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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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The Paradigm Shift in Cybersecurity
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why hackers have the upper hand and why organizations need to ramp up security measures regardless of their current status.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

UnitedLex

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

2015 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

Security Analytics Moves to Real-Time Protection
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a security analytics platform that works in real time.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Top 5 Critical Capabilities for Your Malware Sandboxing Strategy
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the top five traits that make malware sandboxing effective. Access now to discover how sandboxing can add an extra layer of strength to your security and keep you safe from advanced threats.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Next-Gen Security Analytics - 7 Necessary Functions
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines security analytics in depth and the seven functions a security analytics platform needs to have.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

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

10 Ways Everyone Should Approach Cybersecurity in 2015
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

Get Inside the Thriving Malware Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on one of the most prevalent form of cybercrime – online banking fraud. Learn the steps cyber criminals take to gain access to your personal information.n.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

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

Using Cyber Insurance and Cybercrime Data to Limit Your Business Risk
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the challenges of understanding cyber risks, the importance of having the right cyber risk information, and what cyber insurance options make the most sense for your business.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

SurfWatch Labs

Why and How You Should Use a VPN
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why VPNs are instrumental in eliminating the risk of public wired and wireless connections; how to use VPN at home and on the go; and how to choose a VPN provider.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

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

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Protect People, Processes and Technology from Web Application Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Securing externally facing applications is an important step toward safeguarding your critical assets. Find out why.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

What's Behind a Cyber Attack?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the shortcomings of many current approaches to breach investigation, and also introduces one solution to help organizations to defend against advanced persistent and internal threats.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a security solution that applies big data capabilities to help organizations to keep pace with today's advanced threats and prevent attacks before they happen.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains a variety of application threats that organisations deal with, and introduces 5 practical steps to take when implementing application security.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

A Manifesto for Cyber Resilience
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find out what it takes to become cyber resilient in this age of escalating threats.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Symantec Corporation

Defending Against Application-Layer DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the serious problem that DDoS threats present, and how it impacts your business.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Juniper Networks, Inc.

HP TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System halts threats at the door - Solution increases visibility to potential threats, attacks and policy violations against HP systems
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Prevent future cyber attacks from occurring by modifying your company's security infrastructure.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

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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