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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
sponsored by BitSight
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
sponsored by BitSight
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

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

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

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
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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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