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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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Seizing Opportunities and Eliminating Risks with BYOD and Mobile Security
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: This white paper distills the complexities of BYOD scenarios into three common use cases. Read on to find actionable mobile security ideas that fit your own organization's specific requirements in order to reduce threats in this dynamic landscape.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Gemalto

Know Your Endpoints to Prevent Security Breaches
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers how an IBM assessment can show you how secure your endpoints really are.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

IBM

Minimize Check Fraud and Counterfeited Print
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a solution developed by HP and TROY to control check printing operations and help prevent fraud on finished checks, adding security to a variety of applications.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Comply Before You Connect: Security for Federal Agencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use of "comply-to-connect" initiatives in federal agencies and proposes IBM Endpoint Manager as a solution to the need for continuous compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

10 Risky Security Behaviors to Avoid: Protect Your Organization
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores 10 risky behaviors end-users must avoid to keep your organization safe.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

New Topics on the 2014 Security+ SY0-401 Exam
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper details the changes to the CompTIA Security + exam and helps you prepare for the test.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

Global Knowledge

Strong Authentication: Best Practices and Use Cases
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: This helpful white paper explains how an identity-centric approach to IT security can lock down critical processes and systems and ensure that you have complete control over who has access.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 06 Nov 2014

Gemalto

The Importance of Senior Executive Involvement in Breach Response
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper reveals the results of a study on why senior executives must get involved in breach management.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

TaaSera

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
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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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