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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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Trustwave Global Security Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Understanding the motivations and resources of professional cybercriminals is key to defending against them. This report gives you an inside look at the business behind malware with stats from breach investigations around the world.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Gartner: Best Practices for Managing 'Insider' Security Threats
sponsored by Imperva
RESOURCE: Read Gartner's "Best Practices for Managing 'Insider' Security Threats" report and get threat prevention strategies to protect your enterprise from security breaches by internal users. Learn what drives these attacks such as the prevalence of bring your own device (BYOD) and cloud.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Imperva

2016 Security Pressures Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: The recommendations in this report serve as a reliable compass of where your security efforts need to be in 2016. Use these suggestions to not only ease pressure, but to improve your security posture overall.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Security and Innovation Converge at Open Source Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Examine in this white paper today's server security landscape, and discover how employing Linux can help you meet security, risk management, and compliance goals in a cost-effective and scalable manner. Download now to mitigate vulnerabilities in both heterogeneous and hybrid infrastructures.
Posted: 15 Jul 2016 | Published: 15 Jul 2016

Red Hat

Cybersecurity Moves Toward Hybrid Models
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Discover why the older "all or nothing" kind of relationship between organizations and information security service providers is giving way to a hybrid model that security professionals can leverage to augment their operations and effectiveness.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Dell SecureWorks

Incident Response Team: Transform Your IR Team From Reactive to Proactive
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your IR team can become faster and more effective at protecting your network. Unite your people, processes, and technologies across your organization to eliminating barriers between the systems that used to slow you down.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

Security Operations Center: Unite People, Processes, and Technologies Across Your SOC
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to deepen your threat intelligence, validate it, prioritize it and act on it. Bring together the people, processes, and technologies that comprise your Security Operations Center (SOC) team, and the other teams you partner with on a daily basis. Automate mundane security tasks that slow you down by leveraging tools you already have.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

First Principles for Network Defenders: A Unified Theory for Security Practitioners
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we propose that the first principle for all network defenders is to prevent high-risk material impact to the organization. The three essential tasks that support the first principle are: threat prevention, threat detection, and threat eradication.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Palo Alto Networks

The Real Cost of a Data Breach
sponsored by AllClear ID
WEBCAST: Through this webinar, you learn from security experts how to effectively respond to customers after a major data breach and decrease the damage done to your brand. Discover how to establish a timeline of events for each incident, determine the scope of an incident and alleviate customer concerns in a timely manner.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Nov 10, 2015

AllClear ID

Confidence in the Breach Age: Risks, Preparation, Response & Recovery
sponsored by AllClear ID
WEBCAST: Your organization needs to better understand risks, prepare to face a breach, and know how to respond to generate the best outcome possible. In this webinar, a panel of security experts provides insights and recommendations regarding breach risks, preparation, response, and recovery.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Aug 20, 2016

AllClear ID

Infographic: Breach Preparedness
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This infographic shows you statistics from business executives and consumers on how they handle and perceive a data breach. Learn how to properly deal with a major breach now, before it's too late to formulate a proper breach response plan.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Breach response isn't about losing data. It's about keeping your customers.
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: The time to prepare for a data breach is today. Give your customers reassurance that they are taken care of and help resolve any harm done to their identity. Learn how to respond to customer queries effectively and reduce customer response time for any size breach to as little as 48 hours.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

What I've Learned from 5,000 Data Breaches
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: As data breaches continue to increase, consumer expectations follow behind and expect well-orchestrated response time. Plan out how affected customers will be notified and supported throughout the entire data breach response process, from notification, to protection, to fraud resolution.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Market Overview: Customer Data Breach Notification And Response Services
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: A poorly handled breach notification will inflict further damage to your organization after a breach. Learn how to best reassure your customers with clear communications and appropriate sensitivity in your messages. Plus, in this Forrester market overview, compare 9 breach notification and response service providers and their services.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Understand the Hype around Mobile Data Security Threats
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore some of the most effective security practices for assessing and managing mobile data security threats. Learn about the root cause for many big data breaches and gain access to 6 tips for radically improving endpoint device security.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Jun 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Stop Future Threats though Careful Examination of the Malware Lifecycle
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: This e-guide takes a look at the malware lifecycle and explores how advanced attacks have evolved. Learn how specific advanced attacks work and how you can benefit from studying malware lifecycles to detect and defend against future attacks.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Endpoint threat detection gets more response
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Discover how security teams worldwide are attempting to stop cyber-threats using various security methods and endpoint tools. InfoSec professionals have to evaluate what's best for their organizations and make the best judgment at the time -- knowing full well that today's security approach may become tomorrow's liability.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Taking a "Hack Back" Approach to Cyber Crime
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses hacking back as a viable option to combat hacking attempts. Expert Kevin Beaver discusses the merits and drawbacks of an "offense is the best defense" approach to security and how to implement more permanent security tools moving forward.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Best Practices for Monitoring Today's Murky Threat Environment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: In today's murky threat environment, even cybersecurity firms are vulnerable to attack – proving that there is no such thing as "100% secure." Access this e-guide for tips from security expert Michael Cobb to help you prepare for a security vendor hack. Plus, learn the latest network monitoring means for rooting out fast-moving malicious actors.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Intelligent Endpoint Threat Defense
sponsored by Intel Security
PODCAST: Learn how to address threats that leverage endpoints as the entry point into an environment and how endpoint security needs to evolve to be able to be sustainable and relevant in the future. Ensure that the next time an attack comes into your environment or attempts to penetrate, you're blocking it right up front.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Intel Security

Intelligent Endpoint Threat Defense
sponsored by Intel Security
WEBCAST: Learn how to address threats that leverage endpoints as the entry point into an environment and how endpoint security needs to evolve to be able to be sustainable and relevant in the future. Ensure that the next time an attack comes into your environment or attempts to penetrate, you're blocking it right up front.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Intel Security

Intelligent Endpoint Threat Defense
sponsored by Intel Security
TRANSCRIPT: Learn how to address threats that leverage endpoints as the entry point into an environment and how endpoint security needs to evolve to be able to be sustainable and relevant in the future. Ensure that the next time an attack comes into your environment or attempts to penetrate, you're blocking it right up front.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Intel Security

Neutralize Emerging Threats: Reducing the Time to Discover and Recover
sponsored by Intel Security
PODCAST: Organizations are looking for a new way to approach security to eliminate penetration and reduce time to recovery. Understand the full picture of an attack - not just the device the attack took place on, but the context around the attack. Learn how to best remediate threats and gain greater visibility into your network happenings.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Premiered: May 1, 2016

Intel Security

Neutralize Emerging Threats: Reducing the Time to Discover and Recover Transcript
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Organizations are looking for a new way to approach security to eliminate penetration and reduce time to recovery. Understand the full picture of an attack - not just the device the attack took place on, but the context around the attack. Learn how to best remediate threats and gain greater visibility into your network happenings.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Intel Security

Why Traditional Security Fails
sponsored by Intel Security
PODCAST: Learn from security expert Candace M. Worley as she points out critical areas of failure in modern security infrastructure and shows you four key areas to focus on when implementing a new, more efficient security solution.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Premiered: May 1, 2016

Intel Security
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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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