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DEFINITION: A vulnerability scanner is a program that performs the diagnostic phase of a vulnerability analysis,also known as vulnerability assessment. Vulnerability analysis defines,identifies, and classifies the security holes (vulnerabilities) in acomputer, server, network, or communications infrastructure. Inaddition, vulnerability analysis can forecast the effectiveness ofproposed countermeasures, and evaluate  … 
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Bolster Your Web Application Security
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how you can give your web applications the security they need, and protect against vulnerabilities or other threats.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 06 Jul 2015

White Hat Security

A Regional Hospital Stays HIPAA Compliant through On-Demand Vulnerability Assessments
sponsored by SilverSky
CASE STUDY: This white paper details how one hospital was able to easily comply with HIPAA regulations and keep its data safe with continuous vulnerability assessments. Read on to find out how you can effectively protect your data while simplifying management so you can focus on other critical business.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 06 Jul 2015

SilverSky

Website Security for Dummies
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
RESOURCE: This resource provides an easy to follow guide that breaks down all the information you need to know in order to effectively protect your website.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

What We Can Learn from Recent Data Breaches and the ShellShock Vulnerability
sponsored by SilverSky
WEBCAST: In this webcast, some of the most well-known data breaches are analyzed to reveal how they occurred and what lessons they can teach us.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Oct 16, 2014

SilverSky

8 Elements Of Complete Vulnerability Management
sponsored by SilverSky
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to discover the eight elements of comprehensive vulnerability management, and to learn how you can make sure your vulnerabilities stay sealed against even the most sophisticated attacks.
Posted: 28 May 2015 | Published: 28 May 2015

SilverSky

Best Practices for Avoiding Application Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide presents the 5 most common web app vulnerabilities and best practices to avoid them.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 13 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Mitigating Legal and Business Risks of Cyber Breaches
sponsored by UnitedLex
WEBCAST: In this webcast, a panel of experts discusses real case studies illuminating how legal and IT can collaborate to mitigate the business and legal liabilities of a cyber-breach.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 1, 2015

UnitedLex

Why Legal and Compliance Staff Need to Tune in to Cyber Risk Management
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn why a unified or converged approach to threat management is necessary to effectively fight cyber attackers and prevent costly data breaches.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

UnitedLex

Point of Sale (POS) Systems and Security
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about another perspective in POS system security. Read on for an overview of payment card systems and attack methods, as well as how to leverage the Council on CyberSecurity's 20 critical controls to your system's advantage.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Future Security Fortification - The Road Ahead
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the expected security challenges your company may face in the next 5 years. Read on to uncover tips and best practices for securing your organization against these threats.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

IBM

Infographic: 2014 Honeypot findings across US, Europe and Asia
sponsored by Alert Logic
RESOURCE: Access this brief infographic to find out the types and frequencies of attacks and how they vary globally. View now to learn more.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

Alert Logic

Shellshock: Best practices for responding to the next vulnerability or Six best practices for successful vulnerability response
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the six steps to effective vulnerability response and how to craft your defensive strategy.
Posted: 17 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Alert Logic

Case Studies: Hands-on security monitoring delivers peace-of-mind
sponsored by Alert Logic
CASE STUDY: Check out the following brief series of short case studies to learn how Rackspace and Alert Logic helped 3 major companies improve intrusion detection and vulnerability scanning.
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Alert Logic

Information Security Magazine – The Hunt for Data Analytics
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: Big data and analytics show promise for better threat detection. Should these technologies be combined with SIEM products, or is it time to move beyond these high alert systems?
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015

SearchSecurity.com

Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, readers learn about the many factors that leave web applications vulnerable to attack; how SSL encryption can help to prevent the risk of data loss; how to assess their current state of vulnerability; and much more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Move on From your Ineffective Static Security Approach
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, learn how Cisco FireSIGHT® Management Center (Management Center) supports the Cisco®suite of anti-malware, intrusion prevention system (IPS), and next-generation firewall security products.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Cisco

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum: A New Threat-Centric Security Model for Before, During, and After an Attack
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This important white paper explores a security solution that spans the entire attack continuum.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Cisco

5 New Laws of Antimalware Protection Keep Up with Evolving Threats
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Continue on to this essential white paper now to uncover five laws of anti-malware protection that can keep you safe.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Cisco

Survey Results: How Are IT Teams Using Security Analytics?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Read this report to learn how IT security teams use security analytics and intelligence to stop attacks.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Importance of Senior Executive Involvement in Breach Response
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper reveals the results of a study on why senior executives must get involved in breach management.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Networks That Know Virtualization
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how virtualization can work in your favor, offering benefits such as scalability, agility, and efficiency. Read on to discover a checklist that contains the key attributes of a virtualized network architecture.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

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

Cost of a Breach Rising; How to Protect Against It
sponsored by TaaSera
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how the Target breach of 2013 has changed the way organizations approach security.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

TaaSera

Study on Cybercrime's Cost to Business
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the results of a survey that analyzed the cost of cyber-crime.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

How to Deal with Increasing DDOS Attacks
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how to protect your organization from distributed denial of service attacks.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

Verisign, Inc.
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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS DEFINITION (continued): …  how well they work after theyare put into use.A vulnerability scanner relies on a database that contains allthe information required to check a system for security holes inservices and ports, anomalies in packet construction, and potentialpaths to exploitable programs or scripts. Then the scanner tries toexploit each vulnerability that is discovered. This process issometimes called ethical hacking.An ideal vulnerability scanner has capabilities such as the following: Maintenance of an up-to-date database of vulnerabilities. Detection of genuine vulnerabilities without an excessive number of … 
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