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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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SIEM: Keeping Pace with Big Security Data
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This detailed report explores how intelligent and scalable Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions can help you stay on top of an ever-evolving, data-driven environment.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Intel Security

Leverage Security Event Data to Improve Vulnerability Detection & Remediation
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Learn how network attacks can be avoided by utilizing a SIEM platform that combines historical data with real-time data for better and more accurate reporting.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Intel Security

2014 Security Report: How DDoS Attacks Can Mask More Dangerous Malware Threats
sponsored by Neustar®
RESOURCE: In this informative report, discover key findings on the top strategies and techniques for dealing with new DDoS attacks.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Sep 2014

Neustar®

McAfee Positioned in Leaders Quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for SIEM
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: In this informative report, discover why McAfee's Enterprise Security Manager is turning heads in the security industry.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

Intel Security

451 Research Report: AlienVault USM - A Security Operations Center for the SMB
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth 451 Research analysis examines AlienVault, a security vendor tailored for small and midsize businesses.
Posted: 05 Sep 2014 | Published: 05 Sep 2014

AlienVault

SAP Case Study
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
CASE STUDY: With the escalating number and increasing sophistication of cyber-attacks, perimeter defenses are no longer enough. Companies who used HP Fortify on Demand—a cloud-based solution—saw results and achieved time to value faster. Read the report to learn how.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

2013 Cyber Risk Executive Summary
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The "Cyber risk report 2013 Executive summary" presents the major findings of HP Security Research's comprehensive dive into today's cyber vulnerability and threat landscape. It provides information you need to effectively plan your cyber security strategy and deploy your defenses.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Piercing the Veil of Masked Cyber Criminals
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful white paper, discover a new security solution that can help you identify cyber criminals, build a cyber-attack profile, and more effectively protect your valuable data and assets.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Managing IT Risk: Trends in Global Information Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
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 Limited

8 Simple Steps to Bring Shadow IT into the Light
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper outlines the 8 essential steps for IT professionals to drag Shadow IT into the light and regain control of their organization.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Rackspace

App Security: Decompiling Android APK Files
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: In this informative e-guide, expert Andrew Hogg takes you through the steps of reverse-engineering Android applications for the purpose of scoping out security weaknesses.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

CDW Corporation

Countering Cyber Threats with Behavioral Analytics
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how organizations can leverage big data and behavioral analytics in their network to foil the top attacks.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Combatting Digital Fraud: A CIO Report
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, explore a web threat detection solution that leverages big data to enable security teams to better combat digital fraud.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Today's IT Risks: Trends in Global Information Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
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 Limited

Rising Cyber Crime Mandates More Effective Security Measures
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
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 Limited

Protection for Every Enterprise: Maximizing Mobile Security
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful white paper, get the facts on mobile security and the best protections strategies from today's advanced cyber threats.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

BlackBerry

The Top 8 Mobile Security Risks: Is Your Organzation Protected?
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this essential white paper, discover the top 8 security risks for mobile devices and determine if your organization's assets are properly protected.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

BlackBerry

Securing Enterprise Networks with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: 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

SearchSecurity.com

Penetration Testing From Your Pocket: New Mobile Testing Tools
sponsored by Pwine Express
WEBCAST: In this in-depth webcast, you'll discover a new mobile penetration testing solution that could help on-the-road pen-testers and on-site security assessments.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Premiered: Aug 14, 2014

Pwine Express

Vulnerability Assessment and Penetration Testing: Can You Afford Not To?
sponsored by Pwine Express
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explains why vulnerability assessment and penetration testing are such critical tools in the fight against modern cybercrime, as well as how they can make a difference in your organization's security solution.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

Pwine Express

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Web Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates how to reduce the cost and complexity of Web vulnerability management with a managed approach for detection.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec

The Key to Protecting your Website is Knowledge
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Learn how vulnerabilities can seriously affect your organisation if the proper steps aren't taken towards protection.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Symantec

Patch Management Best Practices for IT Professionals
sponsored by LabTech Software
EBOOK: Keeping systems up-to-date with patches is a full-time job, and the lag time between when vulnerability is discovered and when a virus or worm appears is now measured in days or weeks rather than months. This free eBook provides best practices you can follow to ensure your organizations' systems are always up-to-date.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

LabTech Software

Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the Internet of Things accelerates, adversaries will spend even more time finding weak links across the threat landscape and using them to their advantage to compromise systems and data. Download this white paper to learn about these threats as well as industry-specific risks.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

PCI DSS Reporting Requirements for People Who Hate PCI DSS Reporting
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: This practical session covers strategies to help you take the pain out of PCI DSS reporting.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Jul 24, 2014

AlienVault
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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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