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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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SANS: What are their Vulnerabilities? A Survey on Continuous Monitoring
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Continuous monitoring is among the latest approaches to keep your company safe from hackers, but most monitoring systems fall short of what it takes to keep hackers out. Read this SANS survey report to find out why
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this magic quadrant to learn how vendors are updating SIEM technologies for growing threat prevention needs, and how they can help you.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this report for insight on aligning IT's needs with three key use cases to choose the best SIEM solution for the organization.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Discovering Vulnerable Web Applications
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the factors that prevent effective web app security and gives advice for overcoming them.
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012


Vulnerability Management Evolution: From Tactical Scanner to Strategic Platform
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can use vulnerability scanners to set priorities and ensure that the most valuable aspects of your enterprise network are always secure.
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 | Published: 15 May 2012


Adding Zero-Day Offense to Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes what steps you can take to keep yourself safe from zero-day attacks.
Posted: 14 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012


Vulnerability Management For Dummies
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: Organizations need comprehensive and in-depth vulnerability management in order to stay safe, and this guide can help you implement that kind of vulnerability management.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Oct 2015


Special Report: Threat Intelligence in Late 2015
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This quarterly threat intelligence reveals the newest developments in cybercrime, helping you to stay secure against today's most dangerous threats.
Posted: 13 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015


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


Securing Information in the New Digital Economy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you how to build more effective security by focusing your attention on internal vulnerabilities.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

Oracle Corporation

The Cost of a Data Breach in 2015
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides the full details on the 2015 cost of a 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 avoid these costs.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015


The Top 10 TLS/SSL Client, Server, and Application Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an in-depth breakdown of the top 10 TLS/SSL client, server and application best practices.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

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


Research Reveals How 12 Managed Security Services Options Compare
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This analyst report evaluates 12 leading MSSPs' strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities, including offerings from IBM, Verizon, HP, Dell, Symantec, and other major players in the industry. View now to learn how these providers stack up on criteria including the following: threat intelligence, pricing, customer experience, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015


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


The Importance of Senior Executive Involvement in Breach Response
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper reveals the results of a study on why senior executives must get involved in breach management.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

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.

Cybersecurity Lessons from 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this special security report, discover what lessons can be learned from 2014's cyber-breaches to improve cybersecurity in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015


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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise
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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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