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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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How SecOps Addresses Critical Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by BMC
WHITE PAPER: The rising number of devices connected to any given network, combined with common breakdown in communication between security and operations, creates a huge vulnerability problem. Use this white paper to find out how you can get your SecOps back on track.
Posted: 04 Aug 2017 | Published: 04 Aug 2017

BMC

Building a More Effective Vulnerability Scanning Program
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares 2 vulnerability management systems side by side, and you can see for yourself which system is superior.
Posted: 09 Jun 2017 | Published: 09 Jun 2017

Rapid7

Gain Deeper Insights into Your System with this Vulnerability Management System
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a new vulnerability management system which can provide you with constant intelligence to discover, pinpoint, and prioritize threats to your business.
Posted: 08 Jun 2017 | Published: 08 Jun 2017

Rapid7

Vulnerability Management Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: In this buyer's guide learn the 4 essential components in an effective vulnerability management (VM) program, as well as other considerations to take into account like the price, and ROI to take into account when shopping for your VM system.
Posted: 07 Jun 2017 | Published: 07 Jun 2017

Rapid7

Top 10 Business Logic Attack Vectors Attacking and Exploiting Business Application Assets and Flaws – Vulnerability Detection to Fix
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, gain an overview of the top 10 business logic flaw attacks, as well as some tips on how you can test and eliminate these kinds of vulnerabilities.
Posted: 07 Jun 2017 | Published: 07 Jun 2017

Rapid7

When Software Goes Rogue
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: How do you know if your software a rogue one? Do you know how to detect the rebel scum that is renegade software? Access this white paper to learn about BYOD, EOL, and EOS challenges, as well as the levels of vulnerability and how to identify your risks.
Posted: 02 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

BDNA

Exploit Kits: Getting In by Any Means Necessary
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the concept of exploit kits and how to defend against them. Uncover tips for reducing your attack surface, blocking known malware and exploits, identifying new threats, and more.
Posted: 19 Dec 2016 | Published: 19 Dec 2016

Palo Alto Networks

The Phishing Breakthrough Point
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Habits take time to form and become part of one's daily life – the same applies to being cyber street-smart about phishing prevention. Learn how to create a more effective phishing awareness training program through deeper analysis of the human landscape of your organization.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Infographic: Mitigating the Impact of Critical IT Events
sponsored by Splunk Services UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Discover facts and figures regarding critical IT events (CIE) in this infographic. You'll learn the economic impact of CIE's, how they're negatively effecting organizations and learn mitigation techniques to reduce the damage caused by CIE's.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Splunk Services UK Ltd

Explore a Security Intelligence Model for Combating Cyber Threats
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to fully realize your security intelligence objectives. You'll learn how to keep your security architecture flexible to adopt and mature security intelligence capabilities over time and significantly reduce your risk of experiencing costly cyber incidents moving forward.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 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

Four Top Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations are going back to the basics. The major cybersecurity trends of recent can largely be addressed by focusing on "security 101." Learn how to reduce enterprise risk and limit attackers' opportunities as much as possible.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

QRAT Malware-As-A-Service
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: QRAT, a new remote access tool, first emerged in 2015 and is now targeting U.S. visa applicants via Skype's messenger service. Discover why QRAT is dangerous and how it can infect your system within this valuable white paper. Learn who's behind the QRAT tool, where it originated and why it may be targeting you right now.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton

DNSSEC: How Savvy Attackers Are Using Our Defenses Against Us
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about how hackers are using DNSSEC against you and get inside the anatomy of one of these attacks. Discover how to best defend against these attacks and allow legitimate traffic to flow through your websites.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Neustar

How are Banks Fighting the War on Fraud
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Discover how banks are fighting fraud, the amount of import they put on fraud and what they deem are the biggest impacts of fraud on their organization. Learn what to look for in an anti-fraud solution to balance security and customer convenience perfectly.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Neustar

Cyber Threats to Online Shopping Cheer
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to protect your brand and stay online during high-volume occasions. See statistics on current online shopping trends and discover how to stop fraudulent actors before they can damage your organization.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Neustar

Case Study: Reclaiming Website Security and Control
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Cochrane needed faster, more secure service from their DNS to ensure domain queries are routed correctly and to keep their audience happy. Discover how Cochrane was able to slash response times and ensure maximum server uptime, all while bolstering security.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Neustar

2016 Neustar DDoS Attacks & Protection Report
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report represents a global view of the DDoS outlook with insights and data from 6 continents and more than one thousand executives. Discover what the future holds for your organization and learn why security should be a central concern for all devices on your network.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Neustar

Operationalize Security to Patch Vulnerabilities
sponsored by BMC
WHITE PAPER: This report features analysis and commentary about the importance of security operations automation technology. Learn how you can solve your vulnerability issues simply through IT security and IT operations cooperation using best practices and technology available today.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

BMC

Cybersecurity Perspectives from the Boardroom and C-suite
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to best protect you organization against major cyberthreats, types of cyberthreats you may or may not know about and how to optimize your investment in your security solution. See security statistics from organizations across industries to better understand how you can implement your own enterprise risk plan as appropriate.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester study examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by identifying web-based and mobile application source code vulnerabilities early in the software development life cycle.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

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

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

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.

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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