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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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Taking Control of the Digital and Mobile User Authentication Challenge
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, view the strategies and policies available to managing user authorization and access to reduce risk and protect yourself from cyber-attacks. Read on to see how others have taken advantage of these strategies in several case studies.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Published: 07 Jan 2015

RSA

Secure Agile Development Guidelines
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to integrate security into the development process.   Read on to learn how to craft your app security strategy for an agile environment.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Why Application Security is a Business Imperative
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn how to close application vulnerability gaps and mitigate business risk.  Read on to learn more.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Get Inside the Thriving Malware Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you understand how a malware attack works by getting you inside the mind of a hacker.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Survey Results: How Are Security Analytics Used?
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: This survey explores issues of security analytics and intelligence, revealing how IT security teams use those tools to detect cyber-attacks.
Posted: 23 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

AlienVault

The Evolving Threat Landscape
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper presents an interview with a leadinging expert on security technology on how cybercrime has evolved.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Threat Track Security

IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly - 3Q 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes a look at how Heartbleed impacted organizations around the world.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

IBM

The Cyber Security Defensive Strategy Playbook
sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this cyberthreat report that sheds light on the evolving nature of threats, the actors behind them, and the successful techniques they are utilizing. Read on now to get helpful tips on how to craft your defensive strategy.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

Top 10 IoT Security Challenges
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the top ten security considerations for IoT. Read on now and explore two IoT security scenario case studies and their respective solutions.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

Axway

Optimizing Enterprise Security: Intelligence, Control, and Response
sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the factors that make network security management and operations more difficult today than ever before.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

Defending Against Rogue Users, Devices, and Applications
sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how NAC technologies help to ensure that only appropriate users, devices, and applications have access to your network resources, enabling you to support your users in a secure, efficient way.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals up-to-date data on many of the most important security concerns facing organizations in 2015.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

North Korea and the Attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: While the FBI has named North Korea as a culprit in the significant breach on Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, it's still possible that the regime didn't act alone. This resource discusses the critical threat intelligence issues that the breach highlights; analyzes North Korea's purported involvement and motivation; and much more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

4 Data Traffic Security Challenges Exposing Enterprises to Hack Attacks
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the 4 major points of weakness that your enterprise needs to prioritize in 2015 in order to defend your business-critical data from hackers.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

Certes Networks

Bridging the Data Security Gap: Unified Data Protection for 4 Key Data Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to bridge the data security gap amid the digital information explosion in four major areas: Big data, virtual environments and the cloud, enterprise data, and enterprise applications.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

The Current State of Security Operations Around the World
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This report summarizes the results of a recent HP assessment of the capabilities of 87 security operations centers worldwide. Read on to learn the latest trends in security defenses and operations, the attributes of the most effective organizations, and much more.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Implement a Proactive Strategy for Data Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the 5 key findings of a recent Forrester study that evaluated data security decision-making by security buyers and influencers, and what it means to engage in proactive data security and privacy efforts.
Posted: 10 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

IBM

How Multifunction Printers can Create Unexpected Risks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This analyst brief reveals the consequences of nonsecure MFPs, and offers essential guidance on how to secure them.
Posted: 10 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Cisco 2015 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to read the Cisco 2015 annual report and discover research, insights, and techniques straight from security experts that can protect your business.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 09 Feb 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Recognizing Five Sources of High-Profile Data Security Breaches
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the 5 major categories of vulnerabilities that IT and security professionals need to account for in their solutions planning.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

Mimecast

The Top 5 Security Goal Challenges
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource distills the reports and opinions of 300 IT decision-makers into a realistic picture of the current state of software security in enterprises across a range of industries.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The 2014 Bitglass Healthcare Breach Report
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: This informative report takes a close look at reported healthcare data breaches over the past 3 years and discusses what they mean for consumers, healthcare organizations, and the future of digital healthcare records.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2015

BitGlass

Profiling an Enigma: The Mystery of North Korea’s Cyber Threat Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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 Company

Top Security & Compliance Trends in Innovative Electronic Payments
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The following research report focuses on the use of electronic payment systems, perceptions about the risk to organizations and trends in the adoption as well as support for virtual currency solutions. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Survey Shows Organizations Have Plenty of Room for Improvement with IT Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores what far too many organizations are leaving out of their IT security practices and explains what can be done to improve their overall effectiveness. Read on to learn if your own IT security protocols are leaving you open to a malicious attack.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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