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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 Proven Security Intelligence Model for Combating Cyber Threats: A Reference Model for IT Security Practitioners
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: No matter the size of your organization, discover how to fully realize your Security Intelligence objectives through this white paper. You'll learn how to keep your security architecture flexible to adopt and mature capabilities over time and significantly reduce your risk of experiencing costly cyber incidents moving forward.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester study examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by identifying web-based and mobile application source code vulnerabilities early in the software development life cycle.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Above Security Delivers Customer Value
sponsored by Above Security
WEBCAST: It's imperative your security vendor understands your organization's tools and services to best produce services catered to your needs. They must own your issues - take them on as their own to establish the strong relationship critical for strong security control. This short webinar shows you how to achieve these things and much more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2016

Above Security

Cybersecurity Poverty Index
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the findings of The Cybersecurity Poverty Index, completed by 878 respondents across 81 countries. It provides a measure of the risk management and information security capabilities of the global population.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA Softcat

DHS US-CERT Alert on SAP Cybersecurity
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: This U.S. government alert addresses recent vulnerabilities issues caused by SAP applications. Learn the cause and extent of these vulnerabilities, as well as solutions for mitigating them.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 May 2016

Onapsis

Insider’s Guide To Minimizing The Impact of Ransomware
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides 6 steps you can take to reduce the impact of ransomware and other malware attacks. Learn how you can restore data quickly from time-indexed copies in order to reduce vulnerability and its costs.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

Druva Software

DDoS Attack Stats & Trends
sponsored by Akamai
RESOURCE: This infographic shows you crucial DDoS findings for Q1 of 2016. Learn how drastically DDoS attacks have increased, which industries they've affected the most and what you can do to protect your network.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Akamai

Why DDoS Prevention Appliances are So Important Today
sponsored by Arbor Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover a carefully curated set of key observations, backgrounds, and drivers of the DDoS prevention appliances market, giving a solid overall picture of how the DDoS landscape is changing. Learn how your enterprise can stay ahead of the curve and keep your network safe from these kinds of nefarious attacks..
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 13 Jun 2016

Arbor Networks

A SECURITY MANAGER'€™S GUIDE TO VENDOR RISK MANAGEMENT
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Vendor risk management (VRM) is a critical business practice. Within the pages of this guide, security professionals will learn about basic questions you need to ask all vendors and the impact of continuous risk monitoring software.
Posted: 05 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

BitSight

How to Secure Your IAM System
sponsored by Radiant Logic, Inc.
WEBCAST: Discover how to strengthen the security of your IAM system by encrypting data at rest, adding multi-factor authentication, and protecting key accounts.
Posted: 05 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Apr 28, 2016

Radiant Logic, Inc.

Healthcare CIOs Address Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Optum
EGUIDE: As breaches continue in healthcare, it's imperative that CIOs know what best practices and technologies they should be implementing to safeguard their organization. Discover the proven practices that best stave off healthcare cybersecurity vulnerabilities based on advice from four CIOs attending HIMSS 2016.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

Optum

Securosis: Securing Hadoop: Security Recommendations for Hadoop Environments
sponsored by Vormetric
ANALYST REPORT: This research paper lays out a series of recommended security controls for Hadoop, along with the rationale for each. The analysis is based upon conversations with dozens of data scientists, developers, IT staff, project managers, and security folks from companies of all sizes; as well as decades of security experience the Securosis team brings.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Vormetric

Ponemon Institute Application Security Risk Management Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report shows you the results of the recent Ponemon Institute study entitled "How to Make Application Security a Strategically Managed Discipline". Inside, you'll see why many organizations are falling short of adequate application security and learn how you might patch your own application security vulnerabilities.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

IBM

Watering Hole Attacks: Detect End-User Compromise Before the Damage is Done
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: Join us for a live demo showing an example of such an attack, and how to detect it immediately using AlienVault USM.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

AlienVault

Ransomware Response Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The document is intended to be a guide for organizations faced with a ransomware infection. If you are currently experiencing a ransomware incident, it is recommended you review this guide immediately.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

The Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack
sponsored by Exabeam
RESEARCH CONTENT: Read this research report to understand the business models used by ransomware network operators and how you can detect and disrupt ransomware in your corporate environments.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Exabeam

Six Steps to a Better Security Strategy
sponsored by Armor
ANALYST REPORT: This Forrester report provides you six essential steps to create an effective security strategy linked with key business interests and success factors.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Armor

HIPAA Compliance & Risk Management
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Develop a proactive strategy to circumvent security problems before they occur. Learn the latest HIPAA regulation requirements to improve internal procedures and reduce threats. Understand the possible threats and formulate policies on how to protect data while conforming to the necessary regulations.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Armor

Are You a Security-First Organization?
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Regulations are not intended to tell businesses how to structure their security efforts, they are intended to be used as a guide against which the chosen security structure can be checked. Learn how to better structure your security posture to actually protect your assets rather than just looking like you're protecting them.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Armor

Securing the Connected Car Ecosystem
sponsored by Arxan
CASE STUDY: Discover how this leading automaker was able to protect their Connected Car environment to mitigate never before seen security risks and stop hackers from injecting malicious code into customers' vehicles.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Arxan

Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in a Breached World
sponsored by Infocyte
WHITE PAPER: It's imperative you include regular compromise assessments as part of your information and IT risk management strategy. Enable your operations team to catch what prevention and monitoring technologies miss, and learn how to best mitigate the possible damage that can be caused from persistent compromises before hackers make their move.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Infocyte

If A Hacker Wants Your Data, Make Sure They Really Work For It
sponsored by Carbon Black
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This e-guide teaches you how to implement layered security within the infrastructure you control. Discover how to put strict controls on highly sensitive data and less stringent controls on data that's not so important with network segmentation. You can't entirely eliminate the risk of a breach, but you can make it harder on the attackers.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

Carbon Black

Cb Defense
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can gain next-generation AV to stop more attacks, see more threats, and close more security gaps than ever before. Get unprecedented visibility and actionable intelligence while protecting servers, laptops, and desktops from advanced attackers.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Close Security Gaps for Every Endpoint
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can utilize both machine learning and behavioral analytics to analyze all available endpoint data, helping you stop more attacks, see more threats, and close every vulnerability.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Endpoint threat detection gets more response
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Discover how security teams worldwide are attempting to stop cyber-threats using various security methods and endpoint tools. InfoSec professionals have to evaluate what's best for their organizations and make the best judgment at the time -- knowing full well that today's security approach may become tomorrow's liability.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise
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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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