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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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Beyond the Hype: Real-world APT Solution Testing by NSS Labs
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a thorough analysis of the Fortinet FortiSandbox 3000D v1.2 breach detection system. It looks at aspects like the effectiveness, performance and TCO of the solution and finds it to be an effective way to detect breaches and breach attempts.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Buyer's Criteria for Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current state of malware in today's threat landscape and discusses some of the top strategies for stopping sophisticated malware.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

Addressing the Malware Challenge: Strategies At Work
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current threat landscape, and what businesses are doing to prevent advanced malware from breaching their system.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

A More Secure From Door: SSO and Strong Authentication
sponsored by Imprivata
WHITE PAPER: This white paper guides you through the advantages of strong authentication, and helps you decide which strategies and solutions best fit your business needs.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Imprivata

SANS Survey on Application Security Programs and Practices
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This SANS report pinpoints where the vulnerability gaps lie in today's application security programs. Click through for key recommendations on how to address these issues.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Mobile Application Security Study
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, unveil the major vulnerabilities created when mobile application developers speed through to meet deadlines instead of integrating top security measures.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Fortify Your App
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief white paper to learn the biggest mobile application security shortfalls. Click now to uncover 3 steps to take to help you boost your defenses.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 04 Apr 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative, in-depth white paper and discover why financial institutions and merchants are the most common targets for cyber-attacks, and what steps these businesses can take to protect themselves against attacks.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

EMC Corporation

Consumer Web Portals: Platforms At Significant Security Risk
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: These survey results show just how badly affected some organizations were due to weak authentication, authorization, and fraud detection strategies. Click through to learn why a strong security posture is a must.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's intrusion prevention system and how it can integrate smoothly with your next-generation firewalls to ensure top-notch security.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Protecting Control Networks: Key Considerations For Protection
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at how to secure control networks, with strategies before, during and after an attack.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Buyer's Criteria for Next-Generation Network Security
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines current factors driving organizations to look at next-generation networking solutions and offers analysis on the capabilities of these new technologies.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Consumer Web Portals: Platforms at Significant Security Risk
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This profile of business-to-consumer (B2C) security decision-makers in the financial services, healthcare, government, and online merchant sectors evaluates security around consumer portals based on market data and a custom study of the same audience.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

EMC Corporation

How to Extend your Identity Management Systems to use OAuth
sponsored by Forum Systems
WHITE PAPER: Read this resource to learn how to extend your authentication and authorization model to outsourced services. Click through for details on the deployment process, including the benefits of using an API gateway to help with integration.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Forum Systems

Strategies For Securing Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores an effective virtualization security technology and outlines how it can ensure system wide security.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Executive Guide to SYSPRO Security for Auditing Assurance and Control
sponsored by SYSPRO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system with the governance, risk, and compliance functionality you need to satisfy regulatory requirements and fuel security success.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SYSPRO

Testing Report Enterprise Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a top appliance that includes firewall, VPN, and IPS security services, and doesn't hinder overall performance.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Cisco

Post-Breach Survival Guide
sponsored by INetU Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn why an incident response plan is a must in today's vicious threat landscape. Click through to uncover 8 key elements to include in a proactive security posture.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

INetU Inc.

Accelerating the deployment of a secure mobile enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this insightful white paper, explore key challenges you'll face in ensuring the security of enterprise mobile devices, learn strategies that will help you reduce risk, and discover new ways that you can be more secure in your use of mobile technology.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

IBM

Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the ways in which organizations can focus on protecting high-value assets and provide a scalable, cost-effective, integrated security process the entire IT environment.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Two Great Ways to Protect Your Virtual Machines From Malware
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper aims to help IT professionals, including security and virtualization specialists, understand and choose between two modern approaches to securing virtual environments.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Mitigating Web Threats with Comprehensive and Pervasive Security
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper features an all-inclusive security solution that offers intelligence, context-based policy management, and network-enforced security to better detect, prevent, and protect against advanced Web threats.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Cisco

Advanced Threat Protection with Dell SecureWorks Security Services
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks UK
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the varying types of advanced threats, their motives, and how you can enhance your security strategy to better detect and resist them.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell SecureWorks UK

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Selecting a Next-Generation Firewall: Topic 10 Considerations
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover 10 considerations to weigh when evaluating next-generation firewall tools to ensure that the solution you select best protects your networks from today's broad range of risk.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco
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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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