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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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Solution brief: Healthcare security - The simplest way to stay ahead of attacks
sponsored by Cisco
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

Blindsided: Today's Biggest Threats May Be the Ones You're Not Seeing Infographic
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
RESOURCE: This short infographic shows you how you can identify key, blind spots in your network, create a plan to close the gap, and helps you consider solutions to improve visibility for the future. Access now to determine whether your current defense is strong enough and transparent enough to defend your entire expanding perimeter.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Securing Connected Cars Through Comprehensive Software Testing
sponsored by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: There is a need for greater software testing and assurance in the automotive industry today. Dig deeper into the vulnerabilities associated with automotive software and learn how to test it before your vehicle rolls into the dealership.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016


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


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

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

IBM

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

IBM

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

Onapsis

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.

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

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

Onapsis

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

Akamai

Why DDoS Prevention Appliances are So Important Today
sponsored by Arbor Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover a carefully curated set of key observations, backgrounds, and drivers of the DDoS prevention appliances market, giving a solid overall picture of how the DDoS landscape is changing. Learn how your enterprise can stay ahead of the curve and keep your network safe from these kinds of nefarious attacks..
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 13 Jun 2016

Arbor Networks

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

BitSight

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

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

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
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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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