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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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Protecting Against Online Banking Fraud with F5
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how you can simplify your approach to anti-fraud solutions.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

F5 Networks

Infographic: What is Malvertising?
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, learn all you need to know about malvertising and how to stop it.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015


An Inside View of a Zero-Day Campaign
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper follows one real-life zero-day attack, detailing how the attack entered the network, what parts of the network it infiltrated, and how it was eventually mitigated.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015


17 Security Products Tested for Malware Removal and Repair
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the results of a series of independent tests on seventeen different anti-malware products.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


How Anti-Exploit Software Stops Malware Early
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper explains the concept of anti-exploit technology and discusses its capabilities.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


An Inside View of a Zero-Day Campaign
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This article gets you inside the workings of a zero-day attack by giving you a step-by-step look at one that occurred just a few months ago.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 21 Apr 2015


Sandbox and Secure Email Gateway - Security Dynamic Duo
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how SEGs are evolving to deliver additional layers of protection against hackers and how sandboxing, when used concurrently, can inspect harmful emails that reside within the grey area between white and black lists. View now to learn how to prevent APTs from reaching an end user.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 29 Apr 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Survey Results: Endpoint Security in a Time of Uncertainty
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this survey report, find statistics on the most common endpoint security threats faced, what protections are being leveraged, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015


Mitigating Mobility Risks with Real-Time Contextual Data
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Traditional endpoint security approaches won't protect users on the go, so you need to rethink your mobile strategy.  This white paper explores a coordinated defense to fill in potential security gaps bu using real-time contextual data.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 24 Mar 2015

Aruba Networks

Endpoint Security Must Get Better
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to learn how unsatisfied IT leaders are simplifying endpoint security while improving protection against attacks and avoiding the costs of potential security incidents.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 05 May 2015

Trend Micro

Network Vulnerabilities Defended: Fighting Today’s Advanced Attacks
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the three phase strategy to defending your network against determined cybercriminals.  Read on to take a look into hackers' minds and learn how to improve data protection.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

A Legal Practitioner's Guide To Mobility Risk
sponsored by Absolute Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explroes the challenges of mobile computing for legal organizations and offers 8 tips for securing mobile devices and data to avoid penalties.  View now to learn more.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2014

Absolute Software

Big Data Analytics On Security Data
sponsored by Platfora
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive white paper to learn how big data analytics are playing a new role in security. Discover why data driven analytic tools are helping executives understand and prevent advanced cyber-attacks securing their organization's reputation and money.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 04 May 2015

Platfora

Cybersecurity Trends of 2015: A View from the Front Lines
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: In today's dangerous threat landscape, the only way to stay secure is to know what you're up against. In this cybersecurity report, find essential information on today's latest security trends.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

FireEye

Top 10 Data Security Tips to Mitigate Threats
sponsored by Absolute Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the top 10 security tips and best practices to secure your data and fend off the barrage of incoming attacks.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2014

Absolute Software

Web App Security Top 10 Risk Mitigation Techniques
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper lays out the top 10 challenges of and threats to web app security. View now to learn the corresponding 10 risk mitigation techniques to protect web apps.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Enabling The Secure And Rapid Adoption Of Cloud Services
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access the results of this Forrester report to discover what's driving the current trend towards adoption of cloud technology and why the benefits of cloud outweigh the potential security risks for many organizations. Read on to discover what your organization can do you address potential security risks in your cloud system.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Microsoft

Breaking Bad: The Risk of Insecure File Sharing
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the risks and vulnerabilities of using file sync and share solutions and ungoverned practices. Read on to learn the 11 key steps to protecting data in the collaborative file-sharing environment.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

Running the Risk: Why a Generation of Sharing Could Be Good for Business
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This insightful research report discusses how businesses can develop a mobile-aware culture that nurtures innovation, collaboration, and productivity, while minimizing the risk of data loss.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 01 May 2015

Aruba Networks

The Enemy Within: Why Insiders Are Still the Weakest Link in Your Data Security Chain
sponsored by Absolute Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the 5 steps that your enterprise needs to take in order to foster a conscientious data security environment within your enterprise, despite the challenges of the digital era.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Absolute Software

Securing the Data Center - Advanced Threats Require Advanced Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uncovers why traditional network architectures are failing to keep hackers out and offers seven best practices for securing your data center. View now to learn how to secure your network where it matters most.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Safe and Sound: The Importance of PC Security and Manageability
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the biggest PC security and manageability pain points for IT pros.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

The Cost of a Data Breach: Healthcare Settlements Involving Lost or Stolen Devices
sponsored by Absolute Software
WHITE PAPER: Ensure endpoint IT compliance processes are properly implemented and enforced by following 7 key steps, presented inside. Examine three recent data breaches directly related to stolen or misplaced devices, the consequences of them, and how to avoid these within your organization.
Posted: 29 Apr 2015 | Published: 19 Jan 2015

Absolute Software

Examining the Current Cyber Risks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With attacks no longer a question of "if" but "when," it's crucial to know what your enemies are up to. This white paper examines the prevalent vulnerabilities in organizations today, how hackers are exploiting them, and which tools they are using to get the job done.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Today's Top Security Risks Revealed
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This extensive white paper explores the current state of security threats that organizations are up against. Read on to learn how to prepare and strengthen defenses against evolving attacks.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 15 Apr 2015

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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