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ALSO CALLED: Network Vulnerability Assessment, Network Vulnerability, Security Vulnerabilities, Network Security Vulnerabilities, Vulnerabilities, Host Vulnerability Assessment, Internet Security Vulnerabilities
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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Threat Intelligence and Data Solutions for your Security Strategy
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks UK
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the benefits of threat intelligence for both the enterprise and individual security professionals, plus what costs organizations to not have threat intelligence.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Apr 2011

Dell SecureWorks UK

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2011
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This threat report takes a thorough look back at the most significant threats, trends and outright attacks of the year that was. Read now for helpful tips and best practices for keeping your confidential information safe.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Symantec Corporation

Software Security Analysis: Control Flow Security Analysis with McCabe IQ
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how comprehensive security analysis equips you with the proper insight into the structure of your software code to identify and resolve possible security holes
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 | Published: 17 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Why Free Patch Management Tools Could Cost You More
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why so-called "free" patch management solutions could really end up costing your organization more in the long run.
Posted: 13 Jan 2012 | Published: 13 Jan 2012

Lumension

The CISOs Guide to Measuring IT Security
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive white paper, learn the key steps to enhancing your security visibility so that you have a voice at the executive table and not just a seat.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

Lumension

Lumension Patch Management: Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a centralized, comprehensive approach to application patching, allowing security pros to automatically detect risks, deploy patches and protect business information across a complex, highly distributed physical and virtual environment.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

Lumension

Three simple steps to better patch security
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Security experts estimate that 90% of successful attacks against software vulnerabilities could be prevented with an existing patch or configuration setting. Still, many computers in organizations remain unpatched and unprotected. In this whitepaper, uncover three best practices for improving your security and compliance with patch assessment.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 16 Dec 2011

Sophos, Inc.

White Paper: SCM: The "Blocking and Tackling" of IT Security
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In IT security, obvious weaknesses like weak configurations often get overlooked. Yet for hackers, they’re an open door into networks and systems. Learn how security configuration management (SCM), a critical security control, hardens configurations to prevent breaches, and immediately detects and corrects any subsequent changes that weaken them.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

Tripwire, Inc.

Risk and Compliance Outlook
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Forward-thinking companies have implemented or are in the process of developing risk management and compliance initiatives. Learn about options for auditable risk management programs that address IT security as a business risk.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Operational Efficiencies of Proactive Vulnerability Management
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to explore the operational and economic efficiencies associated with the implementation of proactive, integrated, and automated vulnerability management compared to the inefficiencies of a reactive, manual, and fragmented security operation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2011 | Published: 29 Aug 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Hardening Database Security
sponsored by McAfee.
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to learn how McAfee® Database Security Solution, a multitiered software solution that provides protection to all databases and data assets, warding off threats and eliminating vulnerabilities while providing compliance and maximising the efficiency of your operations.
Posted: 15 Aug 2011 | Published: 09 Aug 2011

McAfee.

Automating IT Security Audits to Demonstrate Compliance and Protect Data
sponsored by NetIQ Europe
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will tell you why IT security auditing is so important, the problems with the current approach to it, and how this product can help you automate your IT security audits.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

NetIQ Europe

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents results of research performed by IBM into client-side JavaScript vulnerabilities using a JavaScript Security Analyzer (JSA), which performs static taint analysis on JavaScript code that was collected from web pages extracted by an automated deep web crawl process.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

IBM

Trend Micro’s End-to-End Vulnerability Management: A New Approach to Layered Security
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: An explosion in system and application vulnerabilities has been met with new ways to attack these weaknesses. In this paper, EMA analysts take a look at factors driving the need for increased security, and how new approaches to mitigating vulnerabilities such as virtual patching or remediation, provide more ways to deliver vulnerability management.
Posted: 31 Jan 2011 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.

Web Application Security — How to Minimize Prevalent Risk of Attacks
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This guide surveys typical web application vulnerabilities, compares options for detection, and introduces the QualysGuard Web Application Scanning solution – a new on demand service from Qualys that automates detection of the most prevalent vulnerabilities in custom web applications.
Posted: 13 Jan 2011 | Published: 11 Jan 2011

Qualys

Help Strengthen Security by Building a Trusted Identity Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As more people cross more borders – physically and virtually – the need to implement a reliable human identity system for proper verification becomes crucial. Read on to see how IBM dissuades credential abuse while helping customs, border management and law enforcement organizations ensure the safety and security of citizens and workers.
Posted: 10 Jan 2011 | Published: 10 Jan 2011

IBM

Virus Bulletin: Comparative Reviews August-December 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to view the latest news and information about VB100 testing,  Windows Vista,  Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7 Professional, and  so much more.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

ESET

Global Threat Trends: October 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: Read this month's Global Threat Trends to learn about the top 10 security threats in October. Discover what’s new on the cyber front and get an inside look at this year's eCity Symposium, and more!
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 10 Nov 2010

ESET

Top Ten Database Security Threats: How to Mitigate the Most Significant Database Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: For each threat, the paper describes background information, general risk mitigation strategies, and the database protection provided by Imperva SecureSphere Database Security Solutions.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

Imperva

The Right Tool for the Right Job: An Application Security Tools Report Card
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the most common tools found in the enterprise application security environment.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2010

IBM

The Anatomy of a Cross-Site Scripting Campaign
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: XSS attacks are not new. What makes this particular situation unique is the process the ADC used to uncover the attack. Read this paper to find out so much more about XSS attacks.
Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | Published: 23 Aug 2010

Imperva

Malware Security Report: Protecting Your Business, Customers and Bottom Line
sponsored by VeriSign Australia
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you understand the threats from Malware and how it can impact your online business. You’ll learn about criminals’ motivations for distributing malware through the web and how they infect web servers to make distribution possible, as well as techniques administrators can use to detect them.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

VeriSign Australia

Choosing the Right Security Solution: Moving Beyond SSL to Establish Trust
sponsored by VeriSign Australia
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores new developments in website security that online businesses should be implementing to build confidence in their sites, protect valuable brands and safeguard customers’ sensitive information, not to mention improving their bottom line.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

VeriSign Australia

Information Security Magazine Online July/August Issue – Demystifying APT: Get the facts about this targeted threat activity
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
WHITE PAPER: The industry has preached the need for software security and secure coding for several years now. After all, if software is designed securely from the start, it means fewer problems down the road. Read this paper now to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jul 2010 | Published: 21 Jul 2010

Information Security Magazine

Data Protection Solutions at Midsize Organizations
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In January of 2008, a random sample of online technical newsletter subscribers at midsize companies (100- 5,000 employees) received an email invitation to participate in a survey about data protection solutions use at their organizations. The goal of the survey was to identify sources of and/or reasons for information security breaches and more.
Posted: 15 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Trend Micro, Inc.
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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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