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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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Special Report: Cyber Security in 2015
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report summarizes essential attack information from recent security breaches to show you what the current threat landscape looks like.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

The Value of Encryption When Deploying Cloud File-Sharing Services
sponsored by Signiant, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this expert e-guide, discover tips for efficiently rolling out your cloud file-sharing service and for ensuring that you're using smart encryption practices while doing so.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Signiant, Inc.

Vulnerability Management for the Mid-Size: How to Run a World Class Program Even if You're Not IBM
sponsored by Risk IO
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can design a high-quality vulnerability management program on a midsized budget and with a small security team.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Risk IO

Integrating App Security into the Development Lifecycle
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to combat cybercriminals by integrating security into the software development lifecycle and offers strategies and best practices to ensure success.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

Research Reveals How Twelve MSS Options Perform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this research report, discover how twelve MSS vendors measured up when tested.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

IBM

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

Time for Legal and Compliance Staff 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

Active Visibility for Multi-Tiered Security
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how a multi-tiered security strategy can help you effectively deploy the security tools at your disposal.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

Gigamon

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

Cyber Security Roadmap
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a clear, easy-to-follow roadmap to creating comprehensive security on a modest budget.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 06 Mar 2015

ESET

The Complete Guide To Google Apps Security
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful guide, explore the available additional protection services and technologies for securing data stored in Google's cloud.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 07 Jan 2015

Datto, Inc.

2014 Global Report on the Cost of Cyber Crime
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper report now to learn what to expect from hackers and how to safeguard your organization. Read on to learn how to assess your security needs and which platforms and systems to choose to mitigate risk by viewing things through the attacker's perspective.
Posted: 02 Feb 2015 | Published: 22 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Providing Security and Compliance for an Ever-Growing Number of Endpoints
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces you to an easy-to-manage, quick-to-deploy solution that supports security for a large variety and large numbers of endpoints — from servers to desktop PCs, Internet-connected laptops, smartphones and other mobile devices, as well as specialized equipment such as point-of-sale devices, ATMs and self-service kiosks.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

IBM

Best Practices for Selecting a Web Application Scanning (WAS) Solution
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how a Web Application Scanning solution can help you to locate and test web-based apps, and provides a checklist of best practices that will help you to understand what to look for when selecting a WAS solution.
Posted: 23 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 May 2013

Qualys

Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this valuable white paper now to learn how to protect high-value assets and provide scalable, cost-effective, integrated security across the entire IT environment and much more.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

IBM

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

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

All you need to know about Bash bug and how to protect your data with IBM Endpoint Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how the "Bash bug" allows attackers to execute malicious code within a bash shell, allowing them to gain access to confidential information by taking control of the operating system. It also highlights how you can better identify which systems are vulnerable and protect your endpoints and data from this bug.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

IBM

Know Your Endpoints to Prevent Security Breaches
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers how an IBM assessment can show you how secure your endpoints really are.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

IBM

Comply Before You Connect: Security for Federal Agencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use of "comply-to-connect" initiatives in federal agencies and proposes IBM Endpoint Manager as a solution to the need for continuous compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

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
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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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