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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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IT Security Vendor Analysis by Bizety
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines five major vendors and evaluates their security solutions. Learn how well they can coordinate their systems to successfully secure your web infrastructure and online data.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

13 Questions You Must Ask Your Bot Mitigation Vendor
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover 13 tips to help you differentiate between vendors to make a fully informed decision when it comes to your web application security.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

The MSP’s Complete Guide to Cyber Security
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: Don't put off security talks until after it's too late. This white paper gathers stats and facts about cybersecurity in regards to SMBs. Learn about common cybersecurity mistakes SMBs constantly make and tips on how to approach cloud security.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intronis

IBM QRadar - Sense and Detect Modern Threats with the Most Sophisticated Security Analytics Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to "sense" chains of malicious activities and rapidly deploy security tools across your entire network including cloud-based resources. Access now to greatly improve your remediation efforts and minimize potential damage to your organization.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

4 Strategies for Keeping Critical Networks Secure
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn four major criteria for selecting the right long term security partner. Access now to find a security provider who can satisfy these major areas of concern and other areas of need for your organization.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

3 Major Challenges to Securing Your Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report addresses the top 3 major security challenges as your organization moves into the cloud. Gain an overview of strategies for protecting your data and network.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Threat Defense Isn't Just About Detection: It's How Your Respond
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: EDR can mitigate threats before they impact your organization. Discover 5 key factors to look for when researching EDR to best determine which solutions are most proactive in helping to prevent attacks.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

Comprehensive Security for Cloud-based Email
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Understand today's biggest cloud threats – including overlooked security issues lurking in commonly used cloud-based productivity apps – and accurately assess how much protection your cloud needs.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Symantec Corporation

Understand Pass-the-Hash (PtH) Attacks and Mitigate the Risk
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Go in depth and learn what a hash is and how a PtH attack can greatly impact your network. Learn how to mitigate these types of attacks with Privileged Password Manager and Privileged Session Manager.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell Software

Not all Next-Gen Firewalls are created equal
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to centrally control every aspect of your firewalls to maintain even data flow and security throughout your network. Access now learn to more about a secure communication backbone that provides all the deep packet inspection and threat mitigation you need.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Barracuda Networks

SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Lab Validation Report
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover hyperconverged infrastructure that creates backups quickly, efficiently and securely even across data centers. Access now to learn how to backup and restore important files with just two mouse clicks.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

SimpliVity

Unlock the Key to Repel Ransomware
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: As cybercriminals realize that victims are often willing to pay for the release of their precious files, the prevalence of ransomware and its variations are on the rise. Learn about the common trends in this type of cybercrime and recommendations to help your organization avoid victimization.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Kaspersky Lab

McAfee Labs Threats Report
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth report from McAfee Labs to learn more about the rise of cyber threat intelligence—including findings from a recent survey of IT professionals—as well as what you need to know about the increasingly prevalent threat of Adwind Java-based malware.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Intel Security

Barracuda NG Firewall Model F1000
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to centrally control your security system to prevent it from weakening over time as the infrastructure evolves. Learn how to strengthen your perimeter firewall protection while enabling flexibility to allow for change in the future.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Barracuda Networks

Think Like an Attacker: Six Steps Toward Better Security
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover why piecemeal endpoint defenses are not sufficient to protect against today's threat vectors as we take you inside the mind of an attacker to help you bolster your defenses. Read on to learn six ways to think like a hacker and why new threats require more than strategies and tools to keep the bad guys at bay.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 06 May 2016

Intel Security

Security that Plays Well with Others
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: As cyberattacks increase in volume and sophistication, organizations need to present a unified coordinated defense. Discover how an open, integrated security architecture can help you coordinate your siloed legacy security products and simplify the threat defense lifecycle.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

Data Breach Digest 2016: 500 cybersecurity incidents investigated
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: 84-page Data Breach Digest shines a light on some of the most prevalent incident scenarios to show you what you can do in the face of disaster. Access now to learn how you can best mitigate threats in the future.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Verizon

Disrupting Targeted Attacks Solution Guide
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Reduce complexity, response time and operational costs while simultaneously improving your security posture in the face of growing risks. Access now and find out how to synthesize your IT operations and security controls to form an agile, increasingly automated (and rock-solid) security architecture.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

CISO Strategies to Fight Cybercrime
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report outlines how CISOs are stepping up cybersecurity efforts to focus on addressing one of the most prevalent underlying issues globally – a programmatic focus on compliance instead of risk-based outcomes. Access now to learn what strategies security leaders are using to transform their organizations.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2015

IBM

The top four cybercrime trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report highlights four key cybercrime trends that were observed throughout 2015, including an increase in "onion-layered" security incidents, ransomware attacks and insider threats. Access now to figure out how your organization can easily find the footprints attackers leave behind.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

What is Advanced Hybrid Security?
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Are you prepared for complex attacks on your network? Learn how advanced hybrid security solutions meet you where you are and get you to the level of security you need.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Advancing Cyber-Security Measures Inside
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover how to secure your network and data center from the inside and bolster your existing perimeter defenses.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

VMware

This is How We Do It: A Financial Giant's Threat Intel Success Story
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: This white paper tells you the story of a Fortune 100 services organization that integrated its security infrastructure, increased the efficiency of its cybersecurity team, and thereby identified attacks before they occurred. Access now to learn how you can streamline and improve your threat intelligence program.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

ThreatConnect

Client Virtualization Solutions For Government Deliver Increased Security, Mobility, and Savings
sponsored by Dell, Inc., Intel and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Find out how client virtualization can help to overcome traditional client PC security and mobility challenges and enable a more secure, mobile workforce for government agencies. You'll learn how moving sensitive data from local device storage to the data center decreases endpoint security threats.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Dell, Inc., Intel and VMware

The Threat Landscape
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: Download the latest from Kaspersky Lab's security experts, and you will find updates on common vulnerabilities and exploits, insights into the current state of threats, and tips to improve employee security awareness.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Kaspersky Lab
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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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