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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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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

Hearts Continue to Bleed: Heartbleed One Year Later
sponsored by Venafi
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses why the Heartbleed vulnerability has taken so long to remediate and why you may still be more vulnerable than you think.
Posted: 14 Sep 2015 | Published: 14 Sep 2015


2015 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides the full details on the 2015 global data breach study, and shows you how to adequately protect your data. Read on to learn more about why the costs of data breaches have increased, and how you can respond immediately in the event of a breach.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015


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


Achieving Multi-Tiered Security
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the kind of multi-tiered security strategy that will most effectively keep your enterprise safe.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015


Securing Applications for a Safer Cloud Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn the five steps to combating application breaches in the cloud. Additionally, explore other protocols to reduce risk.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2014


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


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


Proactive Responses to Today's Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how you can implement an endpoint management program that ensures optimal security through complete control and network-wide visibility.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014


Networks That Know Virtualization
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how virtualization can work in your favor, offering benefits such as scalability, agility, and efficiency. Read on to discover a checklist that contains the key attributes of a virtualized network architecture.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Networks That Know Security
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why you must implement a multi-dimensional security approach to minimize any potential risks associated with the cloud.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Breaches Happen: Be Prepared
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, SANS discusses how the layered model is more relevant than ever and how a layered approach to security provides better protection of your organization's IT assets.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Supporting The Zero Trust Model Of Information Security: The Important Role of Today’s Intrusion Prevention Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores a new solution that eliminates trusted vs. untrusted networks to address both internal and external threats.
Posted: 13 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2013


Protect People, Processes and Technology from Web Application Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Securing externally facing applications is an important step toward safeguarding your critical assets. Find out why.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013


Preventing Security Breaches by Eliminating the Need to Transmit and Store Passwords
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth report, explore new authentication security solutions that can eliminate weak password files and end the storage of passwords on the server – meaning there are no credentials for cyber criminals to steal.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

CA Technologies.

Security and the Rise of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, explore the unforeseen risks of M2M communication, the challenges of maintaining M2M security, and the possible solutions that exist to mitigate these risks.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

The Definitive Guide to Establishing A Security Operation Center
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover how establishing a security operations center (SOC) can enable your organization to develop a fast, coordinated, and effective response to any and all cyber threats.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014


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

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


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

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013


Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain actionable insights that can help you reduce security risks and boost compliance.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013


Managing User Identities and Access in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM can help design, deploy and manage critical identity and access management controls in cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2011


Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013


The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, gain essential knowledge on today's advanced malware threats, and discover how new next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can prevent them from gaining access to your valuable data.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Icomm Technologies
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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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