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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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Outsider Threat Protection: Building a Kill Chain Defense
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the story behind outsider threats and how to defend against these attacks that steal sensitive data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Digital Guardian

Fighting Mobile Fraud: Protecting Businesses and Consumers from Cybercrime
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the continuous fight against mobile fraud, and introduces a solution that protects businesses from online threats in real-time.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

iovation, Inc.

Information Governance Risks of Microsoft Lync
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: The IG risks of deploying Microsoft Lync are similar to those of other electronic communications such as email: malware, data leakage, inappropriate employee use, regulatory noncompliance, and skyrocketing legal costs.Download THIS WHITEPAPER to find out more!
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Actiance

Anatomy of a Cyber-Attack: How Cyber Criminals Operate, and How You Can Stop Them
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this informative resource, get an inside look the basic steps of a cyber-attack, from reconnaissance to intrusion to malware insertion, as well as new integrated security solutions that can help prevent these malicious activities from disrupting your business.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Icomm Technologies

Stop Attacks Hiding Under the Cover of SSL Encryption
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This concise info graphic presents a new encrypted traffic management solution that provides organizations with unprecedented visibility, control, and policy creation options.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

How Data Breach Investigation Solutions Can Help You Prepare for Future Malware Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper introduces a fast, simple, and comprehensive breach investigation solution designed to help organizations defend against advanced persistent and internal threats, including fraud and abuse.
Posted: 16 Sep 2014 | Published: 16 Sep 2014

IBM

Securosis Analyst Report: Is It Time to Replace Your Current SIEM Solution?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, gain critical insights into how to evaluate, select, and deploy the right SIEM solution for your organization's specific needs.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Disrupt Advanced Attacks and Prevent Loss with this Integrated Security Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative whitepaper to explore a new integrated, contextually-aware security solution that provides improved threat detection and prevention across the enterprise.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

Need for Speed: Streamlining Response and Reaction to Attacks
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This SANS white paper explores how to weave together and correlate information from disparately managed systems and bring visibility to their behavior with accurate, actionable reporting.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Intel Security

Security Intelligence in Action: SANS Review of McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 9.2
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: SANS Institute's analysis team took a peek into McAfee's latest ESM software with a particular bent towards SIEM applications, and found an "easy-to-use SIEM system that can perform broad and deep event analysis as well as provide a quick assessment."
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Intel Security

Securosis Report: Replacing Your SIEM Yet?
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This report offers pragmatic advice and walks you through the entire process of updating your SIEM solution for improved threat management, operational efficiency and compliance.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 01 Feb 2014

Intel Security

HP TippingPoint – A New Approach to Malware Defense
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: HP TippingPoint complements anti-virus defenses with a three-prong approach that detects and disrupts the malware lifecycle.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Managing IT Risk: How Much Cybersecurity Is Enough?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this expert resource, gain critical insights into effective threat intelligence and risk management from industry veterans, and discover their top strategies for keeping your organization protected.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

IBM

The Definitive Guide to Establishing A Security Operation Center
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover how establishing a security operations center (SOC) can enable your organization to develop a fast, coordinated, and effective response to any and all cyber threats.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

AlienVault

SIEM: Keeping Pace with Big Security Data
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This detailed report explores how intelligent and scalable Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions can help you stay on top of an ever-evolving, data-driven environment.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

Intel Security

Leverage Security Event Data to Improve Vulnerability Detection & Remediation
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Learn how network attacks can be avoided by utilizing a SIEM platform that combines historical data with real-time data for better and more accurate reporting.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Intel Security

Tackling Web Security Head On
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals a solution to tackle web security—blocking hidden malware and high-risk sites before it affects users.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Cisco

How Malware Analysis Benefits Incident Response
sponsored by Solutionary
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn why malware analysis is a critical component of incident response, and how it helps mitigate vulnerabilities exposed by malware and limits further compromise.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Solutionary

How to Reverse Engineer Domain Ownership in a Cyber Investigation
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, discover the top security strategies that can help security uncover vital insights into the true identify of cyber attackers.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Cybercrime Investigation Use Case: Visualizing Data with Investigative Software
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how to accelerate your cybercrime investigations with a data visualization tool. Explore a step-by-step use case and discover how simple it is to choose between several visualization options to quickly spot commonalities in large data sets.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Best Practices Guide: Tools for Threat Intelligence and Incident Forensics
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a suite of tools that can be used to identify the perpetrator of a cybercrime, build a profile of a cyber-attack, and proactively protect your data, infrastructure, and intellectual property.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Holistic Risk Management: Professional Perspectives
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, gain critical insights into the top strategies for strengthening enterprise-wide risk management and business resilience frameworks.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Lumension 2014 Data Protection Maturity Report
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This report focuses on top security trends for 2014 and reveals the best practices for safeguarding sensitive information.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jan 2014

Lumension

Security Report 2014: Trends and Developments in the Security Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative report, discover the most important security trends of last year, ranging from malware delivery to mobile device risks.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, gain essential knowledge on today's advanced malware threats, and discover how new next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can prevent them from gaining access to your valuable data.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Icomm Technologies
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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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