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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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Utilizing Security Ratings for Enterprise IT Risk Mitigation
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a security ratings technology that measures company security performance and provides metrics to help mitigate risk and streamline security operations. Access now and learn how this cloud-based intelligence platform can help your enterprise improve your overall risk management in today's world of dangerous cyber-attacks.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

BitSight

How Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Impacts Vendor Risk and Security Benchmarking
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: File sharing is a prevalent problem on corporate networks today. Access this report and you will learn which industries excel in mitigating the risks of file sharing, how P2P file sharing activity impacts security ratings and more.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

BitSight

Making Risk Management More Effective with Security Ratings
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about some of the security risk management approaches organizations have taken as well as new approaches to other growing problems. Access this resource now and learn to identify, quantify and mitigate risk throughout your network.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BitSight

Continuous Third-Party Security Monitoring Powers Business Objectives and Vendor Accountability
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: As concerns about data guardianship, targeted attacks and advanced security threats have risen, so have the significance of third-party relationships. Access this white paper and find out about the attitudes and capabilities regarding third-party security compliance of enterprise IT security decision-makers in the US, UK, France and Germany.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

BitSight

Beware the Botnets: Botnets Correlated to a Higher Likelihood of a Significant Breach
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Cyberattacks are likely to increase in the coming years and by better understanding key indicators of vulnerability to breaches, executives and directors can begin to effectively mitigate the risk of a data breach. Discover the relationship between publicly disclosed data breaches and the factors that go into an organization's security rating.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

BitSight

The Security Performance of 6 Key Industries
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Discover the security performance of six key industry sectors, how they prepare for cyberattacks, and the commonalities of their experiences in defending their data.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

BitSight

40 Questions You Should Have in Your Vendor Security Assessment
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to get started with your VRM security program and by accessing the most important questions to ask third-party businesses.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BitSight

5 Ways Your Vendor Risk Management Program Leaves You in the Dark
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn the steps it takes to protect your data and implement a solid vender risk management (VRM) program.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 02 Dec 2015

BitSight

Disrupt Targeted Attacks
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: his white paper describes what a successful security model looks like in today's threat environment. Learn how you can cut out inefficiencies, modernize your threat detection capabilities, and prevent devastating breaches.
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

McAfee, Inc.

Are You Ready for a New Era of Risk?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this age of sophisticated threats, security awareness and training is essential for everyone within an organization. Access this white paper to learn how Cisco has continued to evolve its security solutions and training.
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 | Published: 19 Oct 2015

Global Knowledge

Data Breaches: What Can and Cannot Be Done
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the inevitability of data breaches and gives tips for staying as secure as possible in an insecure threat environment.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Published: 11 Aug 2015

Global Knowledge

AWS & Alert Logic Case Study
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows you the results of Concep and how they gained comprehensive network threat and intrusion detection capabilities.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

7 Best Practices of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper give you steps you should take and point of interest you should review in your network security.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Alert Logic

Addressing PCI Compliance
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how you can meet the requirements of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard version 3 and better protect your network.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

Delivering More Efficiency and Productivity With Modernized Data Protection
sponsored by HPE and Veeam
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about new, hyper-converged solutions, based on virtualization software that can transform your data center. Gain a more cost efficient solution with a smaller management footprint.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

HPE and Veeam

Network protection: The untold story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the growing need for next-generation network protection, focusing on the advances that can help combat today’s advanced threats. It introduces how you can gain the critical insight, visibility and control you need to protect the network against emerging threats and targeted attacks.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2015

IBM

Stop Attacks Hiding Under the Cover of SSL Encryption
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic lays out sobering statistics about encrypted traffic attacks and describes how encrypted traffic management can help mitigate these risks.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Cybercrime Exposed: The Hidden Economy of Cybercrime-as-a-Service
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for an inside look at the thriving economy of "cybercrime-as-a-service."
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Intel

Case Study: School District Stops Breaches with Heightened Network Visbility
sponsored by Lancope
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to discover how a large school district blocked breaches with network visibility, improved its incident response time, and more.
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Lancope

New Buyers of SSL Certificates FAQs
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Industry analyst Chris Kissel presents and answers the top FAQs asked by new SSL certificate buyers to ease the purchasing process.
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2015

Symantec Website Security Solutions

The Changing State of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals just how often cloud environments are hacked and what methods are used when they are.
Posted: 26 Oct 2015 | Published: 26 Oct 2015

Alert Logic

When Minutes Count:How to Fight Advanced Threats with Real-Time SIEM
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This report assesses organizations' abilities to detect and deflect targeted attacks, reveals the top eight most critical indicators of attack, and examines best practices for proactive incident response, including use of real-time SIEM solutions.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Intel Security

Special Report: Best Practices for Incident Response
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: The SANS 2015 Incident Response survey results reveals an increasingly complex response landscape and the need for automation of processes and services to provide both visibility across systems and best avenues of remediation. Read this paper for coverage of these issues, along with best practices and sage advice.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Intel Security

Quick Guide to Network Anomaly Detection
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper details the two types of anomaly scores and how they are manifested. Continue reading now to learn how to use each score as an indicator for proactive alerting.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

Prelert

Detecting Hidden Network Attacks Before a Breach
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a proactive approach to mitigating modern day cyber security threats and detecting attacks as they enter the network.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 15 Jul 2015

Prelert
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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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