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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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Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Web Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper for an explanation on why web vulnerability assessments are necessary, and provide extra security for your customers.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec Website Security Solutions

SAAS Vulnerability Management: Choosing a Cloud-Based Service Provider
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert guide from SearchSecurity.com examines how to decide if SaaS vulnerability management is right for your organization and provides helpful tips for finding the right option for your environment.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 | Published: 29 Jul 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Targeted attacks: Preparation and Mitigation
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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

SearchSecurity.com

Targeted Attack Detection and Remediation Security School
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this Security School, you'll learn how the latest targeted attacks are developed, where your soft spots may be, how attackers are infiltrating data from your networks and what you can do to keep your critical data locked down.
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 29 Mar 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Types of DNS Attacks Reveal DNS Defense Tactics
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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

SearchSecurity.com

10 Best Practices for Microsoft SharePoint Security
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover ten best practices everyone should follow when using a leading collaboration and content management application designed to eradicate vulnerabilities in your organization.
Posted: 27 Sep 2013 | Published: 27 Sep 2013

Thawte Inc.

Gamania Group tightens security to strengthen game development capability
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Inside this white paper, read up on a gaming software company that was looking to expand in the market, but first turned to automated security management tools to ensure compliance and customer trust before moving forward.
Posted: 25 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Implementing an Effective Vulnerability Management Program
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to gain insight into best practices for continuous vulnerability management. Find out how you can ensure security of your systems and why you should be implementing continuous vulnerability management.
Posted: 24 Sep 2013 | Published: 24 Sep 2013

Tenable Network Security

Ballarat Grammar Secures BYOD with HP Sentinel SDN
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, explore a software-defined networking option that simplifies network monitoring for performance issues and enables a secure IT environment for users.
Posted: 20 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Preventing Cyber-Attacks with Big Data Security Analytics and SIEM
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcast explains the rise in IT security attacks and how security information and event management (SIEM) solutions can help you block them in the future.
Posted: 03 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Feb 6, 2013

LogRhythm, Inc.

eBook: Data Security in the E-discovery Process
sponsored by Dell and VMware
EBOOK: In this e-book from SearchCompliance.com, find expert advice that will help you ease the pain – and the cost – of e-discovery, as well as tips and tactics for bridging the gap between e-discovery and data security.
Posted: 27 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Dell and VMware

Symantec Intelligence Report - June 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Symantec Intelligence Report outlines the latest need-to-know security information on vulnerabilities, spam, phish, malware, and data breaches.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Intelligence Report – May 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Keeping on top of the latest security happenings is crucial to protecting your organization. In this recent edition of Symantec's Intelligence Report, view a number of statistics and up-to-date material on the current threat landscape to learn what you should expect both now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

Creating the Ultimate Security Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines the latest nature of attacks and vulnerabilities in the security landscape and details the capabilities and solutions that must be leveraged to maintain secure operations.
Posted: 19 Jul 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

IBM

AlienVault Unified Security Management: Complete Security Visibility
sponsored by AlienVault
TRIAL SOFTWARE: AlienVault's Unified Security Management™ (USM) products provide a way for organizations with limited security staff and budget to address compliance and threat management needs. Download a free 30-day Trial.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 17 Jul 2013

AlienVault

Practitioners Guide to Establishing a SOC Webinar
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: This AlienVault Unified Security Management (USM) webinar is intended for a technical audience and will provide the core information necessary to evaluate the security controls essential to establishing an efficient Security Operation Center (SOC).
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 16, 2013

AlienVault

Expect More From Your SIEM
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: Unlike security cameras, going from installation to insight with a traditional SIEM is far from straightforward. During this session, we'll cover a few common problems with SIEM technologies, and how you can avoid them. You'll walk away with a new perspective on an old problem – reducing the cost of security visibility.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 16, 2013

AlienVault

Practitioner's Guide to Establishing an SOC
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides an overview of how to evaluate the security controls needed to establish a Security Operation Center (SOC), along with what data a SOC needs to quickly detect and respond to a breach.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 09 Apr 2013

AlienVault

Next-Generation Vulnerability Management
sponsored by SAINT Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper takes an in-depth look at how proper vulnerability management can protect business operations, mitigate risks, and improve overall IT management. Discover the latest solutions and strategies for ensuring your data is secure from attacks.
Posted: 12 Jul 2013 | Published: 12 Jul 2013

SAINT Corporation

Cyber Defense Managed Service - A Force Multiplier Webinar
sponsored by Verdasys
VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Join security expert and CISO of In-Q-Tel Dan Geer and Verdasys in this upcoming webcast as they discuss a new deployment model and next-gen technology that can provide rapid deployment, immediate detection and comprehensive prevention operations for companies of any size.
Posted: 10 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 27 Jun 2013

Verdasys

Managing Web Security in an Increasing Challenging Threat Landscape
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers guidance to help your organization manage web security in an increasingly dangerous threat landscape. Learn how cybercriminals are targeting web-based vulnerabilities and see what you can do to stay safe by reading on now.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Report: Cyber Security Attack and Incident Data
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by Trend Micro
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
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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
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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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