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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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2017 Study on Mobile and IoT App Security
sponsored by IBM
RESEARCH CONTENT: Explore how many companies are unprepared for risks created by IoT apps. Uncover the report's key findings about how malware could pose a larger threat to mobile apps rather than IoT, organizations don't believe they know all the mobile and IoT apps running in the workplace, rush to release and ad hoc testing generates vulnerable code, and more.
Posted: 20 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

IBM

Leverage On-Demand Testing with Vulnerability Analytics
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Explore how to leverage enterprise vulnerability testing services in conjunction with a portal for collaboration, project management, and reporting in order to improve your security posture. Unlock capabilities like on demand testing, vulnerability analytics and dashboards, balanced manual and automated testing, and more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2017 | Published: 13 Feb 2017

IBM

The Benefits of Bug Bounty Programs and Security Code Testing
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this survey from Wakefield research, find out how a variety of IT professionals are adapting to new vulnerabilities as well as additional steps you can take to keep your app safe from both external and internal threats.
Posted: 13 Jan 2017 | Published: 13 Jan 2017

Veracode, Inc.

Trustwave Global Security Report
sponsored by SingTel
WHITE PAPER: Discover in-depth analysis and organized statistics from breach investigations, incident reports and vulnerability research from around the world. Use this report as a business plan to learn what cybercriminals are plotting now and what you could face in the future.
Posted: 04 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

SingTel

Exploit Kits: Getting In by Any Means Necessary
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the concept of exploit kits and how to defend against them. Uncover tips for reducing your attack surface, blocking known malware and exploits, identifying new threats, and more.
Posted: 19 Dec 2016 | Published: 19 Dec 2016

Palo Alto Networks

The Cost of a Data Breach: Healthcare Settlements Involving Lost or Stolen Devices
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Whether it is from human error or malicious outsiders, a diligent IT department can diminish the risk of lost or stolen data. Learn 7 best practices healthcare organizations can put in place to ensure the safety of patient information on mobile devices.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Absolute

The Phishing Breakthrough Point
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Habits take time to form and become part of one's daily life – the same applies to being cyber street-smart about phishing prevention. Learn how to create a more effective phishing awareness training program through deeper analysis of the human landscape of your organization.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

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

2016 Cyber Threat Defense Report
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: This infographic shows you the survey results from 1,000 security decision makers across 20 industries from 10 countries around the world. You'll learn stats and figures on how vulnerable they believe they are, which devices are most difficult to secure and security tools they think they need for the future.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

2016 Cyber Threat Defense Report
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this cyber threat report, you'll discover how IT security professionals perceive today's cyber threats and plan to defend against new threats moving forward.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Outthinking Cybercrime: Prepare for the Human Factor
sponsored by Trustwave
WEBCAST: Learn some of the key risks associated with defending modern IT infrastructures and see real-world scenarios where human influence is the weak link in security.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Oct 6, 2016

Trustwave

Top 10 Data Security Tips to Safeguard Your Business
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: New IT trends typically advance faster than the processes to secure them. However, as high profile data breaches hit the headlines on a daily basis, data protection regulations are catching up. Discover 10 tips on how to safeguard your business.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

At-Risk Data in the Cloud: 3 Strategies to Stop the Data Bleed
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Learn about each type of insider threat and discover strategies to mitigate their impact on your organization. Visibility through routine scans to discover sensitive data in cloud-sync folders can help IT move from paranoia or a false sense of security to peace of mind.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

Defend Your Apps and Websites From Multi-Vector DDoS Attacks
sponsored by A10 Networks
VIDEO: Discover an alternative to current, ineffective DDoS protection solutions in this short video. Learn about multi-vector protection and always-on application availability that is also scalable, efficient, and affordable.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 08 Jan 2016

A10 Networks

DDoS: A Clear and Present Danger
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover eye-opening statistics detailing DDoS attacks and which industries are most in danger. Learn how to protect against an attack and the protection steps that make the most sense for your organization.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

A10 Networks

Ultimate Guide to Multi-Vector DDoS Protection
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn everything you need to know about DDoS attacks on the rise. You'll discover how and where they attack, why most existing solutions fall short and 5 key components of a strong multi-vector DDoS attack protection solution.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

A10 Networks

Don't Guess. Test. Uncover Your Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to get full visibility and insight into your organization's security weaknesses. Discover the robust tools you need to get an accurate assessment of your databases and applications and avoid annoying false positives.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

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

5 Signs You Need A Mobile Security Game Plan
sponsored by Appthority
WHITE PAPER: Learn five signs that indicate you need to step up your mobile security game plan. If mobile security is your blind spot or you simply sense a breach on the horizon, the time to beef up mobile security is right now.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Appthority

Healthcare security - The simplest way to stay ahead of attacks
sponsored by Cisco
RESOURCE: Access this brief to discover how you can simplify PHI protection and close security gaps by using DNS. Learn how OpenDNS can help healthcare organizations significantly reduce malware from getting in and data from being exfiltrated.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Cisco

Resource Center: Stop Threats and Prevent Data Loss
sponsored by Intel Security
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

Intel Security

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

The Truth After the Hype: Improve Mobile Data Security
sponsored by vmware airwatch
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, learn how to strengthen your defenses against mobile security breaches with encryption, containerization and more. Discover the new, common vulnerabilities mobile devices and data face and best practices to manage them moving forward.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

vmware airwatch

What's the Best Way to Handle External Security Auditors?
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: A survey conducted at RSA Conference 2015 found that only about 68% of IT pros are honest with security auditors about the occurrence of incidents—leaving 32% in a decidedly gray area of ethics. Make the most of the audit process by learning 3 issues to consider when employing external security auditors.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 05 Oct 2016

Dell 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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