In computer security, the term vulnerability is applied to a weakness in a system which allows an attacker to violate the integrity of that system. Vulnerabilities may result from weak passwords, software bugs, a computer virus or other malware, a script code injection, a SQL injection or misconfiguration.<br><br>A security risk is classified as a vulnerability if it is recognized as a possible means of attack. A security risk with one or more known instances of working and fully-implemented attacks is classified as an exploit.
Since Vendor Security Risk Management is a relatively new field, there are plenty of intricacies to come to terms with. To help your introduction to VRM go a little more smoothly, we have compiled a list of FAQs and tips to get you started.
Welcome to Web Application Security For Dummies! Web applications have become the Achilles heel of IT security. Web application vulnerabilities are now the most prevalent at more than 55 per cent of all server vulnerability disclosures. This figure doesn't include vulnerabilities in custom-developed web applications, so it may be just the tip of the iceberg. This book is all about understanding how to quickly find and fix vulnerabilities in web applications. The goal is to prevent attackers from gaining control over the application and obtaining easy access to the server, database, and other back-end IT resources.
This book is a quick guide to understanding IT policy compliance. It surveys the best steps for preparing your organization's IT operations to comply with laws and regulations - and how to prove compliance to an auditor.
Endpoint backup has gone beyond simple backup/restore to a broader end-user data protection solution reducing various risks and increasing user productivity. This research helps I&O leaders evaluate enterprise endpoint backup solutions in two scenarios: cloud deployment and on-premises deployment.
Read this IDC Buyerís Case Study focused on how a prekindergarten through grade 12 school district located in Grand Island, Nebraska, implemented the Centrify Identity Service to integrate the school system's fleet of Mac computers with Active Directory and provide unified access management, authorization, password management, and authentication capabilities.
Attackers are becoming increasingly skilled at planting malicious code on websites frequented by their desired targets, commonly called "watering hole" attacks. Join us for a live demo showing an example of such an attack, and how to detect it immediately using AlienVault USM.
The 2015 Magic Quadrant summarizes Gartnerís yearly analysis of the SIEM market and compares the positions of leading competitors like AlienVault. Get Gartner's complete analysis of each SIEM vendor, and learn what makes AlienVault a Visionary.
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The need for authentication and assurance is great and options are few; therefore, we have come to rely on encrypted SSL/TLS certificates for almost every new application, appliance, device and cloud service.
Recently, Kasperky Labs disclosed that it was the victim of a sophisticated cyber attack, which they have named Duqu 2.0. The team at Kaspersky Labs has published a detailed analysis of Duqu 2.0 and itís definitely worth a read.
Organizations invest heavily to block advanced attacks, on both endpoints and networks. Despite all this investment, devices continue to be compromised in increasing numbers and high-profile breaches continue unabated. Something doesnít add up. It comes down to psychology: security practitioners want to believe the latest shiny widget for preventing compromise will finally work and stop the pain.
See how APT 18 conducted its proof-of-concept attack, learn how attackers bypassed critical security controls and find out how you can eliminate blind spots, reduce risk, and respond and remediate faster.