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DEFINITION: White hat describes a hacker (or, if you prefer, cracker) who identifies a security weakness in a computer system or network but, instead of taking malicious advantage of it, exposes the weakness in a way that will allow the system's owners to fix the breach before it can be taken advantage by others (such as black hat hackers.) Methods of telling the owners about it range from a simple phone call  … 

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Penetration Testing: Protect Critical Assets Using an Attacker’s Mindset
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The proliferation of financial losses and brand damage stemming from security breaches means organizations need to be proactive in protecting their most valued assets. In this white paper, learn how IBM X-Force Red penetration testing services can help your organization identify and fix critical vulnerabilities before criminals exploit them.
Posted: 16 Oct 2019 | Published: 16 Oct 2019

IBM

Evaluating a Penetration Testing Company
sponsored by InteliSecure
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of your company’s reasons for requiring pen testing, a primary factor in your test’s success is picking a provider who is capable of meeting your company’s specific goals. So where do you start? Use this 3-step guide to define your selection process and narrow down your choices.
Posted: 08 Oct 2019 | Published: 08 Oct 2019

InteliSecure

Bluetooth Low Energy: The IoT battle
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: This article in our Royal Holloway information security series provides a set of security guidelines, tools and considerations for anyone in an organisation who is considering acquiring or implementing Bluetooth Low Energy-enabled devices.
Posted: 10 May 2018 | Published: 10 May 2018

ComputerWeekly.com

IT Security Salary Index (UK)
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Are you being paid the right rate for the job ? Check out this IT Security salary index from Acumin.
Posted: 30 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Jan 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Outsourcing the problem of software security
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ANALYST REPORT: This report from analyst group Quocirca assess the benefits of using on-demand services to ensure security throughout the application life cycle.
Posted: 10 Jul 2012 | Published: 10 Jul 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

E-Guide: VM in the Cloud
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Before you move services to the cloud, you must understand how the change in risk will affect your existing security strategy. View this expert resource now to gain best practices for cloud risk management and explore the importance of revisiting risk assumptions, pros and cons of aggregation, tips for pen testing cloud environments, and more.
Posted: 01 Feb 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: Best practices for pen testing Web applications
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide examines what a Web application test is and best practices to getting the most out of them. Uncover guidelines to ensure your pen test is a success and key recommendations on how you can avoid common pitfalls.
Posted: 24 Oct 2011 | Published: 24 Oct 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Essential Guide to Threat Management
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Our Expert Essential Guide to Threat Management explores the best ways to defend against modern threats and targeted attacks. Malicious insiders have placed a bull’s eye on your organization’s back, waiting to strike at just the right time.
Posted: 15 Mar 2011 | Published: 15 Mar 2011

SearchSecurity.com

Save Your Future Self With Security Now
sponsored by SearchSoftwareQuality.com
EBOOK: Secure testing is essential in keeping software vulnerabilities at bay. Learn the essentials of securing applications in this handbook.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

SearchSoftwareQuality.com

Putting Security on Auto-Pilot: What Works, What Doesn't
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This technical guide examines the pros, cons, and unknowns of automated penetration testing, from how best to use one to the components of your security system that will still require human intervention.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Countering Cyber-Crime with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Bigger, more diverse networks mean a bigger attack surface for hackers. Today's networking pros must assess and update network security strategies to account for new vulnerabilities and respond to inevitable attacks.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

SearchSecurity.com

An Expert Guide to the PCI DSS 3.0
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This expert handbook gives you the information that you require right now to understand the updated requirements for the PCI DSS 3.0, which went into effect in early 2014.
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server
sponsored by ESET
DATA SHEET: ESET Mail Security for Microsoft Exchange Server blocks all types of email-borne malware and spam. It scans your email traffic with industry-leading precision, low system footprint and high scanning speed - so slowdowns will be a thing of the past
Posted: 25 Mar 2011 | Published: 25 Mar 2011

ESET

Magic Quadrant for Static Application Security Testing
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this research, we analyze the evolution of the static application security testing market, and evaluate its vendors according to their business and technology vision, as well as their ability to execute against that vision in their products and services.
Posted: 17 Feb 2011 | Published: 17 Feb 2011

Veracode, Inc.

Global Security Report 2011
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: In 2010, SpiderLabs performed more than 220 investigations worldwide. In 85% of the investigations, a system breach was confirmed. Of those entities in which a system breach was confirmed, 90% involved the actual theft of sensitive data, representing criminals’ effectiveness in extracting data once system access is obtained.
Posted: 27 Jan 2011 | Published: 26 Jan 2011

Trustwave

E-Book: Technical Guide on Vulnerability Management
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: SearchSecurity.com presents a comprehensive guide to vulnerability management. Our experts cover all the angles with authoritative technical advice on: application security testing methods; leveraging vulnerability assessment results; analysis and correlation of pen test results; Windows patch management; and how to best assess your security state.
Posted: 03 Jun 2010 | Published: 03 Jun 2010

SearchSecurity.com

Understanding Why Web Application Security is Critical to Business
sponsored by Sirius Computer Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This paper compiles clients’ frequently asked questions about Web application security. These questions are answered by security experts from Sirius and IBM. The goal is to help you understand the issues surrounding Web application security; so you can better prepare your organization for a security breach.
Posted: 13 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Sep 2009

Sirius Computer Solutions

Lumension Vulnerability Scanner Offer
sponsored by Lumension
ASSESSMENT TOOL: This network-based scanning utility provides comprehensive visibility into the IT environment through in-depth scans and the automated discovery of all assets, both managed and unmanaged. Scan up to 25 nodes.
Posted: 11 Mar 2009 | Published: 11 Mar 2009

Lumension

Web Application Security: Automated Scanning versus Manual Penetration Testing
sponsored by Logicalis
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains the two primary methods for discovering Web application vulnerabilities: using manual penetration testing and code review or using automated scanning tools and static analysis.
Posted: 11 Dec 2008 | Published: 11 Dec 2008

Logicalis

eBook: Software as a Service: What You Should Consider When Moving to SaaS
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Check out this expert eBook and learn about the current trends in the SaaS market and find out how these services can help your company thrive in today's difficult economy.
Posted: 13 Nov 2008 | Published: 13 Nov 2008

SearchSecurity.com

Acquire a global view of your organization's security state: the importance of security assessments
sponsored by IBM Software Group
WHITE PAPER: Security assessments from IBM can help find "point-in-time" or ongoing security gaps in data confidentiality, integrity and accessibility as well as prior breaches and budgetary justification for making necessary security investments.
Posted: 09 Jan 2008 | Published: 09 Jan 2008

IBM Software Group

The importance of security assessments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you understand the variety of security assessment options that are available and provides the criteria for selecting a vendor that can help you meet your company?s security requirements.
Posted: 06 Dec 2007 | Published: 01 Apr 2007

IBM

The Case for Application Security: How Real Is the Threat and What Are Your Options
sponsored by Fortify Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the current hacking landscape and details what you can do to prevent a security breach within your organization. Read this white paper today and learn about the pros and cons of various application security solutions.
Posted: 24 Oct 2007 | Published: 24 Oct 2007

Fortify Software

Online Demo - Vulnerability Management & Policy Compliance Overview
sponsored by Qualys, Inc.
SOFTWARE DEMO: Take a multimedia tour of QualysGuard, the Web-based Vulnerability Management and Policy Compliance solution that pinpoints network vulnerabilities before hackers have a chance to exploit them.
Posted: 09 Apr 2007 | Premiered: 09 Apr 2007

Qualys, Inc.

Cascading Risk
sponsored by Core Security Technologies
WEBCAST: This webcast identifies the trends towards the outsourcing of business and technology processes, and how that can increase systemic and operational risk within an enterprise.
Posted: 04 Apr 2007 | Premiered: Apr 26, 2007, 14:00 EDT (18:00 GMT)

Core Security Technologies
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