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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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Web-facing applications: Security assessment tools and strategies
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: Read this expert E-guide to find out how you can properly asses web application threats and the tools your organization can use for protection. Learn how to mitigate likely web application threats and how you can ensure your business is protected.
Posted: 08 Oct 2012 | Published: 08 Oct 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Web Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an explanation on why web vulnerability assessments are necessary, and provide extra security for your customers.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec Website Security Solutions

Symantec Intelligence Report - June 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Symantec Intelligence Report outlines the latest need-to-know security information on vulnerabilities, spam, phish, malware, and data breaches.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Intelligence Report – May 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Keeping on top of the latest security happenings is crucial to protecting your organization. In this recent edition of Symantec's Intelligence Report, view a number of statistics and up-to-date material on the current threat landscape to learn what you should expect both now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

Creating the Ultimate Security Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines the latest nature of attacks and vulnerabilities in the security landscape and details the capabilities and solutions that must be leveraged to maintain secure operations.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

IBM

Practitioner's Guide to Establishing an SOC
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of how to evaluate the security controls needed to establish a Security Operation Center (SOC), along with what data a SOC needs to quickly detect and respond to a breach.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 09 Apr 2013

AlienVault

Next-Generation Vulnerability Management
sponsored by SAINT Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper takes an in-depth look at how proper vulnerability management can protect business operations, mitigate risks, and improve overall IT management. Discover the latest solutions and strategies for ensuring your data is secure from attacks.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 12 Jul 2013

SAINT Corporation

Managing Web Security in an Increasing Challenging Threat Landscape
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers guidance to help your organization manage web security in an increasingly dangerous threat landscape. Learn how cybercriminals are targeting web-based vulnerabilities and see what you can do to stay safe by reading on now.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Report: Cyber Security Attack and Incident Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Uncover analysis of security attack and incident data from IBM Security Services' plethora of data collected from their tens of billions of events monitored daily for their 3,700+ clients.
Posted: 15 May 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

IBM

Improving Tools and Techniques to Combat Malware Evolution
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Some researchers are working hard to create tools that strengthen malware analysis and improve security. Read this expert guide to learn more about what look look for in malware and the threat actors behind the scenes.
Posted: 09 Oct 2012 | Published: 09 Oct 2012

Webroot

STATE OF DNS AVAILABILITY REPORT
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to learn more about the domain name system vulnerabilities that you should keep in mind for the busy season. Find out some of the challenges of availability and the impact downtime can have on your enterprise by accessing this resource.
Posted: 26 Sep 2012 | Published: 26 Sep 2012

Verisign, Inc.

IBM X-Force 2011 Trend and Risk Report CIO Security Priorities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative white paper to learn more about the attack trends in 2011 including external network and security breaches. Discover key ways to prevent leaked customer data and inaccessible web services by analyzing the risks before it's too late.
Posted: 24 Sep 2012 | Published: 24 Sep 2012

IBM

2012 - Endpoint Security Best Practices Survey
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative resource to find out more about securing your endpoints. It outlines the best practices to avoid a cyber-attack along with many other helpful recommendations.
Posted: 06 Sep 2012 | Published: 06 Sep 2012

Symantec Corporation

Patch management: Fixing vulnerabilities before they are exploited
sponsored by GFI LanGuard
WHITE PAPER: Software updates are constant, and it's one of the most challeneging and resource-intensive tasks for an IT department. Securing vulnerabilities remains one of the most essential updates for IT pros. View this informative white paper to learn more about effective patch managment.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

GFI LanGuard

GFI Reviews and awards
sponsored by GFI LanGuard
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive resource to read reviews and uncover the awards given to one particular network security and vulnerability scanner by 80 different websites and critics. Learn why this award-winning solution is trusted by so many organizations across the globe!
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

GFI LanGuard

HP Fortify on Demand - Enterprise Software Security in the Cloud
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: HP is changing the enterprise security landscape with its Security Intelligence and Risk Management Platform. By using advanced threat research and security events and vulnerabilities, they develop an unparalleled visibility. Access this informative white paper to learn more about security-as-a-service (SaaS) and how it can help your organization.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

HP Fortify Software Security Center- Proactively Eliminate Risk in Software
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Learn how HP can transform your enterprise security landscape with its Security Intelligence and Risk Management Platform. By using advanced threat research, you can ensure unparalleled visibility across security assets. With over 90 percent of vulnerabilities in software, this is a resource you certainly don't want to overlook.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 24 Aug 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Rewriting the Rules of Patch Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: By implementing more patches, software vendors are keeping pace with malware exploits. Consult this informative white paper to learn more about patch management and how it can benefit your business. Virtually eliminate the risks to your company by following these steps.
Posted: 24 Aug 2012 | Published: 09 Feb 2011

IBM

Webroot Secure Anywhere - Endpoint Protection
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Threats are becoming more sophisticated and frequent than ever before, as a result businesses require a revolutionary approach to endpoint malware protection. Access this informative white paper to learn how Webroot is using its services to keep security up-to-date and effective.
Posted: 06 Aug 2012 | Published: 06 Aug 2012

Webroot

The Top 10 Reports for Managing Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: Observing the complete lifecycle of vulnerability management begins with asset discovery. Learn more about the key steps for successful management with this informative resource. How can you improve your security?
Posted: 30 Jul 2012 | Published: 30 Jul 2012

Qualys

Web Application Security: How to Minimize the Risk of Attacks
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper outlines the importance of Web application security. With over 55 percent of vulnerabilities in 2010 resulting in attacks, a solution is necessary. Learn more about the different types of Web application vulnerabilities as well as how to detect vulnerabilities more efficiently.
Posted: 26 Jul 2012 | Published: 26 Jul 2012

Qualys

Protect citizen data with IBM Rational software
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Digital and connected government information improves processes and makes accessibility simple for public sector agencies. This white paper outlines how agencies can keep their information available without risking sensitive data.
Posted: 24 Jul 2012 | Published: 24 Jul 2012

IBM

Best Practices to Protect the Cardholder Data Environment and Achieve PCI Compliance
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: Cyber-attacks that target customer and financial information are becoming more popular and businesses need to protect their data. Prevent attackers from taking advantage of the gaps in your security plan by creating a comprehensive information security policy.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 18 Jul 2012


The Busy IT Pros Guide to Vulnerability Management: Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Preventable Attacks
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Many businesses suffer attacks because they leave their endpoints unpatched and insecurely configured. Protecting every aspect of your organizations valuable information is an essential part of the security process. This white paper provides five tips for avoiding preventable attacks and creating a comprehensive vulnerability management plan.
Posted: 17 Jul 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Lumension
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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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