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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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Hackers, Hacking, and CEHv8
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource addresses hackers, hacking, and what can be done to prevent cyber-attacks. It also highlights the different motives for hacking and common methods hackers use.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

Taking Managed Security Services To The Next Level
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the changing IT security landscape, how MSPs will be impacted, and what they can do for their customers in the face of these security challenges.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Webroot

Evaluating the True Impact of Fraud on Financial Institution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide makes an effective business case for fraud-prevention technology and evaluates the true impact of fraud on various financial institutions.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Real Time Endpoint Compliance for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore an endpoint management solution that will help federal agencies continuously monitor, manage, and detect vulnerabilities across their critical networks.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This information-packed resource acts as a guide for developing a robust security approach given today's issues with trust, threat intelligence, and varying industry trends. Click through to explore key findings, as well as recommendations for your next steps.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Cisco

Evolving Security Technologies Present New Opportunities for Businesses
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines the technologies that are changing the enterprise and effects that they have on your security environment. Read on and also learn about emerging security trends and requirements that can help keep your organization safe as technologies evolve.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read now to learn about automated labor-saving automation, a platform that incorporates vulnerability analysis, risk management, and remediation support, all within a single console.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Protect People, Processes, and Technology From Web Application Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the security challenges created by web applications and offers insight and advice to help you address these issues.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Your Personal Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the latest hactivist and cybercriminal methods of attack, and presents a 7-step guide you can use to safeguard your website from attack.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Cutting the Cost of Application Security
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a cost breakdown of a Web application firewall solution versus the potential costs of remediation after a successful Web attack. Click now to see why this solution is worth the investment.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

Imperva

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

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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

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

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

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

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

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

Protecting Your Website With Always On SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the imperative need for always on SSL, and the steps you can take to deliver end-to-end protection for your users. It also includes detailed accounts of four organizations that are leading the way with always on SSL in a cooperative effort to make the internet more secure.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 May 2012

Symantec Corporation

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
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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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