledge in hacking have filled a niche by creating exploit kits. Read this white paper to learn the basics about exploit kits, what they do, and why the bad guys use them.
Posted: 27 May 2010 | Published: 27 May 2010

M86 Security

Top Tips to Securing your Business Reputation
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Reputation is everything in the world of a small business. It often takes years to establish a good reputation, but unfortunately it can take far less time lose one. Read this paper to learn tips that will help you keep your reputation secure.
Posted: 28 Apr 2010 | Published: 28 Apr 2009

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Security Threat Report: 2010
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The first decade of the 21st century saw a dramatic change in the nature of cybercrime. Hackers have evolved from teenage boys spreading graffiti for kicks and notoriety to organized, financially motivated gangs. Read this white paper for a better understanding of the history of malware and learn to craft a better, safer future for internet users.
Posted: 01 Apr 2010 | Published: 02 Mar 2010

Sophos, Inc.

Social Engineering: Hacking People, Not Machines
sponsored by AVG Technologies USA, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Hackers are often portrayed as technical geniuses plying their trade through the use of complex computer code. But gaining access to a computer can be as simple as fooling someone into a revealing a password. Read this paper to learn more about social engineering threats and how to defend against them.
Posted: 31 Mar 2010 | Published: 31 Mar 2010

AVG Technologies USA, Inc.

Managing a Growing Threat: An Executive’s Guide to Web Application Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cyber-criminals are leveraging relatively simple application exploits to gain access to sensitive information for fun and profit. It’s more important than ever to implement secure application strategies to effectively protect your business. Read this guide to learn more.
Posted: 12 Mar 2010 | Published: 17 Dec 2007

IBM

Staying a Step Ahead of the Hackers: The Importance of Identifying Critical Web Application Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Security managers worldwide working for midsize or large organizations share a common goal: to better manage the risks associated with their business infrastructure. This session discusses new and emerging network and application security attacks and ways organizations can protect themselves against Web application and network security threats.
Posted: 10 Mar 2010 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

IBM

Global Threat Trends- Year-End Report 2009
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you'll learn the most prevalent threats, including their percentage values relative to all the threats detected by ThreatSense.Net®.
Posted: 21 Jan 2010 | Published: 21 Jan 2010

ESET

Virtual Criminology Report 2009 -- Virtually Here: The Age of Cyber Warfare
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Is the “Age of Cyber War” at hand? Since our 2007 report, there have been increasing reports of cyber attacks and network infiltrations that appear to be linked to nation-states and political goals. We decided it was time to further examine whether cyber warfare is now a part of human conflict that we should get used to seeing more often.
Posted: 08 Dec 2009 | Published: 07 Dec 2009

McAfee, Inc.

Staying a step ahead of the hackers: the importance of identifying critical Web application vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Security managers may work for midsize or large organizations; they may operate from anywhere on the globe. But inevitably, they share a common goal: to better manage the risks associated with their business infrastructure. Increasingly, Web application security plays a significant role in achieving that goal. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2008

IBM

Portal Authentication: A Balancing Act Between Security, Usability & Compliance
sponsored by PistolStar, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the problems with current authentication systems and the drivers that should be motivating organizations of all sizes to improve their access controls.
Posted: 26 Aug 2009 | Published: 25 Aug 2009

PistolStar, Inc.

Authentication in the Enterprise: Current and Changing Requirements
sponsored by PistolStar, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the current state of authentication and trends that Osterman Research sees as shaping the future of authentication.
Posted: 25 Aug 2009 | Published: 25 Aug 2009

PistolStar, Inc.

The Web Hacking Incidents Database 2009 Bi-Annual Report
sponsored by Breach Security
WHITE PAPER: Criminals focus on exploiting web application vulnerabilities in order to plant malware and thus infect clients who visit websites. Read this report to learn more about the drivers behind web hacking, the vulnerabilities hackers exploit, and the types of organizations attacked most often.
Posted: 20 Aug 2009 | Published: 03 Aug 2009

Breach Security

Security Threat Report: July 2009 Update
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are continuing to face a challenging threat landscape. Check out this paper to learn about recent security threats related to Web 2.0, social networking sites, email, mobile devices, and Mac computers.
Posted: 06 Aug 2009 | Published: 06 Jul 2009

Sophos, Inc.

Web Based Attacks
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report describes the anatomy of web based attacks and examines some of the factors that have influenced a shift toward this type of attack over the last year.
Posted: 11 Jun 2009 | Published: 01 Feb 2009

Symantec Corporation

Web Application Security Trends Report Q3-Q4, 2008
sponsored by Cenzic
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how to protect web applications through application security assessment and penetration testing managed services (SaaS) that identify vulnerabilities and allow organizations to stay ahead of hackers.
Posted: 20 May 2009 | Published: 20 May 2009

Cenzic

Shavlik Customer Update: What is the Conficker worm, referred to as "Downadup"?
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes the risks posed by the Downadup worm and how Shavlik is uniquely suited to help customers respond quickly. Read this brief paper to learn how Shavlik makes it easy for users to do targeted installation of solutions that automate and control patch and configuration management processes while minimizing operational impact.
Posted: 11 Feb 2009 | Published: 11 Feb 2009

Shavlik Technologies

10 Reasons Your Existing Security Information and Event Management Isn't Good Enough
sponsored by eIQnetworks
WHITE PAPER: "Are we secure? Is our data protected?" Enterprises have turned to security information and event management (SIEM) solutions to answer these questions and address forensics or security operations issues. For the most part, SIEMs have failed to do what they promised. Read this paper to see what the problems are, and what solutions are available.
Posted: 02 Feb 2009 | Published: 02 Feb 2009

eIQnetworks
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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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