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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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Accelerating Incident Response and Reducing Security Risks
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This essential white paper outlines the advantages of managed security services providers and how your incident response strategy is key to your overall security plan.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Dell SecureWorks

Hackers, Hacking, and CEHv8
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource addresses hackers, hacking, and what can be done to prevent cyber-attacks. It also highlights the different motives for hacking and common methods hackers use.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

CW Buyers Guide To Finance and Insurance
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This 11-page buyer's guide looks at mitigating the risks of data breaches with liability insurance; how to finance your organisation's technology platforms; and funding software investment for the economic recovery while budgets remain tight.
Posted: 04 Feb 2014 | Published: 04 Feb 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Global Risks 2014
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Cybercrime and the potential fragmentation of the internet are among the most serious risks  facing businesses and governments in 2014, this report from the World Economic Forum reveals.
Posted: 17 Jan 2014 | Published: 17 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Security considerations for UK enterprises
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Research Snapshot from Vanson Bourne looks at IT security spending trends, awareness of cyber-threats, and the factors perceived as the biggest security risks for organisations.
Posted: 10 Dec 2013 | Published: 10 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Cybercrime and warfare: All that matters
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: Peter Warren and Michael Streeter assess  the history, scale and importance of cyber crime this chapter from their book, Cybercrime and warfare: All That Matters.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Global profiles of the fraudster
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computers, rather than conmen, are set to be the future face of fraud, as criminals turn to robotics in an effort to avoid detection, this report from KPMG reveals.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Taking Managed Security Services To The Next Level
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the changing IT security landscape, how MSPs will be impacted, and what they can do for their customers in the face of these security challenges.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Webroot

Evaluating the True Impact of Fraud on Financial Institution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide makes an effective business case for fraud-prevention technology and evaluates the true impact of fraud on various financial institutions.
Posted: 09 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Real Time Endpoint Compliance for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore an endpoint management solution that will help federal agencies continuously monitor, manage, and detect vulnerabilities across their critical networks.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This information-packed resource acts as a guide for developing a robust security approach given today's issues with trust, threat intelligence, and varying industry trends. Click through to explore key findings, as well as recommendations for your next steps.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Cisco

Evolving Security Technologies Present New Opportunities for Businesses
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper examines the technologies that are changing the enterprise and effects that they have on your security environment. Read on and also learn about emerging security trends and requirements that can help keep your organization safe as technologies evolve.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 14 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read now to learn about automated labor-saving automation, a platform that incorporates vulnerability analysis, risk management, and remediation support, all within a single console.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Protect People, Processes, and Technology From Web Application Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource discusses the security challenges created by web applications and offers insight and advice to help you address these issues.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Your Personal Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the latest hactivist and cybercriminal methods of attack, and presents a 7-step guide you can use to safeguard your website from attack.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Cutting the Cost of Application Security
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a cost breakdown of a Web application firewall solution versus the potential costs of remediation after a successful Web attack. Click now to see why this solution is worth the investment.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 20 Feb 2014

Imperva

Hidden Lynx – Professional Hackers for Hire
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WEBCAST: This in-depth resource explores the strategies behind hackers-for-hire and what you can do to prevent them from compromising your system.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 17, 2014

Symantec Corporation

An Expert Guide to the PCI DSS 3.0
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This expert handbook gives you the information that you require right now to understand the updated requirements for the PCI DSS 3.0, which went into effect in early 2014.
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

SearchSecurity.com

DNS Attack Prevention: Inside DNS Components Vulnerable to Attack
sponsored by F5 Networks
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, industry leader Char Sample explains why the domain name system (DNS) is an attractive target for hackers, and which of its 4 components is most vulnerable. Click now to also unveil 3 mitigation tactics.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

F5 Networks

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Cybercriminals are continuing to grow and their tactics are becoming more refined. This guide outlines the role big data plays in IT security and how analytics can help thwart cybercrminals.
Posted: 24 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Three Guiding Principles to Improve Data Security and Compliance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, explore a more holistic approach to data protection that simplifies security measures and compliance reporting in an increasingly complex IT landscape.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Information Security Emagazine: Best Practices for the Evolving Threat Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this security emagazine, discover a variety of resources that offer exclusive best practices on how to boost security strategies to address the rise in cyber threats.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Best Practices For Your Threat Management Program
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, industry leader Diana Kelley shares 5 exclusive tips on how to build successful threat and vulnerability programs. Click now to uncover these key features!
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

IBM

KPN focuses on Information Security with HP
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WEBCAST: View this brief webcast to gain insight on an information security solution one organization chose to defend against today's highly motivated hackers, and how they're benefiting.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 25, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
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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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