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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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Managing IT Risk: Trends in Global Information Security
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WEBCAST: Tune in to this informative webcast to hear industry veterans explore the top strategies for dealing with cyber threats, meeting compliance, and adapting to the newest developments in the security world, such as mobile device management. Click
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Inform e-Book Summer 2014
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WHITE PAPER: This extensive resource examines the latest and greatest in the world of IT security, including in-depth reports on advanced malware, security case studies, industry insider interviews, and more.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Today's IT Risks: Trends in Global Information Security
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PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: In this helpful resource, industry veterans explore the biggest security challenges and trends facing IT professionals today, and explore the best practices for efficiently approaching these issues.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Rising Cyber Crime Mandates More Effective Security Measures
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WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, get the facts from industry veterans on how to best prevent data breaches and implement effective risk management.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Transitioning from Log Management and SIEM to Comprehensive Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how security intelligence addresses these shortcomings and empowers organizations—from Fortune Five companies to midsize enterprises to government agencies— to maintain comprehensive and cost-effective information security. It will show how security intelligence addresses critical concerns in five key areas.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013


Measure Risks and Vulnerability Effectively
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WHITE PAPER: This guide explores strategies for measuring your risks and vulnerabilities, as well as understanding what you must do to achieve these goals.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Scaling Application Vulnerability Management Across the Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This case study reveals the solution that one organization chose to help improve application security testing efficiencies at a reduced cost.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2013


Vulnerability Management Tools Buyer's Guide
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RESOURCE: Vulnerability management tools can help you assess your system's weaknesses and prioritize them, but it's important to choose properly. We can help you make the right choices for your enterprise with our exclusive buyer's guide. Complete our brief Vulnerability Management Survey, and you will immediately receive your complimentary copy.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014


Securing Data After a Hack
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WEBCAST: This brief video explores how one company learned from a past security breach and now is focusing more time and money towards system security.
Posted: 13 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Oct 3, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, gain essential knowledge on today's advanced malware threats, and discover how new next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can prevent them from gaining access to your valuable data.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Icomm Technologies

Disrupt Advanced Attacks and Prevent Loss with this Integrated Security Solution
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WHITE PAPER: Access this informative whitepaper to explore a new integrated, contextually-aware security solution that provides improved threat detection and prevention across the enterprise.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014


Securing Enterprise Networks with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
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EBOOK: Enterprise networks are increasing in size and complexity, creating a larger attack surface for hackers. This TechGuide walks you through gaining visibility into your network and devising an effective security strategy.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

How To Avoid Heartbleed Or Similar SSL Related Vulnerabilities?
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WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores top strategies for resolving Heartbleed and similar SSL-related vulnerabilities.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

i-Sprint Innovations

Best Practices for Security and Compliance with Amazon Web Services
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This resource sheds light on the latest expectations for cloud security, and what role providers and customers have in securing a cloud environment. Click through to reveal 12 steps to a successful secure cloud adoption.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Trend Micro

Retail Data Breaches Expose Security Vulnerabilities – What Can We Learn?
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WEBCAST: Tune in to this informative webcast to learn about how to protect your database from breaches and other security vulnerabilities.
Posted: 12 May 2014 | Premiered: Mar 4, 2014

Symantec Corporation

A Provocative Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence and Vulnerability Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores an effective strategy and tool for vulnerability management and outlines the key benefits.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Discovering Vulnerable Web Applications
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes how large enterprises can effectively discover, catalog and scan web applications to control vulnerabilities as part of their organization's overall vulnerability management program.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Aug 2012


Real Time Endpoint Compliance for Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore an endpoint management solution that will help federal agencies continuously monitor, manage, and detect vulnerabilities across their critical networks.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013


Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features a security intelligence platform that integrates with data monitoring and vulnerability assessment for improved threat detection.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013


Your Personal Web Attack Survival Guide
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the latest hactivist and cybercriminal methods of attack, and presents a 7-step guide you can use to safeguard your website from attack.
Posted: 20 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013


Endpoint Protection Platforms for Enterprises
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores a unique enterprise endpoint protection platform that encompasses a multitude of security tools.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

An Expert Guide to the PCI DSS 3.0
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EBOOK: This expert handbook gives you the information that you require right now to understand the updated requirements for the PCI DSS 3.0, which went into effect in early 2014.
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Knowledge is Power: The Symantec Guide to Protecting your Website
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WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the importance of securing your system, overcoming any vulnerabilities and how this can help you maintain consumer confidence.
Posted: 30 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Handbook: Vulnerability Management
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EGUIDE: This TechGuide will help you both identify and prioritize vulnerabilities based on sound risk-management principles, ensuring a vulnerability management program that is effective and aligned with broader risk-management goals.
Posted: 27 Jan 2014 | Published: 27 Jan 2014

EMA report: A Provocative New Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence: IBM Introduces QRadar Vulnerability Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Many security teams struggle with the limitations of traditional, isolated security tools. For today's complex IT infrastructure, you need a comprehensive, integrated way to manage the security of your applications, network, and data.
Posted: 06 Dec 2013 | Published: 03 Jul 2013

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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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