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DEFINITION: An ethical hacker is a computer and network expert who attacks a security system on behalf of its owners, seeking vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit. To test a security system, ethical hackers use the same methods as their less principled counterparts, but report problems instead of taking advantage of them. Ethical hacking is also known as penetration testing, intrusion testing  … 
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2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides the full details on the 2015 global data breach study, and shows you how to adequately protect your data. Read on to learn more about why the costs of data breaches have increased, and how you can respond immediately in the event of a breach.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015

IBM

The Top 10 TLS/SSL Client, Server, and Application Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an in-depth breakdown of the top 10 TLS/SSL client, server and application best practices.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

Bolster Your Web Application Security
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how you can give your web applications the security they need, and protect against vulnerabilities or other threats.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 06 Jul 2015

White Hat Security

8 Elements Of Complete Vulnerability Management
sponsored by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly SilverSky)
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover the eight elements of comprehensive vulnerability management, and to learn how you can make sure your vulnerabilities stay sealed against even the most sophisticated attacks.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly SilverSky)

Not All Certificate Authorities Are Created Equal
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Making the right CA choice can ensure your online security. In this white paper, discover what a secure CA looks like.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Symantec

Quarterly Cyberthreat Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this quarterly security report, discover what lessons have been learned in 2014 and how cybersecurity needs to evolve in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Why Legal and Compliance Staff Need to Tune in to Cyber Risk Management
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn why a unified or converged approach to threat management is necessary to effectively fight cyber attackers and prevent costly data breaches.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

UnitedLex

Point of Sale (POS) Systems and Security
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about another perspective in POS system security. Read on for an overview of payment card systems and attack methods, as well as how to leverage the Council on CyberSecurity's 20 critical controls to your system's advantage.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Future Security Fortification - The Road Ahead
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the expected security challenges your company may face in the next 5 years. Read on to uncover tips and best practices for securing your organization against these threats.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

IBM

Shellshock: Best practices for responding to the next vulnerability or Six best practices for successful vulnerability response
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the six steps to effective vulnerability response and how to craft your defensive strategy.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Alert Logic

Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, readers learn about the many factors that leave web applications vulnerable to attack; how SSL encryption can help to prevent the risk of data loss; how to assess their current state of vulnerability; and much more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Move on From your Ineffective Static Security Approach
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, learn how Cisco FireSIGHT® Management Center (Management Center) supports the Cisco®suite of anti-malware, intrusion prevention system (IPS), and next-generation firewall security products.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Cisco

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum: A New Threat-Centric Security Model for Before, During, and After an Attack
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This important white paper explores a security solution that spans the entire attack continuum.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Cisco

5 New Laws of Antimalware Protection Keep Up with Evolving Threats
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Continue on to this essential white paper now to uncover five laws of anti-malware protection that can keep you safe.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Cisco

Cloud Infrastructure Security: It's Time to Rethink Your Strategy
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses why, in order to truly reap the benefits of the cloud, leaders need to rethink their approach to infrastructure security.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

CloudPassage

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum - A New Security Model For Before, During and After an Attack
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This important whitepaper will teach you how to develop a threat-centric security approach.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Nov 2014

Cisco

Survey Results: How Are IT Teams Using Security Analytics?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this report to learn how IT security teams use security analytics and intelligence to stop attacks.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

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

Networks That Know Virtualization
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how virtualization can work in your favor, offering benefits such as scalability, agility, and efficiency. Read on to discover a checklist that contains the key attributes of a virtualized network architecture.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Networks That Know Security
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why you must implement a multi-dimensional security approach to minimize any potential risks associated with the cloud.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Head First into the Sandbox
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive whitepaper now to learn about the evolution of sandboxing and explore some advanced evasion techniques.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Why Every CIO Should Consider Vulnerability Assessment a Necessity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, CIOs will learn why vulnerability assessment is so essential to enterprise security, and can discover a leading vulnerability assessment platform that scans targeted systems on a scheduled basis in order to increase your understanding of your organization's overall security posture.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Study on Cybercrime's Cost to Business
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the results of a survey that analyzed the cost of cyber-crime.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM
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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS DEFINITION (continued): …  and red teaming. An ethical hacker is sometimes called a white hat, a term that comes from old Western movies, where the "good guy" wore a white hat and the "bad guy" wore a black hat. One of the first examples of ethical hackers at work was in the 1970s, when the United States government used groups of experts called red teams to hack its own computer systems. According to Ed Skoudis, Vice President of Security Strategy for Predictive Systems' Global Integrity consulting practice, ethical hacking has continued to grow in an otherwise lackluster IT industry, and is becoming increasingly common … 
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