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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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What I've Learned from 5,000 Data Breaches
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: As data breaches continue to increase, consumer expectations follow behind and expect well-orchestrated response time. Plan out how affected customers will be notified and supported throughout the entire data breach response process, from notification, to protection, to fraud resolution.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Illuminating the Real Cost of Incidents from an Insurer's Perspective
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This study helps you understand the true impact of data insecurity and the real cost of incidents by consolidating claims data from multiple insurers.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

AllClear ID

Transforming Enterprise Security with Advanced Analytics
sponsored by MASERGY
VIDEO: Watch this comprehensive webinar to uncover advanced techniques that help detect low and slow threats, such as the "grain of sand" style attack, that have come to keep the state of security in flux. Learn why a managed security service is important to have and what to look for in choosing one.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Premiered: 18 Nov 2014


What CIOs Need to Know About IoT and Security Risks
sponsored by MASERGY
ANALYST REPORT: Businesses that already have IoT initiatives have seen increased revenue around 16% last year in the areas of business affected by the effort, according to a recent study. Still, as enticing as these prospects are the question that CIOs must ask are: How secure are IoT sensors and networks?
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 21 Oct 2015


How to Minimize Threats Through Public Cloud Security Testing
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: Due to public cloud's multi-tenant environment, organizations are skeptical about a cloud provider's ability to secure their data. In this exclusive guide, Cloud Analyst David Linthicum demonstrates how to minimize threats to your IT environments by way of public cloud security testing. Access now to guard against side-channel attacks, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 28 Apr 2016


Streamline Data Security Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to harden your data infrastructure by scanning targeted systems on a scheduled basis to detect vulnerabilities. Learn to identify exploitable security holes in your database and enforce best practices with tests and customizable options for each data type.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016


Oracle database licensing challenges
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you three examples businesses whose licensing agreements with Oracle fell short of expectations. Learn some of the shortcomings these businesses experienced to protect yourself from similar involvement.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016


Using Veeam and VMware vSphere Tags for Advanced Policy-driven Data Protection
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines activities that will protect workloads based on the “desired state” that their users will define for their workloads.
Posted: 11 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Veeam Software

Market Analysis: Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) Products
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this Gartner Magic Quadrant report for an overview of today's SIEM market, and an analysis of 14 different vendors to determine which SIEM product is right for you.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Critical Capabilities for Security Information and Event Management (SIEM)
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this Gartner report for insight on aligning IT's needs with 3 key use cases to choose the best SIEM tool for your organization.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

An Examination of Web App Security Process Management
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll learn the hard numbers about security vulnerabilities and how susceptible your organization is to being the next victim of an attack. View now to arm yourself with the knowledge to prepare for the inevitable attacks and reduce the likelihood of a data breach.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2015

WhiteHat Security

Bolster Your Web Application Security
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how you can give your web applications the security they need, and protect against vulnerabilities or other threats.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 06 Jul 2015

WhiteHat Security

Web Security: Fighting Off Zero Day Attacks
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: Join web security guru Robert Hansen in this webinar for an in-depth explanation of the many vulnerabilities you may not have considered, and to discover how you can better protect your newly-built websites and applications. View now to learn how to stop attacks like Heartbleed, SQL injection, command injection, and more.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Apr 13, 2015

WhiteHat Security

Vulnerability Remediation: If you Ranked It, You Should Have Put a Patch on It
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: Access this webcast now for an in-depth review of the various web security vulnerabilities you need to protect yourself from, and also discover a step-by-step guide for remediating these threats. View it now to uncover the truth about web security.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Apr 13, 2015

WhiteHat Security

Research Reveals How 12 Managed Security Services Options Compare
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This analyst report evaluates 12 leading MSSPs' strengths, weaknesses, and capabilities, including offerings from IBM, Verizon, HP, Dell, Symantec, and other major players in the industry. View now to learn how these providers stack up on criteria including the following: threat intelligence, pricing, customer experience, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 May 2015


3 Major Challenges to Securing Your Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report addresses the top 3 major security challenges as your organization moves into the cloud. Gain an overview of strategies for protecting your data and network.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Tips to Secure your Virtualized Data Center
sponsored by TechData - Kaspersky
EGUIDE: This e-guide will help you better protect your virtualized data center by showing you security tools and policies to implement in your network.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

TechData - Kaspersky

Vulnerability Response Best Practices
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a step-by-step approach in responding to vulnerabilities with examples of breaches throughout. Learn how to prepare you network for an attack and how to lessen the potential for security flaws in your network.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

Your data on the move: secure mobile devices in your network
sponsored by Vera
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you will discover the proper methods to secure emerging enterprise hardware such as iPads, netbooks and more.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2016


What to Look for in Vulnerability Management
sponsored by
EBOOK: This Buyer's Essentials guide helps InfoSec pros, like you, assess and purchase vulnerability management tools. It explains how they work and highlights key features you should look for.
Posted: 07 Oct 2015 | Published: 07 Oct 2015

Cybersecurity Lessons from 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this special security report, discover what lessons can be learned from 2014's cyber-breaches to improve cybersecurity in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015


Information Security Magazine – The Hunt for Data Analytics
sponsored by
EZINE: Big data and analytics show promise for better threat detection. Should these technologies be combined with SIEM products, or is it time to move beyond these high alert systems?
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 02 Mar 2015

Why Every CIO Should Consider Vulnerability Assessment a Necessity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, CIOs will learn why vulnerability assessment is so essential to enterprise security, and can discover a leading vulnerability assessment platform that scans targeted systems on a scheduled basis in order to increase your understanding of your organization's overall security posture.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014


Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, readers learn about the many factors that leave web applications vulnerable to attack; how SSL encryption can help to prevent the risk of data loss; how to assess their current state of vulnerability; and much more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Website Security Solutions

Cost of a Breach Rising; How to Protect Against It
sponsored by TaaSera
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores how the Target breach of 2013 has changed the way organizations approach security.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 01 Dec 2014

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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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