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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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What I've Learned from 5,000 Data Breaches
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to clearly communicate with customers after a data breach to ensure trust remains intact. Minimize confusion and anger by proactively preparing before a major breach occurs. Plan out how affected customers will be notified and supported throughout the entire response process, from notification, to protection, to fraud resolution.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Net Diligence Cyber Claims Study 2014
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This study helps you risk understand the true impact of data insecurity by consolidating claims data from multiple insurers. The combined pool of claims is sizable enough that it allows us to ascertain real costs and project future trends.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

AllClear ID

SANS: What are their Vulnerabilities? A Survey on Continuous Monitoring
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Continuous monitoring is among the latest approaches to keep your company safe from hackers, but most monitoring systems fall short of what it takes to keep hackers out. Read this SANS survey report to find out why.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The pitfalls of two-factor authentication
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover the shortcomings of two-factor authentication, including its inability to defend against theft and transaction signings. Learn how a better layered security approach can help identify the root cause of malware and help protect high-value transactions.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

Comparison Guide Email Encryption
sponsored by ZixCorp
WHITE PAPER: Many businesses choose Office 365, a known, trusted name in email and email encryption. Fact is, Office 365 is objectively not the easiest to incorporate into business life when compared to the competition. Discover the comparison yourself in this white paper and reevaluate your organization's email solution.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

ZixCorp

Protecting Threats in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by CDW
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for insights on how small businesses can more efficiently handle their security infrastructure. Even without an extensive IT staff, small businesses can deploy a robust, easy-to-manage security platform protecting your data and your reputation.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

CDW

3 Major Challenges to Securing Your Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report addresses the top 3 major security challenges as your organization moves into the cloud. Gain an overview of strategies for protecting your data and network.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Network Testing Types to Ensure Top Performance, ROI and Security
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Testing is a crucial part of the lifecycle of networks, products, and services across technology as change becomes more rapid and complexity increases. Testing not only helps project meet or exceed expectations, but also improves ROI and security. Learn about the 5 types of testing and where to focus against each area for maximum performance.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Ixia

The Executive's Guide to the 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers insights on the latest security threats and offers best practices for protecting your organization from cybersecurity attacks as they grow in sophistication. Access now to receive comprehensive data from 24 security ops centers that'll provide you with a highly accurate representation of the global threat landscape.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Dimension Data

Protect your Organization Against Cybercrime in the Digital Era
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you statistics about the past year's detected cyberattacks and gives you insight on how to protect your organization against cybercrime in today's hostile environment. Access immediately to learn where your vulnerabilities may lay and how to best protect yourself against sophisticated threats.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Dimension Data

Taking Container Security to the Next Level Final
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the security concerns around container use and details how you can enact measures to mitigate the dangers. Access now and learn how you can protect code integrity when containers are in use and safely utilize open source code in general.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Black Duck Software

SCIENCELOGIC: Unmatched Visibility into Open Source
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes you through ScienceLogic's struggles to gain better visibility into their open source software. See how ScienceLogic was able to improve efficiency and, most importantly, security by reviewing their code before their products hit the market so they knew exactly what to change.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Black Duck Software

IBM Security Guardium Vulnerability Assessment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to harden your data infrastructure by scanning targeted systems on a scheduled basis to detect vulnerabilities. Learn to identify exploitable security holes in your database and enforce best practices with tests and customizable options for each data type.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Oracle database licensing challenges
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you three examples businesses whose licensing agreements with Oracle fell short of expectations. Learn some of the shortcomings these businesses experienced to protect yourself from similar involvement.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Matrix42

Using Veeam and VMware vSphere Tags for Advanced Policy-driven Data Protection
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines activities that will protect workloads based on the “desired state” that their users will define for their workloads.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Veeam Software

Intelligent Spear Phishing Protection: Stopping Highly Targeted Attacks
sponsored by Cloudmark
WHITE PAPER: Discover spear phishing as a catastrophic threat to an enterprise, how the tactic is deployed, and how it evades conventional defenses. Read on to learn how to counter it with a solution that uses next-generation context analysis and behavioral learning, real-time reporting dashboards, and more.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Cloudmark

Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this magic quadrant to learn how vendors are updating SIEM technologies for growing threat prevention needs, and how they can help you.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this report for insight on aligning IT's needs with three key use cases to choose the best SIEM solution for the organization.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Bolster Your Web Application Security
sponsored by WhiteHat 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: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 06 Jul 2015

WhiteHat Security

Securing Information in the New Digital Economy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you a new view of security by focusing on the risks inside your network.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

Oracle Corporation

The Top 10 TLS/SSL Client, Server, and Application Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
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 Website Security Solutions

Research Reveals How 12 Managed Security Services Options Compare
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This analyst report evaluates 12 leading MSSPs' strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities, including offerings from IBM, Verizon, HP, Dell, Symantec, and other major players in the industry. View now to learn how these providers stack up on criteria including the following: threat intelligence, pricing, customer experience, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 May 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

Vulnerability Response Best Practices
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a step-by-step approach in responding to vulnerabilities with examples of breaches throughout. Learn how to prepare you network for an attack and how to lessen the potential for security flaws in your network.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

Cybersecurity Lessons from 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this special security report, discover what lessons can be learned from 2014's cyber-breaches to improve cybersecurity in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

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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