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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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Cyber Situational Awareness
sponsored by Digital Shadows
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores cyber situational awareness and presents a three-staged approach to incorporate cyber situational awareness into your defenses.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Digital Shadows

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection Virtual Private Cloud Appliance
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover a solution that delivers advanced malware protection using big data analysis, continuous analysis and security intelligence stored locally.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Cisco

Utilizing Security Ratings for Enterprise IT Risk Mitigation
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a security ratings technology that measures company security performance and provides metrics to help mitigate risk and streamline security operations. Read on to learn how this cloud-based intelligence platform can help your enterprise improve your overall risk management in today's world of dangerous cyber-attacks.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

BitSight

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection Leads Again in NSS Test
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to reduce both detection time and remediation time. Go beyond point-in-time detection with your security solutions.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Cisco

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for Networks
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you an advanced malware protection solution that detects, blocks, tracks and contains malware threats across multiple threat vectors.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Cisco

Peer-to-Peer Peril: How Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Impacts Vendor Risk and Security Benchmarking
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: BitSight recently observed the networks of 30,700 companies across all industries and found 23% of organizations were using the BitTorrent protocol for peer-¬to-¬peer file sharing. In this report you will learn which industries excel in mitigating the risks of file sharing, how P2P file sharing activity impacts security ratings and more.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

BitSight

Making Risk Management More Effective with Security Ratings
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about some of the security risk management approaches organizations have taken as well as new approaches to othe growing problems.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BitSight

The Evolution of Vendor Risk and Management in Financial Institutions
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about the Financial Service industry's pioneering in developing risk management practices.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

BitSight

Compensating Security Controls for Windows Server 2003 Security
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you a solution while you're in the process of migration. Learn how you can get network, system and anti-malware security controls across physical, virtual and cloud systems running W2K3.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 May 2015


Big Data Security for Dummies
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper defines Big Data Security and its underlining security analytics and malware analysis technology.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Blue Coat Systems

SECURITY ANALYTICS MOVES TO REAL-TIME PROTECTION
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how you can add real-time threat detection and protection to your secure network.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Cisco Advanced Malware Protection for Endpoints
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you endpoint security that goes beyond point-in-time detection to provide the level of visibility and control you need to stop advanced threats.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Cisco

Cisco 2016 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This security report presents research, insights and perspectives highlighting the challenges that defenders face in blocking attackers.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Cisco

Addressing the Full Attack Continuum Before, During, and After an Attack
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover a new threat-centric security model that delivers visibility and control your business needs across its extended network.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco

Layered Security Strategies for a Mobile-First World
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This security value paper reveals strategies to keep users productive and connected, without compromising corporate security posture. Discover why an integrated approach is an effective one.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Nov 2015

Microsoft

Continuous Third-Party Security Monitoring Powers Business Objectives and Vendor Accountability
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses attitudes and capabilities regarding third-party security compliance of enterprise IT security decision-makers in the US, UK, France and Germany.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

BitSight

Beware the Botnets: Botnets Correlated to a Higher Likelihood of a Significant Breach
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you the relationship between publicly disclosed data breaches and the factors that go into an organization's security rating.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

BitSight

Virtual Patching in Mixed Environments: How It Works to Protect You
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses virtual patching which provides the same functionality as software patches by implementing protective network controls that can shield vulnerable servers from attack.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


A Fortune 200 Global Manufacturing Services Company
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper tells the success story of Jabil, a company struggling with data visibility issues.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Digital Guardian

Advanced Threat Defence
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
EGUIDE: This eGuide will teach you the steps your business should take to protect against new, more advanced threats.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Proactive Incident Response - Prepare Now or Pay Later
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will show you statics of cybercrime and give you tactics to proactively deter attackers.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Blue Coat Systems

2015 Cybersecurity: Attack Resiliency Challenges Industry Collaboration
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you the trends of cybercrime and why their attacks continue to win over businesses trying to keep them out.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

Cisco

Financial Sector Threats: 2015 Year in Review
sponsored by Digital Shadows
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will read about threat activity in the financial sector as of 2015. It identifies new threats and includes public incidents of note such as extortion, malware and other sophisticated threats.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Digital Shadows

Are Energy and Utilities at Risk of a Major Breach?
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the security performance of six key industry sectors.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

BitSight

40 Question You Should Have in Your Vendor Security Assessment
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to get started with your VRM security program and by accessing the most important questions to ask third-party businesses.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BitSight
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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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