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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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4 Ways to Combat the Cybersecurity Skills Gap
sponsored by Acunetix
RESOURCE: As business environment become increasingly complex, the preexisting cybersecurity skills gap grows. In this article, explore what’s causing the gap, what can be done to narrow it, and 4 best practices for effectively combating the shortage of cybersecurity talent.
Posted: 01 Jun 2020 | Published: 16 Dec 2019

Acunetix

DAST vs SAST: A Case for Dynamic Application Security Testing
sponsored by Acunetix
RESOURCE: When it comes to performing a security test for business applications, most security teams have a preference: DAST or SAST. However, both play a key role in effective security testing strategies. Read this article to learn more about the strengths of implementing the DAST method, and how to address its weaknesses.
Posted: 28 May 2020 | Published: 06 Mar 2020

Acunetix

Penetration Testing vs. Vulnerability Scanning
sponsored by Acunetix
RESOURCE: Businesses often perceive vulnerability scanning as an alternative to penetration testing. But the truth is, these security assessments are very different. Tap into this blog to understand the differences between vulnerability scanning and penetration testing and how often they should be performed.
Posted: 28 May 2020 | Published: 28 May 2020

Acunetix

Essential Elements of a Penetration Test
sponsored by Synack
WHITE PAPER: A recent study from the White House indicated that cyberattacks cost the economy between $57 and $109 billion. In order to avoid the financial, legal and reputational damage of an attack, organizations are looking to penetration tests. In this white paper, discover why penetration tests are so critical and the emergence of crowdsource testing.
Posted: 27 May 2020 | Published: 27 May 2020

Synack

Hack the Pentagon Case Study
sponsored by Synack
CASE STUDY: The goal of the Department of Defense’s recent “Hack the Pentagon” program was to mimic realistic cyber threats and assess their critical systems responded to attack from nation states. Read on to unlock the results of this case study and discover why crowdsourced security testing is the new standard for the government.
Posted: 26 May 2020 | Published: 31 Oct 2018

Synack

The Synack Value
sponsored by Synack
DATA SHEET: As business environments become more complex, traditional penetration testing becomes unable to protect against today’s threats. To address this issue, Synack developed a ‘smart’ penetration testing platform, which combines crowdsourced human talent with AI. Download this data sheet to learn more and see how it compares to traditional pen testing.
Posted: 22 May 2020 | Published: 22 May 2020

Synack

Crowdsourced Security Testing Overview
sponsored by Synack
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Crowdsourced penetration testing has shown to provide organizations with in-depth, actionable insights. However, scaling that crowd requires machine intelligence. In this solution brief, take a closer look at Synack’s Crowdsourced Security Testing, designed to combine artificial and human intelligence into one penetration testing platform.
Posted: 12 May 2020 | Published: 12 May 2020

Synack

Lessons from the Field: How are Skilled Testers Infiltrating?
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WEBCAST: In this webcast, hear from some of Secureworks’ most skilled testers, Nate Drier and Jared McLaren, as they talk about lessons learned from some of their most challenging engagements and the trends they are seeing with clients and their defense practices.
Posted: 09 Mar 2020 | Premiered: Mar 9, 2020

Dell SecureWorks

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
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