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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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Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report - Executive Summary
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive whitepaper now for an overview of the security landscape midway through 2014, including threat intelligence, rising trends, and much more.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 14 Nov 2014

Cisco

2014 Cost of Cyber Crime Study
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

Security Analytics and Intelligence Survey 2014
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey of 350 IT professionals explores how IT security teams use security analytics and intelligence to help detect cyber 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

The Importance of Senior Executive Involvement in Breach Response
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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 Company

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.

10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource details a 10-step process to stopping distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks immediately and before critical damage can be made.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

F5 Networks

Head First into the Sandbox
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive whitepaper now to learn about the evolution of sandboxing and explore some advanced evasion techniques.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

5 Pillars for a Strong Cyber-Resilience Foundation
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper offers up best practices for creating a cyber-resilient enterprise.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 12 Aug 2014

Symantec Corporation

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

Take Control of Your IT Security with New Cyber Resilience Programs
sponsored by Sungard
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth whitepaper, discover a new cyber resilience program that can strengthen your defense against malicious attackers, improve responsiveness and adaptability, and provide comprehensive risk management.
Posted: 24 Sep 2014 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Sungard

Strengthening Security, Compliance, and Control in Microsoft® Office 365®
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: There are some missing features in Office 365 that will prompt some customers to consider the use of third-party, cloud-based or on-premises tools to enhance Office 365's native capabilities.
Posted: 22 Sep 2014 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

Actiance

Vendor Landscape: Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check out this helpful resource to get an inside evaluation of today's IDPS vendors and products, and uncover which are the best fit for your enterprise needs.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

A Provactive New Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover a new integrated vulnerability assessment and security intelligence solution that can enhance vulnerability insights and improve security efficiency.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

8 Simple Steps to Bring Shadow IT into the Light
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper outlines the 8 essential steps for IT professionals to drag Shadow IT into the light and regain control of their organization.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Rackspace

How to Stop Advanced Attacks using Big Data and Behavioral Analytics
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how organizations can leverage big data and behavioral analytics in their network to foil the top attacks.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

RSA

How to Leverage Big Data to Fight Digital Fraud
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, explore a web threat detection solution that leverages big data to enable security teams to better combat digital fraud.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

RSA

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

IBM

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

IBM

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

IBM

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

IBM

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

IBM

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): …  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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