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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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Reducing Database Exposure
sponsored by Trustwave
WEBCAST: Your database is not only a major target for cybercriminals, but privilege abuse from inside your own organization. Watch this webcast to learn more about the top risks to your DB, & explore 2 program designed to limit your vulnerability
Posted: 15 Dec 2017 | Premiered: Dec 15, 2017, 01:03 EST (06:03 GMT)

Trustwave

Trends in Global Cybersecurity
sponsored by Microsoft
EBOOK: New transformations in the IT landscape have dramatically changed the way we're targeted by cybercriminals. Read this e-book to learn the top 10 trends in cybersecurity today.
Posted: 01 Dec 2017 | Published: 01 Dec 2017

Microsoft

Case Study: Buyer's Remorse No More
sponsored by Rapid 7
WHITE PAPER: Explore this case study to discover how a finance company, after being hacked, was able to secure incredibly sensitive client information by implementing a testing framework alongside a vulnerability management platform.
Posted: 20 Nov 2017 | Published: 20 Nov 2017

Rapid 7

How York Risk Services Responds to Security Threats in Minutes vs. Hours or Days
sponsored by ServiceNow
WEBCAST: When responding to security vulnerabilities, lack of speed and consistency are significant issues many enterprises face. Watch this webcast case study to gain insight into how York Risk Services overcame their incident response issues by implementing an effective vulnerability response strategy.
Posted: 10 Nov 2017 | Premiered: Nov 10, 2017

ServiceNow

Case Study: How Seton Hall University Improved Vulnerability Management
sponsored by ServiceNow
WEBCAST: Inside this case study, Seton Hall University faced many challenges related to prioritizing and responding to the most critical vulnerabilities. Dive into how Seton Hall University overcame these challenges and became proactive in remediating vulnerabilities.
Posted: 10 Nov 2017 | Premiered: Nov 10, 2017

ServiceNow

Find and eliminate security blind spots with always-on vulnerability management
sponsored by Tenable, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this Frost & Sullivan white paper to learn more about vulnerability management: implementation, endpoints, user behavior, and more. Inside, also discover why one vulnerability management vendor received Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Visionary Innovation Leadership Award.
Posted: 26 Oct 2017 | Published: 26 Oct 2017

Tenable, Inc.

EternalBlue – Everything there is to know
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
RESOURCE: Go inside this asset to learn everything you've ever wanted to know about the EternalBlue vulnerability. From its mysterious background, the 3 bugs it uses, and even the code it runs on.
Posted: 24 Oct 2017 | Published: 29 Sep 2017

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Mid-Year Cybersecurity Report 2017
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
RESEARCH CONTENT: Security teams are faced with protecting their companies' key assets from a constantly evolving threat landscape – making it imperative to stay on the pulse of cybersecurity. Explore this report to learn about current attacker behaviors, trends in vulnerability management, evolutions in malware, and beyond.
Posted: 20 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Moving from Vulnerability Management to Effective Vulnerability Response
sponsored by ServiceNow
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to uncover how Seton Hall University went from using spreadsheets for tracking vulnerability information to a new approach to vulnerability response.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Premiered: Jul 11, 2017

ServiceNow

How this Large North American Retail Chain Achieves Compliance, Minimizes Risk, and Mitigates Threats
sponsored by Rapid7
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how, by adopting this vulnerability scanning system this North American retail chain's IT team able to go beyond compliance assessments to get actionable security information, and more.
Posted: 09 Jun 2017 | Published: 09 Jun 2017

Rapid7

Building a More Effective Vulnerability Scanning Program
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares 2 vulnerability management systems side by side, and you can see for yourself which system is superior.
Posted: 09 Jun 2017 | Published: 09 Jun 2017

Rapid7

Building a World-Class Web Application Security Program
sponsored by Rapid7
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to learn the criteria that went into Microsoft's decision making process when buying their new web application vulnerability scanning system.
Posted: 08 Jun 2017 | Published: 08 Jun 2017

Rapid7

IT/Security Alignment Paves the Way for Effective Risk Management at University of Salzburg
sponsored by Rapid7
CASE STUDY: Find out how the University of Salzburg's small IT team was able to gain simple reporting that helped them prioritize and remediate issues based off the needs of the organization in this case study.
Posted: 08 Jun 2017 | Published: 08 Jun 2017

Rapid7

Gain Deeper Insights into Your System with this Vulnerability Management System
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about a new vulnerability management system which can provide you with constant intelligence to discover, pinpoint, and prioritize threats to your business.
Posted: 08 Jun 2017 | Published: 08 Jun 2017

Rapid7

Vulnerability Management Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: In this buyer's guide learn the 4 essential components in an effective vulnerability management (VM) program, as well as other considerations to take into account like the price, and ROI to take into account when shopping for your VM system.
Posted: 07 Jun 2017 | Published: 07 Jun 2017

Rapid7

Top 10 Business Logic Attack Vectors Attacking and Exploiting Business Application Assets and Flaws – Vulnerability Detection to Fix
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, gain an overview of the top 10 business logic flaw attacks, as well as some tips on how you can test and eliminate these kinds of vulnerabilities.
Posted: 07 Jun 2017 | Published: 07 Jun 2017

Rapid7

When Software Goes Rogue
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: How do you know if your software a rogue one? Do you know how to detect the rebel scum that is renegade software? Access this white paper to learn about BYOD, EOL, and EOS challenges, as well as the levels of vulnerability and how to identify your risks.
Posted: 02 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

BDNA

Security and Risk Consulting Overview
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
DATA SHEET: Consulting services help you rearrange your priorities to keep you secure and compliant. Access this resource now to learn what to look for in a security consulting service.
Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Dell SecureWorks

When Downtime Takes a Bite out of Your Budget
sponsored by Globalscape
EBOOK: Unplanned downtime and data loss will ultimately affect an organization's bottom line. Discover how to develop a robust data protection strategy that helps defend your most critical assets and learn how to create visibility into data transfers, meet compliance, simplify disaster recovery, and more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Globalscape

Resource Center: Stop Threats and Prevent Data Loss
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
RESOURCE: Get a deeper understanding of who is behind theft, the types of data being stolen and the ways it is getting outside of organizations. Though it's difficult to completely stop, discover policies and procedures you can easily follow to reduce overall data loss.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Cyber security solutions from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Government agencies rely on the Internet to store large amounts of data. As a result, internal and external threats are a growing concern for personal and valuable information. This informative white paper offers cyber security solutions to ensure protection.
Posted: 28 Aug 2017 | Published: 20 Jul 2012

IBM

Demo: Next-Gen Antivirus in Action
sponsored by Carbon Black
WEBCAST: Learn how next-generation antivirus protection works in this quick demonstration. Discover how to stop new and emerging malware threats, including zero-day ransomware attacks from owning your database and holding your data hostage.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Premiered: Nov 30, 2016

Carbon Black

Four Top Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations are going back to the basics. The major cybersecurity trends of recent can largely be addressed by focusing on "security 101." Learn how to reduce enterprise risk and limit attackers' opportunities as much as possible.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

QRAT Malware-As-A-Service
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: QRAT, a new remote access tool, first emerged in 2015 and is now targeting U.S. visa applicants via Skype's messenger service. Discover why QRAT is dangerous and how it can infect your system within this valuable white paper. Learn who's behind the QRAT tool, where it originated and why it may be targeting you right now.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton

Protecting the Enterprise from User Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by RES Software
RESOURCE: Understand the five most common security threats that organization face today and how to proactively remediate the risk associated with modern endpoint and user vulnerabilities.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

RES Software
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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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