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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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Disrupt Advanced Attacks and Prevent Loss with this Integrated Security Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Check this informative whitepaper to explore a new integrated, contextually-aware security solution that provides improved threat detection and prevention across the enterprise.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

Need for Speed: Streamlining Response and Reaction to Attacks
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This SANS white paper explores how to weave together and correlate information from disparately managed systems and bring visibility to their behavior with accurate, actionable reporting.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

Security Intelligence in Action: SANS Review of McAfee Enterprise Security Manager (ESM) 9.2
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: SANS Institute's analysis team took a peek into McAfee's latest ESM software with a particular bent towards SIEM applications, and found an "easy-to-use SIEM system that can perform broad and deep event analysis as well as provide a quick assessment."
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

Securosis Report: Replacing Your SIEM Yet?
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report offers pragmatic advice and walks you through the entire process of updating your SIEM solution for improved threat management, operational efficiency and compliance.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 01 Feb 2014

McAfee, Inc.

Managing IT Risk: How Much Cybersecurity Is Enough?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this expert resource, gain critical insights into effective threat intelligence and risk management from industry veterans, and discover their top strategies for keeping your organization protected.
Posted: 10 Sep 2014 | Published: 10 Sep 2014

IBM

The Definitive Guide to Establishing A Security Operation Center
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover how establishing a security operations center (SOC) can enable your organization to develop a fast, coordinated, and effective response to any and all cyber threats.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

AlienVault

SIEM: Keeping Pace with Big Security Data
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This detailed report explores how intelligent and scalable Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) solutions can help you stay on top of an ever-evolving, data-driven environment.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

McAfee, Inc.

Leverage Security Event Data to Improve Vulnerability Detection & Remediation
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how network attacks can be avoided by utilizing a SIEM platform that combines historical data with real-time data for better and more accurate reporting.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

McAfee, Inc.

Tackling Web Security Head On
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals a solution to tackle web security—blocking hidden malware and high-risk sites before it affects users.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Cisco

2014 Security Report: How DDoS Attacks Can Mask More Dangerous Malware Threats
sponsored by Neustar®
RESOURCE: In this informative report, discover key findings on the top strategies and techniques for dealing with new DDoS attacks.
Posted: 08 Sep 2014 | Published: 08 Sep 2014

Neustar®

How Malware Analysis Benefits Incident Response
sponsored by Solutionary
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn why malware analysis is a critical component of incident response, and how it helps mitigate vulnerabilities exposed by malware and limits further compromise.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Solutionary

How to Reverse Engineer Domain Ownership in a Cyber Investigation
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, discover the top security strategies that can help security uncover vital insights into the true identify of cyber attackers.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Managing IT Risk: Trends in Global Information Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Tune in to this informative webcast to hear industry veterans explore the top strategies for dealing with cyber threats, meeting compliance, and adapting to the newest developments in the security world, such as mobile device management. Click
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Cybercrime Investigation Use Case: Visualizing Data with Investigative Software
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how to accelerate your cybercrime investigations with a data visualization tool. Explore a step-by-step use case and discover how simple it is to choose between several visualization options to quickly spot commonalities in large data sets.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Best Practices Guide: Tools for Threat Intelligence and Incident Forensics
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a suite of tools that can be used to identify the perpetrator of a cybercrime, build a profile of a cyber-attack, and proactively protect your data, infrastructure, and intellectual property.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

DomainTools

2014 Global Threat Intelligence Report
sponsored by Solutionary
RESOURCE: This critical report outlines today's most dangerous cyber threats and the key security strategies that will keep your organization protected.
Posted: 02 Sep 2014 | Published: 02 Sep 2014

Solutionary

e-Guide: Conquering Advanced Persistent Threat Attacks
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-Guide clears up common misconceptions about the dangers and characteristics of advanced persistent threats (APTs), and also explains how context-aware security can improve the detection of APTs within enterprises.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

CDW Corporation

App Security: Decompiling Android APK Files
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: In this informative e-guide, expert Andrew Hogg takes you through the steps of reverse-engineering Android applications for the purpose of scoping out security weaknesses.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

CDW Corporation

Holistic Risk Management: Professional Perspectives
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, gain critical insights into the top strategies for strengthening enterprise-wide risk management and business resilience frameworks.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Lumension 2014 Data Protection Maturity Report
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This report focuses on top security trends for 2014 and reveals the best practices for safeguarding sensitive information.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jan 2014

Lumension

Security Report 2014: Trends and Developments in the Security Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative report, discover the most important security trends of last year, ranging from malware delivery to mobile device risks.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Advanced Endpoint and Server Protection
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, gain critical insights into new strategies for protecting your organization against today's advanced cyber-attacks, including advanced heuristics, application control, and isolation technologies.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Top Five Alternatives to Endpoint Antivirus Software
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth Forrester report, discover the top 5 technologies that security professionals are using to replace outdated antivirus software.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Reducing the Reputational Impact of Data Breaches and Cyber-Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explores the top strategies and techniques to protect your reputation by increasing business resilience and IT security across the enterprise.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

IBM

Endpoint Threat Detection, Response, and Prevention for Dummies
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
EBOOK: In this in-depth eBook, gain critical insights into how organizations are targeted by advanced threats, and how your endpoints, servers, and other devices can function as entrances into your network for cyber criminals.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black
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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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