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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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Symantec Intelligence Report -November 2014
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper provides in-depth analysis of the security landscape from November 2014.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Symantec Corporation

Win XP – Honeypot for Hacker Bees!
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper looks at why you must move on from Win XP now that Microsoft has discontinued support.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 May 2014

IBM

Why do you need Sandboxing for Protection
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper reveals how sandboxing can help you combat advanced persistent threats.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

IBM Endpoint Manager for Lifecycle Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn about an endpoint and lifecycle management solution that provides an accurate and comprehensive single source of truth for managing all of your endpoints in a single-server.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Oct 2014

IBM

5 ½ Traits that make a Firewall “Next Gen”
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper offers up five and half features that make a firewall next-generation.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Providing Security and Compliance for an Ever-Growing Number of Endpoints
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces you to an easy-to-manage, quick-to-deploy solution that supports security for a large variety and large numbers of endpoints — from servers to desktop PCs, Internet-connected laptops, smartphones and other mobile devices, as well as specialized equipment such as point-of-sale devices, ATMs and self-service kiosks.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

IBM

IBM Endpoint Manager for Core Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn about an endpoint manager with core protection that provides organizations with an automated, easy-to-use solution to ensure the protection of sensitive data and much more.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM

Preparing For Security Threats in the Age of the Cloud and Mobility
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As businesses become increasingly mobile, so does sensitive data. Learn more about the threats to your organisation.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Big Shift to Cloud-Based Security for Small Businesses
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why SMBs are just as vulnerable to cyberattacks as larger corporations, and how cloud-based security can provide them with a stronger network security posture without breaking the bank.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Qualys

Malware, Zero Day and Advanced Attack Protection Analysis
sponsored by Zscaler
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for a side by side comparison of two email security programs.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

Zscaler

Enterprises Reveal Significant Room for Improvement In Their Security Defenses
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the results of a survey that depicts that lack of confidence that organizations have in their security defenses, and also presents an approach to detecting malware to prevent it from spreading throughout the network.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 01 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Why You Need a Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the reasons why enterprises benefit from implementing next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) and lays out a path to success.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Zero Trust Model Of Information Security
sponsored by Zscaler
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the Zero Trust Model of information security, which eliminates the idea of trusted and untrusted networks in favor of viewing all network traffic as untrusted.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Zscaler

What does the Cloud mean to Enterprise Security?
sponsored by Zscaler
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn about the evolution of security threats and the role of the cloud in fighting back.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

Zscaler

Turning the Corporate Network Inside Out
sponsored by Zscaler
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper looks at how attacks have shifted from the data center to the web.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

Zscaler

Printing Security: The ‘Forgotten Link’ in Operational Excellence
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the top 10 rules for effective printer security.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 27 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

4 Steps to Prevent a Data Breach: Address Your Weak Spots Before it's Too Late
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this valuable resource to learn more about the common threats to data security, and how you can address your database vulnerabilities in 4 critical steps.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Six Essential Elements of Web Application Security
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the most common classes of web application vulnerabilities, and how hackers most often take advantage of these weaknesses. Read on to learn the 6 essential elements of web application security that are the most valuable places for IT teams to invest their time and resources.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Qualys

Best Practices for Selecting a Web Application Scanning (WAS) Solution
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how a Web Application Scanning solution can help you to locate and test web-based apps, and provides a checklist of best practices that will help you to understand what to look for when selecting a WAS solution.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 May 2013

Qualys

Protecting Data, Enabling Mobility and Empowering Users: Unified Endpoint Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn about how much a breach really costs, how long breaches often go undetected, how to handle the always-connected user, and much more.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2014

IBM

APTs: Why the Best Defense is a Full Spectrum Offense
sponsored by Zscaler
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides answers to all of your questions about advanced persistent threats, from the APT lifecycle to the best ways to evaluate potential APT defense solutions.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 23 Jan 2015

Zscaler

Protecting printer with Enterprise-Grade Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Continue on to this important white paper now to learn about the risks of lax printing security and discover a printer security solution that can fill in any gaps in your façade.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

HP Security Solutions Protect your printer. Defend your network
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn about the dangers of unsecured printing and much more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Protect Your Fleet With Simple, Policy-Based Print Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of securing your printing and imaging environment, and introduces a streamlined, policy-based approach to securing these devices before a data breach occurs.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Allgress Vulnerabilty Analysis Module
sponsored by Allgress
WHITE PAPER: Check out this important white paper now to learn about a vulnerability management program that can automate your entire workflow.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

Allgress
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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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