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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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DHS US-CERT Alert on SAP Cybersecurity
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: This U.S. government alert addresses recent vulnerabilities issues caused by SAP applications. Learn the cause and extent of these vulnerabilities, as well as solutions for mitigating them.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 May 2016


A Guide to Vendor Risk Management
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Vendor risk management (VRM) is a critical business practice. Within the pages of this guide, security professionals will learn about basic questions you need to ask all vendors and the impact of continuous risk monitoring software.
Posted: 05 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016


Cb Defense
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can gain next-generation AV to stop more attacks, see more threats, and close more security gaps than ever before. Get unprecedented visibility and actionable intelligence while protecting servers, laptops, and desktops from advanced attackers.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Ponemon Institute Application Security Risk Management Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report shows you the results of the recent Ponemon Institute study on how IT pros approach application security in their organizations. Inside, you'll see why many organizations are falling short of adequate application security and learn how you might patch your own application security vulnerabilities.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016


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

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


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


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


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


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


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

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


Proactive Responses to Today's Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn to maintain continuous compliance and see how to quickly respond to incidents to mitigate their impact. Access now to learn how you can gain leading analytics capabilities to provide insight that'll harden your infrastructure.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014


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


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


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

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

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

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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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