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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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Is Microsoft Office 365 Secure?
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: More than four in ten organizations are in the process of implementing Office 365 or already use it. This infographic gives you important statistics and insights on the top security, encryption and archiving challenges faced while moving to Office 365, based on a survey conducted by UBM Tech.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Is Additional Security Needed for Office 365?
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Safeguard against advanced threats and targeted attacks to your Office 365 users. Gain visibility and threat insights to identify attacks quickly and contain them as early as possible.
Posted: 08 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Reporting Cybersecurity to the Board
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Today, boards have to consider the regulatory, fiduciary, organizational, and personal liability that could come from a data breach. Download this free guide today, and you'll have everything you need for your next board presentation to hit all the right points.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

BitSight

Revealing Security Performance Metrics Across Major World Economies
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: In its latest research report, BitSight studied the security performance of companies per country with more than 50% of their IP space in: The United States, United Kingdom, Germany, Brazil, China and Singapore.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

BitSight

Intermedia Builds an Instant Security Operations Center and Speeds Business Processes
sponsored by Splunk
CASE STUDY: This case study demonstrates how Intermedia overcame its cloud security challenges and boosted productivity with data-driven analytics and incisive, enterprise-wide intelligence.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

Splunk

CISOs Are Under Mounting Pressure
sponsored by MASERGY
ANALYST BRIEF: CISOs need help. The smart ones are turning to a new way of thinking about cybersecurity protection: Security as a Service. It's a managed, unified solution that leverages the power of both machine learning and expert human intelligence. Discover the scalability and speed SaaS can add to your organization.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

MASERGY

Bank Invests in Centralized Security Visibility to Promote Business Intelligence
sponsored by Splunk
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to determine how Orrstown Bank leveraged a cloud security platform to provide increased visibility into its complex hybrid IT infrastructure, resolve threats and maintain required compliance.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 02 Jun 2016

Splunk

There Will Be Attacks: Prepare Your Email Defenses
sponsored by Mimecast
WEBCAST: Your organization can't tolerate any email downtime. Learn how to prevent damages to money, your reputation, and business operations with the right arsenal of email security tools.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Jun 2, 2016

Mimecast

Security Teams Must Empower Employees to Prevent Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This informational report from Forrester addresses where security awareness is falling short and how you can revamp your security awareness programs to empower employees to protect themselves and your organization from phishing attacks. Learn how to help users protect themselves and your enterprise from these cybercrimes.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Mimecast

Fortinet Secure Access Solutions for Flawless Wireless Performance
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Wireless healthcare operations means greater vulnerabilities to healthcare networks. With patient records such a hot commodity for cybercriminals, healthcare organizations must be airtight with their remote management. Learn how to deploy end-to-end cybersecurity to ensure uninterrupted care at any sized healthcare facility.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Mobile app security measures: 4 key components
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Empower your organization with a mobile application strategy that advances your business while providing scalability, sustainability and security. Learn how to design your business around applications without putting enterprise data at risk.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM MaaS360

BYOD allows hackers an easy access point to corporate data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: You need to modernize your security with a robust way to proactively detect, analyze and remediate new mobile threats. Learn the true cost of a data breach and how to best implement your own BYOD policy.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

SB Enterprise Firewall
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
RESOURCE: Network firewall security must evolve to secure the extended enterprise. You need end-to-end network security that protects the entire attack surface from IoT to cloud. Take a more collaborative approach across your entire network infrastructure to deploy a dynamic, long term defense strategy.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Embarking on BYOD: 5 key steps to success
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Your goal is to make BYOD policies feasible by seamlessly securing corporate data on the device while providing logical separation from personal activities. Learn five key steps you should consider before putting your BYOD program in place.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM MaaS360

Securing Productivity in the Borderless Enterprise
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The combination of cloud and mobility can allow for great employee productivity and greater customer responsiveness. However, these new business opportunities mean nothing if you can't protect against the new security challenges they bring.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Microsoft

How Ransomware Works
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
RESOURCE: Explore what ransomeware is, how it works, and the 5 stages of a ransomware attack so that you can prepare for the reality of this growing threat.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

The Ransomware Threat - A Guide to Detecting an Attack Before it's Too Late
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn all about ransomware in this white paper, including the 5 phases of a ransomware attack and the 5 steps of defending against one. Explore ways to implement various security measures, focus on detection, be ready for containment, and more.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Vendor Analysis Report: Web Security
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines five major vendors and evaluates their security solutions. Learn how well they can coordinate their systems to successfully secure your web infrastructure and online data.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

Banish Bad Bots By Asking These 13 Questions
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: With bots being such a hot topic in web security, vendors are claiming they have the ability to effectively identify and mitigate bots. Discover 13 tips to help you differentiate between vendors to make a fully informed decision when it comes to your web application security.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

QRadar: Expert SIEM Product Overview
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Looking for all the security features IBM's security information and event management (SIEM) tool has to offer? Look no further. Principal consultant, Karen Scarfone takes an unbiased look into QRadar. Learn how its features allow easy collection of log data from hosted assets, operating systems, applications, vulnerabilities, and user behavior.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

Cybersecurity skills shortage demands new workforce strategies
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: The race to find InfoSec professionals who can outpace advanced threats has companies worldwide facing hurdles. This e-guide discusses organizations' want for better qualified candidates and reveals what skills exactly most security professionals are currently lacking.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

IBM

Mobile Data Security Threats: Hype vs. Reality
sponsored by Lookout
EGUIDE: As threats such as mobile malware evolve, so do the tools to combat them. It's a chess match, and you must stay well-educated to ensure protection. In this e-guide, learn about today's common mobile threats so you can prepare your network to combat them.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Lookout

The Impact of Not Keeping Up with Cybercriminals
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
EGUIDE: Organizations are struggling to keep up with rapid changes in security techniques by cybercriminals. In this expert guide, explore the 4 main threats that occurred in 2015, how social media is increasing as a source of brand and compliance risk, and receive a product overview of Proofpoint Enterprise Protection.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Emerging security threats you're up against now
sponsored by Intel
EGUIDE: Cybercrime is now a fully functional industry with "Hacking as a Service" being a top product. Services are cheaper and more sophisticated than ever. This e-guide shows you top emerging cyber threats that could be harming your system soon.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Published: 25 May 2016

Intel

Office 365: Upgrading Enterprise Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: You must carefully evaluate the risks associated with adopting any platform that streamlines access to company information. Examine here the security features of Microsoft Office 365, and discover the cloud security gaps that could hinder its adoption.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Symantec Corporation
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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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