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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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Safeguarding Office 365
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WEBCAST: Discover how to get full attack chain detection for Office 365 through this short video. Learn how you can achieve complete coverage from advanced threats, both known and unknown across your entire global network.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Operationalize Security to Patch Vulnerabilities
sponsored by BMC
WHITE PAPER: This report features analysis and commentary about the importance of security operations automation technology. Learn how you can solve your vulnerability issues simply through IT security and IT operations cooperation using best practices and technology available today.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

BMC

314 Day Battle Plan - The Modern Cybercriminal's Attempt to Stay Undetected
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This short infographic gives you an in-depth look at the timeline of the average data breach from penetration to detection. Learn the game plan of a cybercriminal looking to steal your data and prepare a defensive scheme of your own to stop hackers in any phase of the breach lifecycle.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell SecureWorks

6 Capabilities For Securing Office 365 Email
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WEBCAST: Discover the 6 key capabilities enterprises should consider to secure their Office 365 email environment. Plus, learn common pitfalls to avoid in the planning stages.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Blended IT and Security Operations: Where's the Balance?
sponsored by ServiceNow
EGUIDE: Within this informative e-guide, you'll learn the benefits – and the risks – of integrating IT and security operations. Discover how you can leverage information collected from multiple data sources to get an accurate picture about the issues affecting both security and performance.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

Case Study: Office 365 Enterprise Strengths
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how H-E-B solved their Office 365 issues by seamlessly implementing a security overlay tool. Learn how to eliminate false positive message classification leading to data loss, unwanted spam, and improve email security in the cloud.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

How To Get the Most Out of SOCs
sponsored by ServiceNow
EGUIDE: This e-guide teaches you how to refocus your security efforts on detection through continuous monitoring and greater network visibility. Learn how to set up your security operations center (SOC) to achieve more timely detection capabilities and learn from industry-recognized security expert Eric Cole, on how to get the most out of SOCs.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

Is Microsoft Office 365 Secure?
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How do you ensure security in Office 365? Discover how to layer smart security to detect and block attacks and automate response to quickly remove threats before than can do harm. With a little planning, you'll soon be able to stop 99.9% of advanced threats before they reach your users.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Biometrics and Bots – The Future of Technology in Financial Services
sponsored by Unisys
RESOURCE: The journey into future technology for financial services constantly evolves and moves, with new products and ideas redefining it all the time. Uncover predictions from seasoned financial services insider Adam Oldfield, who examines security in banking through 2026.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Unisys

Combating financial crime: The increasing importance of financial crimes intelligence units in banking
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper assesses how aware banks in Europe and North America are of FCIUs and what measures they have been taking to be more prepared for full implementation of their own FCIU. Understand the importance of banks' FCIUs and potential central intelligence services will offer to the banking industry and to crime prevention.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

SAS

Data Visualization. The What, Why and How
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Data visualizations can help your organization tremendously when it comes to finding and eliminating cyberthreats deep within your organization. Discover how to not only detect and block attacks in minutes, but also get insight from these attack locations to better protect against emerging trends and anticipate signs of threats.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

SAS

UBM Dark Reading: Close the Detection Deficit with Security Analytics
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to collect and correlate data from multiple sources, separate relevant data from irrelevant, and apply context to the data to extract meaningful value from data analysis. Mitigate threats faster than ever and learn the 5 essential characteristics of a security analytics solution.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

SAS

The Future of Enterprise Mobile Security: Predictions for 2016 and Beyond
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: Understanding and successfully combatting security threats that mobility creates is paramount for continued protection of sensitive company and customer data. This white paper provides Lookout's mobile cybersecurity predictions for 2016 to 2019, so you can futureproof your enterprise.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Lookout

Cyberattacks that Transcend the Digital World
sponsored by OpenDNS
PODCAST: This informative podcast takes a look at the vast, interconnected systems supporting our daily life. How at risk are the industrial systems behind the light switch on your wall, the water out of your tap? Find out now.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Aug 1, 2016

OpenDNS

Sandnet++ – A framework for analysing and visualising network traffic from malware
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series looks at Sandnet++, a framework for analysing and visualising network traffic from malware
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 02 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Anatomy of a Hack Disrupted
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What if there was a way to solve these potentially devastating problems before they occurred in the first place? Access this paper to uncover a real-life situation, in which a malware attack took place but was mitigated before any damage took place.
Posted: 31 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Information Security Consulting Services Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester report evaluates the 13 most significant information security consulting service providers against a set of 31 criteria. Uncover how well these consultancies fulfill the criteria and where they stand in relation to each other.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

IBM

Cybersecurity Perspectives from the Boardroom and C-suite
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to best protect you organization against major cyberthreats, types of cyberthreats you may or may not know about and how to optimize your investment in your security solution. See security statistics from organizations across industries to better understand how you can implement your own enterprise risk plan as appropriate.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth analysis outlines what IT and security professionals learned from 2015's cyberattacks. Discover which industries were most targeted, the role insiders played in exploitation of vulnerabilities and, most importantly, what you can do to avoid catastrophic data loss.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Trends in SAP Cybersecurity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this Ponemon Institute study, which encapsulates the survey results of 607 IT and IT security practitioners, is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how organizations are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

IBM

Ransomware Multi-layered Approach
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Discover four ways you can prepare your corporate network for ransomware attacks to prevent data and financial losses. Learn how a layered approach to security can minimize your malware risk and educate your users on how exactly ransomware can attack your data.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

TrendMicro

The Right Endpoint Protection for Your Organization
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner Magic Quadrant report offers cyber security executives invaluable information you can use to choose your next endpoint protection vendor.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

TrendMicro

Ricoh Needed to Strengthen Security to Protect Confidential Data
sponsored by TrendMicro
CASE STUDY: If you're migrating to AWS, then you need to have comprehensive security in place to protect confidential data. Access this case study that details how one, large manufacturing company was able to secure their move to AWS and protect critical information.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

TrendMicro

Uncovering the Risk of SAP Cyber Breaches
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this Ponemon Institue study is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how organizations are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Onapsis

Adopt a Bimodal Approach to Manage PCs and Broaden Support for New Devices
sponsored by Lenovo Software
WHITE PAPER: This Gartner Report teaches you new approaches to endpoint management and security as updates to PC software increase in volume and frequency.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2015

Lenovo Software
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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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