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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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How Box is Securing Business Information in the Cloud
sponsored by Box
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why the centralization of sensitive documents in the cloud can make them easier to monitor and secure.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Box

The Top 8 Mobile Security Risks: How to Protect Your Organization
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This helpful resource presents the top 8 mobile security risks that you need to be on top of right now in order to protect your business, and also provides a questionnaire designed to elucidate and resolve the gaps in your approach to mobile security.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

BlackBerry

Secure Mobile Email for the Lean IT Department
sponsored by Shavlik Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This expert whitepaper explores how you can keep you end-users happy and your corporate information safe in the age of mobile email.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

Shavlik Technologies

Magic Quadrant for Mobile Data Protection
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource from Gartner compares mobile data protection solutions from a number of reputable companies, which defend access to secure data on storage systems in notebooks, removable media, desktops, and servers.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Sep 2014

Digital Guardian

Websense® Security Labs™: 8 Security Predictions for 2015
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: This must-read resource from Websense presents the top 8 security predictions for 2015.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Websense

Security Best Practices for a Cloud-Enabled World
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a straightforward approach to cloud security that enables your enterprise to mitigate the risks associated with cloud deployment and usage; improve and standardize your security posture and practices across all environments; and more.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

Getting IT Security Wrong Can Be Costly—How to Balance Investment with Risk
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines why so many executives take little interest in information security; why compliance needs to be combined with a more risk-based approach to security; the importance of creating a security-aware culture; and more.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

Clearswift

Preventive Practices Help Avoid Costly Security Breaches and Data Risks
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper summarizes a number of recent articles on preventive practices that healthcare providers should take in order to avoid falling victim to security breaches that put highly sensitive patient data at risk.
Posted: 26 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Nov 2014

Insight

Identity and Access Intelligence: How Big Data and Risk Analytics Will Revolutionize IAM
sponsored by Courion Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the shortcoming of today's IAM systems and gives an overview of Identity and Access Intelligence Systems.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Courion Corporation

Integrated Network Security Architecture: Threat-Focused Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores the need for an interoperable network security architecture to combat today's security threats.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Cisco

Making Risk Management More Effective with Security Ratings
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn about three security ratings that can help you identify, quantify, and mitigate risk throughout your environment.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2014

BitSight

Tis the Season for Safer Shopping? Assessing the Security Performance of the Retail Industry
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Last holiday season the security shortcomings of the retail industry were on full display with the Target breach and other high-profile incidents. So, have they made any significant changes to move from the naughty to nice list this year?
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

BitSight

Post Breach Industry Report: A Real-world View of Ongoing Cyber Security Attacks
sponsored by Vectra Networks
WHITE PAPER: This informative report uses real-world data to reveal what attackers do within a network once they evade perimeter defenses.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

Vectra Networks

Top Tips for Time Stretched Admins
sponsored by ControlNow
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides time-saving tips that IT admins at smalland mid-sized companies can use to stay on top of theirworkloads, keep systems running and protected, and maintaina healthy work/life balance.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

ControlNow

Central Bank and Trust
sponsored by ControlNow
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study takes an in-depth look at how one bank was able to recover and continue business after a security breach. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

ControlNow

The Internet of Things: A CISO and Network Security Perspective
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper dives head first into the realities of the Internet of Things, including the security considerations that go along with it.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Cisco

Protecting Corporate Credentials Against Today’s Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores the traditional method of protecting corporate credentials and how you must adapt to today's threat landscape.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

IBM

Identity and Access Governance Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Courion Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Identity and Access Governance Buyer's Guide is designed to help you define requirements for an Identity and Access Governance solution for your enterprise.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Courion Corporation

4 Steps to Security Intelligence
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Download this brief whitepaper to find out the four steps to security intelligence.
Posted: 21 Nov 2014 | Published: 21 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Protecting Your Business with a More Mature IT Security Strategy
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Your ability to spot and stop cyber attacks depends on having the right security people, processes, and technology in place. HP Security Intelligence and Operations Consulting has assessed the security programs of dozens of enterprises. The results are concerning--24 percent of companies do not meet minimum requirements for security monitoring.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Full Analysis of the Cyber-Risk Management Landscape in 2014
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Continue on to this important whitepaper now to explore the state of cyber-risk management in 2014.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

BitSight

The Economic Impact of AdvancedPersistent Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores the financial impact of advanced persistent threats by detailing the results of a study of 755 IT and IT security practitioners.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 May 2014

IBM

Cloud Security Solutions You Can Trust
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how cloud security solutions from Intel and VMware can enable your organization to confidently deploy a cloud infrastructure by safeguarding your sensitive data and strengthening regulatory compliance.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Intel Corporation

Growing the Security Analyst
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In the fight against cyber bad guys, having smart, skilled good guys is critical. But even as businesses increase their reliance on security analysts, they face a serious workforce shortage as they attempt the find and hire the talent needed. The solution: grow your own.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 20 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Enhance Network Security: A Survey by Ipsos Observer for HP
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges faced by 205 network security professionals in the United States, including their major concerns, their experience with cyber threats, and their current and planned use of network security technologies.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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