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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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Keeping Advanced Persistent Threats in Check
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides valuable information on APTs and proposes one company's comprehensive next-generation security solution.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

CDW Corporation

Securing virtual desktop infrastructure with Citrix NetScaler
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how, by integrating an extensive set of network and application-layer protection mechanisms, Citrix® NetScaler® can provide advanced access and action control capabilities, deep visibility for rapid trouble shooting and a wealth of additional service delivery features.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Citrix

Why Your Company Should Consider Professional Security Services
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the professional security services offered by CDW, which include the people, partners, and planning capabilities to assist your organization in devising a comprehensive security strategy.
Posted: 17 Jul 2014 | Published: 17 Jul 2014

CDW Corporation

The Devices Are Coming! How the "Internet of Things" Will Affect IT
sponsored by Cox Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative report provides insight into what others are (or aren't) doing to prepare for the invasion of internet-connected devices in the workplace, as well as the changes that your enterprise should anticipate in the coming years.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Cox Communications, Inc.

The Danger Deepens: 2014 Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals valuable insights into the impact of DDoS smokescreening based on a survey of 440 North American companies.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Neustar®

It's Time for a Serious Talk: 3 Questions to Ask Your DNS Host about Lowering DDoS Risks
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides answers to three questions about DDoS attacks that you need to ask your DNS host before, not after, your company becomes a target.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Neustar®

An Inside Track on Insider Threats
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Read this informative report for details on the impact of insider threats, as well as recommended strategies for businesses to apply in preventing and remediating these critical issues.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Imperva

Imperva Security Solutions
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes a comprehensive security suite that protects digital assets in their repositories and detects abnormal behaviors from compromised users to protect sensitive company data from intruders.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Imperva

Securing Personal Mobile Device Access to Enterprise IT and Cloud Assets with Strong Authentication
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore how one authentication solution allows organizations to establish trust in their user identities when utilizing mobile device access.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

HID

How Resellers Can Become the Trusted Advisors on Security Issues
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an innovative endpoint security solution with a completely cloud-based architecture rather than the outdated, signature-based methods of the past.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Webroot

Fundamentals of the PKI Infrastructure
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This article reviews the basics of PKI, which increases data security through the use of advanced access methods and ensures that the authenticity of the data flow is preserved.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Global Knowledge

HID Global’s Identity Assurance SMB Solution
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore how a strong authentication method is possible without tokens or any complexity.
Posted: 10 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 May 2013

HID

Dragonfly: Cyberespionage Attacks Against Energy Suppliers
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following security response provides an overview of the tools and tactics used by the attackers and a timeline of their attacks. Read on to inform your company of possible malware threats.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Symantec Corporation

Establishing Trust in Online Identities
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover strong authentication and credential management solutions and services.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2012

HID

Mitigating the OWASP Top 10 2013 with Imperva SecureSphere
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide outlines an effective tool designed to help mitigate the OWASP top 10 and how it can greatly enhance your enterprise security.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Web Attack Survival Guide Infographic
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic provides 7 essential steps for Web attack survival.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

Imperva

Appropriate Third Party Software Security Controls
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores the appropriate security controls for your third party services and software.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

Veracode, Inc.

Protecting Your Roaming Workforce With Cloud-Based Security
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive resource examines how transitioning to a cloud-based security service can help you meet the challenges met by employees working beyond your organization's secure perimeter.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Dec 2013

Sophos, Inc.

Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores survival tactics in the event of a web attack.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 07 Jul 2014

Imperva

Compliance - Protecting Payment Information with PCI DSS
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper outlines strategies for protecting your customer data, remaining compliant and explains why complying with regulations won't ensure security.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

GlobalScape

Symantec Intelligence Report: Internet Security Threats - May 2014
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this Symantec Intelligence Report for an in-depth analysis of the trends in internet security that we have seen in the past year, including data on targeted attacks and data breaches; malware tactics; social media and mobile threats; and more.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Symantec Corporation

Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this paper to get an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and how Sophos complete security solution can protect your network, servers and end user clients.
Posted: 06 Jul 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Sophos, Inc.

IT Executive Guide to Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This helpful guide discusses one company's approach to security intelligence, and how this innovation could entirely change the way that businesses approach threat management.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

BYOD Risks and Rewards How to keep employee smartphones, laptops and tablets secure
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource takes a look at the risks and rewards of BYOD from a security perspective and details what your organization can do to embrace the brand while ensuring that your sensitive data is protected.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Buyers Guide: Choosing an Endpoint Protection Solution for Your Enterprise
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This buyers guide provides helpful charts to assist you in choosing the endpoint protection solution that will best fit the needs of your enterprise.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Sophos, 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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