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ALSO CALLED: Malicious Threats, Malicious Computer Code, Malicious Logic, Joke Programs, Blended Threats, Malicious Software, Malicious Code, Mobile Malware
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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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

Operationalizing Threat Intelligence
sponsored by Intel Security
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Learn how to leverage a collaborative platform for operationalizing threat intelligence—including real-time sharing of threat information across the IT infrastructure and delivery of adaptive protection. Discover how to interrupt the cyberattack chain and arming your enterprise with the latest cyberthreat intelligence insights.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

Enhancing ATA Remediation: Monitor Continuously, Respond Swiftly
sponsored by Intel Security
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Endpoint detection and response should be an indispensable supplement to your current defenses. Explore ways to evolve from a reactive mentality to a proactive one of continuous monitoring, and block advanced targeted attacks before it's too late.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

Secure Pipes: Changing the Expectation of Your Internet Service Providers
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
ANALYST BRIEF: The Internet was a 20th century blessing, and one which continues to provide transformational benefits in the 21st century.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

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

Threat Defenses, Security Projects, and Cloud Security
sponsored by TrendMicro
EGUIDE: As 2016 gets underway, many security professionals will have the opportunity to look at advanced threats and indicators of compromise through a different lens. This exclusive e-guide takes a look at today's threat landscape and what organizations are doing to ensure data is protected.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

TrendMicro

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.

Discovering Security Analytics Use Cases
sponsored by Prelert
RESOURCE: In this resource, discover how to tailor your security analytics to detect certain behaviors associated with threats advancing on your organization. Select each threat indicator to examine its particular attack progression stages for data exfiltration activity, compromised endpoints, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 05 May 2016

Prelert

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

Eliminating Cybersecurity Blind Spots with Application Awareness
sponsored by Ipoque
WEBCAST: This webinar will review the hidden cyber security threats that Service Provides and Enterprises need to combat.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Premiered: Apr 26, 2016

Ipoque

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

Could Your Business Survive a Cryptor?
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can prevent such an attack and protect your business.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Kaspersky Lab

Debunking the Top 5 Security Implementation Myths
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This e-book aims to show you that replacing your old cybersecurity can be quick and painless. Access now to learn 5 myths about implementing IT security.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 01 Dec 2015

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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