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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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Determining the Right Mobile Security Solution for Your Organization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This helpful white paper presents the steps every organization should take before committing to a mobile security solution, and examines the pros and cons of different potential security strategies.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

IBM

The Essential Elements of Critical Infrastructure Protection against Advanced Threats
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the current challenges organizations face in terms of cybersecurity. It also mentions 3 essential elements to an effective Critical Infrastructure Protection approach.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

FireEye

Rising security concern for online and mobile banking
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains the rising security concern for online and mobile banking, especially apparent in today's evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

HID

Use Case: Secure Internet Access for 71,000 Australian Students
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a use case involving an Australian educational in need of a centralized, scalable solution in order to distribute materials to 45,000 users per day in safe, easily accessible manner.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Websense, Inc.

Diversionary and Multivector DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this essential white paper, you'll learn about the rise of these destructive attacks, why they are so difficult to block, and how an integrated security solution could help keep your organization protected.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

The New Breed of DDoS Attacks: An Executive Brief
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource breaks down the new breed of DDoS attacks, and provides strategies for keeping your organization protected.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Use Case: Scaling a University's Intrusion Detection System to Support 30,000 Users
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a use case in which a major research university needed to upgrade its intrusion detection system (IDS) to secure 30,000 users and monitor tens of gigabits of internet traffic each second.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gigamon

Shadow IT in the Enterprise
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this report, discover survey results from more than 1,000 enterprise users to give you a better sense of who is using Dropbox and for what purposes. Don't be surprised to learn that smartphone and tablet users are much more likely to use Dropbox – read on to find out more.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Nasuni Corporation

McAfee Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides an inside glance at McAfee's next generation firewall (NGFW) solution that stands apart from the crowd.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

McAfee, Inc.

Cybersecurity’s Maginot Line: A Real-World Assessment Of The Defense-In-Depth Model
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This essential white paper outlines how organizations can update their security solutions for the modern age by reducing waste on redundant, backward-looking technology, and refocusing on defenses designed to stop today's cyber attacks.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

FireEye

The Heartbleed Bug: How To Protect Your Business
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, learn how new security platforms can protect your data against Heartbleed and any future attacks with advanced tools like two-factor authentication.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Symantec Corporation

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Web Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates how to reduce the cost and complexity of Web vulnerability management with a managed approach for detection.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec

The Key to Protecting your Website is Knowledge
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Learn how vulnerabilities can seriously affect your organisation if the proper steps aren't taken towards protection.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Symantec

Advanced Attacks Demand New Defenses
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out how your business should fight back against cyber-criminals utilizing APTs.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

McAfee, Inc.

Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the Internet of Things accelerates, adversaries will spend even more time finding weak links across the threat landscape and using them to their advantage to compromise systems and data. Download this white paper to learn about these threats as well as industry-specific risks.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Privileged Account Security: Protect Your Data without Sacrificing Efficiency
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how new security solutions can help your business manage privileged account security without sacrificing efficiency.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

BeyondTrust Corporation

Context-Aware Vulnerability Management: The Basics
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the benefits of context-aware vulnerability management solutions, and if it is the right security solution for your organization.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

BeyondTrust Corporation

Mitigating Web Security Risk with SSL Certificates: Benefits and Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights several benefits and best practices when using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) applications to authenticate users, applications and Web services.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Transitioning from Log Management and SIEM to Comprehensive Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how security intelligence addresses these shortcomings and empowers organizations—from Fortune Five companies to midsize enterprises to government agencies— to maintain comprehensive and cost-effective information security. It will show how security intelligence addresses critical concerns in five key areas.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Establishing Trust in User Identities with Strong Authentication Technologies
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Learn how organizations conveniently and cost-effectively authenticate and secure individual enterprise and cloud-based applications along with data resources.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

HID

The Power to Destroy: How Malware Works
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn the basics of how malware works and how cyber criminals use it to steal valuable data, as well as the best practices for defending your website against them.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Symantec

Don't Be Fooled By Advanced Evasion Techniques
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In informative white paper, get the lowdown on advanced evasion techniques (AETs) and advanced persistent threats (APTs), and what you need to know to protect your organizations from these cyber attacks.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

McAfee, Inc.

The Top 20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines how LogRhythm's Security Intelligence Platform maps directly to each of the 20 Critical Security Controls, developed by the SANS Institute to help prioritize the most effective methods and policies to safeguard assets, information, and infrastructure.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

LogRhythm's Security Intelligence Platform
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes LogRhythm's Security Intelligence Platform, which combines enterprise-class SIEM, Log Management, File Integrity Monitoring, and Machine Analytics with Host and Network Forensics to provide profound visibility into threats and risks to which organizations are otherwise blind.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

Identity Analytics: Exposing the "Who" in Anonymous Log and Machine Data
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses LogRhythm's Identity Inference Engine™, which combines already-collected machine data with advanced analytics to automatically identify who is responsible for activities in your IT environment, a critical component of maintaining a secure network.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 29 Jul 2014

LogRhythm, 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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