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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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The Data Loss Prevention Market by the Numbers
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This research report reveals the just how much the data loss prevention (DLP) market has grown in the wake of recent data breaches, and how organizations are incorporating it into a holistic data security strategy.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 07 Aug 2015

Digital Guardian

Beyond Malware: Detecting the Undetectable
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: This report details how successful attacks targeting high-profile government and corporate entities are able to easily bypass traditional defenses.
Posted: 27 Jul 2015 | Published: 27 Jul 2015


Countdown to Compromise: The Timeline of a Spear-Phishing Attack
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uses a typical spear-phishing scenario to demonstrate the dangers spear-phishing poses.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015


10 Things Security Experts Wish End Users Knew
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn the 10 concerns that security experts want end users to know about security at work and at home.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

Global Knowledge

It's Time to Identify and Confront Today's Data Center Security Challenges
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to detect, isolate, and block dynamic threats with a granular security approach from inside your data center. Access now to learn why network security is a good start and how to enhance it.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014


Under Threat or Compromise Every Detail Counts
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the five essential steps of security management to help you create a more comprehensive defense suited for today's threat landscape.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Get Inside the Thriving Malware Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on one of the most prevalent form of cybercrime – online banking fraud. Learn the steps cyber criminals take to gain access to your personal information.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014


Strengthening Networks and Endpoints with Behavior-Based Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at behavior-based protection, a security strategy that effectively monitors the entire network for hidden threats.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014


Data Breaches in Europe
sponsored by
RESEARCH CONTENT: The personal data of millions of Europeans have been compromised with 89% of the breaches the fault of corporations, according to this investigation by the Central European University.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and web APIs unlock tremendous business opportunities—however, they also open your systems up to a broader set of unknown users. In this resource, you'll learn the basics of securing your web applications from the OWASP Top 10.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012


Fortinet 2016 Predictions for the Evolving Threat Landscape
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents today's four most significant cyber-security threats from the hacker's perspective. Access this resource to learn the steps that you need to take to protect your organization from being the next breach victim, as well as how to shift from a reactive to a proactive security approach.
Posted: 05 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Big Data Analytics: Safety in the Digital Era
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Cybercriminals cause a lot of damage. They destroy profits, erode customers' trust, and compromise safety. This white paper identifies the ways in which big data analytics improve online safety and security. Read on and explore the efficacy of big data analytics when faced with fraudsters.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015


Cybersecurity Lessons from 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this special security report, discover what lessons can be learned from 2014's cyber-breaches to improve cybersecurity in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015


Keep Your Customers Safe from Phishing
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper presents one possible solution to the problem of phishing and helps you ensure the safety of your customers' data.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Website Security Solutions

Profiling an Enigma: The Mystery of North Korea’s Cyber Threat Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This highly interesting resource delves into North Korea's cyber threat landscape, deeply analyzing what is known about the regime's capabilities and motives, which are largely shrouded in secrecy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Why Every CIO Should Consider Vulnerability Assessment a Necessity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, CIOs will learn why vulnerability assessment is so essential to enterprise security, and can discover a leading vulnerability assessment platform that scans targeted systems on a scheduled basis in order to increase your understanding of your organization's overall security posture.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


How Extended Validation SSL Brings Confidence to Online Sales and Transactions
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of increasing customer confidence in the security of online business transactions, and introduces Symantec Extended Validation SSL Certificates as a potential solution to this challenge.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Website Security Solutions

HP Security Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This HP Security Cyber Risk Report provides industry-wide data on vulnerabilities in software, mobile, and web applications; examines how specific technologies like iOS, Android, and JAVA contribute to the attack surface; and more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014


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


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


Computer Weekly – 30 September 2014: Hacking IT from the inside
sponsored by
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, car giant Daimler talks about IT security strategy and the benefits of its own in-house hacking team. App developers are under fire for collecting too much personal data – we examine the best practice. And our review of Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 tablet asks whether it can replace the laptop. Read the issue now.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Countering Cyber-Crime with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by
EBOOK: Bigger, more diverse networks mean a bigger attack surface for hackers. Today's networking pros must assess and update network security strategies to account for new vulnerabilities and respond to inevitable attacks.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This in-depth Gartner Magic Quadrant compares 18 vendors and their EPPs. Inside, learn about each platform's strengths and cautions, and see how each matches up on the quality of their protection capabilities, the depth and breadth of features, and the ease of administration.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Sophos, Inc.

What's Behind a Cyber Attack?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the shortcomings of many current approaches to breach investigation, and also introduces one solution to help organizations to defend against advanced persistent and internal threats.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

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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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