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DEFINITION: Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose. The individual who performs an act of hacktivism is said to be a hacktivist. A hacktivist uses the same tools and techniques as a hacker, but does so in order to disrupt services and bring attention to a political or social cause. For example, one might leave a highly visible message  … 
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Comparative Analysis of Buhtrap, Carbanak, and Metel
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the Buhtrap, Carbanak and Metel cybercriminal groups in this white paper. Discover background on each group's operations over the years, what sort of damaged they've done and what tools they've used to accomplish their malicious objectives.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

DDoS Prevention For Attacks That Bypass DNS Rerouting
sponsored by Radware
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you'll uncover ways organizations can stay protected when using cloud-based DDoS prevention services. Read on to learn expert strategies from emerging business and technology director Ed Moyle.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016


Why You Need to Test All Your Cloud, Mobile and Web Applications
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the importance of complete application testing and gives you recommendations on how to beat the challenges associated with protecting all web applications. Learn how to prioritize testing to receive the greatest ROI and manage your risk without a huge monetary investment.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014


Ransomware — Anatomy of an Attack
sponsored by OpenDNS
VIDEO: Discover how an effective ransomware attack comes together in this short video based on every day events. Get inside the head of a modern day hacker and learn how they've turned a malicious hobby into a fruitful career.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 08 Sep 2016


2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The Ponemon Institute surveyed 383 companies in 16 industry sectors about their experience with data breaches. Learn how the majority of these companies are solving breaches efficiently and cost-effectively with business continuity management (BCM.)
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016


Kona Client Reputation
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: Discover the business benefits and operational benefits you can achieve by adding a new, advanced algorithm to your security infrastructure. Profile malicious users before they have a chance to infect your network.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Safeguarding Vital Data Is a Battle You Can Win
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, uncover what it means to develop data management and protection policies that reach from the core of the business out to mobile devices, the cloud and beyond. Also, learn how to be ready for whatever security challenges the world sends your way.
Posted: 24 Sep 2016 | Published: 24 Sep 2016

Intel Security

Ransomware: Threats, Motivations, and Tools of the Trade
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Today's hackers require less money and time than ever before to start their campaign. Learn more about how marketplace dynamics are shifting the scale of the modern attack landscape, and uncover access to a valuable resource for security professionals.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016


Who Will CAVE First: Likely Targets of Ransomware
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: The following resource lists an acronym that highlights four key areas criminals will assess in their decision to target people and companies. Learn how to avoid being a victim by getting inside the mind of a ransomware attacker.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016


The Changing Workforce: Automation & the Role of Ex-Hackers
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: The wave of automation is forcing companies to think differently about how they structure their security resources. Learn what your peers are doing to keep the network impermeable, including employing ex-hackers, automating security models, and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016


Cyber Security Recommendations from the C-Suite
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: From this resource, garner the top 5 cybersecurity best practices for enterprise leaders, as illustrated by a survey conducted of over 200 C-level security executives. Read on now to access detailed insight on their expert recommendations for cybersecurity in 2016.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016


Outsmarting Ransomware: Protect Your Money and Assets
sponsored by arcserve
WEBCAST: Watch this highly informative webinar from featuring IT security leaders as they teach you how to defeat those ransomware hackers lurking in the dark of cyberspace. You'll discover preventative measure and remediation strategies to keep your organization safe.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2016


Miercom Report - Cisco Catalyst 3650
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: The Cisco Catalyst 3650 is an enterprise access switch – ideal for branch-office deployments. Models in this versatile switch series deliver a spectrum of capabilities. This Miercom report details some of the clear business benefits that the Cisco Catalyst 3650 delivers supported by the results of hands-on testing.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

IDC: Rethinking the Network as a Security Sensor and Enforcer
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
RESEARCH CONTENT: Given the amount of sensitive data traveling across enterprise networks, cybercriminals will look to use networks to accomplish their goal of data breach. This IDC technology spotlight details how to embed security tools in your network by way of a network security platform.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Surfacing Critical Cyber Threats Through Security Intelligence
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Fortunately, it's possible for organizations with limited budgets and higher risk tolerances to achieve significant improvements in security maturity. Discover ways to adopt mature capabilities by building an integrated architecture.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Anatomy of a Hack Disrupted
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What if there was a way to solve these potentially devastating problems before they occurred in the first place? Access this paper to uncover a real-life situation, in which a malware attack took place but was mitigated before any damage took place.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Industry Assessment: Key Findings on Effective Threat Protection
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This report shows the results of an engineering analysis for threat detection, techniques, and management strategies. Discover how one threat protection platform was tested using five key criteria.
Posted: 12 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Mar 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Exposing the Unknown: How Sandboxing Technology Fights Modern Threats
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Examine the challenges enterprises face today, and the increasing need for comprehensive security solutions. You'll also explore the emerging role of sandboxing as a powerful weapon in cyber security.
Posted: 12 Aug 2016 | Published: 12 Aug 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Spotlight on Insider Threats to Cloud Applications
sponsored by Palerra Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this quick infographic, get a solid understanding of the makeup of insider threats to the cloud, why they are on the rise, and how to mitigate your enterprise's vulnerability to them.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 10 Aug 2016

Palerra Inc.

Ransomware: What You Need to Know
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This article provides an overview of the world of ransomware. Uncover the differences between the most prevalent ransomware families, insights on smaller yet unique ransomware, and most importantly, mitigation and protection methods.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 20 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Trustwave Global Security Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Understanding the motivations and resources of professional cybercriminals is key to defending against them. This report gives you an inside look at the business behind malware with stats from breach investigations around the world.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016


Give Your Threat Counter-Measures a Shot in the Arm
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover a deep (but concise) look at the current evolution of the modern security landscape: giving a succinct rundown of why attacks are stronger than ever, how to develop a strategic defense, and what to look for in solutions. Gain actionable insight into prevention, detection, mitigation, and more.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Here's What Your Personal Data is Going for on the Dark Web
sponsored by BMC
ANALYST REPORT: How much is your data worth? Take a good look at this underground marketplace to better understand the need for a proactive security strategy in your organization.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016


Make Ransomware Attacks Less Dangerous
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: It's only a matter of time before a hacker infiltrates your system and holds your files hostage. What then? You can't defeat ransomware, but there are strategies you can adopt to make attacks less dangerous for your organization. Find out what your security options are in this e-guide.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 08 Jun 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Cyber Liability: Risks, Ramifications, and Mitigation
sponsored by eSentire
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can better defend your organization against external attack and limit exposure by reducing your attack profile available to attackers by accessing this resource.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

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HACKERS DEFINITION (continued): …  on the home page of a Web site that gets a lot of traffic or which embodies a point-of-view that is being opposed. Or one might launch a denial-of-service attack to disrupt traffic to a particular site.A recent demonstration of hacktivism followed the death of a Chinese airman when his jet fighter collided with a U.S. surveillance plane in April 2001. Chinese and American hacktivists from both countries hacked Web sites and used them as "blackboards" for their statements. Whether hacktivism is a crime may be debated. Opponents argue that hacktivism causes damage in a forum where there is already … 
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