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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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Telenor Gains Greater Insight for Incident Investigation, Troubleshooting and Improved Security
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how you can gain visibility and operational insight to keep your networks running at peak performance. Discover more about your network infrastructure and its potential for business.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 06 Jan 2016

Splunk

Advances and Benefits of SIEM Products
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, learn the latest SIEM system advances to help mitigate malicious attacks as well as 3 additional benefits enterprises can enjoy from implementing an SIEM strategy.
Posted: 18 Dec 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Threat Intelligence Platforms: Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know But Didn't Know to Ask
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Today's cyber-threats are relentless, and they come in all forms. This in-depth resource covers the ins and outs of threat intelligence, discussing everything from what threat intelligence is to how you can best utilize it.
Posted: 15 Dec 2015 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

ThreatConnect

Applying the "Diamond Model" of Threat Intelligence
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes a fun and humorous approach to breaking down how successful hacks occur and how they can be prevented.
Posted: 10 Dec 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2015

ThreatConnect

Disrupt Targeted Attacks
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: his white paper describes what a successful security model looks like in today's threat environment. Learn how you can cut out inefficiencies, modernize your threat detection capabilities, and prevent devastating breaches.
Posted: 04 Dec 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

McAfee, Inc.

Are You Ready for a New Era of Risk?
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: In this age of sophisticated threats, security awareness and training is essential for everyone within an organization. Access this white paper to learn how Cisco has continued to evolve its security solutions and training.
Posted: 19 Oct 2015 | Published: 19 Oct 2015

Global Knowledge

Data Breaches: What Can and Cannot Be Done
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the inevitability of data breaches and gives tips for staying as secure as possible in an insecure threat environment.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Published: 11 Aug 2015

Global Knowledge

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

Cybercrime Exposed: The Hidden Economy of Cybercrime-as-a-Service
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for an inside look at the thriving economy of "cybercrime-as-a-service."
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Intel

Stop Attacks Hiding Under the Cover of SSL Encryption
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic lays out sobering statistics about encrypted traffic attacks and describes how encrypted traffic management can help mitigate these risks.
Posted: 07 Jan 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Case Study: School District Stops Breaches with Heightened Network Visbility
sponsored by Lancope
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to discover how a large school district blocked breaches with network visibility, improved its incident response time, and more.
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Lancope

Enterprise Mobile Security for Dummies
sponsored by Skycure
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll gain insight into the confusing and evolving mobile security landscape. View now to learn a step-by-step guide to achieve holistic mobile security and review a checklist for evaluating mobile security strategies.
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 | Premiered: Mar 19, 2015

Skycure

The Four Horsemen of Mobile Security
sponsored by Skycure
WEBCAST: In this webcast, hear from security professionals as they explore today's mobile threat landscape and describe alternative security strategies.
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 | Premiered: Jun 25, 2015

Skycure

Swiss Army Knife Security? How to Vet Integrated Tool Sets
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at the changing delivery models for cybersecurity tools as more vendors offer multi-tool platforms and services. Let us help you make sense of it all with advice on tool consolidation.
Posted: 02 Dec 2015 | Published: 02 Dec 2015

SearchSecurity.com

New Buyers of SSL Certificates FAQs
sponsored by Symantec Website Security Solutions
WHITE PAPER: Industry analyst Chris Kissel presents and answers the top FAQs asked by new SSL certificate buyers to ease the purchasing process.
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2015

Symantec Website Security Solutions

The Changing State of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals just how often cloud environments are hacked and what methods are used when they are.
Posted: 26 Oct 2015 | Published: 26 Oct 2015

Alert Logic

When Minutes Count:How to Fight Advanced Threats with Real-Time SIEM
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This report assesses organizations' abilities to detect and deflect targeted attacks, reveals the top eight most critical indicators of attack, and examines best practices for proactive incident response, including use of real-time SIEM solutions.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Intel Security

Special Report: Best Practices for Incident Response
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: The SANS 2015 Incident Response survey results reveals an increasingly complex response landscape and the need for automation of processes and services to provide both visibility across systems and best avenues of remediation. Read this paper for coverage of these issues, along with best practices and sage advice.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Intel Security

"Hacking as a Service," and Other Emerging Threats
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: Lethal threats to enterprise security are emerging from every which way. Access this exclusive edition of Information Security Magazine to learn just what you're up against.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

SearchSecurity.com

Endpoint Security Management: Beyond Antivirus
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Access this e-book for expert tips from security experts on endpoint security that moves beyond outdated signature-based tools.
Posted: 10 Sep 2015 | Published: 10 Sep 2015

SearchSecurity.com

Quick Guide to Network Anomaly Detection
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper details the two types of anomaly scores and how they are manifested. Continue reading now to learn how to use each score as an indicator for proactive alerting.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

Prelert

Detecting Hidden Network Attacks Before a Breach
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a proactive approach to mitigating modern day cyber security threats and detecting attacks as they enter the network.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 15 Jul 2015

Prelert

Up-to-the-Minute Global Threat Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll learn how stay informed with up to the minute cybercrime attack information.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 17, 2015

IBM

Can New Security Tools Keep Your Network Clean?
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: Modern networks have immense amounts of data passing through them daily, and keeping that data clean of sophisticated malware is a sizable undertaking. In this issue of Information Security, learn what advanced monitoring tools are right for your network's particular needs.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

SearchSecurity.com
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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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