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DEFINITION: Spam is unsolicited e-mail on the Internet. (E-mail that is wanted is sometimes referred to as ham.) From the sender's point-of-view, spam is a form of bulk mail, often sent to a list obtained from a spambot or to a list obtained by companies that specialize in creating e-mail distribution lists. To the receiver, it usually seems like junk e-mail. Spam is roughly equivalent to unsolicited telephone  … 
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The Evolution of Application Vulnerabilities, Spam Threats, and Incident Response
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report details the many breaches and security incidents that have plagued organizations in recent years; threats from past years that are currently showing signs of resurgence; and issues to be aware of in today's security landscape.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Combatting APTs with a Defense-in-Depth Security Approach
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper contains critical information on why a defense-in-depth security approach has proven effective in protecting organizations' sensitive data from APTs.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

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

Mitigating Email Virus Attacks
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore the emerging e-mail threat landscape that includes inbound and outbound risks. Read on to discover a simplified management solution that boosts defenses at a lower TCO.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Cisco

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defence-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, explore this year's report on the latest risks and security challenges organizations are facing today, and offers best practices to boost security fundamentals and policies to meet these advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Symantec Intelligence Report - August 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get the most recent analysis on cybersecurity threats and trends, and gain insight on what to expect in the future.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Symantec Corporation

The New Phishing Attack: How to Avoid Taking the Bait
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: Can you tell the difference between legitimate emails and phishing attempts? Unfortunately, new phishing strategies can circumvent traditional email security defenses. This guide details where traditional approaches fall short, and outlines recommendations for email security success.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 07 Jun 2012

Websense

Symantec Intelligence Report - June 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Symantec Intelligence Report outlines the latest need-to-know security information on vulnerabilities, spam, phish, malware, and data breaches.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Intelligence Report – May 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Keeping on top of the latest security happenings is crucial to protecting your organization. In this recent edition of Symantec's Intelligence Report, view a number of statistics and up-to-date material on the current threat landscape to learn what you should expect both now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

Beyond Spam - Email Security in the Age of Blended Threats
sponsored by EdgeWave
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, explore the new threat reality, including the tactics and designs cyber criminals are using today and uncover some of the next generation technologies that can help mitigate these threats.
Posted: 12 Mar 2012 | Published: 12 Mar 2012

EdgeWave

Global Threat Report January 2012: Where are the 419s of Yesteryear?
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This January 2012 Global Threat report offers information and articles on today's threat environment including the lastest list of the top 10 threats. View now to gain key insight from security researchers and experts exploring 419s, the need for need anti-virus, anti-malware or anti-spam, 2012 trends, PUAs and more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

ESET

The Seven Deadly Traps of IPv6 Deployment - And How to Avoid Them
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: The transition to IPv6 is unavoidable. How it will happen and the effects of it are the questions to ask now.
Posted: 25 Jan 2012 | Published: 25 Jan 2012

Infoblox

GlobalSign Malware Monitoring: Protecting your website from distributing hidden malware
sponsored by GlobalSign
WHITE PAPER: This paper gives you a solution to keeping your websites safe, protecting your customers and securing the reputation of your company.
Posted: 17 May 2011 | Published: 17 May 2011

GlobalSign

Driving Down the Total Cost of Protection
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This white paper touches on a new malware protection system that was designed for today and tomorrow. It provides the best overall protection for all businesses and does this with the best total cost of protection available today.
Posted: 12 May 2011 | Published: 11 May 2011

Kaspersky Lab

Spam 2011: Protection Against Evolving Threats
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The very best anti-spam solutions today de­liver 95% effectiveness. Unfortunately, that’s not good enough. Check out this white paper to see how enterprises can defend themselves with a comprehensive and adaptive anti-spam solution such as the Proofpoint Protection Suite.
Posted: 09 Mar 2011 | Published: 09 Mar 2011

Proofpoint, Inc.

Sophos Security Threat Report 2011
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Let our new 2011 Security Threat Report be your weapon in the battle against malware. It describes the significant threats of 2010, what to watch for in 2011, and more importantly, what you need to do to get ahead of them.
Posted: 07 Feb 2011 | Published: 07 Feb 2011

Sophos, Inc.

2010 Threat Report
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Websense® Security Labs™ uses the Websense ThreatSeeker® Network to discover,classify, and monitor global Internet threats and trends. Featuring the world’s first Internet HoneyGrid™, the system uses hundreds of technologies to parse through more than 1 billion pieces of content daily,searching for security threats.
Posted: 11 Jan 2011 | Published: 11 Jan 2011

Websense, Inc.

Slipping Through The Cracks Of Web Services To Serve Malware
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today's generation of cybercriminals continue to find more ways to abuse commonly used Web services for spamming and to spread malware. Leveraging the ever-growing number of Web 2.0 and computing platforms to facilitate operations, cybercriminals have moved away from simple and so much more.
Posted: 26 Oct 2010 | Published: 26 Oct 2010

Trend Micro, Inc.

10 Questions to Ask Before You Buy an Anti‐Spam Solution
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: With so many anti-spam products on the market, how can you be sure you're getting the best solution for your business network? With these ten critical questions as your guide, you can cut through the marketing hype and zero in on the key features and benefits that should guide your decision.
Posted: 20 Oct 2010 | Published: 20 Oct 2010

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

McAfee Total Protection for Secure Business
sponsored by Insight
WHITE PAPER: Medium-sized businesses have the dual challenges of enforcing acceptable use policies for email and the web, and ensuring compliance with government data privacy regulations. Read this white paper to learn about security solutions for your medium-sized business.
Posted: 31 Aug 2010 | Published: 31 Aug 2010

Insight

Why Content Filters Can't Eradicate Spam
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: The vanguard of current spam management systems has been the content filter. These spam filters use various techniques applied to the words and content of email in order to determine whether the email should be allowed to the recipient or not. Read this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 30 Aug 2010 | Published: 30 Aug 2010

Mimecast

What is FakeAV?
sponsored by Sophos UK
WHITE PAPER: Fake AntiVirus, also known as Rogue AntiVirus, Rogues, or ScareWare, is a class of malware that displays false alert messages to the victim concerning threats that do not really exist. This paper provides insight into where FakeAV comes from, what happens when a system is infected with FakeAV, and how users can protect themselves from FakeAV.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 07 Jun 2010

Sophos UK
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SPAM DEFINITION (continued): …  marketing calls except that the user pays for part of the message since everyone shares the cost of maintaining the Internet. Spammers typically send a piece of e-mail to a distribution list in the millions, expecting that only a tiny number of readers will respond to their offer. It has become a major problem for all Internet users. The term spam is said to derive from a famous Monty Python sketch ("Well, we have Spam, tomato & Spam, egg & Spam, Egg, bacon & Spam...") that was current when spam first began arriving on the Internet. SPAM is a trademarked Hormel meat product that … 
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