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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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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

CloudPassage

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

IBM

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.

Building a Network that Knows Security
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn why you must implement a multi-dimensional security approach to minimize potential network security risks, and 11 key attributes to look for when building a secure network.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

IBM Security Network IPS GX7800 Comparative Efficacy and Performance Evaluation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Networks are facing more advanced threats than ever before. Learn how IBM's solutions fare against a Snort-based device.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

IBM

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

10 Network Security Tools and Tests Everyone Should Use
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a list of 10 security tools or tests that will help you check out suspicious issues and keep ahead of new risks and threats.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a security intelligence platform that integrates with data monitoring and vulnerability assessment for improved threat detection.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

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

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

Disrupt Advanced Attacks and Prevent Loss with this Integrated Security Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative whitepaper to explore a new integrated, contextually-aware security solution that provides improved threat detection and prevention across the enterprise.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

How To Avoid Heartbleed Or Similar SSL Related Vulnerabilities?
sponsored by i-Sprint Innovations
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores top strategies for resolving Heartbleed and similar SSL-related vulnerabilities.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

i-Sprint Innovations

Best Practices for Security and Compliance with Amazon Web Services
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This resource sheds light on the latest expectations for cloud security, and what role providers and customers have in securing a cloud environment. Click through to reveal 12 steps to a successful secure cloud adoption.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Trend Micro

A Provocative Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence and Vulnerability Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores an effective strategy and tool for vulnerability management and outlines the key benefits.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Discovering Vulnerable Web Applications
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how large enterprises can effectively discover, catalog and scan web applications to control vulnerabilities as part of their organization's overall vulnerability management program.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

Qualys

Real Time Endpoint Compliance for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore an endpoint management solution that will help federal agencies continuously monitor, manage, and detect vulnerabilities across their critical networks.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Your Personal Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the latest hactivist and cybercriminal methods of attack, and presents a 7-step guide you can use to safeguard your website from attack.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Endpoint Protection Platforms for Enterprises
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores a unique enterprise endpoint protection platform that encompasses a multitude of security tools.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Knowledge is Power: The Symantec Guide to Protecting your Website
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the importance of securing your system, overcoming any vulnerabilities and how this can help you maintain consumer confidence.
Posted: 30 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

EMA report: A Provocative New Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence: IBM Introduces QRadar Vulnerability Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Many security teams struggle with the limitations of traditional, isolated security tools. For today's complex IT infrastructure, you need a comprehensive, integrated way to manage the security of your applications, network, and data.
Posted: 06 Dec 2013 | Published: 03 Jul 2013

IBM
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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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