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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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Check the network before moving to the cloud
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Before considering a move to the cloud, it’s important to ensure that your network is free of vulnerabilities that could put your data at risk. This expert resource offers tips on how to make sure your network is secure before extending the network infrastructure. View now to uncover key processes and tools to help detect configuration mistakes.
Posted: 15 Feb 2012 | Published: 15 Feb 2012

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: Expert insights to application security testing and performance
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Two of the biggest challenges in an organization’s application security strategies are testing and integrating best practices within the application lifecycle. In this E-Guide, readers will learn best practices for testing injection integrating security measures into the application lifecycle.
Posted: 11 Nov 2011 | Published: 11 Nov 2011

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: Remediating IT vulnerabilities: Expert Tips
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide uncovers 3 quick ways you can remediate IT vulnerabilities and discusses best practices for improved vulnerability management.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 09 Nov 2011

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: Best practices for pen testing Web applications
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide examines what a Web application test is and best practices to getting the most out of them. Uncover guidelines to ensure your pen test is a success and key recommendations on how you can avoid common pitfalls.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 24 Oct 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Best Practices to Protect the Cardholder Data Environment and Achieve PCI Compliance
sponsored by Rapid7
WHITE PAPER: Cyber-attacks that target customer and financial information are becoming more popular and businesses need to protect their data. Prevent attackers from taking advantage of the gaps in your security plan by creating a comprehensive information security policy.
Posted: 18 Jul 2012 | Published: 18 Jul 2012


The Busy IT Pros Guide to Vulnerability Management: Top 5 Tips for Avoiding Preventable Attacks
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Many businesses suffer attacks because they leave their endpoints unpatched and insecurely configured. Protecting every aspect of your organizations valuable information is an essential part of the security process. This white paper provides five tips for avoiding preventable attacks and creating a comprehensive vulnerability management plan.
Posted: 17 Jul 2012 | Published: 29 Feb 2012

Lumension

10 Tips for Mobile Application Security
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: While the rapid growth of mobility has enabled increased customer satisfaction, operational efficiencies, employee productivity and more; it has also introduced a number of new security challenges. In this paper, uncover 10 must-know tips for deploying secure mobile applications to help you leverage mobility while keeping the bad guys out.
Posted: 18 Jun 2012 | Published: 18 Jun 2012

Dell SecureWorks

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2011
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This threat report takes a thorough look back at the most significant threats, trends and outright attacks of the year that was. Read now for helpful tips and best practices for keeping your confidential information safe.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Symantec Corporation

Disclosures 2012 - The Vulnerability of Publicly Traded Companies
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WEBCAST: In a recently-released State of Software Security featured supplement, Veracode examines the software security posture of public companies and the material risks they face due to the weaknesses in their software applications. This webinar uses Veracode data to examine how public companies manage the risks inherited from software.
Posted: 24 May 2012 | Premiered: May 23, 2012

Veracode, Inc.

Software Security Analysis: Control Flow Security Analysis with McCabe IQ
sponsored by McCabe Software, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how comprehensive security analysis equips you with the proper insight into the structure of your software code to identify and resolve possible security holes
Posted: 17 Apr 2012 | Published: 17 Apr 2012

McCabe Software, Inc.

Channel executives see need to bolster hospital IT security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
EGUIDE: Regardless of the size of the institution, hospitals need a sufficient IT security system in place. This E-guide explores why channel professionals and VARs should not only understand hospital vulnerabilities but also be able to convince customers that risk mitigation is worth the price.
Posted: 12 Apr 2012 | Published: 12 Apr 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Predictive Security Intelligence for Retail Organizations
sponsored by Q1 Labs, an IBM Company
WEBCAST: This webcast explores how to add a new dimension to security intelligence through risk management. Extend the value of SIEM and Log Management to determine risk levels throughout your network by integrating vulnerability assessment scan results, network behavior analysis and topology, device configurations, policies, and compliance management.
Posted: 24 Feb 2012 | Premiered: Feb 24, 2012

Q1 Labs, an IBM Company

Why Free Patch Management Tools Could Cost You More
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why so-called "free" patch management solutions could really end up costing your organization more in the long run.
Posted: 13 Jan 2012 | Published: 13 Jan 2012

Lumension

The CISOs Guide to Measuring IT Security
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: In this comprehensive white paper, learn the key steps to enhancing your security visibility so that you have a voice at the executive table and not just a seat.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

Lumension

Lumension Patch Management: Picking the Low-Hanging Fruit
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a centralized, comprehensive approach to application patching, allowing security pros to automatically detect risks, deploy patches and protect business information across a complex, highly distributed physical and virtual environment.
Posted: 12 Jan 2012 | Published: 12 Jan 2012

Lumension

Three simple steps to better patch security
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Security experts estimate that 90% of successful attacks against software vulnerabilities could be prevented with an existing patch or configuration setting. Still, many computers in organizations remain unpatched and unprotected. In this whitepaper, uncover three best practices for improving your security and compliance with patch assessment.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 16 Dec 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Presentation Transcript: Reduce the Cost of Being Secure by Building Security into your Development Process
sponsored by IBM
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this presentation transcript, explore the importance of application security and the business case for building security in from the start.  Find out how your development tools can assist you in meeting your security objectives.
Posted: 09 Dec 2011 | Published: 09 Dec 2011

IBM

Compliance and Risk Management: Factoring compliance as part of your risk management equation
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Enterprises often struggle with integrating IT security and compliance efforts into an overall corporate risk management program. Inside this e-book, learn how to implement effective policies for GRC, audits and much more.
Posted: 14 Nov 2011 | Published: 14 Nov 2011

IBM

White Paper: SCM: The "Blocking and Tackling" of IT Security
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In IT security, obvious weaknesses like weak configurations often get overlooked. Yet for hackers, they’re an open door into networks and systems. Learn how security configuration management (SCM), a critical security control, hardens configurations to prevent breaches, and immediately detects and corrects any subsequent changes that weaken them.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

Tripwire, Inc.

Risk and Compliance Outlook
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Forward-thinking companies have implemented or are in the process of developing risk management and compliance initiatives. Learn about options for auditable risk management programs that address IT security as a business risk.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

McAfee, Inc.

Software Security Delivered in the Cloud
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: HP Fortify on Demand is a Security-as-a Service (SaaS) testing solution that allows organizations to quickly, accurately and affordably test the security of their applications without the need to manage or install any software. View now to learn more about this cloud-based, automated service.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Published: 28 Oct 2011

Hewlett-Packard Company

The 2011 Mid-Year Top Cyber Security Risks Report
sponsored by HP Enterprise Security.
ANALYST REPORT: This 2011 mid-year report offers an in-depth analysis on this risks organizations face today, with special focus on web applications, including the vulnerabilities that exist and the attacks that are exploiting those weaknesses. View now to explore vulnerability trends, attack trends, mitigation strategies and much more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2011 | Published: 28 Oct 2011

HP Enterprise Security.

The N-able MSP Sales & Marketing Digital Binder
sponsored by N-able Technologies
RESOURCE: This digital binder was created to provide IT Service Providers with a set of ready-made marketing resources that can be easily customized to immediately start driving recurring revenue from their existing customers, and attract new prospects.
Posted: 03 Oct 2011 | Published: 03 Oct 2011

N-able Technologies

E-Guide: Exploring Configuration Changes to Reduce Attacks
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
EGUIDE: Configuration changes help organizations with limited IT staff and resources not only mitigate against known threats, but also future attacks. This expert e-guide explains why firms continue to struggle with zero-day vulnerabilities and offers advice on how to lock down systems to eliminate threats posed by high-profile attacks.
Posted: 15 Sep 2011 | Published: 15 Sep 2011

Tripwire, Inc.

A Whirlwind Tour of Wireless Vulnerabilities
sponsored by AirMagnet
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: This white paper discusses the steps you must take to ensure that your wireless network is security and how to guard against vulnerabilities.
Posted: 07 Sep 2011 | Published: 07 Sep 2011

AirMagnet
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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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