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DEFINITION: A honey pot is a computer system on the Internet that is expressly set up to attract and "trap" people who attempt to penetrate other people's computer systems. (This includes the hacker, cracker, and script kiddy.) To set up a honey pot, it is recommended that you:Install the operating system without patches installed and using typical defaults and optionsMake sure that there is no data on the system  … 
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Major Digital Entertainment Business Protects Hundreds of Artist Websites with CloudPassage Halo
sponsored by CloudPassage
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how a major digital entertainment business protects hundreds of artist websites with software-defined security delivered in a SaaS model with cost-effective, metered-based pricing.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

CloudPassage

The 2014 Global Cost of Cybercrime Study
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative report distills interviews with senior-level IT personnel about the impact of cybercrime on their organizations in 2014 into trends that apply to every enterprise around the world.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Comply Before You Connect: Security for Federal Agencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use of "comply-to-connect" initiatives in federal agencies and proposes IBM Endpoint Manager as a solution to the need for continuous compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Strangers in Your Servers: Make Working with IT Contractors More Secure
sponsored by ObserveIT
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a solution that keeps an eye on users consistently.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Published: 04 Nov 2014

ObserveIT

Your Critical Missing Security Vantage Point
sponsored by ObserveIT
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why user activity monitoring is critical in order to address the problem associated with users.
Posted: 04 Nov 2014 | Published: 04 Nov 2014

ObserveIT

Data Breaches in Europe
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

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

IBM

How to Protect Your Business From Today's Security Threats
sponsored by Optus Business
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining robust network security within your enterprise, especially with an evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Optus Business

WAF or IPS - Why you need more than a Firewall and IPS to protect your applications
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of using more than just a firewall and IPS to protect your applications from malicious attacks.
Posted: 11 Sep 2014 | Published: 11 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Gauntlet Case Study
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative resource to find out what happened when 367 people participated in a liver server exploitation exercise that ran for 23 days across a collection of Microsoft Windows and Linux-based servers with varying combinations of applications and application frameworks installed.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

CloudPassage

Why and How You Should Use a VPN
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why VPNs are instrumental in eliminating the risk of public wired and wireless connections; how to use VPN at home and on the go; and how to choose a VPN provider.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Global Knowledge

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Web Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates how to reduce the cost and complexity of Web vulnerability management with a managed approach for detection.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec

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

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a security solution that applies big data capabilities to help organizations to keep pace with today's advanced threats and prevent attacks before they happen.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Memory corruption attacks
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series argues that the lack of diversity in software and operating systems has left a large number of computers vulnerable to memory program attacks.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Tactics to combat insider threat
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series argues that the threat to an organisation’s data security from within its workforce requires a considered and objective approach.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

HP Security Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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 Company

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

IBM

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

IBM

Computer Weekly – 30 September 2014: Hacking IT from the inside
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

ComputerWeekly.com

Securing Enterprise Networks with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Enterprise networks are increasing in size and complexity, creating a larger attack surface for hackers. This TechGuide walks you through gaining visibility into your network and devising an effective security strategy.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

SearchSecurity.com

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.

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains a variety of application threats that organisations deal with, and introduces 5 practical steps to take when implementing application security.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

A Manifesto for Cyber Resilience
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find out what it takes to become cyber resilient in this age of escalating threats.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Symantec Corporation

Defending Against Application-Layer DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the serious problem that DDoS threats present, and how it impacts your business.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Juniper Networks, Inc.
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HACKERS DEFINITION (continued): … A honey pot is a computer system on the Internet that is expressly set up to attract and "trap" people who attempt to penetrate other people's computer systems. (This includes the hacker, cracker, and script kiddy.) To set up a honey pot, it is recommended that you:Install the operating system without patches installed and using typical defaults and optionsMake sure that there is no data on the system that cannot safely be destroyedAdd the application that is designed to record the activities of the invaderMaintaining a honey pot is said to require a considerable amount of attention and may offer as its highest value nothing more than a learning experience (that is, you may not catch any hackers).
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