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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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IBM Security Network IPS GX7800 Comparative Efficacy and Performance Evaluation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Networks are facing more advanced threats than ever before. Learn how IBM's solutions fare against a Snort-based device.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

IBM

Security and the Rise of Machine-to-Machine (M2M) Communications
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, explore the unforeseen risks of M2M communication, the challenges of maintaining M2M security, and the possible solutions that exist to mitigate these risks.
Posted: 25 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Sep 2014

Global Knowledge

Get Unprecedented Visibility, Control, and Policy Creation Options with Encrypted Traffic Management
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: This concise info graphic presents a new encrypted traffic management solution that provides organizations with unprecedented visibility, control, and policy creation options.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

Countering Cyber-Crime with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Bigger, more diverse networks mean a bigger attack surface for hackers. Today's networking pros must assess and update network security strategies to account for new vulnerabilities and respond to inevitable attacks.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

SearchSecurity.com

10 Network Security Tools and Tests Everyone Should Use
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a list of 10 security tools or tests that will help you check out suspicious issues and keep ahead of new risks and threats.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 14 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

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

IBM

Enterprise Vulnerability: Expert Tips and Product Reviews
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Explore a 3-step process for ranking enterprise vulnerabilities, learn how to calculate a vulnerability's risk score, and discover the best risk assessment and management tools for your enterprise with the expert advice found in our exclusive e-guide, Prioritize and Manage Enterprise Vulnerability.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Putting Security on Auto-Pilot: What Works, What Doesn't
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This technical guide examines the pros, cons, and unknowns of automated penetration testing, from how best to use one to the components of your security system that will still require human intervention.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

SearchSecurity.com

6 Ways Hackers Try to Break Secure Sockets Layer-Encrypted Data
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
EGUIDE: How do hackers break through secure sockets layer-encrypted data exactly? This expert e-guide has the answer, exploring six common methods these cyber-criminals use.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Beyond Passwords: Protect the mobile enterprise with smarter security solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flexible authentication schemes, context-based access and behavioral analysis can help ensure that only authorized mobile users can access your valuable resources—on-site, in the cloud and beyond.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Protecting Your Critical Data with Integrated Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain actionable insights that can help you reduce security risks and boost compliance.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

IBM

Managing User Identities and Access in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM can help design, deploy and manage critical identity and access management controls in cloud environments.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Dec 2011

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Protect People, Processes and Technology from Web Application Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Securing externally facing applications is an important step toward safeguarding your critical assets. Find out why.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 29 Nov 2013

IBM

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
sponsored by IBM
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

IBM

How To Avoid Heartbleed Or Similar SSL Related Vulnerabilities?
sponsored by i-Sprint Innovations
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?
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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

IBM

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

Qualys

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

IBM

Your Personal Web Attack Survival Guide
sponsored by Imperva
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

Imperva

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
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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

SearchSecurity.com
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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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