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DEFINITION: A vulnerability scanner is a program that performs the diagnostic phase of a vulnerability analysis,also known as vulnerability assessment. Vulnerability analysis defines,identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in acomputer, server, network, or communications infrastructure. Inaddition, vulnerability analysis can forecast the effectiveness ofproposed countermeasures, and evaluate  … 
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Address Changing Business Realities with Enhanced Business Continuity Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth resource outlines a new approach to BCM that allows companies to make the changes they need in order to be more competitive while protecting its reputation and future.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Countering Cyber Threats with Behavioral Analytics
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how organizations can leverage big data and behavioral analytics in their network to foil the top attacks.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Combatting Digital Fraud: A CIO Report
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, explore a web threat detection solution that leverages big data to enable security teams to better combat digital fraud.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Symantec Managed Security: Integrating the Network and Endpoints
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover a new threat protection platform that integrates security across the network and endpoint, while also providing critical context to detected attacks.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Symantec Corporation

Security Report 2014: Trends and Developments in the Security Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative report, discover the most important security trends of last year, ranging from malware delivery to mobile device risks.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Advanced Endpoint and Server Protection
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, gain critical insights into new strategies for protecting your organization against today's advanced cyber-attacks, including advanced heuristics, application control, and isolation technologies.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Top Five Alternatives to Endpoint Antivirus Software
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth Forrester report, discover the top 5 technologies that security professionals are using to replace outdated antivirus software.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Reducing the Reputational Impact of Data Breaches and Cyber-Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explores the top strategies and techniques to protect your reputation by increasing business resilience and IT security across the enterprise.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

IBM

Be Ready for Cyber-Attacks with New Endpoint Security and Monitoring Solutions
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful white paper, uncover a new endpoint threat detection platform that can prepare your organization to fight back against inevitable cyber-attacks.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Guarding Against a Data Breach
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover how modern enterprises should respond to growing security threats while balancing economic and organizational concerns.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Ponemon Report: The Real Cost of Cyber Crime in 2013
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Access this Poenmon study to discover the average cost to businesses of cyber crime, and how organizations can take steps to reduce security risks and costs.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Ponemon Study: The Real Cost of Data Breaches in 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this Ponemon study, get the facts on whether your organization might be the target of a devastating cyber-attack, and on the proven methods for best protecting and preserving your business.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

How Midsize Businesses Can Defend Against Enterprise-Caliber Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the security posture of midsize companies and how effective they are, as well as the four most important industry insights into midsize company security.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Rising Cyber Crime Mandates More Effective Security Measures
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, get the facts from industry veterans on how to best prevent data breaches and implement effective risk management.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Get the Facts On APTs To Avoid Misguided Security Efforts
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This expert E-Guide cuts through the confusion, explaining exactly what an APT is, what they are capable of, and how you can best defend your organization from them.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

IBM

Top Six Steps to Boost Advanced Persistent Threat Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this expert E-guide, discover the six steps your organization can take to mitigate the threat of APTs, including building a growing security team, cross functional integration, centralized logs, and more.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

IBM

Protection for Every Enterprise: Maximizing Mobile Security
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful white paper, get the facts on mobile security and the best protections strategies from today's advanced cyber threats.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

BlackBerry

The Top 8 Mobile Security Risks: Is Your Organzation Protected?
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this essential white paper, discover the top 8 security risks for mobile devices and determine if your organization's assets are properly protected.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

BlackBerry

Security Intelligence for a Faster World
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores how a new security information and event management (SIEM) system provides the unparalleled protection your organization needs to face the risks of big data.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Ushering in a New Era in Mobile Data Security
sponsored by Bluebox
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover a new mobile security platform that balances effective protection, data visibility, and app accessibility and freedom for the user.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Bluebox

Advanced Persistent Threats: Expert Strategies for IT Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This expert E-Guide outlines the best practices for organizations to defend themselves against these malicious attacks and to prevent them before they happen.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

IBM

Research Report: Mobile Security Trends in the Workplace
sponsored by Bluebox
WHITE PAPER: In this informative report, get the facts on enterprise mobility trends and BYOD programs, and discover how organizations should adapt to this changing IT security landscape.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Bluebox

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing: Can You Afford Not To?
sponsored by Pwine Express
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains why vulnerability assessment and penetration testing are such critical tools in the fight against modern cybercrime, as well as how they can make a difference in your organization's security solution.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Pwine Express

Diversionary and Multivector DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this essential white paper, you'll learn about the rise of these destructive attacks, why they are so difficult to block, and how an integrated security solution could help keep your organization protected.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

The New Breed of DDoS Attacks: An Executive Brief
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource breaks down the new breed of DDoS attacks, and provides strategies for keeping your organization protected.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.
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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS DEFINITION (continued): …  how well they work after theyare put into use.A vulnerability scanner relies on a database that contains allthe information required to check a system for security holes inservices and ports, anomalies in packet construction, and potentialpaths to exploitable programs or scripts. Then the scanner tries toexploit each vulnerability that is discovered. This process issometimes called ethical hacking.An ideal vulnerability scanner has capabilities such as the following: Maintenance of an up-to-date database of vulnerabilities. Detection of genuine vulnerabilities without an excessive number of … 
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