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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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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

HIPAA Compliance & Risk Management
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Develop a proactive strategy to circumvent security problems before they occur. Learn the latest HIPAA regulation requirements to improve internal procedures and reduce threats. Understand the possible threats and formulate policies on how to protect data while conforming to the necessary regulations.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Armor

Are You a Security-First Organization?
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Regulations are not intended to tell businesses how to structure their security efforts, they are intended to be used as a guide against which the chosen security structure can be checked. Learn how to better structure your security posture to actually protect your assets rather than just looking like you're protecting them.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Armor

A Business Case For Funding Your Insider Threat Program
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: Insider threat is a growing issue that often exceeds expectations. While most organizations go to great lengths implementing background checks to vet employees; often the accidental insider and outsider turned insider (due to compromise), are overlooked. It is time for a new protect from within mentality.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Forcepoint

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

What I've Learned from 5,000 Data Breaches
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: As data breaches continue to increase, consumer expectations follow behind and expect well-orchestrated response time. Plan out how affected customers will be notified and supported throughout the entire data breach response process, from notification, to protection, to fraud resolution.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Illuminating the Real Cost of Incidents from an Insurer's Perspective
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This study helps you understand the true impact of data insecurity and the real cost of incidents by consolidating claims data from multiple insurers.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

AllClear ID

Comparison Guide Email Encryption
sponsored by ZixCorp
WHITE PAPER: Many businesses choose Office 365, a known, trusted name in email and email encryption. Fact is, Office 365 is objectively not the easiest to incorporate into business life when compared to the competition. Discover the comparison yourself in this white paper and reevaluate your organization's email solution.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

ZixCorp

The Executive's Guide to the 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report
sponsored by Dimension Data & Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers insights on the latest security threats and offers best practices for protecting your organization from cybersecurity attacks as they grow in sophistication. Access now to receive comprehensive data from 24 security ops centers that'll provide you with a highly accurate representation of the global threat landscape.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Dimension Data & Cisco

Protect your Organization Against Cybercrime in the Digital Era
sponsored by Dimension Data & Cisco
WHITE PAPER: See stats about this past year's detected cyberattacks and learn how to protect your private data against in today's hostile environment. Access immediately to learn where your vulnerabilities may lay and how to best protect yourself against sophisticated threats.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Dimension Data & Cisco

Streamline Data Security Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to harden your data infrastructure by scanning targeted systems on a scheduled basis to detect vulnerabilities. Learn to identify exploitable security holes in your database and enforce best practices with tests and customizable options for each data type.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Oracle database licensing challenges
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you three examples businesses whose licensing agreements with Oracle fell short of expectations. Learn some of the shortcomings these businesses experienced to protect yourself from similar involvement.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Matrix42

Using Veeam and VMware vSphere Tags for Advanced Policy-driven Data Protection
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines activities that will protect workloads based on the “desired state” that their users will define for their workloads.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Veeam Software

Market Analysis: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Products
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this Gartner Magic Quadrant report for an overview of today's SIEM market, and an analysis of 14 different vendors to determine which SIEM product is right for 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 Gartner report for insight on aligning IT's needs with 3 key use cases to choose the best SIEM tool for your organization.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

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

The Top 10 TLS/SSL Client, Server, and Application Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
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 Website Security Solutions

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

Symantec

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

IBM

Close Security Gaps for Every Endpoint
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can utilize both machine learning and behavioral analytics to analyze all available endpoint data, helping you stop more attacks, see more threats, and close every vulnerability.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

3 Major Challenges to Securing Your Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report addresses the top 3 major security challenges as your organization moves into the cloud. Gain an overview of strategies for protecting your data and network.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Vulnerability Response Best Practices
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a step-by-step approach in responding to vulnerabilities with examples of breaches throughout. Learn how to prepare you network for an attack and how to lessen the potential for security flaws in your network.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

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

IBM

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

IBM

Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, readers learn about the many factors that leave web applications vulnerable to attack; how SSL encryption can help to prevent the risk of data loss; how to assess their current state of vulnerability; and much more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Website Security Solutions
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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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