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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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7 Modern Encryption Problems
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: This resource highlights 7 modern security issues as the use of SSL/TLS encrypted communication grows. Discover how to boost the capabilities of your network security infrastructure while effectively managing your SSL/TLS traffic.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

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

Incident Response Team: Transform Your IR Team From Reactive to Proactive
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your IR team can become faster and more effective at protecting your network. Unite your people, processes, and technologies across your organization to eliminating barriers between the systems that used to slow you down.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

Security Operations Center: Unite People, Processes, and Technologies Across Your SOC
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to deepen your threat intelligence, validate it, prioritize it and act on it. Bring together the people, processes, and technologies that comprise your Security Operations Center (SOC) team, and the other teams you partner with on a daily basis. Automate mundane security tasks that slow you down by leveraging tools you already have.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

First Principles for Network Defenders
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we propose that the first principle for all network defenders is to prevent high-risk material impact to the organization. The three essential tasks that support the first principle are: threat prevention, threat detection, and threat eradication.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Palo Alto Networks

ROI for Threat Intelligence
sponsored by ThreatConnect
PRODUCT NEWS: Not all intelligence is created equal. Learn how to make informed decisions about threat intelligence (TI) for your particular organization. Done right, you can sharpen your defenses, save time, and make better strategic decisions on your security using TI.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

ThreatConnect

Mobile Security: The Battle Beyond Malware, BYOD Security, and Conflicting Endpoint Management
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: Combating the wrong enemy? Evolving threats and new attack surfaces demand your mobile security strategy keep pace. Discover three articles that break down mobile security into easily understandable fields including, mobile malware, BYOD security and endpoint management.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

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

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

Understand the Hype around Mobile Data Security Threats
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore some of the most effective security practices for assessing and managing mobile data security threats. Learn about the root cause for many big data breaches and gain access to 6 tips for radically improving endpoint device security.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Jun 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Stop Future Threats though Careful Examination of the Malware Lifecycle
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: This e-guide takes a look at the malware lifecycle and explores how advanced attacks have evolved. Learn how specific advanced attacks work and how you can benefit from studying malware lifecycles to detect and defend against future attacks.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Endpoint threat detection gets more response
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Discover how security teams worldwide are attempting to stop cyber-threats using various security methods and endpoint tools. InfoSec professionals have to evaluate what's best for their organizations and make the best judgment at the time -- knowing full well that today's security approach may become tomorrow's liability.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Taking a "Hack Back" Approach to Cyber Crime
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses hacking back as a viable option to combat hacking attempts. Expert Kevin Beaver discusses the merits and drawbacks of an "offense is the best defense" approach to security and how to implement more permanent security tools moving forward.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Best Practices for Monitoring Today's Murky Threat Environment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: In today's murky threat environment, even cybersecurity firms are vulnerable to attack – proving that there is no such thing as "100% secure." Access this e-guide for tips from security expert Michael Cobb to help you prepare for a security vendor hack. Plus, learn the latest network monitoring means for rooting out fast-moving malicious actors.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Intelligent Endpoint Threat Defense
sponsored by Intel Security
PODCAST: Learn how to address threats that leverage endpoints as the entry point into an environment and how endpoint security needs to evolve to be able to be sustainable and relevant in the future. Ensure that the next time an attack comes into your environment or attempts to penetrate, you're blocking it right up front.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Intel Security

Intelligent Endpoint Threat Defense
sponsored by Intel Security
WEBCAST: Learn how to address threats that leverage endpoints as the entry point into an environment and how endpoint security needs to evolve to be able to be sustainable and relevant in the future. Ensure that the next time an attack comes into your environment or attempts to penetrate, you're blocking it right up front.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Intel Security

Intelligent Endpoint Threat Defense
sponsored by Intel Security
TRANSCRIPT: Learn how to address threats that leverage endpoints as the entry point into an environment and how endpoint security needs to evolve to be able to be sustainable and relevant in the future. Ensure that the next time an attack comes into your environment or attempts to penetrate, you're blocking it right up front.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Intel Security

Neutralize Emerging Threats: Reducing the Time to Discover and Recover
sponsored by Intel Security
PODCAST: Organizations are looking for a new way to approach security to eliminate penetration and reduce time to recovery. Understand the full picture of an attack - not just the device the attack took place on, but the context around the attack. Learn how to best remediate threats and gain greater visibility into your network happenings.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Premiered: May 1, 2016

Intel Security

Neutralize Emerging Threats: Reducing the Time to Discover and Recover Transcript
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are looking for a new way to approach security to eliminate penetration and reduce time to recovery. Understand the full picture of an attack - not just the device the attack took place on, but the context around the attack. Learn how to best remediate threats and gain greater visibility into your network happenings.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Intel Security

Why Traditional Security Fails
sponsored by Intel Security
PODCAST: Learn from security expert Candace M. Worley as she points out critical areas of failure in modern security infrastructure and shows you four key areas to focus on when implementing a new, more efficient security solution.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Premiered: May 1, 2016

Intel Security

Why Traditional Security Fails
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Learn from security expert Candace M. Worley as she points out critical areas of failure in modern security infrastructure and shows you four key areas to focus on when implementing a new, more efficient security solution.
Posted: 27 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Intel Security

Why Traditional Security Approaches Fail
sponsored by Intel Security
WEBCAST: Learn from security expert Candace M. Worley as she points out critical areas of failure in modern security infrastructure. Uncover 4 key areas to focus on when implementing a new, more efficient security strategy.
Posted: 27 Jun 2016 | Premiered: May 1, 2016

Intel Security

QRadar: Expert SIEM Product Overview
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Looking for all the security features IBM's security information and event management (SIEM) tool has to offer? Look no further. Principal consultant, Karen Scarfone takes an unbiased look into QRadar. Learn how its features allow easy collection of log data from hosted assets, operating systems, applications, vulnerabilities, and user behavior.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

Cybersecurity skills shortage demands new workforce strategies
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: The race to find InfoSec professionals who can outpace advanced threats has companies worldwide facing hurdles. This e-guide discusses organizations' want for better qualified candidates and reveals what skills exactly most security professionals are currently lacking.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

IBM

Mobile Data Security Threats: Hype vs. Reality
sponsored by Lookout
EGUIDE: As threats such as mobile malware evolve, so do the tools to combat them. It's a chess match, and you must stay well-educated to ensure protection. In this e-guide, learn about today's common mobile threats so you can prepare your network to combat them.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

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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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