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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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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.

Eissmann Group Automotive Evaluates NextGen Firewall F-Series
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn what went into Eissmann Group Automotive's decision to replace their firewall when their existing routers were reaching their performance limits.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Barracuda Networks

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

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

The Case for Intelligent Endpoint Security
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: EDR can mitigate threats before they impact your organization. Discover 5 key factors to look for when researching EDR to best determine which solutions are most proactive in helping to prevent attacks.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

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

Operationalizing Threat Intelligence: Interrupt the Cyberattack Chain
sponsored by Intel Security
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Learn how to leverage a collaborative platform for operationalizing threat intelligence—including real-time sharing of threat information across the IT infrastructure and delivery of adaptive protection. Discover how to interrupt the cyberattack chain and arming your enterprise with the latest cyberthreat intelligence insights.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

How to Detect Advanced Threats on Endpoints
sponsored by Intel Security
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Endpoint detection and response should be an indispensable supplement to your current defenses. Explore ways to evolve from a reactive mentality to a proactive one of continuous monitoring, and block advanced targeted attacks before it's too late.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

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

Guide to Disrupting Targeted Attacks
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Reduce complexity, response time and operational costs while simultaneously improving your security posture in the face of growing risks. Access now and find out how to synthesize your IT operations and security controls to form an agile, increasingly automated (and rock-solid) security architecture.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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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