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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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Top 4 Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report provides insight into the security issues of today's IT environment. While incidents around the globe are diverse, most of them share certain characteristics and recurring patterns. Uncover 4 trends to watch for.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Vendor Risk Management is Rapidly Changing
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Discover several proactive tips for better vendor risk management (VRM) practices that you can quickly put into place. Learn 4 tips to help you overcome the largest challenges for taking on VRM.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

BitSight

A Guide to 12 CyberSecurity Metrics You/Your Vendors Should be Watching
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details 12 actionable metrics that can help you specifically assess how your organization is doing with its current cybersecurity.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

BitSight

Today's Top Intrusion Prevention Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant presents the strengths and weaknesses of today's top next-generation intrusion prevention system (NGIPS) vendors and outlines what capabilities your security strategy needs. View now to learn how to evaluate NGIPS vendors and platforms.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2015

IBM

A Guide to Email Security for Mid-sized Businesses
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, examine the current state of email security for mid-sized businesses and evaluate the key features of a successful email gateway security solution. View now to learn how you can mitigate your email risk with multiple antivirus engines, filtering for email exploits, and intelligent spam filtering.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

LogicNow

Gartner: Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Data Loss
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses today's DLP market and what your DLP architecture should look like. Read more to learn about the two categories from DLP: Enterprise DLP and Integrated DLP.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 28 Jan 2016

Digital Guardian

10 Things Your Cybersecurity Solution Must Do
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: As cybercrime evolves, so must your defence strategy to secure your organisation; however, multiple tools often do not mesh perfectly and vulnerabilities are left open. In this white paper, learn the 10 must-have security capabilities for your strategy.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 23 Dec 2015

Palo Alto Networks

Security trends in the healthcare industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you the latest statistics on healthcare-related security breaches and how you can avoid becoming a statistic yourself by falling victim to attack. Learn about the most common cyberattacks against healthcare organizations and how to patch vulnerabilities you may have in your network.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

The price of loyalty programs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to implement a loyal program for your customers and minimize the chance of account breaches. Learn how to diligently monitor your network and how to detect signs of attacks.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

IBM

Real-Time, Unified Endpoint Protection: A New Era in Incident Response
sponsored by Sentinel Labs, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about the only endpoint protection platform that natively integrates prediction, prevention, detection and response. Save considerable time, money and energy while simultaneously improving your overall security posture.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Sentinel Labs, Inc.

Replacing Antivirus, and Doing it Right: A CISO Response
sponsored by Sentinel Labs, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to successfully execute a complete antivirus replacement. Access now and learn how to make a daunting task into a simple project with the right careful planning, frequent communication and stakeholder buy-in.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Sentinel Labs, Inc.

Next Generation Endpoint Protection Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Sentinel Labs, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about next-generation endpoint protection that can detect and prevent threats on endpoints using a unique behavior-based approach.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Sentinel Labs, Inc.

Breach Detection: What you need to know
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This e-book outlines the tactics today's advanced attackers use to steal your sensitive data and why you need a defense-in-depth cybersecurity program that incorporates automatic detection with incident response.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Carbon Black

Advanced Threat Hunting with Carbon Black Enterprise Response
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the capabilities necessary to proactively and efficiently hunt for threats across your enterprise. Learn how to expand detection beyond the point of compromise.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Carbon Black

Compliance 101: Basics for Security Professionals
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps security professional and non-professionals alike understand their roles when it comes to compliance.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Carbon Black

Application Control Observations & Strategies for Success
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a blueprint you can adopt to ensure successful application control deployment. It greatly simplifies the process of achieving "high enforcement" in your IT environment.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Carbon Black

Disrupt Your Adversaries: 5 Steps to Stopping Advanced Threats
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how you can easily integrate with third-party products to make advanced threats easier to see and faster to stop.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Carbon Black

Transcript: Protecting Your Crown Jewels from Devastating Data Breaches
sponsored by Lancope
WHITE PAPER: Gain deeper visibility into your network using anomaly detection alongside compliance/segmentation monitoring. Identify advanced attacks and protect the crown jewels on your network.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Lancope

Vulnerability Scanning Tips and Tricks
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you the importance of performing regular scans to identify and reduce vulnerabilities. This is you guide to ensure your scans successfully complete and report properly.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Alert Logic

Vulnerability Response Best Practices
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a step-by-step approach in responding to vulnerabilities with examples of breaches throughout. Learn how to prepare you network for an attack and how to lessen the potential for security flaws in your network.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

Understanding the Shared Responsibility of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines your responsibilities in managing your data in your cloud and gives you seven best practices to keep it secure.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

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

Secure Wi-Fi for K-12 Education
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mobile devices present new security challenges for schools that need to protect their network integrity as well as restrict students' access to dangerous sites. Access this resource to learn about a solution that unifies network and application security and delivers maximum control at a low cost.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Case Study: Increasing Bandwidth and Network Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study details how one leading university was able to bolster its network security as bandwidth increased. View now to learn how they achieved this goal and the benefits they were able to reap.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 15 Feb 2016

Fortinet, 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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