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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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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.

Neutralization of a Phishing Attack
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
VIDEO: This video shows you a solution for faster detection and response. Gain unified security intelligence and analytics and end to end threat lifecycle management through this read.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Premiered: 22 Feb 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

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 for the Elastic Stack: Earlier Detection of Threats
sponsored by Prelert
DATA SHEET: This brief resource describes a security solution for the Elastic Stack that can enable you to automate the analysis of massive Elasticsearch data sets, detect advanced threats earlier, minimize false positives, and more.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 25 Feb 2016

Prelert

Open Source Security Needed in Development
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: With 4,000 new vulnerabilities disclosed in open source projects each year, you can't afford to use open code without knowing the risk and how to prevent them.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Black Duck Software

The Anatomy of a DDoS Attack
sponsored by Imperva
RESOURCE: View this infographic to see a visual breakdown of how the DDoS criminal system works and how you can protect your organization.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Imperva

Know Your Code: Don't Get Blindsided by Open Source Security Risks During Development
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you the advantages and disadvantages of using open source software and how you can avoid some of the disadvantages. Access this resource now for considerations your organization should know.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Black Duck Software

Secure and Manage Open Source Software
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: This resource reviews a process called, "Open Source Hygiene," which keeps software stacks and application portfolios free of known-exploitable versions of open source code.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Black Duck Software

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

Data Sheet: Carbon Black Security Solution Overview
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to enable your organization to disrupt advanced attacks and deploy the best prevention strategies for your business. Learn how to achieve real-time visibility in your network.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Carbon Black

Carbon Black Enterprise Protection
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you a next-generation endpoint threat prevention solution that delivers a portfolio of protection policies, real-time visibility across environmnet and comprehensive compliance rules in a single platform.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Carbon Black

Carbon Black Threat Intel
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you how to gain real-time threat detection and analysis to help proactively protect against advanced threats. Find out how you can proactively detect, respond and ban attacks before a breach occurs.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Carbon Black

Next-Generation Endpoint Security for Dummies
sponsored by Carbon Black
EBOOK: This e-book explains how all organizations are targeted in today's advanced threat environment. Discover how endpoints can serve as vulnerabilities to adversaries seeking to exploit your enterprise.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Carbon Black

Compliance 101: Basics for Security Professionals
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps security professional and non-professionals alike understand their roles when it comes to compliance.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Carbon Black

Point-of-Sale Security for Dummies
sponsored by Carbon Black
EBOOK: This e-book highlights the essential knowledge and requirements for keeping your POS in check. It shares with you the limitations of existing security controls and what you can do to ensure you have proper protection.
Posted: 26 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Carbon Black

Application Control Observations & Strategies for Success
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a blueprint you can adopt to ensure successful application control deployment. It greatly simplifies the process of achieving "high enforcement" in your IT environment.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Carbon Black

Disrupt Your Adversaries: 5 Steps to Stopping Advanced Threats
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how you can easily integrate with third-party products to make advanced threats easier to see and faster to stop.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Carbon Black

Transcript: Protecting Your Crown Jewels from Devastating Data Breaches
sponsored by Lancope
WHITE PAPER: Gain deeper visibility into your network using anomaly detection alongside compliance/segmentation monitoring. Identify advanced attacks and protect the crown jewels on your network.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Lancope

Vulnerability Scanning Tips and Tricks
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you the importance of performing regular scans to identify and reduce vulnerabilities. This is you guide to ensure your scans successfully complete and report properly.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Alert Logic

Vulnerability Response Best Practices
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a step-by-step approach in responding to vulnerabilities with examples of breaches throughout. Learn how to prepare you network for an attack and how to lessen the potential for security flaws in your network.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic
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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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