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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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Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Broad adoption of SIEM technology is driven by the need to detect threats and breaches. Learn how SIEM vendors compare.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

IBM

The Hidden Costs of Self-Signed SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Security is not usually one of the first places companies look to trim expenses, but some IT professionals believe that they can easily lower costs by eliminating third-party Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) Certificate Authorities (CAs) from the budget equation. However, this kind of reasoning can backfire – badly.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Mitigating Risks of Cloud Computing with SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines an overview of cloud computing, highlighting its advantages as well as its concerns.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Cloud Adoption in Asia Pacific: Overcoming Security Concerns with SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Cloud computing offers unprecedented opportunities for businesses to cut IT costs while improving their ability to respond to changing strategic demands. Concerns about security, however, are a barrier to adoption.
Posted: 02 Oct 2014 | Published: 02 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Ensuring Compliance in the Asia Pacific Region with SSL Certificates
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Doing business in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, or other parts of the Asia Pacific region means one key concern – privacy. This informative resource considers threats to privacy, essential encryption, and SSL certificate best practices.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Website Security Threat Report 2014 - Part 2
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Consult this resource to learn more about the growing threat landscape. The data was collected and analyzed by Symantec's security experts.
Posted: 01 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Symantec Corporation

Security and the Rise of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, explore the unforeseen risks of M2M communication, the challenges of maintaining M2M security, and the possible solutions that exist to mitigate these risks.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Take Control of Your IT Security with New Cyber Resilience Programs
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth whitepaper, discover a new cyber resilience program that can strengthen your defense against malicious attackers, improve responsiveness and adaptability, and provide comprehensive risk management.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Securosis Analyst Report: Is It Time to Replace Your Current SIEM Solution?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, gain critical insights into how to evaluate, select, and deploy the right SIEM solution for your organization's specific needs.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Vendor Landscape: Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this helpful resource to get an inside evaluation of today's IDPS vendors and products, and uncover which are the best fit for your enterprise needs.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

A Provactive New Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover a new integrated vulnerability assessment and security intelligence solution that can enhance vulnerability insights and improve security efficiency.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

WAF or IPS - Why you need more than a Firewall and IPS to protect your applications
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of using more than just a firewall and IPS to protect your applications from malicious attacks.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Moving Beyond the Firewall for Complete Data Protection
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover several new security threats and what solutions are available to mitigate those risks going forward.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Why and How You Should Use a VPN
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why VPNs are instrumental in eliminating the risk of public wired and wireless connections; how to use VPN at home and on the go; and how to choose a VPN provider.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

IDC Flash: IBM Releases IAM for Mobile, Cloud and Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Gain insights into IBM's threat-aware IAM solutions focused on enabling identity as the new security perimeter.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

IDC 2014 WW MarketScape Report for Federated Identity Management and SSO
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how vendors fared in IDC's assessment of IAM offerings for federated identity management and single sign-on.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

IBM

Managing User Identities and Access in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM can help design, deploy and manage critical identity and access management controls in cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Protect People, Processes and Technology from Web Application Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Securing externally facing applications is an important step toward safeguarding your critical assets. Find out why.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

Security Intelligence Is the Smart Way to Keep the Cloud Safe
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how an integrated IBM suite of intelligence solutions consolidates and analyzes data from across the cloud to provide organizations with visibility and control, to help better secure cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Five Critical Steps to Achieving an Effective Application Security Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover steps you can incorporate into every phase of the development process to improve your application security, and get an overview of application threats and the types of risks to prioritize and remediate.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, gain essential knowledge on today's advanced malware threats, and discover how new next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can prevent them from gaining access to your valuable data.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Icomm Technologies

Vendor Landscape: Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This comprehensive resource compares 12 competitors in the Intrusion Detection and Prevention Systems (IDPS) market, providing a number of tools for comparing and evaluating each vendor's solution in order to determine the best fit for your enterprise's needs.
Posted: 28 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM
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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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