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ALSO CALLED: Kernel Rootkits, Kernel Root Kits, Root Kits
DEFINITION: A collection of software tools that enable administrator-level access to a computer or computer network. Rootkits are installed on a computer after someone has obtained user-level access, either by exploiting a known vulnerability or cracking a password. Once installed, it allows the attacker to mask intrusion and gain root or privileged access to the computer and, possibly, other machines on the  … 
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2018 Cybersecurity Report Card: Organizations Rate their Security Posture and Share Best Practices
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: Responses from the 2018 Report Card survey shed light on how cybersecurity practices are evolving, and what the most successful organizations are doing to ensure they stay ahead of the ever-growing and changing threat landscape. This report outlines key findings from the survey and suggests how companies can improve their security efforts.
Posted: 10 Jan 2019 | Published: 31 Dec 2018

DomainTools

2018 State of Cybercrime
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Find out the deep, dark truth behind the underground hacker economy.
Posted: 28 Nov 2018 | Published: 28 Nov 2018

Dell SecureWorks

2019 IT Guide: Securing Email
sponsored by Inky Technology
WHITE PAPER: Email, given its external, internal, and collaborative application is uniquely susceptible to cyberattacks in the form of phishing. One way to protect your organization from a phishing attack is to implement a 2-pronged email security approach. In this white paper, learn how to implement this technique and see how INKY's Phish Fence can help.
Posted: 28 Jun 2019 | Published: 28 Jun 2019

Inky Technology

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Reporting Software
sponsored by TIBCO
WHITE PAPER: Download this whitepaper to learn the top 5 reasons to consider reporting software upgrades, and hear how it delivered benefits like seamlessly embedded reports, dashboards into applications, and several others.
Posted: 15 Oct 2019 | Published: 15 Oct 2019

TIBCO

5 Steps to Selecting an Enterprise Anti-Virus Replacement
sponsored by Ziften
WHITE PAPER: Selecting a replacement for your legacy enterprise antivirus software can be challenging however, there are frameworks to help you go about making the right selection. In this white paper, explore 5 steps to selecting an enterprise antivirus replacement.
Posted: 17 Jun 2019 | Published: 17 Jun 2019

Ziften

5 Ways Modern Malware Defeats Your Defenses
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: According to the Verizon DBIR, 51% of data breaches include the usage of malware, whether for initial breach, expansion within the network or heisting data. This resource reveals 5 common evasion techniques used by modern malware and how they conquer anti-malware defenses.
Posted: 22 Feb 2018 | Published: 22 Feb 2018

Radware

6 Security Facts that Organizations aren't Considering
sponsored by The Media Trust
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the 6 security facts that you should start considering to make your websites more secure.
Posted: 03 Jul 2019 | Published: 03 Jul 2019

The Media Trust

A Field Guide to Understanding the Tactics, Techniques and Attack Vectors Used by Cybercriminals
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: The threat landscape is as diverse as it is sophisticated, thanks largely to the fact that the skills and tools behind launching cyberattacks have become commoditized. In Radware's Hacker's Almanac, gain an understanding the threat landscape and current tactics, techniques and procedures used by today's cybercriminals.
Posted: 20 Sep 2019 | Published: 20 Sep 2019

Radware

10 Ways You Can Improve Web App Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This resource counts down 10 issues that development and testing teams should consider in order to derive maximum performance from their Web applications.
Posted: 06 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SOASTA, Inc

2012 Endpoint Security Best Practices Survey Results
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals the results of a survey centered on endpoint security best practices. Inside, learn the factors that separate endpoint security leaders from laggards, and learn what you can do to stay protected.
Posted: 08 Apr 2013 | Published: 08 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

4 Questions to Ask When Evaluating Network Security Solutions
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief yet informative resource reveals the four questions you must ask when evaluating potential multilayer network security products to ensure you get the most out of your new investment.
Posted: 21 Aug 2013 | Published: 21 Aug 2013

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

5 Ways IT Equipment Rentals Can Save Your Neck
sponsored by Canvas Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how renting pre-owned IT equipment can help your business succeed in completing projects.
Posted: 14 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Dec 2007

Canvas Systems

9 Catastrophic Projects, And the Lessons They Teach
sponsored by AtTask
WHITE PAPER: This white paper considers 9 massive project failures, and analyzes where teams went wrong. Read on to see how mistakes, communication breakdowns, and destroyed budgets can obliterate your projects, and how you can avoid a similar fate.
Posted: 30 Jan 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

AtTask

A Closer Look at Windows Vista
sponsored by National Instruments
WHITE PAPER: One of the stated goals of the Microsoft Windows Vista release is to greatly improve the overall security of the Windows operating system and curb the impact of malware. To this end, Microsoft redesigned both the least user and administrative...
Posted: 19 Feb 2008 | Published: 19 Feb 2008

National Instruments

A Comprehensive Guide to the Latest Threat Detection Technologies
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: This TechGuide will provide analysis of APT and ways to determine whether your organization risks exposure to targeted attacks. The chapters explore detection technologies, how to monitor insider threats and how to effectively use threat intelligence to defend against a targeted attack before it happens.
Posted: 06 Aug 2013 | Published: 06 Aug 2013

SearchSecurity.com

A Day in a Low Carbon Life: What Might It Be like to Lead a Business in 2012?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This entertaining paper describes a day in the life of a fictional Chief Executive Officer, preparing to face market analysts in 2012.
Posted: 14 May 2008 | Published: 01 May 2008

IBM

A Guide to Accelerating Business Value for Microsoft Environments
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this guide we'll learn how EMC can accelerate the business value of Microsoft environments of any size and scope.
Posted: 10 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Oct 2007

EMC Corporation

A Guide to Evaluating Email Security Solutions
sponsored by SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: E-mail threats evolve daily. Read this guide to learn the challenges of implementing an email security solution and administrative considerations to make when evaluating potential email security solutions.
Posted: 15 Nov 2007 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

SonicWALL

A Guide to Password Use in WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the different types of passwords used inside of the WebSphere Application Server and the recovery plans to help restore your server when passwords go awry.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

A Hack Attack: Six Steps to Recovery
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: It’s startling when malware hits your network, or an intruder enters by password cracking. You’ve been hacked—now what? Don’t panic. Read about the six steps that your business can take to respond and protect itself.
Posted: 21 Jan 2011 | Published: 21 Jan 2011

Cisco Systems, Inc.

A Modern Approach To The Data Deluge
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Find out how businesses are utilizing software-defined storage to manage the increasing levels of technology complexity.
Posted: 24 Jun 2014 | Published: 24 Jun 2014

Red Hat

A Provocative Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence and Vulnerability Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores an effective strategy and tool for vulnerability management and outlines the key benefits.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

A Survey of Zero-day Attacks in 2013 and What They Say About the Traditional Security Model
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This informative survey explores zero-day attacks in 2013 and what they say about the traditional security model.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

FireEye

A Tour of HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes HP Sarbanes-Oxley IT Assessment Accelerator, a template of pre-defined information based on ITGI's COBIT, which is loaded into HP Quality Center to help your organization define and execute Sarbanes-Oxley testing, evaluate the results, and develop remediation plans.
Posted: 29 Apr 2009 | Published: 01 Apr 2009

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

A “How-To” Guide on Using Cloud Services for Security-Rich Data Backup
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for a cloud solution that uses a collaboration of hardware, software, and services with advanced technologies to ensure data and application security, while allowing you to focus on business priorities.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM
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