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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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Security Analytics and Intelligence Survey 2014
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey of 350 IT professionals explores how IT security teams use security analytics and intelligence to help detect cyber attacks.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Predicting Attack Paths Within Your Networks
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how one company's advanced security solutions can be leveraged to identify systems within your networks that are vulnerable to exploitation.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

10 Steps for Implementing Strong Authentication in your Organization
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: This important whitepaper covers 10 crucial steps you must take to implement strong authentication in your organization.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 12 Nov 2014

Gemalto

All you need to know about Bash bug and how to protect your data with IBM Endpoint Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how the "Bash bug" allows attackers to execute malicious code within a bash shell, allowing them to gain access to confidential information by taking control of the operating system. It also highlights how you can better identify which systems are vulnerable and protect your endpoints and data from this bug.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

IBM

Vulnerability Management and Risk Assessment for the Cybersecurity Framework
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes one company's scalable, targeted approach to helping organizations meet the vulnerability and compliance requirements set by the NIST's Cybersecurity Framework.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Feb 2014

Tenable Network Security

Know Your Endpoints to Prevent Security Breaches
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers how an IBM assessment can show you how secure your endpoints really are.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

IBM

Comply Before You Connect: Security for Federal Agencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use of "comply-to-connect" initiatives in federal agencies and proposes IBM Endpoint Manager as a solution to the need for continuous compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

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.

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

Incident Response: The New Paradigm
sponsored by TaaSera
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores the new requirements your incident response system must be able to meet in order to keep your organization safe.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

TaaSera

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

Security Intelligence - Solving the Puzzle for Actionable Insight
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive whitepaper now to learn how to move beyond prevention alone with detection, security analytics and intelligence, and much more.
Posted: 05 Nov 2014 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

DDoS Mitigation Best Practices for a Rapidly Changing Threat Landscape
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores five best practices for distributed denial of service attack mitigation.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 17 Oct 2012

Verisign, Inc.

Demo: RSA Security Analytics: SIEM Use Case
sponsored by RSA
VIDEO: Watch this demo to discover RSA Security Analytics 10.4 in action as it solves a complex security information and event management (SIEM) use case.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 29 Oct 2014

RSA

Finding an Evil in the Haystack
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the tools, technologies and techniques required for comprehensive detection and remediation of advanced malware threats and why traditional signature-based approaches fall short of protecting your organization.
Posted: 29 Oct 2014 | Published: 18 Oct 2012

EMC Corporation

Demo: RSA ECAT
sponsored by RSA
VIDEO: Watch this demo to see what real-time malware analysis on the endpoint looks like with RSA ECAT.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 28 Oct 2014

RSA

Protect Your Organization from DDoS Malware
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Check out this valuable whitepaper now to learn about five specific types of DDoS attacks, how they work, what you can do to prevent them, and much more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 09 Oct 2013

Verisign, Inc.

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.

DDoS and Downtime Considerations for Risk Management
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores your risk management options when it comes to distributed denial of service attacks.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Published: 11 Oct 2012

Verisign, Inc.

Improve Security Visibility with Advanced Analytics
sponsored by RSA
VIDEO: See key features of RSA Security Analytics 10.4 and RSA ECAT 4.0 in action including log collection, packet analysis, the addition of Netflow, and real-time malware analysis on the endpoint.
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 27 Oct 2014

RSA

Establish State-of-Art Security Using Advanced Analytics
sponsored by RSA
VIDEO: Bob Cheong, CISO of LA World Airports, discusses why RSA Security Analytics and RSA ECAT are key components of his state-of-the-art security operations center (SOC).
Posted: 27 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 27 Oct 2014

RSA

Actual Breaches and Potential Defenses in the New Era of Information Insecurity
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at a number of case studies in which shortcomings within an organizations security management resulted in devastating damage from insider threats, and examines how each situation could have been avoided through a systematic defense strategy.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Clearswift

The Top 5 Security Challenges of Higher Education
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper discusses how in addition to the same IT security challenges as commercial enterprises, universities face a number of difficulties that are entirely unique to higher education.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

How to Use Big Data Security Analytics to Protect Your Organization
sponsored by RSA
VIDEO: Learn what CISOs can do to better protect their organizations from security breaches, and why a Big Data security analytics architecture is necessary for threat detection and response.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 23 Oct 2014

RSA

Breaches Happen: Be Prepared
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will teach you how to protect yourself from damaging attacks and effectively respond to them and unveils the protection and defense life cycle.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation
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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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