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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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Cb Defense
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can gain next-generation AV to stop more attacks, see more threats, and close more security gaps than ever before. Get unprecedented visibility and actionable intelligence while protecting servers, laptops, and desktops from advanced attackers.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Ponemon Institute Application Security Risk Management Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report shows you the results of the recent Ponemon Institute study entitled "How to Make Application Security a Strategically Managed Discipline". Inside, you'll see why many organizations are falling short of adequate application security and learn how you might patch your own application security vulnerabilities.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

IBM

Cb Endpoint Security Platform
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to stop more attacks, see more threats, and close every vulnerability your endpoints currently have. Utilize both machine learning and behavioral analytics to analyze all available endpoint data. The end result: zero-gap protection for all your endpoints.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Ransomware Response Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The document is intended to be a guide for organizations faced with a ransomware infection. If you are currently experiencing a ransomware incident, it is recommended you review this guide immediately.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

HIPAA Compliance & Risk Management
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Develop a proactive strategy to circumvent security problems before they occur. Learn the latest HIPAA regulation requirements to improve internal procedures and reduce threats. Understand the possible threats and formulate policies on how to protect data while conforming to the necessary regulations.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Armor

Are You a Security-First Organization?
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Regulations are not intended to tell businesses how to structure their security efforts, they are intended to be used as a guide against which the chosen security structure can be checked. Learn how to better structure your security posture to actually protect your assets rather than just looking like you're protecting them.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Armor

Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in a Breached World
sponsored by Infocyte
WHITE PAPER: It's imperative you include regular compromise assessments as part of your information and IT risk management strategy. Enable your operations team to catch what prevention and monitoring technologies miss, and learn how to best mitigate the possible damage that can be caused from persistent compromises before hackers make their move.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Infocyte

A Business Case For Funding Your Insider Threat Program
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: Insider threat is a growing issue that often exceeds expectations. While most organizations go to great lengths implementing background checks to vet employees; often the accidental insider and outsider turned insider (due to compromise), are overlooked. It is time for a new protect from within mentality.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Forcepoint

Three Critical Steps to Launch a Data Breach Response
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights three critical steps in launching an effective incident response plan. Learn how to assemble a team, build communication channels with that team, draft different plans around specific incidents types and offer helpful services like identity theft protection.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

AllClear ID

What I've Learned from 5,000 Data Breaches
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: As data breaches continue to increase, consumer expectations follow behind and expect well-orchestrated response time. Plan out how affected customers will be notified and supported throughout the entire data breach response process, from notification, to protection, to fraud resolution.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Illuminating the Real Cost of Incidents from an Insurer's Perspective
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This study helps you understand the true impact of data insecurity and the real cost of incidents by consolidating claims data from multiple insurers.
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

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.

The Executive's Guide to the 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report
sponsored by Dimension Data & Cisco
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 & Cisco

Protect your Organization Against Cybercrime in the Digital Era
sponsored by Dimension Data & Cisco
WHITE PAPER: See stats about this past year's detected cyberattacks and learn how to protect your private data against 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 & Cisco

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

Market Analysis: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Products
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this Gartner Magic Quadrant report for an overview of today's SIEM market, and an analysis of 14 different vendors to determine which SIEM product is right for 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 Gartner report for insight on aligning IT's needs with 3 key use cases to choose the best SIEM tool for your 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

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
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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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