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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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Universities Have Much to Teach Cyber Thieves, Regrettably
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: Read this resource to gain insight on what steps institutions of higher education should take in leveraging IT tools to boost data protection strategies.
Posted: 21 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

Peak 10

End Point Security in Medium and Large Organizations
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides informative steps that IT organizations can take to ensure that data on endpoint devices is more consistently protected from theft, leakage and loss.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Advanced DDoS Protection Service for Ecommerce Businesses
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper discusses a security solution that provides DDoS protection for Web, email, and APIs 24/7 with unlimited mitigation capacity from upstream users.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Neustar®

Protection for Banking and Financial Services
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This informative paper discusses a security solution that provides DDoS protection for Web, email, and APIs 24/7 with unlimited mitigation capacity from upstream users.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Neustar®

Four Ways DNS Can Accelerate Business Growth
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper discusses the plethora of benefits that a robust and secure DNS can provide your organization. Read on to find out how you can significantly enhance your web experience for users, driving new streams of revenue.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Neustar®

SiteProtect and UltraDNS Solution: Double Your Protection
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines a DNS solution that boasts fast DDoS mitigation responses, protecting both the DNS and HTTP layers so your site can withstand the most aggressive attacks.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Neustar®

How to Protect Health Data from Hackers
sponsored by Peak 10
WHITE PAPER: View this resource to reveal key recommendations to help prevent the growing number of cyber threats in the healthcare industry.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

Peak 10

Secunia PSI Country Report - Q4 2013 United Kingdom
sponsored by Secunia
WHITE PAPER: This informative report explores  the state of security on private PCs in the United Kingdom and  what programs are making them insecure.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Secunia

Secunia PSI Country Report - Q4 2013 Germany
sponsored by Secunia
WHITE PAPER: This informative report explores the current state of cybercrime targeting German PCs and what can be done to stop them.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Secunia

Boosting Enterprise Security with Integrated Log Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore how replacing your legacy, siloed log management systems with an integrated approach is crucial to reducing security risks and improving compliance across your diverse IT environments.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

Security Management 2.5: Replacing Your SIEM Yet?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers insight on the needs and requirements that security information and event management (SIEM) solutions should address. Read on to learn if your current SIEM vendor is enough, or if you should consider a replacement that better fits today's IT environment.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 01 Feb 2014

IBM

The Pressing Need to Improve Incident Response
sponsored by NetCitadel
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the importance of effective incident response and how with the right strategy, you can greatly enhance your security.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

NetCitadel

Combating Cybercrime - A Collective Global Response
sponsored by ThreatMetrix
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current threat landscape and how businesses are combating cybercrime on a global level.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

ThreatMetrix

Hackers, Hacking, and CEHv8
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource addresses hackers, hacking, and what can be done to prevent cyber-attacks. It also highlights the different motives for hacking and common methods hackers use.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

IBM Security Services Client Reference Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth guide explores essential case studies that will help you understand the evolving threat landscape and learn from your peers' compliance challenges.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Critical Factors to Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the need for a new layered, defense-in-depth security approach – one that fortifies the endpoint itself through a handful of security controls and critical factors to keep users and endpoints safe.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Establishing a Logical Perimeter: The Evolution of Network Security
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper examines how your organization can meet the challenges of securing and managing a modern network by embracing a perimeter model based on logical controls that consistently enforce enterprise policy wherever an asset is located.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

Palo Alto Networks

A New Standard for Security Leaders. Insights from the 2013 IBM CISO Assessment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide discusses security leaders' top concerns with today's aggressive threat landscape.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Neustar® SiteProtect: Intelligent DDoS Protection
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines a DDoS security solution that stops attacks quickly, mitigates risks to revenue and customer experience all while eliminating the need for in-house resources.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

Neustar®

Stop Fraud Before it Happens
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a healthcare fraud management solution that offers detection, prevention, and management tools to better identify threats before they strike.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Verizon

Extending Next Generation Firewalls – Security Leaders must Address Threats from Rising SSL Traffic
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper discusses the next generation firewall, examining its market drivers, critical requirements and how it is extending to respond to the ever-changing needs of the modern enterprise.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Endpoint Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores key tactics for thwarting cyber-attacks, how to protect your system, and the benefits of utilizing endpoint management.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

9 Simple (but Critical) Tips for Effective Patch Management
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers 9 patch management best practices. Click now to reveal a comprehensive solution that will help you achieve effective patch management without suffering high costs.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

IBM Security Services Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide asks some key questions about the current threat landscape and analyzes cyber-attacks across the world.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

Still Using Proxies for URL Filtering? There's a Better Way
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource discusses a next-generation security solution that combines firewall and threat prevention technologies to provide the network visibility and control that proxy-based devices just can't offer.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

Palo Alto 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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