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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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Aberdeen Group: Selecting Encryption for "Data at Rest" in Back-End Systems.
sponsored by Vormetric
ANALYST REPORT: Discover why full-disk encryption has become an attractive solution for the risk to data in use at the endpoints. Also, learn why file-level encryption is a better fit for risks associated with data at rest in back-end systems.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2015

Vormetric

Cb Defense
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can gain next-generation AV to stop more attacks, see more threats, and close more security gaps than ever before. Get unprecedented visibility and actionable intelligence while protecting servers, laptops, and desktops from advanced attackers.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Ponemon Institute Application Security Risk Management Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report shows you the results of the recent Ponemon Institute study entitled "How to Make Application Security a Strategically Managed Discipline". Inside, you'll see why many organizations are falling short of adequate application security and learn how you might patch your own application security vulnerabilities.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

IBM

7 Modern Encryption Problems
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: In this resource discover 7 problems faced by your network that you can solve with encrypted traffic management. See how each issue arises, can damage your network, and can be alleviated.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

Blue Coat Systems

Can We Say Next-Gen Yet? State of Endpoint Security - SANS Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate your own new endpoint protection strategy based around these ever changing endpoint devices. See how other organization are protecting their evolving perimeter and learn statistics from the SANS 2016 Endpoint Security Survey that will help you create your long-term endpoint management strategy.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

IBM

A Technology Brief on SSL/TLS Traffic
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: In this resource get a detailed breakdown of SSL/TSL traffic and not only its importance to enterprises but also the grave threat it can pose if malware hides in it. Read on to discover the skills necessary to effectively utilize encrypted traffic and combat the malware threat.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

Blue Coat Systems

Cb Endpoint Security Platform
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to stop more attacks, see more threats, and close every vulnerability your endpoints currently have. Utilize both machine learning and behavioral analytics to analyze all available endpoint data. The end result: zero-gap protection for all your endpoints.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Watering Hole Attacks: Detect End-User Compromise Before the Damage is Done
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: Join us for a live demo showing an example of such an attack, and how to detect it immediately using AlienVault USM.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

AlienVault

Ransomware Response Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The document is intended to be a guide for organizations faced with a ransomware infection. If you are currently experiencing a ransomware incident, it is recommended you review this guide immediately.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

Cost of a Data Breach Calculator
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: This short survey helps you identify your organization's risk profile, which includes your organization's risk of experiencing a data breach, the average cost per compromised record and the total cost of a data breach to your organization.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

Insider Threats: How to Spot Trouble Quickly with AlienVault USM
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: Join us for this technical demo showing how USM can help you detect malware infections on end-user machines, insiders misusing network resources, and users engaging in suspicious behaviors.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

AlienVault

Infographic – IRM Underground Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover one of the most secure data centers in the universe, built 220 feet underground, wrapped in 220,000 square feet of vault. It houses some of the world's greatest treasures; learn how it can protect your precious assets.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Iron Mountain

The Anatomy of a Ransomware Attack
sponsored by Exabeam
RESEARCH CONTENT: Read this research report to understand the business models used by ransomware network operators and how you can detect and disrupt ransomware in your corporate environments.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Exabeam

How Industry Collaboration Mitigates Cybersecurity Risks
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how APAC business leaders can actively share cybersecurity resources, expertise, and best practices to collectively build defenses. Read on to learn how to integrate cybersecurity into HR policies, expansion strategies, staff training processes, and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Reducing Cyber Risk in the Legal Sector: The Blurred Boundaries of Trust
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to shore up your legal firm's cybersecurity defenses by adopting security intelligence tools, as well as examine the top five use-cases for centralized monitoring within the legal sector. Learn how to reduce risk through faster detection and response by identifying key areas of vulnerability.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

How Strongarm's Malware Protection Solution Works
sponsored by eTECH Channel
DATA SHEET: You need an efficient way to stop malware from damaging your customers' businesses. Discover simple and automated malware protection that will help you protect customer networks while minimizing complexity.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

eTECH Channel

10 REASONS TO TEST, NOT GUESS
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This infographic gives you 10 reasons you should test, not guess the strength of your security. Create a testing plan based on these 10 reasons and strengthen your security posture through more informed decision making.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Trustwave

The Security Survival Guide for Growing Businesses
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This guide shows you step by step why your security may be suffering and offer practical tips for addressing critical points so you can take your data protection to the next level.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Online Phishing
sponsored by Navex Global
WEBCAST: Through real world examples and quizzes throughout, learn how to spot phishing scams and enable your employees to do the same. Protect your organization from illegitimate emails with this short, interactive resource.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Navex Global

6 Easy Ways to Advance Your Cybersecurity Program When You Have a Small Team
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines 6 steps you can take to prioritize threat data, automate manual tasks, and streamline your workflow. With the right tools in place, you can turn your small band of brothers into an army suited to take down all of today's sophisticated threats.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

IT Security for Retail
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This white paper emphasizes a multi-layer defense program against attacks. This approach helps you avoid infection, halt propagation, stop exfiltration and unify your security systems.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Get the Incident Responder’s Field Guide: Lessons from a Fortune 100 Incident Response Leader
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: The Digital Guardian Incident Responder's Field Guide provides a formal, coordinated approach for responding to security attacks that affect information assets. Written by Tim Bandos, a former Fortune 100 cyber security leader, this e-book provides easy-to-follow steps for crafting an Incident Response plan.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Digital Guardian

IT Security for Financial Sector
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn why threats are growing and how to keep up with them in this white paper. See where financial organizations around the world are falling short of best security practices and how you can avoid making the next $50 million mistake.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Trustwave Global Security Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Understanding the motivations and resources of professional cybercriminals is key to defending against them. This report gives you an inside look at the business behind malware with stats from breach investigations around the world.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

2016 Security Pressures Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: The recommendations in this report serve as a reliable compass of where your security efforts need to be in 2016. Use these suggestions to not only ease pressure, but to improve your security posture overall.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave
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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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