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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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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

2016 Cyber Threat Defense Report
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this cyber threat report, you'll discover how IT security professionals perceive today's cyber threats and plan to defend against new threats moving forward.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Blue Coat Systems

Why Cybersecurity's Visibility Gap Matters and How Organizations Can Solve It
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the origins of the cybersecurity visibility gap, its consequences and how to expand your field of view. Learn how to protect your people, data and brand more effectively by bringing your security tools beyond your network perimeter.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Mitigating Security Risk from Partners, Affiliates and Suppliers
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Discover tips and guidelines for managing a third party's security posture so that you can strengthen your own. Learn how to assess a third-party's potential risk carefully so you can mitigate the threat of data loss and financial ruin.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Dell SecureWorks

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

3 Steps to Get Started with Web Application Security
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make application security (AppSec) manageable. Discover three easy steps to help you get started on your new AppSec strategy.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veracode, Inc.

Cracking the Code on Application Security Success
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to develop your own application security (AppSec) programs to reduce cyber risk and enable business to run as smoothly as possible. Learn key answers to your most pressing AppSec questions and get practical advice for working across teams to ensure the success of your new AppSec program.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veracode, Inc.

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

Application Security Assessment
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: Access this overview of an app security assessment that uncovers and mitigates vulnerabilities throughout the app lifecycle. Discover how to detect security flaws for cloud, ERP, web, and mobile apps so that you can radically improve your ability to protect critical data and systems.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Kaspersky Lab

DDoS: A Clear and Present Danger
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover eye-opening statistics detailing DDoS attacks and which industries are most in danger. Learn how to protect against an attack and the protection steps that make the most sense for your organization.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

A10 Networks

Ultimate Guide to Multi-Vector DDoS Protection
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn everything you need to know about DDoS attacks on the rise. You'll discover how and where they attack, why most existing solutions fall short and 5 key components of a strong multi-vector DDoS attack protection solution.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

A10 Networks

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

5 Signs You Need A Mobile Security Game Plan
sponsored by Appthority
WHITE PAPER: Learn five signs that indicate you need to step up your mobile security game plan. If mobile security is your blind spot or you simply sense a breach on the horizon, the time to beef up mobile security is right now.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Appthority

Securing Connected Cars Through Comprehensive Software Testing
sponsored by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: There is a need for greater software testing and assurance in the automotive industry today. Dig deeper into the vulnerabilities associated with automotive software and learn how to test it before your vehicle rolls into the dealership.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016


Enabling The Industrial Internet Through Software Assurance
sponsored by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to better understand the far reaching effects vulnerable industrial technologies could have on the world. Learn from organizations who have dealt with crippling cyber attacks and discover how to instill confidence in your devices' security moving forward.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016


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

Tolly Test Report: Evaluating a Web Protection Vendor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this test report, The Tolly Group evaluates a top web protection vendor to see how they stack up in the highly vulnerable web threat landscape. Learn how you can gain flexible risk-based access with strong authentication capabilities while protecting against a wide range of application exploits.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

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
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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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