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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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Healthcare security - The simplest way to stay ahead of attacks
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
RESOURCE: Access this brief to discover how you can simplify PHI protection and close security gaps by using DNS. Learn how OpenDNS can help healthcare organizations significantly reduce malware from getting in and data from being exfiltrated.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Cisco Umbrella

Explore a Security Intelligence Model for Combating Cyber Threats
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to fully realize your security intelligence objectives. You'll learn how to keep your security architecture flexible to adopt and mature security intelligence capabilities over time and significantly reduce your risk of experiencing costly cyber incidents moving forward.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

The Truth After the Hype: Improve Mobile Data Security
sponsored by vmware airwatch
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, learn how to strengthen your defenses against mobile security breaches with encryption, containerization and more. Discover the new, common vulnerabilities mobile devices and data face and best practices to manage them moving forward.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

vmware airwatch

What's the Best Way to Handle External Security Auditors?
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: A survey conducted at RSA Conference 2015 found that only about 68% of IT pros are honest with security auditors about the occurrence of incidents—leaving 32% in a decidedly gray area of ethics. Make the most of the audit process by learning 3 issues to consider when employing external security auditors.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 05 Oct 2016

Dell Software

DNSSEC: How Savvy Attackers Are Using Our Defenses Against Us
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Learn more about how hackers are using DNSSEC against you and get inside the anatomy of one of these attacks. Discover how to best defend against these attacks and allow legitimate traffic to flow through your websites.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Neustar

How are Banks Fighting the War on Fraud
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Discover how banks are fighting fraud, the amount of import they put on fraud and what they deem are the biggest impacts of fraud on their organization. Learn what to look for in an anti-fraud solution to balance security and customer convenience perfectly.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Neustar

Cyber Threats to Online Shopping Cheer
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to protect your brand and stay online during high-volume occasions. See statistics on current online shopping trends and discover how to stop fraudulent actors before they can damage your organization.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Neustar

Case Study: Reclaiming Website Security and Control
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Cochrane needed faster, more secure service from their DNS to ensure domain queries are routed correctly and to keep their audience happy. Discover how Cochrane was able to slash response times and ensure maximum server uptime, all while bolstering security.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Neustar

2016 Neustar DDoS Attacks & Protection Report
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report represents a global view of the DDoS outlook with insights and data from 6 continents and more than one thousand executives. Discover what the future holds for your organization and learn why security should be a central concern for all devices on your network.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Neustar

Operationalize Security to Patch Vulnerabilities
sponsored by BMC
WHITE PAPER: This report features analysis and commentary about the importance of security operations automation technology. Learn how you can solve your vulnerability issues simply through IT security and IT operations cooperation using best practices and technology available today.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

BMC

Here's What Your Personal Data is Going for on the Dark Web
sponsored by BMC
ANALYST REPORT: How much is your data worth? Take a good look at this underground marketplace to better understand the need for a proactive security strategy in your organization.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

BMC

Cybersecurity Perspectives from the Boardroom and C-suite
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to best protect you organization against major cyberthreats, types of cyberthreats you may or may not know about and how to optimize your investment in your security solution. See security statistics from organizations across industries to better understand how you can implement your own enterprise risk plan as appropriate.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester study examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by identifying web-based and mobile application source code vulnerabilities early in the software development life cycle.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Healthcare CIOs Address Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Optum
EGUIDE: As breaches continue in healthcare, it's imperative that CIOs know what best practices and technologies they should be implementing to safeguard their organization. Discover the proven practices that best stave off healthcare cybersecurity vulnerabilities based on advice from four CIOs attending HIMSS 2016.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

Optum

If A Hacker Wants Your Data, Make Sure They Really Work For It
sponsored by Carbon Black
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This e-guide teaches you how to implement layered security within the infrastructure you control. Discover how to put strict controls on highly sensitive data and less stringent controls on data that's not so important with network segmentation. You can't entirely eliminate the risk of a breach, but you can make it harder on the attackers.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

Carbon Black

Cb Defense
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can gain next-generation AV to stop more attacks, see more threats, and close more security gaps than ever before. Get unprecedented visibility and actionable intelligence while protecting servers, laptops, and desktops from advanced attackers.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Ransomware Response Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The document is intended to be a guide for organizations faced with a ransomware infection. If you are currently experiencing a ransomware incident, it is recommended you review this guide immediately.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

Endpoint threat detection gets more response
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Discover how security teams worldwide are attempting to stop cyber-threats using various security methods and endpoint tools. InfoSec professionals have to evaluate what's best for their organizations and make the best judgment at the time -- knowing full well that today's security approach may become tomorrow's liability.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Transforming Enterprise Security with Advanced Analytics
sponsored by MASERGY
VIDEO: Watch this comprehensive webinar to uncover advanced techniques that help detect low and slow threats, such as the "grain of sand" style attack, that have come to keep the state of security in flux. Learn why a managed security service is important to have and what to look for in choosing one.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Premiered: 18 Nov 2014

MASERGY

What CIOs Need to Know About IoT and Security Risks
sponsored by MASERGY
ANALYST REPORT: Businesses that already have IoT initiatives have seen increased revenue around 16% last year in the areas of business affected by the effort, according to a recent study. Still, as enticing as these prospects are the question that CIOs must ask are: How secure are IoT sensors and networks?
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 21 Oct 2015

MASERGY

3 Major Challenges to Securing Your Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report addresses the top 3 major security challenges as your organization moves into the cloud. Gain an overview of strategies for protecting your data and network.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

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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