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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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Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS)
sponsored by
WHITE PAPER: This standard is aimed at enhancing the integrity of commercial off the shelf ICT products and helping customers to manage sourcing risk.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

Hidden Lynx: Professional Hackers for Hire
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, uncover the facts behind security's most threatening presence, the Hidden Lynx group, which uses more sophisticated, targeted attacks, and has the ability to adapt to defense methods.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 17 Sep 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Intelligence Report - August 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get the most recent analysis on cybersecurity threats and trends, and gain insight on what to expect in the future.
Posted: 21 Oct 2013 | Published: 31 Aug 2013

Symantec Corporation

Malicious Mobile Apps
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get industry statistics about today's IT threat landscape, and why IT professionals should heighten mobile security to defend against significant malicious mobile applications.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 14 Jun 2013


Weaponized malware now threatens the private sector
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for crucial information about the next class of advanced persistent threats (APT) and uncover how you can boost endpoint security management to reduce the risk of these attacks.
Posted: 15 Oct 2013 | Published: 12 Sep 2012


Security Intelligence – Is Security a Battle You Can Win
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the need for IT teams to discover the benefits of security intelligence (SI), and how it can simplify the complex security environment for better security analytics.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2011


Measuring End User Susceptibility and Defenses Against Phishing Attacks with CORE Insight
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains critical information about spear phishing and how to prepare your users and systems from falling for these targeted attacks being masked as trustworthy content.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Core Security Technologies

Building An Intelligence - Driven Security Operations Center
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for insider tips on rapid cyber threat detection and remediation as well as how to coordinate technologies, personnel, and processes for better security.
Posted: 26 Sep 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

EMC Corporation

Protecting Your Website With Always On SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the imperative need for always on SSL, and the steps you can take to deliver end-to-end protection for your users. It also includes detailed accounts of four organizations that are leading the way with always on SSL in a cooperative effort to make the internet more secure.
Posted: 11 Sep 2013 | Published: 01 May 2012

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

McAfee Tackles the Complexities of Endpoint Security
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the myriad of enterprise endpoint threats today, and how you can conquer these difficult complexities.
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

Intel Security

Advanced Identity Tracking for Social Networking Sites
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the methods used to assist social networking sites in identifying online predators and thwarting potentially serious attacks. View now to learn more!
Posted: 22 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Trouble Heading for Your Business 2013
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the current state of targeted attacks and explores why putting an effective defensive strategy in place is so critical. View now to uncover the effects of these potentially disastrous attacks and what you can do to stay protected.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Trend Micro

Evolving Security: 5 Reasons to Outsource Network Security Management in Today's Threat Environment
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Discover five reasons why outsourcing your network security management can help you combat malware, hackers, and the evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

The Evolving Threat Landscape
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper surveys emerging threats, profiles theirhighly organized perpetrators, and reviews some of the revolutionary technologies that make these attacks so persistent and effective.
Posted: 02 Sep 2011 | Published: 02 Sep 2011

Juniper Networks, Inc.

IBM InfoSphere Guardium Data Sheet: Managing the Entire Database Security and Compliance Lifecycle
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: As hacker attacks become more and more frequent, a comprehensive security plan has become of critical importance.  Inside this white paper, learn which security strategies are right for your company. Uncover information about an approach that offers real-time alerts, audit and reporting tools and much more.
Posted: 02 Aug 2011 | Published: 02 Aug 2011


The Next Generation of Cybercrime: How it's evolved, where it's going
sponsored by DellEMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Cybercrime is continuously evolving and attacks occur everyday, costing businesses significant loss and money. In order develop a strong security strategy to reduce your risk of attacks, you must understand cybercrime. Read this executive brief to explore several generations of cybercriminals and the methods and motivations of their attacks.
Posted: 19 May 2011 | Published: 19 May 2011

DellEMC and Intel®

Why Hackers have turned to Malicious JavaScript Attacks
sponsored by Sophos
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the threat of malicious JavaScript attacks, and how they work. Understand how cybercriminals make money with these types of attacks and why IT managers should be vigilant.
Posted: 13 Apr 2011 | Published: 13 Apr 2011


Malicious JavaScript Attacks: What Can You Do?
sponsored by Sophos
WHITE PAPER: We’ll review what to watch for, as well as the security strategies that will help keep you safe.
Posted: 12 Jan 2011 | Published: 11 Jan 2011


Four Steps to Cure Your Patch Management Headache
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: The need to speed up patch deployment across today’s highly complex and distributed IT environment has never been more important. Read this free white paper and learn four steps to cure your patch management headache.
Posted: 06 Jan 2011 | Published: 06 Jan 2011


The Anatomy of a Cross-Site Scripting Campaign
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: XSS attacks are not new. What makes this particular situation unique is the process the ADC used to uncover the attack. Read this paper to find out so much more about XSS attacks.
Posted: 23 Aug 2010 | Published: 23 Aug 2010


Malware Security Report: Protecting Your Business, Customers and Bottom Line
sponsored by VeriSign Australia
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will help you understand the threats from Malware and how it can impact your online business. You’ll learn about criminals’ motivations for distributing malware through the web and how they infect web servers to make distribution possible, as well as techniques administrators can use to detect them.
Posted: 06 Aug 2010 | Published: 06 Aug 2010

VeriSign Australia

On Common Ground: Where Compliance and Data Protection Overlap
sponsored by Tripwire, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, we first explore the landscape in which CISOs now work—the new standards and regulations they face, increased attacks from hackers, and a more complex IT environment that includes virtualized infrastructure and outsourcing.
Posted: 03 Aug 2010 | Published: 03 Aug 2010

Tripwire, Inc.

The Industrialization of Hacking
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: The industrialization of hacking coincides with a critical shift in what's considered today's prized commodity: data. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2010 | Published: 02 Jun 2010


Web Exploits: There’s an App for That
sponsored by M86 Security
WHITE PAPER: The main motivation driving the cybercrime industry is the possibility of monetary gain. Savvy, knowledgeable individuals with skills in developing Web applications and basic knowledge in hacking have filled a niche by creating exploit kits. Read this white paper to learn the basics about exploit kits, what they do, and why the bad guys use them.
Posted: 27 May 2010 | Published: 27 May 2010

M86 Security
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