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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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Extracting actionable data from banking malware
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series demonstrates how actionable data can be extracted from banking malware and how it can be used to defend against highly damaging cyber attacks from organised criminal gangs.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

How to Detect a Ransomware Attack Before it's too Late
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Your organization's defense success against ransomware depends largely on your level of preparation and the tools you deploy to monitor your systems. Learn how effectively defend against catastrophic attacks through early detection and elimination of suspicious activity.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Ransomware: Attack Trends, Prevention, and Response
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Deepen your understanding of the threat of ransomware. Access this white paper and explore ways to better protect your business assets with best practices for attack prevention.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 Aug 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

The Devil's Right Hand: An Investigation on Malware-oriented Obfuscation Techniques
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series evaluates the role that obfuscation techniques play in malware and the importance of understanding their effectiveness.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

6 Easy Ways to Advance Your Cybersecurity Program When You Have a Small Team
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines 6 steps you can take to prioritize threat data, automate manual tasks, and streamline your workflow. With the right tools in place, you can turn your small band of brothers into an army suited to take down all of today's sophisticated threats.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

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

Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester study examines the potential return on investment (ROI) enterprises may realize by identifying web-based and mobile application source code vulnerabilities early in the software development life cycle.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Webcast - Enhancing Enterprise Security in 2016 – Part 3
sponsored by Intel
WEBCAST: This webcast informs you on the critical need for security intel sharing and how best to accomplish your sharing goals. Enable your organization to mitigate threats proactively while allowing other organizations to do the same.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Mar 31, 2016

Intel

Webcast - Enhancing Enterprise Security in 2016 – Part 2
sponsored by Intel
WEBCAST: Discover how sharing threat intel can pay huge dividends in shifting the balance of power away from the bad guys and allow your organization to operate normally. Learn what exactly threat intel encapsulates and how you can utilize it to improve your organization's cyber defenses.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Mar 31, 2016

Intel

Enhancing Enterprise Security in 2016
sponsored by Intel
WEBCAST: In this informative webcast, Chris Young maps out a new model for cybersecurity, and shares what's currently underway. Learn how to get the most bang for your security buck and what role the government is playing in keeping your enterprise secure.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Mar 31, 2016

Intel

The Threat Defense Lifecycle — Why Traditional Security Fails
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to navigate the new world of cyber threats and security tools while maintaining an open mind towards new strategies and priorities. Collaborate with business pros and innovate to fortify existing defenses and establish new bulwarks against threats lurking around the corner.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Intel Security

The Threat Defense Lifecycle — Reducing the Time to Discover and Recover
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: You need a new philosophy that'll reduce manual intervention, cut management complexity and optimize existing resources in order to reduce mitigation times. Discover an automated, analytics driven threat defense lifecycle that will give you the best opportunity for long-term, sustainable success in staying in front of security threats.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Intel Security

The Threat Defense Lifecycle: Intelligent Endpoint Threat Defense
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Adopt a threat defense lifecycle that will allow you to discover threats faster, respond quicker and overall outsmart attackers, driving business efficiency forward. Learn how to then apply these insights to an automated policy that can block similar attack attempts up front.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Intel Security

Seven Steps to Ease the Pain of Managing a SOC
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover seven steps that will help SOC managers improve their ability to spot and eradicate threats at several points in the IT ecosystem, from the data center to the endpoint, both onpremises and in the cloud. Learn new, real-world solutions that simplify management, improve detection, and increase the speed of mitigation.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Intel Security

If A Hacker Wants Your Data, Make Sure They Really Work For It
sponsored by Carbon Black
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This e-guide teaches you how to implement layered security within the infrastructure you control. Discover how to put strict controls on highly sensitive data and less stringent controls on data that's not so important with network segmentation. You can't entirely eliminate the risk of a breach, but you can make it harder on the attackers.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

Carbon Black

Mobile Security: The Battle Beyond Malware, BYOD Security, and Conflicting Endpoint Management
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: Combating the wrong enemy? Evolving threats and new attack surfaces demand your mobile security strategy keep pace. Discover three articles that break down mobile security into easily understandable fields including, mobile malware, BYOD security and endpoint management.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Cb Defense
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can gain next-generation AV to stop more attacks, see more threats, and close more security gaps than ever before. Get unprecedented visibility and actionable intelligence while protecting servers, laptops, and desktops from advanced attackers.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Ransomware Response Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The document is intended to be a guide for organizations faced with a ransomware infection. If you are currently experiencing a ransomware incident, it is recommended you review this guide immediately.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

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
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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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