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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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Enterprise Software Security Strategies Pulse Report (SSA)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey report by Gatepoint Research explores the extent to which IT organizations employ application security testing and remediation solutions.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Raise Backup Success Rates with Data Protection Assessments
sponsored by APTARE
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper argues for implementing comprehensive data protection assessments to improve your backup success rates.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Nov 2008

APTARE

Beyond Shadow IT: A Proactive Approach to Reducing Risk While Embracing Cloud Services
sponsored by SkyHigh
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will teach you how to address shadow IT to ensure a stable, secure cloud environment.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

SkyHigh

The ESG Cybersecurity Maturity Model
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Based on their research, Enterprise Strategy Group has developed a cyber security maturity model that classifies organizations as basic, progressing, or advanced.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum- A New Security Model For Before, During and After an Attack
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This important whitepaper will teach you how to develop a threat-centric security approach.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Nov 2014

Cisco

Mitigating User-Based Risks: Where Infrastructure Monitoring Falls Short, User-Based Monitoring Excels
sponsored by ObserveIT
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the roles of trusted insiders versus outsiders in data breaches; identifying activities and intent when it comes to user-based threats; why user-based monitoring is a promising solution; and more.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

ObserveIT

10 Tips to Help You Minimize the Duration and Impact of a Security Breach
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers up 10 tips for improving your incident response capabilities.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2013

Dell SecureWorks

Next Generation Firewall Comparative Analysis
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this important whitepaper now to find out as it examines the security effectiveness and value of 12 different next-generation firewall solutions from Cisco, Dell, Fortinet, and more.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Cisco 2014 Midyear Security ReportĀ - Executive Summary
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive whitepaper now for an overview of the security landscape midway through 2014, including threat intelligence, rising trends, and much more.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Cisco

24/7 Visibility into Advanced Malware on Networks and Endpoints
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper argues that containing the massive-scale security breaches that many high-profile organizations are experiencing requires a holistic approach that addresses vulnerabilities and threats at the network and system levels, and leverages threat intelligence to accurately identify attacks in progress.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

How Tenable Optimized Vulnerability Management for Crosskey Banking Solutions
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how Crosskey Banking Solutions worked with Tenable Network Security to reduce risk and ensure PCI DSS compliance.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Tenable Network Security

Close the Gaps Left By Traditional Vulnerability Management Through Continuous Monitoring
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a recent Forrester study of 180 security leaders on the current state and effectiveness of vulnerability management.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Tenable Network Security

Prevent Security Breaches with Continuous Monitoring
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses why defensive security products alone can't fully protect your enterprise from the types of security breaches that have made headlines in recent years, and proposes continuous monitoring as a potential solution.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Jul 2014

Tenable Network Security

2014 Cost of Cyber Crime Study
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the results of a survey that analyzed the cost of cyber-crime.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Security Analytics and Intelligence Survey 2014
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey of 350 IT professionals explores how IT security teams use security analytics and intelligence to help detect cyber attacks.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Endpoint Management for Data Centers - Under the Hood of a Data Center
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive infographic to learn more about the current threat landscape and how you can improve security with effective endpoint management.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

IBM

Predicting Attack Paths Within Your Networks
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how one company's advanced security solutions can be leveraged to identify systems within your networks that are vulnerable to exploitation.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

10 Steps for Implementing Strong Authentication in your Organization
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: This important whitepaper covers 10 crucial steps you must take to implement strong authentication in your organization.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Gemalto

Protecting your Executives and Important Information from Risk
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive whitepaper for an overview of protecting executive-level information and uncover some ways to simplify management.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Gemalto

A Cheat Sheet for Comparing Cloud Encryption Schemes
sponsored by SkyHigh
WHITE PAPER: This cheat sheet provides an overview of cloud encryption schemes and their relative strengths and weaknesses.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

SkyHigh

Beyond the Firewall: Protection and Performance
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive paper that explains how to achieve greater visibility into the global threat landscape and create a more proactive resilient defense against cyberattackers. Additionally, find out how to address the challenge of a changing defense budget in the next few years.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Akamai Technologies

Web Security: Protecting the Heart of Your Business
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this study conducted by Forrester Research, Inc., learn how organizations in the US and Europe understand the impact of cyberattacks and specifically the role DDoS and web application attacks have on their business.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Akamai Technologies

Akamai's (State of the Internet) / Security
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores the explosion of DDoS attacks that took place Q3 2014 and examines the various methods used, potential ways to thwart future attacks, and much more.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Akamai Technologies

BYOD: A Complex Environment to Deploy Secure Solutions
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives an overview of a number of problems associated with mobile security, as well as several potential solutions. Read on to learn how to maximize security for mobile endpoints within your enterprise, and how to successfully implement these solutions in a rapidly changing mobile enterprise market.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Gemalto

The Importance of Improving and Adapting Web Security
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores CSOs' opinions and strategies regarding web security; the challenges that currently stand in the way of web security deployment within many organizations; and the options that businesses have for working through these critical issues.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 11 Nov 2014

Akamai Technologies
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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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