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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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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

Using Cyber Insurance and Cybercrime Data to Limit Your Business Risk
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the challenges of understanding cyber risks, the importance of having the right cyber risk information, and what cyber insurance options make the most sense for your business.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

SurfWatch Labs

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

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

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

IBM

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

IBM

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

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
EBOOK: 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.

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

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.

Security Operations Center (SOC) Essentials for the SME
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to develop a greater understanding about SOC and the benefits small and medium enterprises can gain from it.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 16, 2014

AlienVault

HP TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System halts threats at the door - Solution increases visibility to potential threats, attacks and policy violations against HP systems
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Prevent future cyber attacks from occurring by modifying your company's security infrastructure.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Webinar: 20 Critical Controls for Cyber Defense
sponsored by ISACA
WEBCAST: Join ISACA for a webinar hosted by internationally recognized speaker, Dr. Vilius Benetis, on Tuesday, June 24, 2014 at 12:00 PM EDT (16:00 UTC), who will discuss the 20 critical controls identified by SANS and the Council on Cybersecurity.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 24, 2014, 16:00 EDT (20:00 GMT)

ISACA

Developing Your Authentication Strategy
sponsored by i-Sprint Innovations
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers advice for protecting your data with several authentication strategies.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

i-Sprint Innovations

Protecting DNS Infrastructure—Inside and Out
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper unveils the critical risk your domain name system (DNS) is in, and offers leading strategies to help you protect your infrastructure against outside-in and inside-out threats.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

Infoblox

Protecting Critical Data is a Main Priority for the U.S. Army
sponsored by GlobalScape
CASE STUDY: In this white paper, learn how the U.S. Army can protect their $68 billion-worth of annual data with a set of security solutions that easily integrate with their Standard Army Management Information System (STAMIS).
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

GlobalScape
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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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