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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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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

Information Security Magazine Online July/August Issue – Demystifying APT: Get the facts about this targeted threat activity
sponsored by Information Security Magazine
WHITE PAPER: The industry has preached the need for software security and secure coding for several years now. After all, if software is designed securely from the start, it means fewer problems down the road. Read this paper now to learn more.
Posted: 21 Jul 2010 | Published: 21 Jul 2010

Information Security Magazine

Data Protection Solutions at Midsize Organizations
sponsored by Trend Micro, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In January of 2008, a random sample of online technical newsletter subscribers at midsize companies (100- 5,000 employees) received an email invitation to participate in a survey about data protection solutions use at their organizations. The goal of the survey was to identify sources of and/or reasons for information security breaches and more.
Posted: 15 Jul 2010 | Published: 01 Feb 2008

Trend Micro, Inc.

Avoiding the Top 5 Vulnerability Management Mistakes: The New Rules of Vulnerability Management
sponsored by eEye Digital Security
WHITE PAPER: In this guide, you’ll learn how to avoid the top five vulnerability management mistakes to protect critical IT assets and improve your security posture, while reducing costs. Read this paper to learn more.
Posted: 10 Jul 2010 | Published: 09 Jul 2010

eEye Digital Security

Virus Bulletin: Comparative Reviews in 2010
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This paper shows you the latest news about the VB100 testing, Linux Enterprise Server 11, Windows XP SP3, Windows Server 2008 R2 and so much more.
Posted: 16 Jun 2010 | Published: 16 Jun 2010

ESET

ForwardView: Four Areas of Security Vital to Business Health
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Identifying areas of vulnerability can be increasingly challenging for small to mid-size businesses, but there are four areas – privacy, compliance, risk management and overall security capabilities – where information security is vital to business and profitability.
Posted: 15 Jun 2010 | Published: 08 Nov 2008

IBM

E-Book: Technical Guide on Vulnerability Management
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: SearchSecurity.com presents a comprehensive guide to vulnerability management. Our experts cover all the angles with authoritative technical advice on: application security testing methods; leveraging vulnerability assessment results; analysis and correlation of pen test results; Windows patch management; and how to best assess your security state.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

SearchSecurity.com

The Industrialization of Hacking
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: The industrialization of hacking coincides with a critical shift in what's considered today's prized commodity: data. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2010 | Published: 02 Jun 2010

Imperva

Protecting Your Applications from Backdoors: How Static Binary Analysis Helps Build High-Assurance Applications
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Backdoors pose operational risk to software that is too significant for organizations to ignore. Binary-level application testing (also called compiled-code analysis) makes it possible to examine the entire application in its final “as delivered” form. Read this white paper to learn more about protecting applications from backdoor vulnerabilities.
Posted: 10 May 2010 | Published: 10 May 2010

Veracode, Inc.

Successfully Mitigating Corporate Risk
sponsored by AT&T Corp
WHITE PAPER: This paper discusses how to help reduce risk and successfully manage your security infrastructure through conducting vulnerability assessments, using discovery tools, adopting centralized policy setting and event correlation, and taking a cohesive approach to updating network equipment.
Posted: 06 Apr 2010 | Published: 05 Apr 2010

AT&T Corp

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
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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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