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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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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

Telenor Gains Greater Insight for Incident Investigation, Troubleshooting and Improved Security
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how you can gain visibility and operational insight to keep your networks running at peak performance. Discover more about your network infrastructure and its potential for business.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 06 Jan 2016

Splunk

Threat Intelligence Platforms: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know But Didn't Know to Ask
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Today's cyber-threats are relentless, and they come in all forms. This in-depth resource covers the ins and outs of threat intelligence, discussing everything from what threat intelligence is to how you can best utilize it.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

ThreatConnect

Applying the "Diamond Model" of Threat Intelligence
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a fun and humorous approach to breaking down how successful hacks occur and how they can be prevented.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

ThreatConnect

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

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

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

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

The Latest Data Center Security Challenges
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to detect, isolate, and block dynamic threats with a granular security approach from inside your data center.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

VMware

Cybersecurity Lessons from 2014
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this special security report, discover what lessons can be learned from 2014's cyber-breaches to improve cybersecurity in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Strengthening Networks and Endpoints with Behavior-Based Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at behavior-based protection, a security strategy that effectively monitors the entire network for hidden threats.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

The Security Value of a Dozen Next Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A security research group has put together an info-graphic that summarizes the results of independent studies on a dozen different NGFW products.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Discover the Capabilities of a Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper provides a close look at a next generation firewall, describing each of its capabilities in detail.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Test Results for a Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, discover test results that reveal the true performance of a leading next generation firewall.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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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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