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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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Enabling The Industrial Internet Through Software Assurance
sponsored by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to better understand the far reaching effects vulnerable industrial technologies could have on the world. Learn from organizations who have dealt with crippling cyber attacks and discover how to instill confidence in your devices' security moving forward.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Cyberattacks that Transcend the Digital World
sponsored by OpenDNS
PODCAST: This informative podcast takes a look at the vast, interconnected systems supporting our daily life. How at risk are the industrial systems behind the light switch on your wall, the water out of your tap? Find out now.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2016


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


Tolly Test Report: Evaluating a Web Protection Vendor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this test report, The Tolly Group evaluates a top web protection vendor to see how they stack up in the highly vulnerable web threat landscape. Learn how you can gain flexible risk-based access with strong authentication capabilities while protecting against a wide range of application exploits.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016


5 Ways to Safeguard Sensitive Data from Insider Threats and External Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: A modular security strategy that allows you to deploy defense capabilities as you need them is the key to future protection. Discover how you can monitor your entire network continuously to prevent the 5 most harmful occurrences.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2015


Uncovering the Risk of SAP Cyber Breaches
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this Ponemon Institue study is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how organizations are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016


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


Above Security Delivers Customer Value
sponsored by Above Security
WEBCAST: It's imperative your security vendor understands your organization's tools and services to best produce services catered to your needs. They must own your issues - take them on as their own to establish the strong relationship critical for strong security control. This short webinar shows you how to achieve these things and much more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2016

Above Security

Cybersecurity Poverty Index
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the findings of The Cybersecurity Poverty Index, completed by 878 respondents across 81 countries. It provides a measure of the risk management and information security capabilities of the global population.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA Softcat

DHS US-CERT Alert on SAP Cybersecurity
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: This U.S. government alert addresses recent vulnerabilities issues caused by SAP applications. Learn the cause and extent of these vulnerabilities, as well as solutions for mitigating them.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 May 2016


DDoS Attack Stats & Trends
sponsored by Akamai
RESOURCE: This infographic shows you crucial DDoS findings for Q1 of 2016. Learn how drastically DDoS attacks have increased, which industries they've affected the most and what you can do to protect your network.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016


A Guide to Vendor Risk Management
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Vendor risk management (VRM) is a critical business practice. Within the pages of this guide, security professionals will learn about basic questions you need to ask all vendors and the impact of continuous risk monitoring software.
Posted: 05 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016


Ponemon Institute Application Security Risk Management Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report shows you the results of the recent Ponemon Institute study on how IT pros approach application security in their organizations. Inside, you'll see why many organizations are falling short of adequate application security and learn how you might patch your own application security vulnerabilities.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016


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


The Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack
sponsored by Exabeam
RESEARCH CONTENT: Read this research report to understand the business models used by ransomware network operators and how you can detect and disrupt ransomware in your corporate environments.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016


Six Steps to a Better Security Strategy
sponsored by Armor
ANALYST REPORT: This Forrester report provides you six essential steps to create an effective security strategy linked with key business interests and success factors.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016


HIPAA Compliance & Risk Management
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Develop a proactive strategy to circumvent security problems before they occur. Learn the latest HIPAA regulation requirements to improve internal procedures and reduce threats. Understand the possible threats and formulate policies on how to protect data while conforming to the necessary regulations.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Are You a Security-First Organization?
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Regulations are not intended to tell businesses how to structure their security efforts, they are intended to be used as a guide against which the chosen security structure can be checked. Learn how to better structure your security posture to actually protect your assets rather than just looking like you're protecting them.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016


Confidence in the Breach Age: Risks, Preparation, Response & Recovery
sponsored by AllClear ID
WEBCAST: Your organization needs to better understand risks, prepare to face a breach, and know how to respond to generate the best outcome possible. In this webinar, a panel of security experts provides insights and recommendations regarding breach risks, preparation, response, and recovery.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Aug 20, 2016

AllClear ID

Three Critical Steps to Launch a Data Breach Response
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights three critical steps in launching an effective incident response plan. Learn how to assemble a team, build communication channels with that team, draft different plans around specific incidents types and offer helpful services like identity theft protection.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

AllClear ID

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


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

Close Security Gaps for Every Endpoint
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can utilize both machine learning and behavioral analytics to analyze all available endpoint data, helping you stop more attacks, see more threats, and close every vulnerability.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

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
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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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