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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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Trustwave Global Security Report
sponsored by SingTel
WHITE PAPER: Discover in-depth analysis and organized statistics from breach investigations, incident reports and vulnerability research from around the world. Use this report as a business plan to learn what cybercriminals are plotting now and what you could face in the future.
Posted: 04 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

SingTel

How to Create a Holistic Strategy for Office 365 Data Protection
sponsored by AvePoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make security part of your regular workflow with tools that help integrate compliance into everyday business use of Office 365. Discover how to minimize the risk of a breach and ensure uninterrupted user workflow by baking in compliance tools from the beginning.
Posted: 23 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

AvePoint, Inc.

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 Cost of a Data Breach: Healthcare Settlements Involving Lost or Stolen Devices
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Whether it is from human error or malicious outsiders, a diligent IT department can diminish the risk of lost or stolen data. Learn 7 best practices healthcare organizations can put in place to ensure the safety of patient information on mobile devices.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Absolute

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

Firewall Sprawl: Four Security Gaps Exposed
sponsored by FireMon
WHITE PAPER: Discover the truth surrounding next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). Learn the four firewall security gaps that could be putting your organization at risk, and the proper management processes to patch those gaps.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

FireMon

Reduce Open Source Security Risk: Strategies, Tactics and Tools
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the tools and services you need to create an open source software (OSS) management strategy for your organization. Implementing an OSS strategy may take time, but when you consider the risks involved with unprotected OSS, it's easy to see the value it brings.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Rogue Wave Software

Top 10 Data Security Tips to Safeguard Your Business
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: New IT trends typically advance faster than the processes to secure them. However, as high profile data breaches hit the headlines on a daily basis, data protection regulations are catching up. Discover 10 tips on how to safeguard your business.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

At-Risk Data in the Cloud: 3 Strategies to Stop the Data Bleed
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Learn about each type of insider threat and discover strategies to mitigate their impact on your organization. Visibility through routine scans to discover sensitive data in cloud-sync folders can help IT move from paranoia or a false sense of security to peace of mind.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

Don't Guess. Test. Uncover Your Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to get full visibility and insight into your organization's security weaknesses. Discover the robust tools you need to get an accurate assessment of your databases and applications and avoid annoying false positives.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

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.

Cybersecurity Poverty Index
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the findings of The Cybersecurity Poverty Index, completed by 878 respondents across 81 countries. It provides a measure of the risk management and information security capabilities of the global population.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA Softcat

Why DDoS Prevention Appliances are So Important Today
sponsored by Arbor Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover a carefully curated set of key observations, backgrounds, and drivers of the DDoS prevention appliances market - giving an overall picture of how the DDoS landscape is changing. Learn how your enterprise can stay ahead of the curve and keep your network safe from these nefarious attacks.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 13 Jun 2016

Arbor Networks

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

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

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

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

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
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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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