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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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How European Enterprises Are Preparing for Cybercrime
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the results of a survey assessing Europe's cybercrime readiness.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Into the Breach: Lessons from Real Security Incidents
sponsored by Varonis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines three devastating security breaches from start to finish, helping you to learn from the mistakes of these compromised businesses and to better keep yourself safe.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Varonis

Understand the Threat Landscape
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This infographic provides you with some essential statistics regarding the rising problem of cybercrime.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Data Breach Risk Calculator
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With this risk calculator, you can answer a few simple questions to determine how much your organization would lose in a data breach.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

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

IBM

Malware Defense and the Fundamentals of Endpoint Security
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide contains expert advice on malware detection, endpoint security, and more.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015


Endpoint Security and Best Practices for Detecting Malware
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you can find essential tips for adapting your endpoint security to the mobile workforce, and for protecting against hidden malware.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015


Advanced Persistent Threat Detection and How to Prevent Drive-By Download Attacks
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide explains what you can do to detect and stop even the most advanced threats.
Posted: 12 Jun 2015 | Published: 12 Jun 2015


Breach Response: How to Prepare for the Inevitable
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper tells you what you need to know to be prepared for a major security breach.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

10 IPS Platforms Reviewed and Compared
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report examines ten different IPS platforms and reviews them based on block rate, anti-evasion capabilities and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Current DDoS Attack and Security Landscape
sponsored by Neustar®
RESOURCE: This white paper report outlines the state of DDoS attack trends and the defensive approaches organizations are using. View now to learn why traditional DDoS defenses are allowing hidden malware to sneak through and the new approaches to mitigate DDoS attacks.
Posted: 29 May 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

Neustar®

Detect, Prevent, and Manage Cyber-Security Incidents
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper suggests how you can partner with security services for more advanced and effective threat detection and mitigation.
Posted: 26 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Uncover Advanced Attacks and Detect Hidden Breaches
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can gain greater visibility into the state of both active and live threats hidden within your network.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Examining the Hacker's Evolution
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: This webcast examines how hackers are evolving their techniques to achieve their goals faster and undetected and the top 10 attacks they use. Inside, learn how a risk based approach prioritizes vulnerabilities differently than the "high, medium, low" strategy and why it's imperative to make the switch. View now to learn more.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Premiered: May 6, 2015

WhiteHat Security

Keep Yourself Secure from Growing Cyber-Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover what you can do to stay safe in an increasingly dangerous cyber landscape, including increasing proactivity in your security strategy and partnering with security services.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 21 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

IBM Security Services 2014 Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines why and how cybercrime is increasing and suggests practices for maintaining security.
Posted: 21 May 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

SQL Injection: How to Sidestep the Oldest Hacking Trick in the Book
sponsored by EE
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides insight into the basics of SQL injection attacks and discusses why it continues to be one of the most common forms of cyber-attack.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

EE

Simplifying Protection of Critical Assets
sponsored by AVG Technologies
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide lays out a simple strategy you can use to make sure you're optimizing your security resources.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

AVG Technologies

How to Secure the Enterprise With Threat Intelligence and Protection Software
sponsored by AVG Technologies
EGUIDE: This expert guide can help you stay secure in today's threat landscape by helping you build a strong, layered security system that includes threat intelligence and multiple forms of endpoint protection.
Posted: 19 May 2015 | Published: 19 May 2015

AVG Technologies

2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In this report, discover what security professionals had to say about mobile security, endpoint security, and other important trends in the cybersecurity landscape.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 12 May 2015

Citrix

Distil Networks 2015 Bad Bot Report: 5 High-Risk Lessons
sponsored by Distil Networks
WEBCAST: Distil Networks has produced IT Security's most in-depth analysis on the sources, types and sophistication levels of last year's bot attacks. Listen to this exclusive webcast to keep your organization safe.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Premiered: May 15, 2015

Distil Networks

Florida Gulf Coast University Teaches Malware a Lesson
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive case study, discover how a major university kept thousands of users safe from malware.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


Powerful Anti-Malware for Your Mobile Device
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Those who haven't yet secured their mobile devices are courting serious risk. In this white paper, discover what mobile anti-malware can do to bolster your mobile security.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 2015


Creating a Powerful Anti-Malware Defense
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In today's high-risk cybercrime environment, anti-malware and anti-exploit software need to be implemented on top of basic anti-virus. Read this white paper to learn more about successfully doing so.
Posted: 07 May 2015 | Published: 07 May 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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