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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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The Many Benefits of Email Security Gateways
sponsored by ZixCorp
EGUIDE: This e-guide examines the benefits of email security gateways. Beyond just preventing malicious email, gateways have a plethora of other benefits including DLP and BYOD security.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

ZixCorp

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

Mobile Malware
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: Four major threats are currently targeting iOS and Android devices using very clever tactics. Learn how these new malware tools are infecting mobile devices today and how you can secure your data against these and other growing threats.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

MobileIron

Evolution of Crypto Attacks: Understanding, Detecting, and Preventing Ransomware
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WEBCAST: To successfully prevent ransomware attacks against your organization, you need to understand their nature, how they work, and how you can detect and stop them. View this resource to learn more about best practices to protect your organization from ransomware.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Jun 7, 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

S.I.R.M.: Security Incident Response Matrix
sponsored by Anomali
WHITE PAPER: This paper details the Security Incident Response Matrix (S.I.R.M.), a simple, easy to understand methodology used to help guide security operations staff in effectively triaging alerts and activity. The goal of this triage is to derive the intelligence necessary to understand the scope and threat of the activity.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Anomali

Operationalizing Threat Intelligence Data: The Problems of Relevance and Scale
sponsored by Anomali
WHITE PAPER: To address growing scalability issues, organizations will need to embrace a distributed computing approach to security. In addition, Threat Intelligence Platforms will need to create organizational relevance for threat intelligence data.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Anomali

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

Put Time On Your Side: The Heavy Cost Of Putting Off Your Cybersecurity Decisions SMB
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
EBOOK: A lot can happen with IT security in one day, too. In fact, at Kaspersky Lab, we detect 310,000 new pieces of malware every day, which means that every day you put off the decision to upgrade your IT security system is a day that thousands of pieces of new malware can slip through.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Kaspersky Lab

An Operational Model for Breach Analytics and Intelligence
sponsored by Anomali
WHITE PAPER: In the face of this situation, a new approach to security strategy and operations must be adopted. Discover an approach that focuses on operational relevance, reducing adversary dwell time and speeding incident response activities.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Anomali

Battling fraud at the root cause
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Battling malware-driven fraud requires real-time, adaptable and transparent solutions for prevention, detection, mitigation and remediation that span every point of your interaction. Discover how cybercriminals circumvent security measures at each stage of the transaction lifecycle and learn strategies to combat these attacks.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Why Threat Intelligence is Critical for Next Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper and discover how a top-tier threat intelligence network makes the difference between an effective next-generation firewall and a mediocre one when it comes to defeating zero-day attacks and other advanced threats.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

Dell Software

2016 Global Threat Report – Move Forward Without Fear
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: There's been a notable shift in the nature of cyberattacks this past year – and you don't want to be caught focusing on last year's vulnerabilities. Access this 2016 global threat report for the 5 most impactful cybersecurity threats today, and guidance on how best to address these threats within your own organization.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Forcepoint

How Traditional Firewalls Fail Today’s Networks — And Why Next-Generation Firewalls Will Prevail
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore where traditional firewalls fall short, and how next-generation firewalls can close those security gaps.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 Jun 2016

Dell Software

Encryption as an IT Service
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: To build a sustainable security foundation, organizations need to employ encryption as an IT service — centrally and cohesively managing encryption across an entire enterprise. Gain significant benefits in overall security, administrative efficiency and business agility.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Gemalto

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

X-Force Cyber Security Intelligence Index  Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: It's clear no industry was immune to cyberattackers in 2015. Discover statistics from last year's cyber threat landscape and see which industries were most affected by cybercrime. Learn how to create an effective cybersecurity strategy to ensure your organizations doesn't show up on next year's report.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

2016 Trends in Cyber Security: A Quick Guide to The Most Important Insights in Security
sponsored by Microsoft
EBOOK: This eBook, which analyzes more than 600 million computers worldwide, puts together one of the most complete security data sets in the world. Learn how the landscape of exploits, vulnerabilities and malware has evolved over the past 10 years.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Microsoft

Client Virtualization Solutions For Government Deliver Increased Security, Mobility, and Savings
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Find out how client virtualization can help to overcome traditional client PC security and mobility challenges and enable a more secure, mobile workforce for government agencies. You'll learn how moving sensitive data from local device storage to the data center decreases endpoint security threats.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Dell, Inc.

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: Technology alone won't stop phishing attacks; empowering employees to prevent incidents is critical. Uncover ways to boost this level of security awareness, and help users protect themselves and the enterprise from these cybercrimes.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Mimecast

Real-time Threat Detection: The Financial Industry's Best Friend
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the effectiveness of real-time malware protection for financial institutions and banking customers. View now and see how this technology can help mitigate risks even from the most sophisticated malware.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

HID

Integrating Host Systems With Modern Security Frameworks
sponsored by Novell Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals a practical way to bring your host systems into the modern security fold. Close the technology gap without jeopardizing business operations.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Novell Ltd.

Total Protection for Data Loss Prevention - Solution Brief
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a data-centric system that delivers data security and actionable insight about data at rest, data in motion and data in use across your entire organization. Easily identify potential threats and refine policies as needed to quickly respond to the shifting threat landscape.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

Complete Data Protection - Data Sheet
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: With proper encryption, you can easily stop data loss and take control of all your data that lives on employee endpoints. Learn how to communicate with all your endpoints and control them from a hardware level, whether they are powered on or powered off.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 13 Apr 2016

Intel Security
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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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