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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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Utilizing Security Ratings for Enterprise IT Risk Mitigation
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a security ratings technology that measures company security performance and provides metrics to help mitigate risk and streamline security operations. Access now and learn how this cloud-based intelligence platform can help your enterprise improve your overall risk management in today's world of dangerous cyber-attacks.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

BitSight

How Peer-to-Peer File Sharing Impacts Vendor Risk and Security Benchmarking
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: File sharing is a prevalent problem on corporate networks today. Access this report and you will learn which industries excel in mitigating the risks of file sharing, how P2P file sharing activity impacts security ratings and more.
Posted: 05 Feb 2016 | Published: 05 Feb 2016

BitSight

Making Risk Management More Effective with Security Ratings
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about some of the security risk management approaches organizations have taken as well as new approaches to other growing problems. Access this resource now and learn to identify, quantify and mitigate risk throughout your network.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BitSight

Continuous Third-Party Security Monitoring Powers Business Objectives and Vendor Accountability
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: As concerns about data guardianship, targeted attacks and advanced security threats have risen, so have the significance of third-party relationships. Access this white paper and find out about the attitudes and capabilities regarding third-party security compliance of enterprise IT security decision-makers in the US, UK, France and Germany.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

BitSight

Beware the Botnets: Botnets Correlated to a Higher Likelihood of a Significant Breach
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Cyberattacks are likely to increase in the coming years and by better understanding key indicators of vulnerability to breaches, executives and directors can begin to effectively mitigate the risk of a data breach. Discover the relationship between publicly disclosed data breaches and the factors that go into an organization's security rating.
Posted: 03 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

BitSight

The Security Performance of 6 Key Industries
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WHITE PAPER: Discover the security performance of six key industry sectors, how they prepare for cyberattacks, and the commonalities of their experiences in defending their data.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

BitSight

40 Questions You Should Have in Your Vendor Security Assessment
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to get started with your VRM security program and by accessing the most important questions to ask third-party businesses.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BitSight

5 Ways Your Vendor Risk Management Program Leaves You in the Dark
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn the steps it takes to protect your data and implement a solid vender risk management (VRM) program.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 02 Dec 2015

BitSight

How Global Threat Intelligence Fits into a Security Strategy
sponsored by UnitedLex
EGUIDE: While global threat intelligence services can be a powerful business security tool, it's not the first one you should consider when setting strategy for better business security. Read on to evaluate the role of global threat intelligence in today's enterprise and assess other tactics to bolster this strategy.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

UnitedLex

The top threat intelligence services for enterprises
sponsored by UnitedLex
EGUIDE: If threat intelligence is right for you, this e-guide will help you get started with a list of top threat intelligence products on the market today and how to choose the right one for your needs.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

UnitedLex

Targeted Cyber Attacks: Infecting the Victim
sponsored by UnitedLex
EGUIDE: This e-guide goes in-depth examining the most popular attacks used by hackers and what steps you need to take to defend yourself.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 10 Feb 2016

UnitedLex

Podcast: Protecting Your Crown Jewels from Devastating Data Breaches
sponsored by Lancope
PODCAST: Using these tools and tactics, you can identify advanced attacks and protect the crown jewels on your network.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Feb 16, 2016

Lancope

Protecting Your Crown Jewels from Devastating Data Breaches
sponsored by Lancope
WEBCAST: Join Cisco's Cyber Security Specialist, Charles Herring, to learn how network behavioral anomaly detection (NBAD) and deep visibility through NetFlow can be used to quickly alert administrators to these violations.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Jan 27, 2016

Lancope

AWS & Alert Logic Case Study
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows you the results of Concep and how they gained comprehensive network threat and intrusion detection capabilities.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

7 Best Practices of Cloud Security
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper give you steps you should take and point of interest you should review in your network security.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Alert Logic

Why it's Time for Locked-Down Desktops
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
EGUIDE: Access this exclusive e-guide to take a look at why IT teams are locking down desktops in order to restrict user-installed apps (UIAs). You'll also explore the benefits locked-down desktops can have on IT departments.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

Dell, Microsoft and Citrix

Physical vs. Virtual Desktop Security: It's Just Not The Same
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide discusses the differences in security methods between physical and virtual desktops. Download now and you'll get access to a handy table with a complete breakdown of physical and virtual desktop security risks and techniques.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Virtual Desktop Security: Exploring VDI Features
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: This white paper discusses various virtual desktop security capabilities offered by VDI products. Some of the capabilities described within include encryption, application and role-based policy management and virtual sandboxing.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 02 Feb 2016

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Layered Security Doesn't Stop Cybercriminals – but VDI Might
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EGUIDE: This exclusive e-guide discusses ways cybercriminals successfully breach even the most well-secured enterprise defenses. Read on and learn how VDI can offer an enhanced level of security enterprises require.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 03 Feb 2016

Dell, Microsoft and Citrix

Encryption's Risks, Benefits, and Roles in SSL Attacks
sponsored by Symantec Website Security
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, expert Nick Lewis details ways to defend against SSL attacks. First, you'll uncover how to detect SSL attacks by inspecting network connections for anomalies. Next, you'll learn the importance of decoding SSL connections to further enable their detection and, ultimately, their mitigation.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

Symantec Website Security

Under Attack? 2016 Defenses Escape Compromise
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at security attack techniques and talk to top security researchers about enterprise threats in 2016.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Addressing PCI Compliance
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn how you can meet the requirements of Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard version 3 and better protect your network.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

CA Technologies.

Endpoint Threat Detection Gets More Response
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
EGUIDE: This white paper explains what cyber threats the United States faces on a daily basis and what tools they have to combat them.
Posted: 01 Feb 2016 | Published: 25 Jan 2016

Solarwinds MSP

Delivering More Efficiency and Productivity With Modernized Data Protection
sponsored by HPE and Veeam
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about new, hyper-converged solutions, based on virtualization software that can transform your data center. Gain a more cost efficient solution with a smaller management footprint.
Posted: 27 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

HPE and Veeam

Network protection: The untold story
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the growing need for next-generation network protection, focusing on the advances that can help combat today’s advanced threats. It introduces how you can gain the critical insight, visibility and control you need to protect the network against emerging threats and targeted attacks.
Posted: 25 Jan 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2015

IBM
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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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