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DEFINITION: Polymorphic malware is harmful, destructive or intrusive computer software such as a virus, worm, Trojan or spyware that constantly changes ("morphs"), making it difficult to detect with anti-malware programs. Evolution of the malicious code can occur in a variety of ways such as filename changes, compression and encryption with variable keys.Although the appearance of the code in polymorphic malware  … 
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How Industry Collaboration Mitigates Cybersecurity Risks
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how APAC business leaders can actively share cybersecurity resources, expertise, and best practices to collectively build defenses. Read on to learn how to integrate cybersecurity into HR policies, expansion strategies, staff training processes, and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Reducing Cyber Risk in the Legal Sector: The Blurred Boundaries of Trust
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to shore up your legal firm's cybersecurity defenses by adopting security intelligence tools, as well as examine the top five use-cases for centralized monitoring within the legal sector. Learn how to reduce risk through faster detection and response by identifying key areas of vulnerability.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

10 REASONS TO TEST, NOT GUESS
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This infographic gives you 10 reasons you should test, not guess the strength of your security. Create a testing plan based on these 10 reasons and strengthen your security posture through more informed decision making.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Trustwave

The Security Survival Guide for Growing Businesses
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This guide shows you step by step why your security may be suffering and offer practical tips for addressing critical points so you can take your data protection to the next level.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

6 Easy Ways to Advance Your Cybersecurity Program When You Have a Small Team
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines 6 steps you can take to prioritize threat data, automate manual tasks, and streamline your workflow. With the right tools in place, you can turn your small band of brothers into an army suited to take down all of today's sophisticated threats.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

IT Security for Retail
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This white paper emphasizes a multi-layer defense program against attacks. This approach helps you avoid infection, halt propagation, stop exfiltration and unify your security systems.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Get the Incident Responder’s Field Guide: Lessons from a Fortune 100 Incident Response Leader
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: The Digital Guardian Incident Responder's Field Guide provides a formal, coordinated approach for responding to security attacks that affect information assets. Written by Tim Bandos, a former Fortune 100 cyber security leader, this e-book provides easy-to-follow steps for crafting an Incident Response plan.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Digital Guardian

IT Security for Financial Sector
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn why threats are growing and how to keep up with them in this white paper. See where financial organizations around the world are falling short of best security practices and how you can avoid making the next $50 million mistake.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Trustwave Global Security Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Understanding the motivations and resources of professional cybercriminals is key to defending against them. This report gives you an inside look at the business behind malware with stats from breach investigations around the world.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

2016 Security Pressures Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: The recommendations in this report serve as a reliable compass of where your security efforts need to be in 2016. Use these suggestions to not only ease pressure, but to improve your security posture overall.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Security and Innovation Converge at Open Source Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Examine in this white paper today's server security landscape, and discover how employing Linux can help you meet security, risk management, and compliance goals in a cost-effective and scalable manner. Download now to mitigate vulnerabilities in both heterogeneous and hybrid infrastructures.
Posted: 15 Jul 2016 | Published: 15 Jul 2016

Red Hat

2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index infographic for Retail
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Get insight into recent cybersecurity incidents from the retail industry and beyond in this short infographic. Learn what security events occurred most effected retail in 2015 and what you can do to protect your organization moving forward.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

Infographic: 2016 Cybersecurity Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Get insight into recent cybersecurity incidents and beyond in this short infographic. Learn what security events occurred most prevalently in 2015 and what you can do to protect your organization moving forward.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

Cybersecurity Moves Toward Hybrid Models
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Discover why the older "all or nothing" kind of relationship between organizations and information security service providers is giving way to a hybrid model that security professionals can leverage to augment their operations and effectiveness.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Dell SecureWorks

Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in a Breached World
sponsored by Infocyte
WHITE PAPER: It's imperative you include regular compromise assessments as part of your information and IT risk management strategy. Enable your operations team to catch what prevention and monitoring technologies miss, and learn how to best mitigate the possible damage that can be caused from persistent compromises before hackers make their move.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Infocyte

Incident Response Team: Transform Your IR Team From Reactive to Proactive
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your IR team can become faster and more effective at protecting your network. Unite your people, processes, and technologies across your organization to eliminating barriers between the systems that used to slow you down.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

State of Application Security Report
sponsored by Arxan
WHITE PAPER: You know why mobile apps must be secure, now learn why in this white paper. It provides recommendations for how organizations and consumers can minimize the risk of their mobile apps being hacked and how app developers can improve protection.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Arxan

Security Operations Center: Unite People, Processes, and Technologies Across Your SOC
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to deepen your threat intelligence, validate it, prioritize it and act on it. Bring together the people, processes, and technologies that comprise your Security Operations Center (SOC) team, and the other teams you partner with on a daily basis. Automate mundane security tasks that slow you down by leveraging tools you already have.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

First Principles for Network Defenders: A Unified Theory for Security Practitioners
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we propose that the first principle for all network defenders is to prevent high-risk material impact to the organization. The three essential tasks that support the first principle are: threat prevention, threat detection, and threat eradication.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Infographic: Breach Preparedness
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This infographic shows you statistics from business executives and consumers on how they handle and perceive a data breach. Learn how to properly deal with a major breach now, before it's too late to formulate a proper breach response plan.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Top 10 Zero-Day Exploits of 2015
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This paper provides a list of the Top 10 Zero-Day Exploits of 2015 and offers several possible conclusions based on the types of exploits and their associated cybercrime campaigns. It also provides additional details on three particularly effective zero-day exploits in brief case studies.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Webster Bank: Helping to stop online fraud before it happens
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Webster Bank found what they needed by deploying an endpoint-centric fraud prevention solution. They now can protect mobile and desktop devices against malware and phishing attacks before they occur. After only 12 months of usage, 224 infections were detected and resolved, helping prevent the possibility of millions of dollars lost due to fraud.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Breach response isn't about losing data. It's about keeping your customers.
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: The time to prepare for a data breach is today. Give your customers reassurance that they are taken care of and help resolve any harm done to their identity. Learn how to respond to customer queries effectively and reduce customer response time for any size breach to as little as 48 hours.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

What I've Learned from 5,000 Data Breaches
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: As data breaches continue to increase, consumer expectations follow behind and expect well-orchestrated response time. Plan out how affected customers will be notified and supported throughout the entire data breach response process, from notification, to protection, to fraud resolution.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Neutralize Emerging Threats: Reducing the Time to Discover and Recover Transcript
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are looking for a new way to approach security to eliminate penetration and reduce time to recovery. Understand the full picture of an attack - not just the device the attack took place on, but the context around the attack. Learn how to best remediate threats and gain greater visibility into your network happenings.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Intel Security
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MALWARE DEFINITION (continued): …  varies with each "mutation," the essential function usually remains the same. For example, a spyware program intended to act as a keylogger will continue to perform that function even though its signature changes. If the malicious program is discovered by an anti-malware vendor and its signature is added to a downloadable database, the anti-malware program will fail to detect the rogue code after the signature has changed, just as if a new virus, worm, Trojan or spyware program has emerged. In this way, malware creators gain an advantage over countermeasure developers.The best method … 
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