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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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A Business Case For Funding Your Insider Threat Program
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: Insider threat is a growing issue that often exceeds expectations. While most organizations go to great lengths implementing background checks to vet employees; often the accidental insider and outsider turned insider (due to compromise), are overlooked. It is time for a new protect from within mentality.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Forcepoint

Confidence in the Breach Age: Risks, Preparation, Response & Recovery
sponsored by AllClear ID
WEBCAST: Your organization needs to better understand risks, prepare to face a breach, and know how to respond to generate the best outcome possible. In this webinar, a panel of security experts provides insights and recommendations regarding breach risks, preparation, response, and recovery.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premieres: Aug 20, 2016

AllClear ID

Three Critical Steps to Launch a Data Breach Response
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: With this guide, you'll learn about three critical steps in launching an effective incident response plan. Learn how to assemble a team, build communication channels with that team, draft different plans around specific incidents types and offer helpful services like identity theft protection.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

AllClear ID

What I've Learned from 5,000 Data Breaches
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to clearly communicate with customers after a data breach to ensure trust remains intact. Minimize confusion and anger by proactively preparing before a major breach occurs. Plan out how affected customers will be notified and supported throughout the entire response process, from notification, to protection, to fraud resolution.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Net Diligence Cyber Claims Study 2014
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This study helps you risk understand the true impact of data insecurity by consolidating claims data from multiple insurers. The combined pool of claims is sizable enough that it allows us to ascertain real costs and project future trends.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

AllClear ID

SANS: What are their Vulnerabilities? A Survey on Continuous Monitoring
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Continuous monitoring is among the latest approaches to keep your company safe from hackers, but most monitoring systems fall short of what it takes to keep hackers out. Read this SANS survey report to find out why.
Posted: 10 Jun 2016 | Published: 10 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Top Five CEO Wire Fraud Attacks
sponsored by Cloudmark
RESOURCE: As an attack, the CEO email wire fraud attack couldn't be simpler. There's no malware to write and no malicious code or links to implant. It's a text only email, plain and simple - but it's the social engineering that makes it work.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Cloudmark

Keep Your Data Safe for Office 365
sponsored by Intel Security
RESOURCE: Built in DLP capabilities aren't robust enough to stop advanced persistent threats. Access now to learn how you can enhance your cloud data protection and gain expansive, yet flexible policies that will help address threats to your data and risky employee behavior.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

3 Major Challenges to Securing Your Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report addresses the top 3 major security challenges as your organization moves into the cloud. Gain an overview of strategies for protecting your data and network.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

The Executive's Guide to the 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers insights on the latest security threats and offers best practices for protecting your organization from cybersecurity attacks as they grow in sophistication. Access now to receive comprehensive data from 24 security ops centers that'll provide you with a highly accurate representation of the global threat landscape.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Dimension Data

Protect your Organization Against Cybercrime in the Digital Era
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you statistics about the past year's detected cyberattacks and gives you insight on how to protect your organization against cybercrime in today's hostile environment. Access immediately to learn where your vulnerabilities may lay and how to best protect yourself against sophisticated threats.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Dimension Data

IBM Security Guardium Vulnerability Assessment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to harden your data infrastructure by scanning targeted systems on a scheduled basis to detect vulnerabilities. Learn to identify exploitable security holes in your database and enforce best practices with tests and customizable options for each data type.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Using Veeam and VMware vSphere Tags for Advanced Policy-driven Data Protection
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines activities that will protect workloads based on the “desired state” that their users will define for their workloads.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Veeam Software

Intelligent Spear Phishing Protection: Stopping Highly Targeted Attacks
sponsored by Cloudmark
WHITE PAPER: Discover spear phishing as a catastrophic threat to an enterprise, how the tactic is deployed, and how it evades conventional defenses. Read on to learn how to counter it with a solution that uses next-generation context analysis and behavioral learning, real-time reporting dashboards, and more.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Cloudmark

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.

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

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

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

The Top 10 TLS/SSL Client, Server, and Application Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper provides an in-depth breakdown of the top 10 TLS/SSL client, server and application best practices.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

Symantec Website Security Solutions

Tips to Secure your Virtualized Data Center
sponsored by TechData - Kaspersky
EGUIDE: This e-guide will help you better protect your virtualized data center by showing you security tools and policies to implement in your network.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

TechData - Kaspersky

Vulnerability Response Best Practices
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a step-by-step approach in responding to vulnerabilities with examples of breaches throughout. Learn how to prepare you network for an attack and how to lessen the potential for security flaws in your network.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

Your data on the move: secure mobile devices in your network
sponsored by Vera
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you will discover the proper methods to secure emerging enterprise hardware such as iPads, netbooks and more.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016

Vera

What to Look for in Vulnerability Management
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This Buyer's Essentials guide helps InfoSec pros, like you, assess and purchase vulnerability management tools. It explains how they work and highlights key features you should look for.
Posted: 07 Oct 2015 | Published: 07 Oct 2015

SearchSecurity.com
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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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