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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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Financial Services Industry: 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report offers a high-level overview of the major threats trending across businesses worldwide over the past year. Access now for insight into the current threat landscape for the financial services industry and offers solutions that can help you better protect your organization overall.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Four top cyber crime trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report provides insight into the security issues of today's IT environment. While incidents around the globe are diverse, most of them share certain characteristics and fit recurring patterns.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

2015 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems (IPS)
sponsored by IBM
TECHNICAL ARTICLE: This article teaches you about next-generation IPSs which offer the best protection and response to advanced threats on endpoints and in the cloud.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2015

IBM

Achieving HIPAA Compliance
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to ensure HIPAA compliance even as healthcare becomes an increasingly mobile environment.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Absolute

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

E-book: Cyberthreat Intelligence
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
EBOOK: This e-book shows you how you can identify high-impact threats and how to neutralize them before you're breached.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

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: This exclusive e-guide discusses the reasons behind why spear phishing attacks are at the heart of most targeted attacks. Access now and you'll uncover advice to help minimize the chance of a spear phishing attack successfully infiltrating the enterprise.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

Cloudmark

Scaling big data analytics
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
VIDEO: This video shows you how to reduce to the time to detect and respond to threats as they come through your network. Find out how you can use machine-driven, real-time behavioral analytics, rapid forensic search and automated response to keep your network safe.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Premiered: 21 Dec 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

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.

Next-Generation Endpoint Security
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a description of the requirements needed for Next-Generation Endpoint Security and the information you need to successfully protect your organization.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Carbon Black

Breach Detection: What you need to know
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This e-book outlines the tactics today's advanced attackers use to steal your sensitive data and why you need a defense-in-depth cybersecurity program that incorporates automatic detection with incident response.
Posted: 03 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Carbon Black

Advanced Threat Hunting with Carbon Black Enterprise Response
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers the capabilities necessary to proactively and efficiently hunt for threats across your enterprise. Learn how to expand detection beyond the point of compromise.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Carbon Black

Every Second Counts: Unravel the entire attack and disrupt attacker behavior
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper and find out how one solution can unravel an entire attack and disrupt the attacker's behavior to help you stay ahead. Learn how your organization can benefit from complete endpoint visibility, faster detection of advanced threats, more effective remediation, and much more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Carbon Black

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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