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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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Special Report: Cyber Security in 2015
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report summarizes essential attack information from recent security breaches to show you what the current threat landscape looks like.
Posted: 22 May 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

The Value of Encryption When Deploying Cloud File-Sharing Services
sponsored by Signiant, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this expert e-guide, discover tips for efficiently rolling out your cloud file-sharing service and for ensuring that you're using smart encryption practices while doing so.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Signiant, Inc.

Vulnerability Management for the Mid-Size: How to Run a World Class Program Even if You're Not IBM
sponsored by Risk IO
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can design a high-quality vulnerability management program on a midsized budget and with a small security team.
Posted: 20 May 2015 | Published: 20 May 2015

Risk IO

How to Secure the Enterprise With Threat Intelligence and Protection Software
sponsored by AVG Technologies
EGUIDE: This expert guide can help you stay secure in today's threat landscape by helping you build a strong, layered security system that includes threat intelligence and multiple forms of endpoint protection.
Posted: 19 May 2015 | Published: 19 May 2015

AVG Technologies

Healthcare Data Breaches - Lessons Learned
sponsored by Absolute Software
WEBCAST: Find out about data breach trends and statistics, including the cost of a breach and common attack strategies, in this webcast. View now to learn the steps to take to mitigate and respond to a breach.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Premiered: Jan 22, 2015

Absolute Software

Mitigating Legal and Business Risks of Cyber Breaches
sponsored by UnitedLex
WEBCAST: In this webcast, a panel of experts discuss real case studies will illuminate how legal and IT can collaborate to identify the business and legal liabilities of a cyber-security breach to help you prepare a proactive cyber risk strategy.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 1, 2015

UnitedLex

Top Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
RESOURCE: This infographic lays out the statistics of today's top vulnerabilities that hackers are exploiting. View now to learn what's on hackers' minds and how to strengthen your security strategy.
Posted: 29 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Integrating App Security into the Development Lifecycle
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to combat cybercriminals by integrating security into the software development lifecycle and offers strategies and best practices to ensure success.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Not All Certificate Authorities Are Created Equal
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Making the right CA choice can ensure your online security. In this white paper, discover what a secure CA looks like.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

Symantec

Research Reveals How Twelve MSS Options Perform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this research report, discover how twelve MSS vendors measured up when tested.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 26 Feb 2014

IBM

Best Practices for Intelligent Security and File-Sharing
sponsored by Ipswitch File Transfer
EGUIDE: Take a look at this expert guide to discover how to enhance your data protection with stronger threat intelligence and more secure file sharing.
Posted: 20 Apr 2015 | Published: 10 Apr 2015

Ipswitch File Transfer

Quarterly Cyberthreat Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this quarterly security report, discover what lessons have been learned in 2014 and how cybersecurity needs to evolve in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Time for Legal and Compliance Staff 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

Active Visibility for Multi-Tiered Security
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how a multi-tiered security strategy can help you effectively deploy the security tools at your disposal.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

Gigamon

The pros and cons of SSL decryption for enterprise network monitoring
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: Access this eGuide to hear from network security guru Brad Casey about the pros and cons of using SSL decryption for enterprise network monitoring. Read on to learn how this technique can bolster your network security, and answer your questions about SSL decryption.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

GeoTrust, Inc.

Expert: "Web app design at the core of coding weaknesses, attacks"
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: Access this expert eGuide to learn how rethinking coding practices can fix glitches that cause security weaknesses. Read on for an in-depth perspective of how coding can impact cyber-attack prevention.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

GeoTrust, Inc.

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

Vulnerability Remediation: If you Ranked It, You Should Have Put a Patch on It
sponsored by White Hat 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: 13 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 13, 2015

White Hat Security

Web Security: Revenge of the Vuln
sponsored by White Hat Security
WEBCAST: Join web security guru Robert "RSnake" Hansen in this webinar for an in-depth explanation of the many vulnerabilities you may not have considered, and discover how you can better protect your new creation. View it now and learn how to stop attacks like Heartbleed, SQL injection, command injection and more.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 13, 2015

White Hat Security

Best Practices for Intelligent Security and File-Sharing
sponsored by Ipswitch File Transfer
EGUIDE: Take a look at this expert guide to discover how to enhance your data protection with stronger threat intelligence and more secure file sharing.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 10 Apr 2015

Ipswitch File Transfer

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

Cyber Security Roadmap
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a clear, easy-to-follow roadmap to creating comprehensive security on a modest budget.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 06 Mar 2015

ESET
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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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