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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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Manufacturing Company's AWS Success Story
sponsored by TrendMicro
CASE STUDY: If you're migrating to AWS then you need to have comprehensive security in place if you want to protect confidential data. Access this case study that details how one, large manufacturing company was able to secure their move to AWS by implementing a complete server security platform with a wealth of advanced functionality.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

TrendMicro

Adopt a Bimodal Approach to Manage PCs and Broaden Support for New Devices
sponsored by Lenovo Software
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner Report teaches you new approaches to endpoint management and security as updates to PC software increase in volume and frequency.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

Lenovo Software

The 411 on Mobile Application Security Testing and Runtime Protection for iOS Applications
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This webcast provides best practices for mobile application testing for security vulnerabilities and protecting them at runtime, with a special emphasis on iOS applications. You'll learn how to protect your ever-expanding portfolio of mobile apps, to stay one step ahead of the rush-to-release phenomenon.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2016

IBM

Uncovering the Risk of SAP Cyber Breaches
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this Ponemon Institue study is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how organizations are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Onapsis

The Tip of the Iceberg:Wild Exploitation & Cyber-attacks on SAP Business ApplicationsThe Tip of the Iceberg:Wild Exploitation & Cyber-attacks on SAP Business Applications
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: Discover how SAP implementations have transformed through each technology trend such as cloud, mobile, big data and IoT. Learn why securing SAP applications is critical to accelerate the adoption of these new technology paradigms and to enable companies to realize the maximum value from their investment in SAP solutions.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Onapsis

The Current Landscape of Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, discover not only how to talk about Advanced Persistent Threats within your enterprise, but also uncover what the current landscape looks like in regards to these ever-evolving malicious attacks.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Deep Security Protection from Ransomware
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware is increasingly targeting servers, where attackers use known software vulnerabilities to inject ransomware. Learn how to protect your servers from ransomware attacks through anti-malware, intrusion prevention, integrity monitoring and web reputation.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

TrendMicro

Manage risk by protecting apps, data and usage
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you best practices to control apps and modern methods to secure your mobile workforce. Discover how to assure privacy, protect sensitive information and enable compliance of apps and data without compromising workforce flexibility and productivity.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

Strategy Guide for Securing the SAP Landscape
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: Your organization should be thinking about how best to protect SAP systems. Learn how to secure SAP by taking a largely application-oriented approach, while also applying network restrictions to underlying network devices and firewalls.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Onapsis

Looking for a partner to provide Multi-Factor Authentication?
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: This infographic shows you what you should expect from your multifactor authentication solution vendor. Discover the solution that integrates with the simplest IT environment to the most complex out there so you don't have to choose between security and convenience.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA Softcat

A Proven Security Intelligence Model for Combating Cyber Threats: A Reference Model for IT Security Practitioners
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: No matter the size of your organization, discover how to fully realize your Security Intelligence objectives through this white paper. You'll learn how to keep your security architecture flexible to adopt and mature capabilities over time and significantly reduce your risk of experiencing costly cyber incidents moving forward.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester study examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by identifying web-based and mobile application source code vulnerabilities early in the software development life cycle.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Day in the Life of a Security Admin
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: Luckily for your CISO, it's now easier than ever to allow users full access to all network tools and data with a single username and password combination. Learn how to set precise security requirements directed by the CISO for each application for any user, from anywhere, to anything.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA Softcat

Info-Tech Research Group 2015 SIEM Vendor Landscape Report
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the effectiveness and simplicity SIEM can bring to threat managmenet for your organization. By integrating with other security technologies, the SIEM solution can act as a single window into the threats and possible breaches that your organization is facing. Learn how to get greater visibility into otherwise hidden threats.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

MINIMIZING THE IDENTITY ATTACK VECTOR WITH CONTINUOUS AUTHENTICATION
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: Continuous authentication could stop attacks that exploit compromised credentials and create a frictionless user experience to better protect your organization's critical information systems and the data they contain.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

RSA Softcat

Specific Security Monitoring Lessons Learned from: Target, Nieman Marcus, Sony and other breaches
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this webcast, three cyber security veterans will discuss today's rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape and what new tools you need to survive.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Mar 19, 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

IDC Report: Modern Defense Against Sophisticated Attacks Requires Comprehensive Endpoint Protection
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to bolster your existing security infrastructure with tools designed to detect advanced threats from each of the 3 STAP subcategories: endpoint, boundary, and internal network analysis. Learn how to combine capabilities designed to analyze suspicious files with behavioral analysis to identify suspicious file activity early.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA

Cybersecurity Poverty Index
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the findings of The Cybersecurity Poverty Index, completed by 878 respondents across 81 countries. It provides a measure of the risk management and information security capabilities of the global population.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA Softcat

Insider’s Guide To Minimizing The Impact of Ransomware
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides 6 steps you can take to reduce the impact of ransomware and other malware attacks. Learn how you can restore data quickly from time-indexed copies in order to reduce vulnerability and its costs.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

Druva Software

Advanced Persistent Threats and the Case for a Security Intelligence and Response Program
sponsored by Above Security
WHITE PAPER: Get a general overview of advanced persistent threats (APTs) and who needs to be concerned about their malicious activities within this white paper. Access now to fully realize the benefit of security improvements, situational awareness, and a security intelligence lifecycle.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Above Security

Ransomware
sponsored by OpenDNS
PODCAST: This podcast looks at ransomware and how the cybercrime business operates.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2016

OpenDNS

Ashley Madison
sponsored by OpenDNS
PODCAST: In this episode of Root Access, you'll take a look at the Ashley Madison breach, one of the most unique and impactful breaches in history. Uncover how it affected everyone on a personal level and the security details of how it occurred.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2016

OpenDNS

Extracting actionable data from banking malware
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series demonstrates how actionable data can be extracted from banking malware and how it can be used to defend against highly damaging cyber attacks from organised criminal gangs.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

SC Mag Reviews a SIEM Platform
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
PRODUCT REVIEW: Learn how you can upgrade to next-generation SIEM with artificial intelligence, sophisticated pattern recognition and behavioral analysis. Discover a 5-star review of a SIEM platform with a breakdown of its strengths, weaknesses and more.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

How to Detect a Ransomware Attack Before it's too Late
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Your organization's defense success against ransomware depends largely on your level of preparation and the tools you deploy to monitor your systems. Learn how effectively defend against catastrophic attacks through early detection and elimination of suspicious activity.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, 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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