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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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API Security Checklist
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: This infographic shares with you 11 ways to guard your enterprise entry points. Look it over and make the changes necessary to ensure a more secure API deployment for your business.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Axway

Report: Modern Threat Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The complexities of doing business at scale, both strategic and technical, create barriers in preventing breaches. Uncover ways to focus on user education and systematic protocols for operating a strong risk assessment program, allowing you to overcome these barriers.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

IBM

What to Look for in Endpoint Antimalware Tools
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Hackers are creating increasingly sophisticated malware, so antimalware protection must be part of enterprise security. This guide explains what antimalware tools do and how to select the best antimalware product for your enterprise.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

SearchSecurity.com

What You Need to Know About Vendor Risk Management in Financial Institutions
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses several proactive tips for better vendor risk management (VRM) practices that you can quickly put into place. Learn to overcome challenges faced within the financial industry for taking on VRM and how you can adopt these security secrets and keep pace with today's growing threat landscape as advanced threats persist.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

BitSight

The Benefits of Investment in Threat Detection
sponsored by ThreatConnect
EGUIDE: This e-guide shows you the value of advanced threat intelligence and why you shouldn't skimp when it comes to protecting your organization's valuable data. Access now for examples from various IT companies about how they justify spending money without seeing a tangible ROI.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

ThreatConnect

A Guide to 12 CyberSecurity Metrics You/Your Vendors Should be Watching
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details 12 actionable metrics that can help you specifically assess how your organization is doing with its current cybersecurity.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

BitSight

Cyber Security Intelligence Index for Manufacturing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This research report offers a high-level overview of the major threats trending across businesses worldwide over the past year.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

IBM Report: Securing the C-suite
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you understand the risks and vulnerabilities your network probably has and how to stop them from being exploited.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

IBM

The ABC of Security Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights challenges organizations typically face in implementing effective security strategies. Learn how to manage risk and gain a competitive advantage in your field.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

IBM

The Forrester Wave: Information Security Consulting Services
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester report details and analyzes the 13 most significant security consulting service providers and their offerings. Access now to learn more about how well these consultancies fulfill security standards to best select the right partner for your business.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

IBM

Spear Phishing Attacks: Where to Find Them and How to Prevent Them
sponsored by Cloudmark
EGUIDE: Spear phishing is at the heart of many publicly reported data breaches. Considering that a well-crafted spear phishing email is almost indistinguishable from a legitimate email, what is the best way to prevent users from clicking on spear phishing links?
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

Cloudmark

Best Practices for Defending Against Spear Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Cloudmark
EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide details a new wave of spear phishing attacks targeting defense contractors, universities, and security firms. Read on as experts explain how to defend against the man-in-the-email attacks with proper training and little technology.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Cloudmark

Deeper Threats Call for Advanced Threat Detection
sponsored by LogicNow
EGUIDE: Access this e-guide and discover the necessity of having multiple layers of security and employing multiple technologies in the process. Antivirus technologies are fine for a first measure, but finding advanced threats requires deeper network scans.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2016

LogicNow

Evaluating Services for Firewall and Intrusion Detection: The Strength of MSSPs
sponsored by IBM
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This article evaluates services for monitored firewall and intrusion detection. Learn about various strengths and weaknesses of MSSPs and choose the right one to fit your enterprise.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 23 Dec 2015

IBM

Detecting Anomalous Events for the Elastic Stack
sponsored by Prelert
DATA SHEET: This resource describes a behavioral analytics solution that can be applied to any type of IT operations-related data in Elasticsearch. Discover how you can visualize multiple anomalous events and connect them to root causes, improve key operational metrics such as mean time to recovery, and more.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 2016

Prelert

Security trends in the manufacturing industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you statistics about cyberattack in the manufacturing industry and how they resulted. Learn some manufacturing best practices and securements to better protect any exploitable weaknesses in your organization's infrastructure.
Posted: 16 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

IBM

Security trends in the retail industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn about different methods hackers use to steal customer data as well as statistics showing what time of year attacks are most prevalent. Learn how to defend yourself against hackers and how to respond if a breach does take place in your network.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Security trends in the healthcare industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you the latest statistics on healthcare-related security breaches and how you can avoid becoming a statistic yourself by falling victim to attack. Learn about the most common cyberattacks against healthcare organizations and how to patch vulnerabilities you may have in your network.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

The price of loyalty programs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to implement a loyal program for your customers and minimize the chance of account breaches. Learn how to diligently monitor your network and how to detect signs of attacks.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

IBM

The Rise of Ransomware & How to Defend Against It
sponsored by Sentinel Labs, Inc.
EGUIDE: This white paper teaches you how ransomware operates and what you can do to ensure you don't become a victim. Download now and learn how to avoid infection and how to remedy your endpoints if you are infected.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Sentinel Labs, Inc.

Real-Time, Unified Endpoint Protection: A New Era in Incident Response
sponsored by Sentinel Labs, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about the only endpoint protection platform that natively integrates prediction, prevention, detection and response. Save considerable time, money and energy while simultaneously improving your overall security posture.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Sentinel Labs, Inc.

Replacing Antivirus, and Doing it Right: A CISO Response
sponsored by Sentinel Labs, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to successfully execute a complete antivirus replacement. Access now and learn how to make a daunting task into a simple project with the right careful planning, frequent communication and stakeholder buy-in.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Sentinel Labs, Inc.

It's time to tackle IoT security
sponsored by Ruckus Wireless
EGUIDE: The forecasts for IoT are huge. Some suggest that there will be 50 billion devices connected by 2020. Whether or not that prediction is accurate, it's clear that IoT is gaining meaningful market momentum, buoyed by an endless array of applications. Unfortunately, they are creating a multitude of security vulnerabilities and attack surfaces.
Posted: 09 Mar 2016 | Published: 07 Mar 2016

Ruckus Wireless

Next Generation Endpoint Protection Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Sentinel Labs, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about next-generation endpoint protection that can detect and prevent threats on endpoints using a unique behavior-based approach.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Sentinel Labs, Inc.

Securing Your Network in the Wireless Age
sponsored by Aruba Networks
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you will learn how enterprise WLAN is growing in size and importance, driving up the need for more secure wireless network. Find out how vulnerable your wireless network could be and what happens when WLAN security is ignored.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 24 Feb 2016

Aruba Networks
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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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