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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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A Guide to 12 CyberSecurity Metrics You/Your Vendors Should be Watching
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details 12 actionable metrics that can help you specifically assess how your organization is doing with its current cybersecurity.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

BitSight

13 Global Security Consultancies That Matter Most And How They Stack Up
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

Next Generation Endpoint Protection Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Sentinel Labs, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about next-generation endpoint protection that can detect and prevent threats on endpoints using a unique behavior-based approach.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Sentinel Labs, Inc.

The Benefits of Investment in Threat Detection
sponsored by ThreatConnect
EGUIDE: This e-guide shows you the value of advanced threat intelligence and why you shouldn't skimp when it comes to protecting your organization's valuable data. Access now for examples from various IT companies about how they justify spending money without seeing a tangible ROI.
Posted: 04 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

ThreatConnect

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

Deeper Threats Call for Advanced Threat Detection
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
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

Solarwinds MSP

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

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

Understanding the Shared Responsibility of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines your responsibilities in managing your data in your cloud and gives you seven best practices to keep it secure.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

Understanding Cloud Security: The AWS Shared Responsibility Model
sponsored by Alert Logic
RESOURCE: This white paper discusses the different responsible entities required to maintain strong enterprise cloud security.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Alert Logic

The Business Benefits of Managing Cyber Risk and Minimizing Unnecessary Data
sponsored by UnitedLex
EGUIDE: Cyber risk management is becoming an increasingly important area of concern as company directors' realize the limitations of insurance. How can you address this risk and instill confidence in your customer engagement? Find out how to enhance your cyber risk management using 4 key strategies.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

UnitedLex

The Problem Facing Advanced Threat Defense
sponsored by UnitedLex
EGUIDE: The biggest problem facing advanced threat defense is not necessarily the threat itself but rather uncertainty about which security strategy will offer the best results—and there's often not enough time to answer that question before making an investment. This e-guide provides expert commentary on how to address this problem in threat management.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

UnitedLex

Advanced Persistent Threat Detection: Can It Find Custom Malware?
sponsored by UnitedLex
EGUIDE: A recent test showed that some well-known threat detection products were unable to detect custom-written malware samples thrown at them. Access this resource and find out if APT detection is an effective way to find custom malware, and why signature-based antimalware tools can't keep up with today's evolving security risks.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

UnitedLex

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
sponsored by Alert Logic
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

Secure Wi-Fi for K-12 Education
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Mobile devices present new security challenges for schools that need to protect their network integrity as well as restrict students' access to dangerous sites. Access this resource to learn about a solution that unifies network and application security and delivers maximum control at a low cost.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Case Study: Increasing Bandwidth and Network Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This case study details how one leading university was able to bolster its network security as bandwidth increased. View now to learn how they achieved this goal and the benefits they were able to reap.
Posted: 15 Feb 2016 | Published: 15 Feb 2016

Fortinet, Inc.
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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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