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ALSO CALLED: DSS (Digital Signature Standards)
DEFINITION: Digital Signature Standard (DSS) is the digital signature algorithm (DSA) developed by the U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) to generate a digital signature for the authentication of electronic documents. DSS was put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in 1994, and has become the United States government standard for authentication of electronic documents.  … 
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A Security Assessment of Android Full-disk Encryption
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EGUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series describes an attack on Android 5.0 full disk encryption and discusses potential countermeasures.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 02 Aug 2016

A Technology Brief on SSL/TLS Traffic
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RESOURCE: In this resource, get a detailed breakdown of SSL/TLS traffic and not only its importance to enterprises but also the grave threat it can pose if malware hides in it. Discover the skills necessary to effectively utilize encrypted traffic and combat the malware threat.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

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Addressing Mobile App Risk
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WHITE PAPER: Uncover why enterprises need to take a mobile first approach to the security of employees and the data they access/share via apps on their mobile devices.
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Advanced Evasion Techniques for Dummies
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EBOOK: Learn the current state of cyber-criminality and why the security landscape looks so rosy from their perspective. Come to understand not only the shortcomings of traditional approaches but also how patching can lead to further problems and the issues with current network security devices countering advanced evasion techniques.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


An Introduction to Quantum Lifecycle Management
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from The Open Group introduces QLM, explains why it is necessary and how its development and acceptance will be assured.
Posted: 18 Jan 2013 | Published: 05 Nov 2012

Applications and best practices to keep your mobile devices secure
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EGUIDE: Uncover best practices for keeping your mobile devices and applications secure.
Posted: 06 Mar 2012 | Published: 06 Mar 2012

Are You Fully Secure? Or Are You Using Weak Authentication Methods?
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WHITE PAPER: This infographic shows you the top 5 ways organizations are using authentication to improve secure access and protect valuable data.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

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Assessing and Sharpening your Security Controls
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WHITE PAPER: Learn what a proper security audit should review, how the report should be structured, and how to reduce risk. Also discover how audits need to be carried out, which controls should be focused upon, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 18 Aug 2016

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Attacks through HTTPS can be a vulnerability for enterprises
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you identify hidden threats to your business and what sort of encryption your network might need.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

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Access Certification: Addressing and Building on a Critical Security Control
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the forces driving security controls related to access and how to use automated access certification processes to address these critical issues. The detailed whitepaper walks thorugh the key components of an enterprise-grade access certification solution and highlights the results achieved by customers.
Posted: 21 Mar 2011 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

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Achieving North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) Cyber Security Standards
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WHITE PAPER: Learn about NERC compliance challenges and how to ensure audit-readiness by delivering end-to-end vulnerability management, endpoint protection and data protection solutions.
Posted: 06 Apr 2009 | Published: 02 Mar 2009


Achieving PCI compliance with Dell SecureWorks' security services
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WHITE PAPER: It is imperative that your organization meets the security requirements of PCI DSS and other compliance measures in order to ensure that your sensitive data is protected. View this paper to discover how a leading security provider can help secure your network while ensuring compliance.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

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Achieving Security With Cloud PC Backup
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WHITE PAPER: This document introduces the many security measures currently in place within the Iron Mountain data protection architecture to prevent unauthorized access or damage to customer data.
Posted: 14 Sep 2010 | Published: 14 Sep 2010

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Adapting to the new web security and email security threats
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EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide from, industry leaders Karen Scarfone and Nick Lewis offer critical tips to securing email and Web use – given the latest advanced, targeted threats.
Posted: 06 May 2014 | Published: 06 May 2014

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Addressing Compliance Initiatives with Center for Internet Security Benchmarks
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WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper details the background you need to build an effective compliance program by understanding benchmarks, the basic building blocks of compliance initiatives. You'll learn about the benchmarks specified by the Center for Internet Security (CIS), which are often used as a starting point for creating a compliance initiative.
Posted: 30 Mar 2009 | Published: 01 Jan 2009

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Addressing IT governance, risk and compliance (GRC) to meet regulatory requirements and reduce operational risk in financial services organizations
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WHITE PAPER: Organizations must implement the right IT GRC controls to meet meet regulatory requirements in areas of specific concern to auditors and reduce operational risk. Learn how IBM provides the capabilities to tackle specific compliance and audit requirements and address issues affecting long-term, ongoing risk management.
Posted: 08 Aug 2011 | Published: 08 Aug 2011


Addressing the Security Dangers of "Appification"
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WHITE PAPER: Identify the key security dangers of mobile apps in the enterprise and find out how to eliminate them. Learn not only what an enterprise can do for data at rest, data in motion, methods of deployment, and more.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016


Advanced Encryption Standard New Instructions
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WHITE PAPER: Intel conducted tests on Web servers serving encypted data to quantify the benefits of AES-NI and found that AES-NI reduced computational overhead of encyrption by 50 percent. Continue reading this paper to learn more about the tests and results.
Posted: 10 May 2010 | Published: 04 May 2010

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Advantages of Amanda over Proprietary Backup
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how Amanda compares to other backup products. It will help you understand some key Amanda differences and how to evaluate and transition to Amanda.
Posted: 09 Jul 2008 | Published: 08 Jul 2008

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Airport Insecurity: The Case of Lost Laptops
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WHITE PAPER: This paper contains the findings of a study to understand the current risks posed to sensitive and confidential data contained in the laptops of business travelers.
Posted: 15 Jan 2010 | Published: 30 Jun 2008

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Aligning Security to Provide the Anticipated Business Results
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WHITE PAPER: This resource looks at some of the more important questions IT managers should consider when implementing a security solutions strategy.
Posted: 21 Sep 2011 | Published: 21 Sep 2011

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An Expert Guide to the PCI DSS 3.0
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EBOOK: This expert handbook gives you the information that you require right now to understand the updated requirements for the PCI DSS 3.0, which went into effect in early 2014.
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Archive Security in a Tiered Storage Environment
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WHITE PAPER: Find out how to identify potential security risks and review various storage technologies and business operations that balance the security requirements of long term archiving with overall cost and operation of the archive.
Posted: 06 Sep 2006 | Published: 24 Aug 2006


Are You Complacent About Mobile Threats?
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EGUIDE: In this expert guide, learn how a lackadaisical attitude towards mobile security can prove to be catastrophic to enterprises as mobile threats continue to exploit known vulnerabilities to gut profits.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016


Automated Compliance: Making the Case and Reaping the Rewards
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PODCAST: Regulatory compliance is a priority that never goes away for banking institutions. In this podcast, learn about the core competencies of regulatory compliance and the regulatory compliance trends to watch for in 2009.
Posted: 30 Mar 2009 | Premiered: Mar 30, 2009

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DIGITAL SIGNATURE STANDARDS DEFINITION (continued): …  DSS is specified in Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 186.DSA is a pair of large numbers that are computed according to the specified algorithm within parameters that enable the authentication of the signatory, and as a consequence, the integrity of the data attached. Digital signatures are generated through DSA, as well as verified. Signatures are generated in conjunction with the use of a private key; verification takes place in reference to a corresponding public key. Each signatory has their own paired public (assumed to be known to the general public) and private (known … 
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