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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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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

DCIG Buyer's Guide 2014-15: SIEM Appliances
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Many smaller organizations still face an uphill battle in understanding and sorting through the SIEM vendor options available to them and then choosing the right product for them. This Buyer's Guide lets IT organizations immediately understand what features and functions are available so they can move more quickly to making a buying decision.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

Introducing LogRhythm v6.2
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Although security professionals do as much as they can to prevent error or risks, they must always be prepared for something to go wrong. Now they can with a powerful monitoring and auditing platform that keeps security personnel informed with an excellent investigatory tool.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

How MSPs Can Help SMBs Prevent Irreparable Data Loss
sponsored by N-able Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This resource answers a number of questions that MSPs may have regarding helping their customers to protect their critical data from loss, and also provides a list of items to look for when choosing a managed backup solution.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

N-able Technologies

Simple Steps to Prevent Data Theft
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about the recent data breaches that have happened in the retail and financial services sector recently and describes 4 steps that can be taken to prevent data theft.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

HID

A Multilayered Defense Approach to Protect Your Organization's Data
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the types of attacks that enterprises commonly face, and it introduces a multilayered solution that could be a valuable investment for your organization in the face of these threats.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

Enterprise Information Security in Transition
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper boils the reasons behind current issues in the information security field down into four major causes, and also lays out a list of specific, detailed changes that need to be made to the enterprise security model for these core issues to be resolved.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

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

Exposing the Cybersecurity Cracks: Australia
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The following report learn how better communication and information about cybersecurity, the right investment in skilled personnel, enabling technologies, and the adoption of security measures will minimized the risk of current and emerging cyber threats.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Websense, Inc.

Comparing Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Technologies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This highly informative white paper from Gartner objectively evaluates a variety of SIEM technologies on a number of critical dimensions, including market responsiveness, customer experience, and pricing.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

IBM

Web Application Firewalls vs. Next-Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares the ability of two different types of firewalls—Web Application Firewalls (WAFs) and Next-Generation Firewalls (NGFWs)—to protect web applications from security threats.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Discover the Danger Behind the Heartbleed Bug
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover the dangers lurking within the Heartbleed bug, and learn how your organization should respond to it.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

Firms Turn To Next-Generation Firewalls To Tackle Evolving IT Threats
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper summarizes a number of insights on current security challenges for enterprises and the ways that next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) are being applied as a solution.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Best Practices in BYOD: Addressing BYOD Challenges in the Enterprise
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates the key challenges seen with BYOD today and how this particular solution works to combat any troubles.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

BlackBerry

The Secret Ingredient in Mobile ROI: Why Security is Paramount in Enterprise Mobility Management
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks closely at what the right EMM security solution does for business leaders, users and operations.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

BlackBerry

Protecting your Customers’ Online Banking Transactions Using the ActivID® Threat Detection Service
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a solution that helps financial institutions mitigate the risks of even the most sophisticated malware.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

HID

A Security Operations Center for Small and Mid-Sized Enterprises
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews one company's security operations center, which is renowned for being tailored to small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs), with a host of additional features.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 26 Mar 2014

AlienVault

AWS Security Best Practices
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides security best practices that will help you define your Information Security Management System (ISMS), and build a set of policies to protect your data and assets in the AWS cloud.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013


ActivID® Threat Detection Service
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Discover a threat detection service that uses revolutionary identification technology to protect against fraud and data breaches.  Read on to find out how it works in combating threats and the benefits of implementing a detection service.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 May 2013

HID

Comparing Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Technologies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This highly informative white paper from Gartner objectively evaluates a variety of SIEM technologies on a number of critical dimensions, including market responsiveness, customer experience, and pricing.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

IBM

IBM X-Force Threat Intelligence Quarterly, 6/14: The Evolution of Application Vulnerabilities, Spam Threats, and Incident Response
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report details the many breaches and security incidents that have plagued organizations in recent years; threats from past years that are currently showing signs of resurgence; and issues to be aware of in today's security landscape.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Survey: Can Security in Higher Education Be Both Open and Secure?
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: This report contains data collected by SANS regarding the successes and challenges that colleges and universities experience in protecting their environments from threats, and also provides advice for security professionals working in these environments to improve their tactics in this critical area.
Posted: 23 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

AlienVault

Combatting APTs with a Defense-in-Depth Security Approach
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper contains critical information on why a defense-in-depth security approach has proven effective in protecting organizations' sensitive data from APTs.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

5 Things Your Organization Can Do Today to Improve Security
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource contains insights from a security assessment professional on the problematic patterns that he has observed within a wide variety of organizations, as well as their simple but critical solutions.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

CDW Corporation

How Controlling Access to Privileged Accounts Can Keep Insider Threat from Hurting Your Bottom Line
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access control is a necessity. Read this paper to identify a line of identity and access solutions that address these problems inside the perimeter and, ultimately, your enterprise's bottom line and reputation.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Feb 2009

BeyondTrust Corporation
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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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