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DEFINITION: An ethical hacker is a computer and network expert who attacks a security system on behalf of its owners, seeking vulnerabilities that a malicious hacker could exploit. To test a security system, ethical hackers use the same methods as their less principled counterparts, but report problems instead of taking advantage of them. Ethical hacking is also known as penetration testing, intrusion testing  … 
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Intelligent Spear Phishing Protection: Stopping Highly Targeted Attacks
sponsored by Cloudmark
WHITE PAPER: In this brief paper, discover how today's spear phishing attacks operate, as well as how they evade conventional defenses. Learn how to employ protection against these highly targeted attacks with next-gen context analysis and real-time reporting dashboards.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Cloudmark

Financial Institution Uses BoKs to Centralize Access Controls Across 50,000 Servers
sponsored by FoxT
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you will learn how to centralize and automate the user account administration across your servers, enabling you to allocate fewer resources to security administration and control access. Access this study to address key regulatory compliance mandates.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2015

FoxT

The Essential Guide to Privileged Access Management
sponsored by FoxT
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to effectively and efficiently control privileged UNIX and Linux accounts using centralized access management. Read on to secure privileged access across your corporation with granular authorization, and more.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2015

FoxT

Effective Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper goes into detail about the ten distinct steps you need to take in order to ensure that you are protecting your network.
Posted: 16 Dec 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

Tenable Network Security

Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this magic quadrant to learn how vendors are updating SIEM technologies for growing threat prevention needs, and how they can help you.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this report for insight on aligning IT's needs with three key use cases to choose the best SIEM solution for the organization.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

An Examination of Web App Security Process Management
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll learn the hard numbers about security vulnerabilities and how susceptible your organization is to being the next victim of an attack. View now to arm yourself with the knowledge to prepare for the inevitable attacks and reduce the likelihood of a data breach.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2015

WhiteHat Security

Bolster Your Web Application Security
sponsored by WhiteHat 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: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 06 Jul 2015

WhiteHat Security

Web Security: Fighting Off Zero Day Attacks
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: Join web security guru Robert Hansen in this webinar for an in-depth explanation of the many vulnerabilities you may not have considered, and to discover how you can better protect your newly-built websites and applications. View now to learn how to stop attacks like Heartbleed, SQL injection, command injection, and more.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Apr 13, 2015

WhiteHat Security

Vulnerability Remediation: If you Ranked It, You Should Have Put a Patch on It
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: Access this webcast now for an in-depth review of the various web security vulnerabilities you need to protect yourself from, and also discover a step-by-step guide for remediating these threats. View it now to uncover the truth about web security.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Apr 13, 2015

WhiteHat Security

Mitigating Legal and Business Risks of Cyber Breaches
sponsored by UnitedLex
WEBCAST: Discover legal dangers to look out for and begin preparing a proactive strategy to avoid them. Experts discuss real case studies illustrating how legal and IT can collaborate to mitigate the 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

Managing Security Risks and Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this valuable white paper now to learn how to protect your high-value assets and provide scalable, cost-effective, integrated security across your entire IT environment.
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

IBM

Proactive Responses to Today's Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how you can implement an endpoint management program that ensures optimal security through complete control and network-wide visibility.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

IBM

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.

Networks That Knows Security: The Key Attributes of Successful Defense Plans
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This e-book explains why you must implement a multi-dimensional security approach to minimize any potential risks associated with the cloud and your network. Read on to access a checklist that contains several key attributes to look for when building a secure network.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Cybersecurity Lessons from 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this special security report, discover what lessons can be learned from 2014's cyber-breaches to improve cybersecurity in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

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

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 Enterprise
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 Enterprise

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.

High Alert on Cyber-Risk and Cyber-Security Preparedness
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers an in-depth exploration of cyber intelligence and covers why you need to be on high alert for cyber-risk and cyber-security preparedness.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

SurfWatch Labs

How SSL and TLS Secure Network Transactions
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how SSL and TLS can be used to defend any type of network traffic.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Blue Coat Systems

How Threat Intelligence Can Give Enterprise Security the Upper Hand
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the value of security intelligence in giving you the upper hand on outside threats.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

SurfWatch Labs
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VULNERABILITY ASSESSMENTS DEFINITION (continued): …  and red teaming. An ethical hacker is sometimes called a white hat, a term that comes from old Western movies, where the "good guy" wore a white hat and the "bad guy" wore a black hat. One of the first examples of ethical hackers at work was in the 1970s, when the United States government used groups of experts called red teams to hack its own computer systems. According to Ed Skoudis, Vice President of Security Strategy for Predictive Systems' Global Integrity consulting practice, ethical hacking has continued to grow in an otherwise lackluster IT industry, and is becoming increasingly common … 
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