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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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CISOs Are Under Mounting Pressure
sponsored by MASERGY
ANALYST BRIEF: CISOs need help. The smart ones are turning to a new way of thinking about cybersecurity protection: Security as a Service. It's a managed, unified solution that leverages the power of both machine learning and expert human intelligence. Discover the scalability and speed SaaS can add to your organization.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

MASERGY

Intermedia Builds an Instant Security Operations Center and Speeds Business Processes
sponsored by Splunk
CASE STUDY: This case study demonstrates how Intermedia overcame its cloud security challenges and boosted productivity with data-driven analytics and incisive, enterprise-wide intelligence.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

Splunk

There Will Be Attacks: Prepare Your Email Defenses
sponsored by Mimecast
WEBCAST: Your organization can't tolerate any email downtime. Learn how to prevent damages to money, your reputation, and business operations with the right arsenal of email security tools.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Jun 2, 2016

Mimecast

Security Teams Must Empower Employees to Prevent Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This informational report from Forrester addresses where security awareness is falling short and how you can revamp your security awareness programs to empower employees to protect themselves and your organization from phishing attacks. Learn how to help users protect themselves and your enterprise from these cybercrimes.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Mimecast

One Firewall Brand Decreases Complexity, Not Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner Report shows you how to take on a unified security posture for your entire borderless network. Automate your threat remediation actions and minimize breach intervals. With one universal network operating system, you don't need to choose between security or performance - have both and manage it all from one single pane of glass.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

BYOD allows hackers an easy access point to corporate data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: You need to modernize your security with a robust way to proactively detect, analyze and remediate new mobile threats. Learn the true cost of a data breach and how to best implement your own BYOD policy.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Securing Productivity in the Borderless Enterprise
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The combination of cloud and mobility can allow for great employee productivity and greater customer responsiveness. However, these new business opportunities mean nothing if you can't protect against the new security challenges they bring.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Microsoft

How Ransomware Works
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
RESOURCE: Explore what ransomeware is, how it works, and the 5 stages of a ransomware attack so that you can prepare for the reality of this growing threat.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Vendor Analysis Report: Web Security
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines five major vendors and evaluates their security solutions. Learn how well they can coordinate their systems to successfully secure your web infrastructure and online data.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

Banish Bad Bots By Asking These 13 Questions
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: With bots being such a hot topic in web security, vendors are claiming they have the ability to effectively identify and mitigate bots. Discover 13 tips to help you differentiate between vendors to make a fully informed decision when it comes to your web application security.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

The Bad Bot Landscape Report
sponsored by Distil Networks
RESOURCE: This report gives you stats and graphs about recent bot traffic and how bots are crippling the cyber landscape. You'll learn how bots are created and the specific, sophisticated attacks than can use to disable your organization.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

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

Emerging security threats you're up against now
sponsored by Intel
EGUIDE: Cybercrime is now a fully functional industry with "Hacking as a Service" being a top product. Services are cheaper and more sophisticated than ever. This e-guide shows you top emerging cyber threats that could be harming your system soon.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Published: 25 May 2016

Intel

Office 365: Upgrading Enterprise Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: You must carefully evaluate the risks associated with adopting any platform that streamlines access to company information. Examine here the security features of Microsoft Office 365, and discover the cloud security gaps that could hinder its adoption.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Symantec Corporation

Whiteboard: Barracuda Web Application Firewall
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
VIDEO: In this video, you will learn about common types of web application attacks and what you can do to save your website. Watch now to discover how firewalls can best protect your site against targeted and automated attacks. Protect the integrity of your data and safeguard the reputation of your business.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Premiered: 30 Jun 2015

Barracuda Networks

3 Major Challenges to Securing Your Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report addresses the top 3 major security challenges as your organization moves into the cloud. Gain an overview of strategies for protecting your data and network.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Case Study: Global Security Management Made Easier for Leading IT Service Provider
sponsored by Intel Security
CASE STUDY: Discover how to unify endpoint management with a centralized security platform thanks to this case study. Read on to learn how a leading IT service provider tamed their endpoint chaos, and see how you can boost the efficiency of your security operations with a unified security platform that eliminates centralized management pain points.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 10 May 2016

Intel Security

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

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

Controlling Data Center Security
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can strengthen your data center perimeter firewall protection while enabling flexibility to allow for change in the future. Discover how to centrally control your data center security system to prevent it from weakening over time.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Barracuda Networks

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

Detecting Malware-Free Intrusions and Advanced Cyber Threats with Anomaly Detection and "Behavioral MD5" of Endpoint Processes
sponsored by Prelert
ANALYST REPORT: This report shows you how machine learning can detect changes in endpoint process behavior to help protect your business. Access now to learn how you can automate the analysis of data by looking for helpful anomalies that indicate malicious activity.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Prelert

Machine Learning: Perception Problem? Maybe. Pipe Dream? No Way!
sponsored by Prelert
ANALYST REPORT: This report dispels misconceptions about machine learning and explains what its actual application is. Access now to learn about recent developments in machine learning-based security analytics capabilities.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

Prelert

Machine Learning Is Cybersecurity’s Answer to Detecting Advanced Breaches
sponsored by Prelert
ANALYST REPORT: This blog post talks about replacing legacy safeguards with new machine learnings, the heart of IT's shift in mindset. Access now to learn how to focus on identifying potential threats early rather than reacting to threats after they happen.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 21 Mar 2016

Prelert
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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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