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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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Threat Intelligence and Data Solutions for your Security Strategy
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks UK
WHITE PAPER: This paper will discuss the benefits of threat intelligence for both the enterprise and individual security professionals, plus what costs organizations to not have threat intelligence.
Posted: 11 Apr 2011 | Published: 11 Apr 2011

Dell SecureWorks UK

Automating IT Security Audits to Demonstrate Compliance and Protect Data
sponsored by NetIQ Europe
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will tell you why IT security auditing is so important, the problems with the current approach to it, and how this product can help you automate your IT security audits.
Posted: 18 May 2011 | Published: 18 May 2011

NetIQ Europe

Presentation Transcript: Patch Management for the IT Infrastructure
sponsored by GFI Software
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Keeping up with patches is a tedious and time consuming task for security pros, and often prompts them to look for a more efficient and effective solution. This presentation transcript discusses a patch management approach that offers effective monitoring and increased productivity.
Posted: 04 May 2011 | Published: 04 May 2011

GFI Software

E-Guide: Best practices: Effective Data Protection
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide will walk you through data protection strategy and how to protect your business critical assets. Continue reading to learn best practices for effective data protection.
Posted: 29 Mar 2011 | Published: 29 Mar 2011

IBM

E-Guide: Risk Management and Compliance Enforcement for the Financial Industry
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses how the appropriate risk management tactics are imperative for organizations, and how companies should pay close attention to agent risk and waste no time in making it part of their risk management models.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 22 Mar 2011

IBM

Close Encounters of the Third Kind
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents results of research performed by IBM into client-side JavaScript vulnerabilities using a JavaScript Security Analyzer (JSA), which performs static taint analysis on JavaScript code that was collected from web pages extracted by an automated deep web crawl process.
Posted: 22 Mar 2011 | Published: 21 Mar 2011

IBM

How Secure Is Your Data? Enhancing Data Security And Compliance With Oracle Database 11g
sponsored by Miro Consulting, Inc.
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Most organizations suffer from data security vulnerabilities within their databases. In addition to the need for securing business data, regulations across industries demand compliance with standards regarding data access, auditing, segregation of duties and the protection of personally identifiable information (PII).
Posted: 22 Feb 2011 | Published: 22 Feb 2011

Miro Consulting, Inc.

Barclays Application Security Assurance Project
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
CASE STUDY: As threats within the corporate information security landscape intensify, this award is geared to recognizing excellence in IT security projects within the financial sector.
Posted: 17 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

Veracode, Inc.

Trend Micro’s End-to-End Vulnerability Management: A New Approach to Layered Security
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: An explosion in system and application vulnerabilities has been met with new ways to attack these weaknesses. In this paper, EMA analysts take a look at factors driving the need for increased security, and how new approaches to mitigating vulnerabilities such as virtual patching or remediation, provide more ways to deliver vulnerability management.
Posted: 31 Jan 2011 | Published: 31 Jan 2011

Trend Micro, Inc.

Web Application Security — How to Minimize Prevalent Risk of Attacks
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This guide surveys typical web application vulnerabilities, compares options for detection, and introduces the QualysGuard Web Application Scanning solution – a new on demand service from Qualys that automates detection of the most prevalent vulnerabilities in custom web applications.
Posted: 13 Jan 2011 | Published: 11 Jan 2011

Qualys

Help Strengthen Security by Building a Trusted Identity Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As more people cross more borders – physically and virtually – the need to implement a reliable human identity system for proper verification becomes crucial. Read on to see how IBM dissuades credential abuse while helping customs, border management and law enforcement organizations ensure the safety and security of citizens and workers.
Posted: 10 Jan 2011 | Published: 10 Jan 2011

IBM

Presentation Transcript: What’s New with Rational Application Security?
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Every day, more and more business is conducted online creating new challenges for meeting web application security and compliance.  This presentation transcript explores an approach that will help your organization address today’s biggest threats.
Posted: 18 Dec 2010 | Published: 18 Dec 2010

IBM

Virus Bulletin: Comparative Reviews August-December 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to view the latest news and information about VB100 testing,  Windows Vista,  Windows 7, Windows Server 2003, Windows 7 Professional, and  so much more.
Posted: 14 Dec 2010 | Published: 14 Dec 2010

ESET

E-Book: Technical Guide on Application Security: Scanning Production Applications
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This e-book explores how many of the risks associated with scanning can be avoided with careful planning and by focusing your scans on exploring where and how a system is vulnerable to attack and not trying to simulate an actual attack. Continue reading to learn more about scanning production applications.
Posted: 07 Dec 2010 | Published: 07 Dec 2010

IBM

Presentation Transcript: Path to a Secure Application
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This presentation transcript of the webcast “Path to a Secure Application” explains how automatic vulnerability scanning tools can greatly improve the speed and accuracy of code review, and integrate seamlessly into the development life cycle.
Posted: 01 Dec 2010 | Published: 01 Dec 2010

IBM

E-Guide: Best Practices for Developing Secure Applications
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide brought to you by SearchSecurity.com, explains the importance of integrating application security throughout the entire software development lifecycle and provides 4 tips that must be kept in mind on the application security forefront. Read on to uncover these tips and review an assessment of Web application security.
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 10 Nov 2010

IBM

Global Threat Trends: October 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: Read this month's Global Threat Trends to learn about the top 10 security threats in October. Discover what’s new on the cyber front and get an inside look at this year's eCity Symposium, and more!
Posted: 10 Nov 2010 | Published: 10 Nov 2010

ESET

Lumension Endpoint Management and Security Suite
sponsored by Lumension
TRIAL SOFTWARE: A new wave of vulnerabilities is threatening our endpoints and browsers at a much greater rate than operating systems and servers, which is why the SANS Institute has ranked “patching client-side software” as the number one security priority.
Posted: 13 Sep 2010 | Premiered: 13 Sep 2010

Lumension

Top Ten Database Security Threats: How to Mitigate the Most Significant Database Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: For each threat, the paper describes background information, general risk mitigation strategies, and the database protection provided by Imperva SecureSphere Database Security Solutions.
Posted: 02 Sep 2010 | Published: 02 Sep 2010

Imperva

The Right Tool for the Right Job: An Application Security Tools Report Card
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the most common tools found in the enterprise application security environment.
Posted: 26 Aug 2010 | Published: 26 Aug 2010

IBM

Trusted Computing: Leveraging Hardware Security in 350 Million Platforms
sponsored by Wave Systems Corp.
VIDEOCAST: Learn about Trusted Computing in today’s enterprise with this executive briefing on two different forms of embedded hardware security: the Trusted Platform Module (TPM) and self-encrypting drive (SED). Designed by the Trusted Computing Group (TCG) to counter the vulnerabilities of software-based security, and so much more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2010 | Premiered: Aug 24, 2010

Wave Systems Corp.

The Anatomy of a Cross-Site Scripting Campaign
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: XSS attacks are not new. What makes this particular situation unique is the process the ADC used to uncover the attack. Read this paper to find out so much more about XSS attacks.
Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | Published: 23 Aug 2010

Imperva

Malware Security Report: Protecting Your Business, Customers and Bottom Line
sponsored by VeriSign Australia
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you understand the threats from Malware and how it can impact your online business. You’ll learn about criminals’ motivations for distributing malware through the web and how they infect web servers to make distribution possible, as well as techniques administrators can use to detect them.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

VeriSign Australia

Choosing the Right Security Solution: Moving Beyond SSL to Establish Trust
sponsored by VeriSign Australia
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores new developments in website security that online businesses should be implementing to build confidence in their sites, protect valuable brands and safeguard customers’ sensitive information, not to mention improving their bottom line.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

VeriSign Australia

Identity Finder Enterprise Suite 4.5
sponsored by Identity Finder, LLC
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Identity Finder accurately finds and allows remediation of sensitive data across desktops, laptops, servers, databases, and websites. This can be performed agent or agentlessly with full dynamic policy and reporting capability.
Posted: 26 Jul 2010 | Premiered: 26 Jul 2010

Identity Finder, LLC
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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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