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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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Harnessing the Power of Metadata for Security
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Discover how metadata, rich in context, can help analyze security metrics faster to enable rapid threat remediation. Learn how to enable more in-depth security analysis of traffic that is focused on the areas of concern, ultimately resulting in faster time to detection, response, and mitigation.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Gigamon

The Power of Precise Threat Intelligence: Which SecureWorks service is right for me?
sponsored by SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Creating meaningful threat intelligence requires specialized tools and expertise that go well beyond simple alerts and content searches. Discover hot to achieve this level of expertise within this short white paper. You'll gain a greater visibility into the deepest part of your network and better understand malware and the actors behind it.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

SecureWorks

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: There are steps you can take to address phishing and ransomware. Discover how to best mitigate these tremendous threats to decrease the likelihood of infection and the subsequent consequences that come from them.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

The Insider Threats: Be Protected with Advanced DNS Security
sponsored by EfficientIP
WHITE PAPER: See first-hand how to implement a secure DNS architecture—such as high performance cache and real time DNS traffic analysis tools capable of adaptive countermeasures—to enhance your organization's ability to stand against internal attacks, and ensure continuity of mission-critical DNS services.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

EfficientIP

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum (BDA WP)
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It's time for a new threat-centric security model that delivers the visibility and control your organization needs. Discover how to reduce the complexity of threat management while gaining continuous control and advanced threat protection across the entire attack continuum. Act smarter and quicker before, during and after an attack.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Open Access
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to discern who has access to your unstructured data and see all open shares on your network. Protect against malicious access, reduce security risk, fulfill compliance requirements and decrease operations expense by first accessing this valuable resource.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

STEALTHbits

Securing Connected Cars Through Comprehensive Software Testing
sponsored by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: There is a need for greater software testing and assurance in the automotive industry today. Dig deeper into the vulnerabilities associated with automotive software and learn how to test it before your vehicle roles into the dealership.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016


Buying Criteria for Next-Generation Network Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover an in-depth explanation of the factors that compel organizations to look at next-generation solutions. This buyer's guide offers an analysis of the most important capabilities you should look for (and demand) from your network security gear, and will arm you with the information you need to be an educated buyer.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Operationalize Security to Patch Vulnerabilities
sponsored by BMC
WHITE PAPER: This report features analysis and commentary about the importance of security operations automation technology. Learn how you can solve your vulnerability issues simply through IT security and IT operations cooperation using best practices and technology available today.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

BMC

Here's What Your Personal Data is Going for on the Dark Web
sponsored by BMC
ANALYST REPORT: How much is your data worth? Take a good look at this underground marketplace to better understand the need for a proactive security strategy in your organization.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

BMC

Enabling The Industrial Internet Through Software Assurance
sponsored by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to better understand the far reaching effects vulnerable industrial technologies could have on the world. Learn from organizations who have dealt with crippling cyber attacks and discover how to instill confidence in your devices' security moving forward.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016


Cyberattacks that Transcend the Digital World
sponsored by OpenDNS
PODCAST: This informative podcast takes a look at the vast, interconnected systems supporting our daily life. How at risk are the industrial systems behind the light switch on your wall, the water out of your tap? Find out now.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2016

OpenDNS

Cybersecurity Perspectives from the Boardroom and C-suite
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to best protect you organization against major cyberthreats, types of cyberthreats you may or may not know about and how to optimize your investment in your security solution. See security statistics from organizations across industries to better understand how you can implement your own enterprise risk plan as appropriate.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Tolly Test Report: Evaluating a Web Protection Vendor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this test report, The Tolly Group evaluates a top web protection vendor to see how they stack up in the highly vulnerable web threat landscape. Learn how you can gain flexible risk-based access with strong authentication capabilities while protecting against a wide range of application exploits.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

Ransomware Multi-layered Approach
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Discover four ways you can prepare your corporate network for ransomware attacks to prevent data and financial losses. Learn how a layered approach to security can minimize your malware risk and educate your users on how exactly ransomware can attack your data.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

TrendMicro

How Trend Micro Stacks Up among Endpoint Protection Vendors
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner Magic Quadrant report offers cyber security executives invaluable information you can use to choose your next endpoint protection vendor.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

TrendMicro

5 Ways to Safeguard Sensitive Data from Insider Threats and External Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: A modular security strategy that allows you to deploy defense capabilities as you need them is the key to future protection. Discover how you can monitor your entire network continuously to prevent the 5 most harmful occurrences.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2015

IBM

Uncovering the Risk of SAP Cyber Breaches
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this Ponemon Institue study is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how organizations are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Onapsis

Benchmark Your Threat Detection Effectiveness
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the results of a global survey of 160 respondents across 22 different industry sectors in the Americas, EMEA and APJ from December 2015 through February 2016 to understand how effective organizations are at detecting and investigating cyber threats.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA

Explore a Security Intelligence Model for Combating Cyber Threats
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to fully realize your security intelligence objectives. You'll learn how to keep your security architecture flexible to adopt and mature security intelligence 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

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
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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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