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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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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

Maturing a Threat Intelligence Program
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the latest threat intelligence trends and how to be better equipped to protect your organization from modern cyber threats. Access now to review a systematic guide to help you understand where your organization resides on the path to mature threat intelligence.
Posted: 08 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

ThreatConnect

Securing the Enterprise: 5 Pragmatic Steps to Security for the Practical CISO
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents five major areas of focus for the practical CISO. Build a culture of security across your organization and ensure all employees understand that no one is excluded from responsibility.
Posted: 28 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Dell SecureWorks

Rapidly Detect and Respond to the Advanced and Evasive Threat
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the benefits of combining advanced network and endpoint detection technology with the right people, processes and intelligence for greater visibility of threats.
Posted: 25 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Dell SecureWorks

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

Star Wars X – Attack of the DROWNs: Machine Learning-based Anomaly Detection Finds the DROWN SSLv2 Vulnerability
sponsored by Prelert
ANALYST REPORT: This blog post teaches you about the DROWN vulnerability and exactly why it could be affecting your organization. Learn the great impact DROWN has had in the past and what you can do to patch this vulnerability.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 19 Apr 2016

Prelert

The Current Landscape of Cybersecurity
sponsored by eSentire
EGUIDE: This e-guide breaks down current common attack vectors and pain points in the cybersecurity strategies of organizations across industries. Access now to get the latest information from security professionals and businesses of all sizes on how they're mitigating cyber attacks and loss of data.
Posted: 19 Apr 2016 | Published: 15 Apr 2016

eSentire

Cyber Security Breakdown: What Legal Professionals Need to Know
sponsored by eSentire
WHITE PAPER: Be proactive against advanced cyber threats before they hit your organization. Access this resource now to learn how you can take the steps necessary to be fully protected.
Posted: 18 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

eSentire

Cyber Liability: Risks, Ramifications, and Mitigation
sponsored by eSentire
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can better defend your organization against external attack and limit exposure by reducing your attack profile available to attackers by accessing this resource.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

eSentire

Overcome the Attacker Advantage with McAfee Endpoint Security 10
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to respond and manage the threat defense lifecycle and a provide collaborative, extensive framework to reduce the complexity of conventional multivendor environments.
Posted: 25 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

Security attacks on industrial control systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the history of industrial control systems (ICS), the susceptibility of these systems to certain attacks and how the systems can be defended.
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

IBM

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

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

SearchSecurity.com

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.

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
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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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