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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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7 Ways to Tell if an Incident Response Service Provider is Right for You
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WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn more about how you can find the right incident response service provider. It outlines how to determine the vendor's capabilities and if the vendor represents the best fit based on your organizations unique needs.
Posted: 28 May 2013 | Published: 28 May 2013

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Targeted attacks: Preparation and Mitigation
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how you can make an effective business case for targeted attack defense. Also inside, discover what you need to know in order to change user behaviors as part of your risk mitigation strategy.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 17 May 2013

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Targeted Attack Detection and Remediation Security School
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this Security School lesson, you'll learn more about how targeted attacks are developed, where your soft spots may be, how attackers are moving data off your networks and what you can do about it.
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 29 Mar 2013

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Spam Is Annoying. Targeted Attacks Are Deadly
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PODCAST: Join renowned security author Mike Cobb in this podcast as he shares valuable information regarding targeted attacks, including how they work, who's vulnerable, and how to defend yourself properly.
Posted: 27 Mar 2013 | Premiered: Mar 29, 2013

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Types of DNS Attacks Reveal DNS Defense Tactics
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EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchSecurity.com details different types of common domain name system (DNS) attacks, the unusual behaviors they invoke, and which defense tactics work best in the given scenario. View now to learn more!
Posted: 21 Mar 2013 | Published: 21 Mar 2013

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IBM zSecure Compliance and Administration
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WEBCAST: View this webcast to learn how you can improve collaboration with your employees and business data. Find out the key to keeping up with today's fast-paced culture and how you can ensure your data is protected no matter where your employees access the information.
Posted: 11 Mar 2013 | Premiered: Mar 11, 2013

IBM

Get actionable insight with security intelligence for mainframe environments
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WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to learn more about the importance of alerts with enterprise security. Find out how you can deliver integrated threat analysis, real-time alerts, and audit consolidation to manage today's growing threats. This resource discusses how you can enhance security without increasing overhead.
Posted: 08 Mar 2013 | Published: 08 Mar 2013

IBM

IBM's Approach to Advanced Persistent Threats
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VIDEO: Access this video to learn more about advanced persistent threats (APTs) and how to address them. Topics covered the nature of APTs, preventative measures to take, and how professionals are addressing this challenge.
Posted: 08 Mar 2013 | Premiered: 02 Aug 2012

IBM

E-Guide: Bringing Value to Application Monitoring Through SIM
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide describes the value that security information and management systems (SIMs) can bring to both application monitoring and real-time security. See how you can get the most out of SIM by reading on now.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Quantifying the Impact of Network-Based Attacks
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WHITE PAPER: This document gives you some guidelines on how to assess the impact of network-based attacks and suggests techniques for creating your own economic model. Get your copy today.
Posted: 03 Dec 2012 | Published: 03 Dec 2012

Dell Software

IT Security Purchasing Intentions 2013
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This in-depth research from Computer Weekly and TechTarget reveals the IT security spending priorities of businesses in the UK and Europe.
Posted: 30 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

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Mobile Security Strategies
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ANALYST REPORT: This exclusive report for Computer Weekly members explains the security risks and challenges of using mobile devices in the enterprise.
Posted: 09 Nov 2012 | Published: 09 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Web-facing applications: Security assessment tools and strategies
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WHITE PAPER: Read this expert E-guide to find out how you can properly asses web application threats and the tools your organization can use for protection. Learn how to mitigate likely web application threats and how you can ensure your business is protected.
Posted: 08 Oct 2012 | Published: 08 Oct 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Five Tips to Improve a Threat and Vulnerability Management Program
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EGUIDE: Access this e-guide for 5 expert tips to improve the effectiveness of an enterprise threat and vulnerability management program.
Posted: 27 Sep 2012 | Published: 27 Sep 2012

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Report: Cyber Security Attack and Incident Data
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WHITE PAPER: Uncover analysis of security attack and incident data from IBM Security Services' plethora of data collected from their tens of billions of events monitored daily for their 3,700+ clients.
Posted: 15 May 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

IBM

The Custom Defense - Your Answer to APTs
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VIDEO: Explore an innovative new technology available to help your organization combat potentially disastrous advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 17 Apr 2013

Trend Micro

Information Security Magazine - April 2013
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EZINE: This month's issue takes a comprehensive look at existing identity and access management (IAM) solutions and explores how establishing a centralized IAM system not only combats the challenges SaaS and mobile devices, but provides better overall operational consistency across your entire infrastructure.
Posted: 03 Apr 2013 | Published: 03 Apr 2013

SearchSecurity.com

APT Defense Mechanisms and Best Practices
sponsored by Infoblox
EGUIDE: Uncover the devastating affects advanced persistent threats (APTs) can have on your systems and learn a number of best practices that can help you defend against them.
Posted: 20 Feb 2013 | Published: 20 Feb 2013

Infoblox

Web Browser Security Features Make Attacks Harder
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, find an overview of the new security capabilities that are being built into popular web browsers and learn how these security features make it more difficult for cybercriminals to carry out attacks. Read on to learn more now.
Posted: 11 Feb 2013 | Published: 11 Feb 2013

Symantec Corporation

Cybersecurity Information Sharing: Establishing New Protocols
sponsored by BMC Software, Inc.
EGUIDE: This eGuide will tune you in to the challenges of cybersecurity information sharing, why it's needed more than ever, and what can be done to keep everyone properly informed and protected. Topics covered include today's sharing initiatives, the importance of baseline cybersecurity practices, the rules governing cybersecurity information, and more.
Posted: 26 Dec 2012 | Published: 26 Dec 2012

BMC Software, Inc.

Information Security Magazine – November 2012
sponsored by Dell SonicWALL
EZINE: Consult this enlightening online magazine to learn more about how you can keep up with the rapidly changing technology trends. Find out to defend against adversaries and create a strong enterprise that's prepared for a myriad of attacks.
Posted: 13 Nov 2012 | Published: 01 Nov 2012

Dell SonicWALL

Improving Tools and Techniques to Combat Malware Evolution
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WHITE PAPER: Some researchers are working hard to create tools that strengthen malware analysis and improve security. Read this expert guide to learn more about what look look for in malware and the threat actors behind the scenes.
Posted: 09 Oct 2012 | Published: 09 Oct 2012

Webroot

STATE OF DNS AVAILABILITY REPORT
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WHITE PAPER: View this informative white paper to learn more about the domain name system vulnerabilities that you should keep in mind for the busy season. Find out some of the challenges of availability and the impact downtime can have on your enterprise by accessing this resource.
Posted: 26 Sep 2012 | Published: 26 Sep 2012

Verisign, Inc.

IBM X-Force 2011 Trend and Risk Report CIO Security Priorities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative white paper to learn more about the attack trends in 2011 including external network and security breaches. Discover key ways to prevent leaked customer data and inaccessible web services by analyzing the risks before it's too late.
Posted: 24 Sep 2012 | Published: 24 Sep 2012

IBM

SecuritySCAPE Virtual Conference 2012: IT Security Made Simple
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VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Register now to attend SecuritySCAPE 2012, this year's premiere IT security virtual event. Gain insight into topics including endpoint security, vulnerability, data theft, and more from industry analysts, thought leaders, and IT pros from around the world.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Premiered: 25 Sep 2012

Lumension
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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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