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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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What CIOs Need to Know About IoT and Security Risks
sponsored by MASERGY
ANALYST REPORT: Perimeters have vanished. Organizations need to move past traditional security approaches and move to technologies like software-defined networking (SDN), which brings performance and efficiency advantages as well as security improvements. With so much to gain from the IoT, don't be scared away by fixable risks.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 21 Oct 2015

MASERGY

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

Protecting Threats in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by CDW
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for insights on how small businesses can more efficiently handle their security infrastructure. Even without an extensive IT staff, small businesses can deploy a robust, easy-to-manage security platform protecting your data and your reputation.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

CDW

Small Business IT Security: Save Money, Save Face
sponsored by CDW
ANALYST BRIEF: This article from security expert Mark Lachniet shows you strategic steps your SMB can take to ensure your limited IT budget doesn't mean increased cybersecurity risks. You'll learn four specific guidelines to help you understand your greatest vulnerabilities lie and how to cost effectively mitigate them.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 18 May 2016

CDW

3 Major Challenges to Securing Your Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Get an overview of cloud strategies to help you address three major security challenges and protect your data as your organization evolves into a cloud-enabled enterprise.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Network Testing Types to Ensure Top Performance, ROI and Security
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Testing is a crucial part of the lifecycle of networks, products, and services across technology as change becomes more rapid and complexity increases. Testing not only helps project meet or exceed expectations, but also improves ROI and security. Learn about the 5 types of testing and where to focus against each area for maximum performance.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Ixia

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

Taking Container Security to the Next Level Final
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the security concerns around container use and details how you can enact measures to mitigate the dangers. Access now and learn how you can protect code integrity when containers are in use and safely utilize open source code in general.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Black Duck Software

SCIENCELOGIC: Unmatched Visibility into Open Source
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes you through ScienceLogic's struggles to gain better visibility into their open source software. See how ScienceLogic was able to improve efficiency and, most importantly, security by reviewing their code before their products hit the market so they knew exactly what to change.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Black Duck Software

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

Setting the Stage: Landscape Shifts Dictate Future Threat Response Strategies
sponsored by TrendMicro
RESOURCE: A deeper threat landscape greeted 2016—a playing field shaped by the introduction of new technologies and attack models. Access this report to see 2016's threat landscape in review, and discover why you need to reconsider traditional methods of protecting your data and assets.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

TrendMicro

Mitigating and Protecting SAP and ERP Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Onapsis
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses the more than 95% of SAP systems that are exposed to vulnerabilities and could lead to a detrimental compromise of enterprise data and processes. Access this resource now and learn how to train your staff about security risks to adopt an end-to-end security approach.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 14 Mar 2016

Onapsis

Oracle database licensing challenges
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you three examples businesses whose licensing agreements with Oracle fell short of expectations. Learn some of the shortcomings these businesses experienced to protect yourself from similar involvement.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Matrix42

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: In this brief paper, discover how today's spear phishing attacks operate, as well as how they evade conventional defenses. Learn how to employ protection against these highly targeted attacks with next-gen context analysis and real-time reporting dashboards.
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.

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

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

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

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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