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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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It is Critical to Become an IdP to Mitigate New Security Risks
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the reasons enterprises should become Identity Providers (IdPs), what becoming an IdP involves, and why you should consider automating this process as much as possible.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

SecureAuth

Breaches Happen: Be Prepared
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will teach you how to protect yourself from damaging attacks and effectively respond to them and unveils the protection and defense life cycle.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

How Alert Logic Enabled bfw Advertising to Better Secure Clients' Websites
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how bfw Advertising, an agency that builds and manages websites and applications for B2B clients, worked with Alert Logic to implement a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to filter out suspicious web traffic.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Alert Logic

C&J Energy: Going Public and Outgrowing Its Infrastructure
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how C&J Energy, an oilfield services firm, collaborated with Alert Logic in order to meet user needs and achieve SOX compliance quickly without compromising protected information or spending unnecessary time on installation and implementation.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Alert Logic

DDoS Mitigation And DNS Availability Should Be Key Components of Resiliency Strategy
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores an in-depth Forrester survey of 245 IT professionals from enterprises in the US and UK, looking at how they deal with DDoS and DNS security.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2013

Verisign, Inc.

Building an Intelligence-Driven Security Operations Center
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Learn why security organizations needs to shift resources from preventing intrusion toward rapid threat detection and remediation, and the intelligence-driven security approach required to do so.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Go Beyond SIEM with RSA Security Analytics
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Today's security information and event management (SIEM) solutions aren't able to spot attacks and are far too slow to provide useful information. Learn how RSA Security Analytics can help.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource details a 10-step process to stopping distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks immediately and before critical damage can be made.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

F5 Networks

The Enemy Within: The Changing Face of Threats to Information Security
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the danger that insider threats present to your enterprise, as well as strategies for protecting your company's critical information.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Clearswift

Comparing 6 Web Application Firewall Solutions
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This helpful resource from NSS Labs provides detailed comparisons and analyses of web application firewalls from Barracuda, Citrix, F5, Fortinet, Imperva, and Sangfor.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Detect and Investigate Advanced Threats on Endpoints
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Find out how RSA ECAT (Enterprise Compromise Assessment Tool) helps organisations reduce attacker dwell time and the time it takes to detect and validate compromised machines, and much more.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Head First into the Sandbox
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive whitepaper now to learn about the evolution of sandboxing and explore some advanced evasion techniques.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Market Surveillance and Monitoring
sponsored by Software AG
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores an out-of-the-box risk management solution that can help you deal with the demands of real-time financial markets.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Software AG

The Fortinet Security Census 2014
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper reveals the results of and IT security census of more than 1,600 qualified IT decision makers.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

How Alert Logic Helped BancBox to Protect Payment Information in the Cloud
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes Alert Logic's collaboration with BancBox, a payment service provider, to find a way to protect payment information and meet PCI compliance mandates in a cloud environment.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Alert Logic

A Consolidated Platform for Next-Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Services
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper first defines next-generation firewalls, secure web gateways, and their capabilities, and then specifically discusses the Fortinet FortiGate NGFW and the results of ESG Lab's evaluation and testing of the device.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

10 Things Every IT Manager Must Know About the Enemy Within
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains critical information on where insider threats originate and explores one company's innovative tools for preventing data breaches within your enterprise.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Clearswift

Next-Generation Firewall Product Analysis
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers a detailed performance report on one next-generation firewall solution.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Bringing DLP Inside the Organization
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into the subject of data loss prevention (DLP) inside the organization, examining the way that critical information is shared within a business and discussing the pros and cons of implementing DLP solutions at different points.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Clearswift

5 New Laws of Antimalware Protection: Keep Up with Evolving Threats
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers up five new laws you must know in order to protect your organization from ever-evolving malware threats.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Three Kinds of Chaos: Establishing collaboration and control in a chaotic world
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals why collaboration and control are both equally important, especially with evolving security threats.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Mar 2014

Clearswift

All the Unusual Suspects
sponsored by Software AG
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper breaks down the who, what, where, when, and why of automated surveillance in the financial market.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Software AG

The Cyber Resilience Blueprint: A New Perspective on Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers up best practices for creating a cyber-resilient enterprise.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Symantec Corporation

Shavlik Patch: Simplified Application Patch Management for Microsoft System Center
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a patch management solution that will reduce your security risks from unpatched, non-Microsoft third-party applications.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Shavlik Technologies

Efficacy of Emerging Network Security Technologies
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an in-depth look at network security technologies and their true benefit and role in the network. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.
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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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