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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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Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, readers learn about the many factors that leave web applications vulnerable to attack; how SSL encryption can help to prevent the risk of data loss; how to assess their current state of vulnerability; and much more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Move on From your Ineffective Static Security Approach
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, learn how Cisco FireSIGHT® Management Center (Management Center) supports the Cisco®suite of anti-malware, intrusion prevention system (IPS), and next-generation firewall security products.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Cisco

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum: A New Threat-Centric Security Model for Before, During, and After an Attack
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This important white paper explores a security solution that spans the entire attack continuum.
Posted: 31 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Cisco

5 New Laws of Antimalware Protection Keep Up with Evolving Threats
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Continue on to this essential white paper now to uncover five laws of anti-malware protection that can keep you safe.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Cisco

Cloud Infrastructure Security: It's Time to Rethink Your Strategy
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses why, in order to truly reap the benefits of the cloud, leaders need to rethink their approach to infrastructure security.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

CloudPassage

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum - A New Security Model For Before, During and After an Attack
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This important whitepaper will teach you how to develop a threat-centric security approach.
Posted: 17 Nov 2014 | Published: 17 Nov 2014

Cisco

The Importance of Senior Executive Involvement in Breach Response
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper reveals the results of a study on why senior executives must get involved in breach management.
Posted: 06 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Proactive Responses to Today's Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores and endpoint management solution that can mitigate your risk of an attack and limit the damage when one happens.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

IBM

Networks That Know Virtualization
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how virtualization can work in your favor, offering benefits such as scalability, agility, and efficiency. Read on to discover a checklist that contains the key attributes of a virtualized network architecture.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Networks That Know Security
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why you must implement a multi-dimensional security approach to minimize any potential risks associated with the cloud.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Head First into the Sandbox
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this exclusive whitepaper now to learn about the evolution of sandboxing and explore some advanced evasion techniques.
Posted: 17 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Protect People, Processes and Technology from Web Application Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Securing externally facing applications is an important step toward safeguarding your critical assets. Find out why.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

Why Every CIO Should Consider Vulnerability Assessment a Necessity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, CIOs will learn why vulnerability assessment is so essential to enterprise security, and can discover a leading vulnerability assessment platform that scans targeted systems on a scheduled basis in order to increase your understanding of your organization's overall security posture.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Cost of a Breach Rising; How to Protect Against It
sponsored by TaaSera
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how the Target breach of 2013 has changed the way organizations approach security.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

TaaSera

Study on Cybercrime's Cost to Business
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers the results of a survey that analyzed the cost of cyber-crime.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

How to Deal with Increasing DDOS Attacks
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how to protect your organization from distributed denial of service attacks.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 07 Nov 2014

Verisign, Inc.

High Alert on Cyber-Risk and Cyber-Security Preparedness
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide offers an in-depth exploration of cyber intelligence and covers why you need to be on high alert for cyber-risk and cyber-security preparedness.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2014

SurfWatch Labs

How SSL and TLS Secure Network Transactions
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how SSL and TLS can be used to defend any type of network traffic.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Blue Coat Systems

How Threat Intelligence Can Give Enterprise Security the Upper Hand
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the value of security intelligence in giving you the upper hand on outside threats.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

SurfWatch Labs

Putting Security on Auto-Pilot: What Works, What Doesn't
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This technical guide examines the pros, cons, and unknowns of automated penetration testing, from how best to use one to the components of your security system that will still require human intervention.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

SearchSecurity.com

6 Ways Hackers Try to Break Secure Sockets Layer-Encrypted Data
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
EGUIDE: How do hackers break through secure sockets layer-encrypted data exactly? This expert e-guide has the answer, exploring six common methods these cyber-criminals use.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain actionable insights that can help you reduce security risks and boost compliance.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Managing User Identities and Access in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM can help design, deploy and manage critical identity and access management controls in cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM
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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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