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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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BeyondTrust 2009 Microsoft Vulnerability Analysis
sponsored by BeyondTrust Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report demonstrates the critical role that restricting administrator rights plays in protecting against vulnerabilities. It is important to note that this increased protection is achievable in one simple step without any impact on productivity — by implementing a desktop Privilege Identity Management solution.
Posted: 05 Apr 2010 | Published: 01 Apr 2010

BeyondTrust Corporation

Presentation Transcript: Stuff Happens - How to Assess Risks and Set Objectives for Business Continuity Plans 
sponsored by Marathon Technologies
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Disaster recovery (DR) plans become more complicated and difficult when businesses try to identify all risk scenarios and assign quantitative value to the likelihood of them happening. This transcript will guide you through the process of determining what needs to be protected within your business data and infrastructure.
Posted: 02 Apr 2010 | Published: 02 Apr 2010

Marathon Technologies

Beating Web Application Security Threats
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
EBOOK: The rapid increase in usage, development and complexity of Web applications has created new opportunities for companies that employ them and hackers who attack them. This handbook delivers up-to-date information on security threats to Web 2.0 and rich Internet applications and expert advice on how to avoid those threats.
Posted: 18 Mar 2010 | Published: 18 Mar 2010

Thawte Inc.

Smart Techniques for Application Security: Whitebox + Blackbox Security Testing
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Join us for a one-hour Web seminar where members of our security research team will discuss whitebox and blackbox application security testing techniques, highlight how their approaches to vulnerability detection compliment one another and share best practices for embedding application security testing across the software development lifecycle.
Posted: 10 Mar 2010 | Premiered: Mar 10, 2010

IBM

Information Security Magazine - March 2010: Linking ‘Who’ and ‘What’
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
EZINE: This month’s cover story, “Linking ‘Who’ and ‘What’”, explains the new trend of joining SIM and IAM strategies to tie system vulnerabilities and policy violations to the user activity that causes them. Other articles in this month’s issue cover topics such as security management, vulnerability assessment, compliance, and more.
Posted: 09 Mar 2010 | Published: 09 Mar 2010

Information Security Magazine

Understanding and Selecting a Database Assessment Solution
sponsored by Application Security, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: In this analyst report, Securosis’ Adrian Lane explores the inner workings of assessment tools and the business value they provide, and will make specific recommendations on evaluating, purchasing, and deploying Database Assessment.
Posted: 21 Feb 2010 | Published: 22 Feb 2010

Application Security, Inc.

Four Steps to Cure Your Patch Management Headache
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Using patch and vulnerability management as the principal component of your risk mitigation strategy and taking prudent measures to establish a best practices approach can help reduce costs and risks in the long term.
Posted: 11 Feb 2010 | Published: 11 Feb 2010

Lumension

Keeping Up with PCI: Implementing Network Segmentation and Monitoring Security Controls
sponsored by SonicWALL
EGUIDE: Read this expert e-guide to get tips on establishing a process for logging activity and tying records to users, learn three main requirements for testing security controls, and find out how to implement PCI network segmentation and how it may ease PCI compliance for your organization.
Posted: 04 Feb 2010 | Published: 04 Feb 2010

SonicWALL

2010: Cybercrime Coming of Age
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper you'll read that cybercrime is on the rise, not only in terms of the number of perpetrators and the volume of crimes committed, but also in terms of the range of techniques employed to carry them out.
Posted: 02 Feb 2010 | Published: 01 Jan 2010

ESET

CORE IMPACT Pro V10
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
PRODUCT DEMO: Please join Core Security for a live demonstration of CORE IMPACT Pro, the most comprehensive product for performing security assurance testing on an organization’s network systems, endpoint systems, end users and web applications.
Posted: 30 Dec 2009 | Premiered: 30 Dec 2009

Core Security Technologies

Considerations for Integrating Intelligence into Security Operations
sponsored by VeriSign EMEA
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines four critical elements of cyber security intelligence that organizations must meet to ensure that the integration of the intelligence will help improve the safety and profitability of enterprises. This paper also presents specific questions to ask when determining the best approach for an overall risk-mitigation strategy.
Posted: 23 Dec 2009 | Published: 03 Dec 2009

VeriSign EMEA

E-Book: Protecting Against Web Threats
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Some organizations have security controls in place for web threats, but few organizations have comprehensive web security programs. In this e-book, we give you best practices for securing Web 2.0, tips for reducing web application vulnerabilities, and strategies for developing, implementing, and enforcing tight Social Networking policies.
Posted: 10 Dec 2009 | Published: 10 Dec 2009

SearchSecurity.com

eGuide: Information Security - Buyer's Guide to Messaging Security
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
EGUIDE: Protecting messaging services is an important part of any business messaging strategy. Vulnerabilities abound when you allow messaging traffic for delivery over the Internet. The scope of this guide will focus on email security although many of these concepts will also apply to other types of messaging.
Posted: 20 Nov 2009 | Published: 20 Nov 2009

Proofpoint, Inc.

This Month in the Threat Webscape for October 2009
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
VIDEO: The Websense Security Labs Threatscape delivers information about breaking security research topics and today's advanced Internet threats. This Month's 'In the Threatscape' is a review of October's Web threat activity. Watch the video to learn more.
Posted: 20 Nov 2009 | Premiered: 10 Nov 2009

Websense, Inc.

Podcast: Insider Threats - an Interview with the Former Deputy Director of the National Security Agency - NSA
sponsored by Imperva
PODCAST: Bill Crowell, former Deputy Director of the NSA, is interviewed in this podcast. He talks extensively about insider threats, shares some stories from the trenches, and discusses the nature of cybercrime. Bill also covers the importance of sensitive data protection –- especially around mission-critical applications and databases.
Posted: 12 Nov 2009 | Premiered: Nov 12, 2009

Imperva

Securing PostgreSQL from External Attack
sponsored by EnterpriseDB Corporation
WEBCAST: Databases are an important part of a company’s infrastructure, but they also tend to be rich with attack vectors to exploit. This webcast explores the many potential PostgreSQL external vulnerabilities and then shows how those vulnerabilities can be secured. Watch this webcast to learn how to protect one of your company’s most valued assets.
Posted: 09 Nov 2009 | Premiered: Nov 9, 2009

EnterpriseDB Corporation

Try Rational AppScan
sponsored by IBM
ASSESSMENT TOOL: Download Rational® AppScan® Standard Edition V7.9, previously known as Watchfire AppScan, a leading Web application security testing tool that automates vulnerability assessments and scans and tests for all common Web application vulnerabilities including SQL-injection, cross-site scripting, and buffer overflow.
Posted: 03 Nov 2009 | Published: 03 Nov 2009

IBM

PCI Compliance for Dummies
sponsored by Qualys, Inc.
EBOOK: Compliance with the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) is mandatory if your company stores, processes, or transmits payment cardholder data. This book is all about understanding PCI and how merchants can comply with its requirements.
Posted: 21 Oct 2009 | Published: 21 Oct 2009

Qualys, Inc.

Understanding Why Web Application Security is Critical to Business
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper compiles clients’ frequently asked questions about Web application security. These questions are answered by security experts from Sirius and IBM. The goal is to help you understand the issues surrounding Web application security; so you can better prepare your organization for a security breach.
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Sirius Computer Solutions

Realizing Asset-Centric and User-Centric Approaches to Security
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents an overview of both the asset-centric and the user-centric approaches to security. These approaches will be mapped towards the standard for Information Security: ISO 17799.
Posted: 18 Sep 2009 | Published: 18 Sep 2009

RES Software

10 Common Pitfalls to Avoid When Evaluating Security Information Management (SIM) Solutions
sponsored by netForensics
WHITE PAPER: This paper was created to help companies searching for a SIM solution narrow their options and determine which technology is the right one for their IT environment and security objectives.
Posted: 10 Sep 2009 | Published: 10 Sep 2009

netForensics

Healthcare Data Loss Assessment: Measure sensitive patient data loss on your network
sponsored by Code Green Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Loss of patient data is a top concern for any healthcare organization. They handle some of the most sensitive and personal data on the individuals they treat. Patients trust healthcare organizations to safeguard sensitive data. Read this whitepaper to find more about how a data loss prevention (DLP) solution can protect patient data.
Posted: 09 Sep 2009 | Published: 09 Sep 2009

Code Green Networks, Inc.

Unraveling Web Malware
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: There has been a rapid rise in the use of web blended threats. Defending corporate networks from these threats requires modern protection that functions on many levels. Find out how cyber criminals infiltrate your network and how FireEye's blended defense against Web malware prevents data loss and intellectual property theft.
Posted: 01 Sep 2009 | Published: 29 Sep 2008

FireEye

Real World Intrusion Prevention (IPS) for the Demands of a New Security Reality
sponsored by TippingPoint
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper addresses primary areas that organizations must consider when evaluating possible solutions for intrusion prevention. Topics include: key network security challenged facing enterprises today; criteria for an effective IPS solution; And insights gained from enterprises already deploying IPS solutions in the real world.
Posted: 26 Aug 2009 | Published: 25 Aug 2009

TippingPoint

The Hidden Security Threat -- When Ex-Employees Represent a Security Risk
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: From the laid-off to the disgruntled, ex-employees with an axe to grind can make companies vulnerable to data theft. Kaspersky Lab security evangelist Ryan Naraine discusses the threat and offers practical advice to prevent data loss.
Posted: 19 Aug 2009 | Published: 19 Aug 2009

Kaspersky Lab
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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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