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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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Air-Gap, Isolated Recovery, and Ransomware: Cost vs. Value
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Have you been thinking about air-gapping your infrastructure with scheduled updates to protect against ransomware? Download this resource to examine a thorough profile detailing isolated recovery—including its limitations—and determine its effectiveness in confronting undetected ransomware file encryption.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 26 Jun 2017

Rubrik

Analyst's take: Force.com application drives faster development
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: Nucleus analyzed existing Force.com application deployments and found an average of 4.9 times faster development.  End customers, developers, and ISVs experience more rapid time to value, lower cost, and greater ongoing flexibility.
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 18 Feb 2011

ComputerWeekly.com

Applying Software-Defined Security to the Branch Office
sponsored by Versa Networks
WHITE PAPER: The end goal of deploying software-defined security (SD-Security) for your branch offices is to have additional layers of security for better defense-in-depth, when and where you need them. Read this white paper to learn how you can apply SD-security to your branch office.
Posted: 21 Sep 2018 | Published: 31 Dec 2017

Versa Networks

Are Your Security Controls Yesterday's News?
sponsored by Cymulate
WHITE PAPER: To find potential threats, many organizations have resorted to testing their security controls using a handful of common, "modern" methods. However, there are often limits that make these tests less effective. In this white paper, learn how a true threat actor simulation can properly test your security controls.
Posted: 19 Jul 2019 | Published: 31 Jul 2019

Cymulate

Australian Organizations Know They Should Be More Cyber Resilient
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: If just one employee opens the wrong email attachment, the entire business can be shut down for hours. Yet, more than half of Australian companies admit they have no cyber resilience plans in place. Take a look at the rest of the shocking survey results and learn how your organization can enhance its cyber resilience, today.
Posted: 15 Aug 2018 | Published: 15 Aug 2018

Mimecast

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

Achieving NAC Now and in the Future: The Role of SSL VPNs
sponsored by Aventail
WHITE PAPER: Network Access Control solutions are immature, with complex integration, inadequate inspection capabilities, and weak policy management. Read this white paper to learn how SSL VPNs allow for an effective dose of NAC with far fewer complicat...
Posted: 24 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 May 2006

Aventail

Acronis Backup & Recovery® 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V®
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Check out this exclusive white paper to find out the ins and outs of Acronis Backup and Recovery 11.5 Virtual Edition for Hyper-V, and how it will provide top-notch protection for your Hyper-V environment.
Posted: 24 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Acronis

Advanced Attacks Require Federal Agencies to Reimagine IT Security
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This guide outlines the malware "kill-chain" model used in many of today's cyber-attacks and how these can overwhelm traditional security tools.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

FireEye

Advanced Malware Protection for your Email Services
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's unique advanced malware protection system and how it can provide you with cost-effective threat prevention for your email services.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention
sponsored by Sophos
WHITE PAPER: Download this paper to get an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and how Sophos complete security solution can protect your network, servers and end user clients.
Posted: 06 Jul 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Sophos

Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention
sponsored by Sophos
WHITE PAPER: Download this paper to get an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and how Sophos complete security solution can protect your network, servers and end user clients.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

Sophos

Advanced Threats: The New World Order
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the state of advanced threats on the front lines, as seen by the companies, law enforcement officials and government leaders. View now to gain a better understanding of these emerging threats, its challenges to all organizations and how to defend against them.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Oct 2011

RSA

After a Thorough Search and Exhaustive Testing of Device Control Solutions, Greenwood Academies Trust Chooses Lumension®
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This case study focuses on one organization that implemented device control to better manage its sensitive data across all endpoints and removable devices without any worry.
Posted: 11 Oct 2013 | Published: 11 Oct 2013

Lumension

Analyzing Four Widely Exploited Java Vulnerabilities
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores the technical details of the 4 most common Java vulnerabilities and outlines each step of the infection flow.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

FireEye

Anatomy of a Data Breach: Why Breaches Happen…and What to Do About It
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the three most common causes of data breaches—well-meaning insiders, targeted attacks from outside the organization, and malicious insiders-- and then illustrates each cause to show that breaches can occur in.
Posted: 03 Sep 2009 | Published: 10 Aug 2009

Symantec Corporation

Antivirus Evaluation Guide
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to choose the antivirus solution that can effectively keep your network free of malware. In three simple steps you can implement an easy-to-deploy and easy-to-replicate testing curriculum that enables you to most accurately assess your company's solution's capabilities.
Posted: 13 Sep 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Threat Track Security

Antivirus: The Hippest New Apple Accessory
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: For organizations that have deployed fleets of Macs and iPads/iPhones, protecting sensitive data and intellectual property can be challenging. This resource demonstrates why it is critical that security administrators need antivirus software for their Macs and MDM tools for their iPads and iPhones.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Threat Track Security

Application Performance Management (APM) for TIBCO Users: Extending Visibility across Your TIBCO Infrastructure and Beyond
sponsored by SL Corporation
WHITE PAPER: TIBCO users may wish to expand IT monitoring and management beyond their TIBCO infrastructure.
Posted: 31 Oct 2008 | Published: 31 Oct 2008

SL Corporation

Application Visibility and Monitoring: An integrated approach to application delivery
sponsored by BlueCoat
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at the specific issues behind application performance problems and how to resolve them within an ADN environment. It explores how to deliver superior application performance by using application-level insight to manage bandwidth demand, protect against malware and so much more.
Posted: 07 Oct 2010 | Published: 07 Oct 2010

BlueCoat

Approaches to Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) Protection: A Cost Analysis
sponsored by VeriSign, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Do you know what a Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attack might cost your organization? This white paper defines DDoS, examines the elements that make up a DDoS protection solution, and compares three different approaches to DDoS protection. Read this paper to learn how to ramp up protection and reduce costs.
Posted: 07 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

VeriSign, Inc

ASG's metaCMDB™ Master or "Citizen" CMDB Containing Critical Enterprise Configuration Information
sponsored by ASG Software Solutions
WHITE PAPER: The sound understanding and visibility of configuration information provided by ASG’s metaCMDB™ is critical for ITIL initiatives and business service management (BSM) implementations, service desk support, and the integration of disparate technologies. Read this paper to find out more.
Posted: 25 May 2010 | Published: 25 May 2010

ASG Software Solutions

Assuring Software Security Through Testing
sponsored by (ISC)2 UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers key recommendations for software developers to test for quality and security assurance before releasing products to the market.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

(ISC)2 UK Ltd

Attachment Spam - The Latest Trend
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains what makes spam such an unbearable problem and how spamming tactics are evolving daily to beat anti-spam software.
Posted: 18 Mar 2008 | Published: 01 Jan 2007

GFI Software
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