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DEFINITION: Hacktivism is the act of hacking, or breaking into a computer system, for a politically or socially motivated purpose. The individual who performs an act of hacktivism is said to be a hacktivist. A hacktivist uses the same tools and techniques as a hacker, but does so in order to disrupt services and bring attention to a political or social cause. For example, one might leave a highly visible message  … 

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Spear Phishing vol4: Impersonations are increasingly more common, sophisticated and targeted.
sponsored by Barracuda
WHITE PAPER: Spear phishing, alongside other impersonation attacks, are on the rise, and new tactics are making it more difficult to differentiate between an impersonation attempt and a genuine message. Read on to discover the top 3 spear phishing impersonation attacks to keep an eye on.
Posted: 23 Dec 2020 | Published: 23 Dec 2020

Barracuda

Data Security Predictions 2021
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: The pandemic of 2020 created unprecedented challenges for IT security teams and initiatives. This 23-page report provides a closer look at how the Coronavirus has shaped cybersecurity and explores key data security predictions for 2021. Read on to get started.
Posted: 07 Dec 2020 | Published: 07 Dec 2020

Splunk

Are your remote workers sitting ducks?
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: COVID-19 has resulted in working from home becoming common practice– and it could stay that way for the foreseeable future. But are remote workers sitting ducks for cyberattacks? A new Mimecast-iTnews survey of Australian organisations suggests that many are just that. Download this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 07 Oct 2020 | Published: 07 Oct 2020

Mimecast

Invisible Characters
sponsored by Inky Technology
WHITE PAPER: Similar to hidden text and zero font, invisible characters is a phishing tactic designed to obscure text in order to bypass secure email gateways (SEGs). Read this edition of Understanding Phishing for a full breakdown of invisible text – including real-world examples and best practices for stopping it.
Posted: 06 Oct 2020 | Published: 06 Oct 2020

Inky Technology

GoSecure Cybersecurity Perceptions Versus Reality
sponsored by GoSecure
WHITE PAPER: This 29-page research report provides the key findings from a recent GoSecure survey designed to better understand the biases, gaps and misconceptions surrounding cybersecurity. Read on to learn more about this disconnect and discover how to address and overcome it.
Posted: 16 Sep 2020 | Published: 16 Sep 2020

GoSecure

Ransomware Decoded
sponsored by Cybereason
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware has reemerged, and ransom payments have shot up in tandem, with the average payout at $80,000 in Dec. 2019. In addition, it’s evolving to avoid detection, and with the advent of Ransonware-as-a-Service (RaaS), even non-technical users can create an attack. Stay vigilant, read this white paper to learn what modern ransomware looks like.
Posted: 11 Sep 2020 | Published: 11 Sep 2020

Cybereason

Insights into attacker activity in compromised email accounts
sponsored by Barracuda
WHITE PAPER: Spear phishing and email account takeovers are proving to be a lucrative and accessible opportunity for cybercriminals – and attack methods are only growing more sophisticated. This report provides an overview of today’s top email security threats and offers defensive best practices for protecting your inboxes.
Posted: 12 Aug 2020 | Published: 31 Jul 2020

Barracuda

The Definitive Email Security Strategy Guide: A People-Centric Approach to Stopping Malware, Phishing, and Email Fraud
sponsored by Proofpoint
WHITE PAPER: With 94% of external cyber threats start with email, organizations need to ensure that their email security strategy can keep pace with this growing threat landscape. This white paper explores a new, people-centric approach to email security and provides you with a comprehensive guide for implementing this approach (including a checklist).
Posted: 05 Jun 2020 | Published: 05 Jun 2020

Proofpoint

BLUEPRINT: MODERN LAYERED SECURITY
sponsored by SonicWall
WHITE PAPER: The concept of a layered security strategy is nothing new. However, as threats evolve, each layer needs to be revised to ensure it addresses modern security demands. This white paper provides an overview of a comprehensive 11-layer security approach, designed to strengthen your security posture without sacrificing business objectives.
Posted: 01 Jun 2020 | Published: 01 Jun 2020

SonicWall

RANSOMWARE REALITIES FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM-SIZED BUSINESSES
sponsored by Crowdstrike
WHITE PAPER: Contrary to the belief that ransomware only targets large organizations, small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are on the receiving end of a breach nearly 43% of the time. But without the resources of a large business, what can SMBs do to protect themselves? Read on to find out.
Posted: 20 May 2020 | Published: 20 May 2020

Crowdstrike

THE EVOLUTION OF RANSOMWARE: HOW TO PROTECT ORGANIZATIONS FROM NEW TRENDS AND METHODS
sponsored by Crowdstrike
WHITE PAPER: Each year, ransomware attacks grow increasingly frequent and successful – leading to more dollars lost. In fact, by 2021 global damages from ransomware is expected to reach $20 billion. In this white paper, you’ll discover a comprehensive overview of the evolution of ransomware, common trends and how to protect against it.
Posted: 19 May 2020 | Published: 19 May 2020

Crowdstrike

Spear Phishing vol3: Top Threats and Trends: Defending against business email compromise attacks
sponsored by Barracuda
WHITE PAPER: Business email compromise (BEC) is an emerging cybersecurity threat that targets user inboxes. While BEC makes up just 7% of spear-phishing attacks, it’s responsible for over $26 billion in losses in the last four years. In this report, explore the latest BEC tactics used by scammers and best practices for protecting your organization.
Posted: 18 May 2020 | Published: 30 Nov 2019

Barracuda

The Malicious Bot Playbook: Early Warning Signs, and What to Do About Them
sponsored by Cloudflare
WHITE PAPER: Similar to social engineering attacks, bot attacks are highly targeted to expose the vulnerabilities of a specific organization. Understanding the telltale bot warning signs has proven to be an effective measure at predicting and preventing attacks. This playbook outlines the common warning signs and tactics for addressing them.
Posted: 01 May 2020 | Published: 01 May 2020

Cloudflare

Know Your Enemy. Know Your Risk.
sponsored by eSentire
WHITE PAPER: This report gets inside the mind of a hacker, analyzing their motivations for penetrating cyber defenses, their methods and the most effective ways to reduce your risk. Learn why hackers attack sensitive data today (hint: it’s not always for the money).
Posted: 22 Apr 2020 | Published: 22 Apr 2020

eSentire

Top 9 DDOS Threats Your Organization Must be Prepared For
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Each year, cyberattacks grow in frequency and sophistication, leading to varied methods of conducting the same attacks. For distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks, preparing for the “common” attack is no longer enough. This white paper contains the top 9 DDoS threats your organization needs to keep an eye on.
Posted: 16 Mar 2020 | Published: 16 Mar 2020

Radware

Protect Your Web Applications from the OWASP Top 10
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Applications, mobile devices, cloud computing, and web APIs unlock tremendous business opportunities—however, they also open your systems up to a broader set of unknown users. In this resource, you'll learn the basics of securing your web applications from the OWASP Top 10.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

IBM

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

IBM

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

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

What's Behind a Cyber Attack?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the shortcomings of many current approaches to breach investigation, and also introduces one solution to help organizations to defend against advanced persistent and internal threats.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a security solution that applies big data capabilities to help organizations to keep pace with today's advanced threats and prevent attacks before they happen.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains a variety of application threats that organisations deal with, and introduces 5 practical steps to take when implementing application security.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

A Manifesto for Cyber Resilience
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find out what it takes to become cyber resilient in this age of escalating threats.
Posted: 26 Jun 2014 | Published: 26 Jun 2014

Symantec Corporation

Defending Against Application-Layer DDoS Attacks
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the serious problem that DDoS threats present, and how it impacts your business.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Juniper Networks, Inc.
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