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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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Incident Response: The New Paradigm
sponsored by TaaSera
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores the new requirements your incident response system must be able to meet in order to keep your organization safe.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014


Proactive Responses to Today's Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores and endpoint management solution that can mitigate your risk of an attack and limit the damage when one happens.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

IBM

Security Intelligence - Solving the Puzzle for Actionable Insight
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive whitepaper now to learn how to move beyond prevention alone with detection, security analytics and intelligence, and much more.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

Modernize your Active Directory
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at Active Directory, which can be used to mitigate risk and reduce costs with security software. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Dell Software

Cutting the Cost of Application Security
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the financial implications of web attacks, DDoS attacks, and other web-based threats, and also introduces one company's web application firewall as a potential solution.
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Imperva

DDoS Mitigation Best Practices for a Rapidly Changing Threat Landscape
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores five best practices for distributed denial of service attack mitigation.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2012

Verisign, Inc.

Finding an Evil in the Haystack
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the tools, technologies and techniques required for comprehensive detection and remediation of advanced malware threats and why traditional signature-based approaches fall short of protecting your organization.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 18 Oct 2012

EMC Corporation

An Approach to Security Frameworks
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will show you how to meet compliance frameworks while also improving security levels.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Sep 2014

Symantec Corporation

Protect Your Company's Lifeblood
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper examines the potential hazards of overlooking ERP application layer security and offers insight into a platform solution intended to help improve visibility and descrease security vulnerabilities.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014


Protect Your Organization from DDoS Malware
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this valuable whitepaper now to learn about five specific types of DDoS attacks, how they work, what you can do to prevent them, and much more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Verisign, Inc.

Best Practices to Help Overcome Cloud Security Concerns
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report gives your IT shop a better understanding of the threats against cloud technologies, as it highlights 9 top threats along with their implications to enterprise security and possible solutions to address each threat.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 27 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

Evaluating Security Monitoring Alternatives
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper makes a case for adding security monitoring to your protection strategy, detailing its value and comparing some services.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Apr 2008

Symantec Corporation

DDoS and Downtime Considerations for Risk Management
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores your risk management options when it comes to distributed denial of service attacks.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Oct 2012

Verisign, Inc.

Tame Mobile and Cloud Security Risks by Becoming an IdP
sponsored by SecureAuth
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the reasons enterprises should become Identity Providers (IdPs), what becoming an IdP involves, and why you should consider automating this process as much as possible.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

SecureAuth

Actual Breaches and Potential Defenses in the New Era of Information Insecurity
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at a number of case studies in which shortcomings within an organizations security management resulted in devastating damage from insider threats, and examines how each situation could have been avoided through a systematic defense strategy.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Clearswift

Breaches Happen: Be Prepared
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will teach you how to protect yourself from damaging attacks and effectively respond to them and unveils the protection and defense life cycle.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

How Alert Logic Enabled bfw Advertising to Better Secure Clients' Websites
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how bfw Advertising, an agency that builds and manages websites and applications for B2B clients, worked with Alert Logic to implement a Web Application Firewall (WAF) to filter out suspicious web traffic.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Alert Logic

C&J Energy: Going Public and Outgrowing Its Infrastructure
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how C&J Energy, an oilfield services firm, collaborated with Alert Logic in order to meet user needs and achieve SOX compliance quickly without compromising protected information or spending unnecessary time on installation and implementation.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Alert Logic

DDoS Mitigation And DNS Availability Should Be Key Components of Resiliency Strategy
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores an in-depth Forrester survey of 245 IT professionals from enterprises in the US and UK, looking at how they deal with DDoS and DNS security.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Dec 2013

Verisign, Inc.

10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource details a 10-step process to stopping distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks immediately and before critical damage can be made.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

F5 Networks

The Enemy Within: The Changing Face of Threats to Information Security
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the danger that insider threats present to your enterprise, as well as strategies for protecting your company's critical information.
Posted: 21 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Clearswift

Comparing 6 Web Application Firewall Solutions
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This helpful resource from NSS Labs provides detailed comparisons and analyses of web application firewalls from Barracuda, Citrix, F5, Fortinet, Imperva, and Sangfor.
Posted: 20 Oct 2014 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Head First into the Sandbox
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive whitepaper now to learn about the evolution of sandboxing and explore some advanced evasion techniques.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Market Surveillance and Monitoring
sponsored by Software AG
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores an out-of-the-box risk management solution that can help you deal with the demands of real-time financial markets.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Software AG

The Fortinet Security Census 2014
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper reveals the results of and IT security census of more than 1,600 qualified IT decision makers.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Fortinet, 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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