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The Value of Cybersecurity White Papers

Historically, white papers have been long-form influential documents used to explain complex topics. Well-researched and peer-reviewed cybersecurity white papers are important. However, they have a reputation for being dull and overly technical. The last decade has shown a meteoric rise in alternative content such as ebooks, blog posts, case studies, and even video content. With all of these new mediums, what is the standalone value of a cybersecurity white paper?

Cybersecurity White Papers Convey Every Detail

To begin, many alternatives to white papers seem heavily skewed towards opinions and subjective content, whereas true white papers stick primarily to facts. They often follow a “problem and solution” format, advocating for a specific approach to a known problem. The data in true white papers should be concise and organized, allowing the reader to understand a potential new purchase, remedy an existing problem, stay up to date on emergency products and trends, or compare a new product to those already existing on the market.

Peer Review Cybersecurity White Papers 

Teams of research-driven cybersecurity writers create white papers. Experts choose a topic that data supports in a crafted white paper. So, this ensures that they offer a valid solution. Then, the technical writer creates the white paper for peer review. Lastly, editors, experts in the field, and a team of the writer’s peers assess the format and validity.

Increased Awareness of Cybersecurity Solutions

The rise of ransomware cyber-attacks is a fairly recent phenomenon. Cybersecurity white papers provide professionals with vetted resources to recognize vulnerabilities, malicious code, insider threats, and top hacker threats. Cybersecurity white papers also provide insight to understand software patches and software firewalls and disseminate cybersecurity best practices to readers. 

Repurposing Existing White Paper Research 

Traditional white papers are becoming more interactive to increase user engagement.  More recent cybersecurity papers include audio versions, graphs, and even questionnaires. Empirical data helps create infographics that highlight facts and figures. This is the creation of webinars. Sales partners hold social media platforms to increase traffic from younger generations.

Overall, cybersecurity white papers are here to stay, and Essential Data Corporation can connect you with a team of seasoned writers.

How EDC can Help

Whether you need a team of consultants to produce a complete line of documentation or a single technical writer for a brief project, Essential Data’s Engagement Manager will lead the project from start to finish. At Essential Data Corporation, the quality of our work is guaranteed. Contact us today to get started at (800) 221-0093 or

Written By Latrice M. Sellers