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DEFINITION: Parameter tampering is a form of Web-based attack in which certainparameters in the Uniform Resource Locator (URL)or Web page form field data entered by a user are changed without that user's authorization. Thispoints the browserto a link, page or site other than the one the user intends (although it may look exactly the sameto the casual observer).Parameter tampering can be employed by criminals and  … 
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9 Ways to Secure Your Store Systems and Ensure PCI Compliance
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides 9 strategies for retail security professionals to take control of their security posture and reduce the burden of achieving and maintaining PCI compliance.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Bit9, Inc.

10 Ways to Protect Your Company From a Data Breach
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper lists 10 ways to implement a stronger security strategy to protect your employees and customers from a costly data breach, while maintaining PCI compliance.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Bit9, Inc.

Closing PCI DSS Security Gaps with Proactive Endpoint Monitoring and Protection
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines potential compliance and security gaps; identifies the effect that these gaps can have on your organization; and explains how a positive security solution can close these gaps to ensure the security of servers and endpoints, as well as PCI DSS compliance.
Posted: 18 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

Bit9, Inc.

A powerful defense against denial of service attacks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: As cybercrime continues to grow, denial of service (DoS) attacks have become far more prevalent. This guide explores the current landscape of DoS attacks and what you can do to protect your network.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 27 Dec 2013

Citrix

Top 5 Facts to Know About Data Protection from SafeNet
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This infographic showcases 5 facts about SafeNet, a leading provider of data protection solutions. View now to learn about the protection that SafeNet could bring to your organization's sensitive data.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

SafeNet, Inc.

We’ve Been Breached!
sponsored by Delego
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper will help you figure out what to do when a breach occurs to prevent as much damage as possible.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Delego

The Cyber-Resilient Enterprise: Harnessing Your Security Intelligence
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This important whitepaper offers security resiliency as the paradigm shift that must occur, forcing you to rethink the way you approach security, utilize what you already have, identify the gaps, and move from reaction to prediction.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Symantec Corporation

Sleeping Through the Alarm: What Breaches Should be Telling Us, and Why the Message is Missed
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reports the findings of an extensive SafeNet survey of security professionals around the world, offering insights into current market realities and their implications for security executives.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

SafeNet, Inc.

A New Security Reality: The Secure Breach
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains why our focus needs to shift from preventing breaches to accepting that they're inevitable, and aiming to ensure that when a breach does occur, critical data remains secure.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 24 Apr 2014

SafeNet, Inc.

Analysis of the 4 Acceptable PCI DSS Storage Methods
sponsored by Delego
WHITE PAPER: Continue on to this important whitepaper now to explore the pros and cons of the four acceptable storage methods as outlined by the PCI DSS.
Posted: 12 Dec 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2013

Delego

Self-Encrypting Drives
sponsored by Micron Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper expalins encryption and different encryption processes.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Micron Technology

6 Vulnerabilities of the Retail Payment Ecosystem
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the risks involved in each step of the retail payment process and provides practical solutions for each, including manipulating software updates, exploiting weak passwords, and more.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

SafeNet, Inc.

Incident Response: How to Fight Back, A SANS Survey
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This SANS survey on incident response taps into the collective knowledge of 259 security professionals in 19 industries and 13 countries to help you to understand how other companies respond to cyber incidents and how you can improve your own response.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Quantifying the Business Value of HP TippingPoint
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This HP white paper applies the experience of real HP TippingPoint customers to quantify its savings and demonstrate pay back in the first year.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Next-Generation Firewalls and IPS: Why You Need Both
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This HP white paper shows how next-generation firewalls and next-generation intrusion prevention systems are complementary security solutions that work together to secure your network.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

FierceIT eBook Network Security Now
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this FierceITSecurity eBook, IT and networking professionals will find practical, real-world advice on how to handle network security now.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

How to Build and Maintain a Secure Network
sponsored by Delego
WHITE PAPER: Download this informative whitepaper now for 12 chapters on how to navigate the PCI-DSS and stay in compliance while protecting your customer's information.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

Delego

Collaborative Defense-- HP Security Research
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper from HP Security Research demonstrates why collaboration is essential in defending businesses from cyber attacks and how it can work.
Posted: 11 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Why Attack Intelligence Matters
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Continue on to this informative white paper to learn how attack intelligence can analyze your vulnerability data, security events, and configuration data to give you a concise view of the attack paths to your most critical data.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Core Security Technologies

How Organizations Are Responding to Mobile and Cloud Threats
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a recent survey that sought to elucidate how organizations are adapting their approach to authentication to protect their sensitive assets as they adopt cloud-based services and BYOD.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

SafeNet, Inc.

The Threat and Vulnerability Management Maturity Model
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper dives into the threat and vulnerability management maturity model, explaining how it works to reduce the risk of breach.
Posted: 10 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Core Security Technologies

How Would Self-Reset Password Solutions Impact Enterprises Around the World?
sponsored by Tools4ever
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a survey on self-reset password solutions and the impact that they could have on IT helpdesks.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Dec 2014


Risk-Based Security Buyer's Guide: Addressing Enterprise-class Threats on an SME-class Budget
sponsored by TaaSera
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will show you how you must shift from a threat-based strategy that focuses on securing the perimeter to a risk-based approach that features a well-conceived incident response plan.
Posted: 08 Dec 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

TaaSera

Vectra X-Series Deployment Guide
sponsored by Vectra Networks
WHITE PAPER: This deployment guide gives a brief overview of the deployment preparation, installation, and configuration of a Vectra X-series platform, which detects malware and cyber attacks at any phase.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

Vectra Networks

How to Build Defense in Depth Against Advanced Cyber Attacks with Vectra and Sandbox Security
sponsored by Vectra Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Vectra, a leading innovator in real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks that complements sandbox security solutions to create an in-depth defense against advanced persistent threats.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 03 Dec 2014

Vectra Networks
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SECURITY THREATS DEFINITION (continued): …  identitythieves to surreptitiously obtain personal or business information about the user.Countermeasures specific to the prevention of parameter tampering involve the validation of allparameters to ensure that they conform to standards concerning minimum and maximum allowablelength, allowable numeric range, allowable character sequences and patterns, whether or not theparameter is actually required to conduct the transaction in question, and whether or not null isallowed.Whitelisting(accepting only allowable input) is more effective than blacklisting(refusing to accept forbidden input). A Web … 
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