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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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2016 Prediction in Cybercrime
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
VIDEO: Watch this video to get a glimpse into what cybercrime will look like in the coming year.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Premiered: 16 Dec 2015

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

The Trust Cost of a Data Breach & How to Prepare
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This report summarizes findings for a sampling of 160 data breach insurance claims, 155 of which involved the exposure of sensitive personal data in a variety of business sectors. The objective for this study is to you understand the true impact of data insecurity.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

AllClear ID

Threat Detection Methods and Best Practices
sponsored by Interset Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This e-guide will explain to you how the industry is changing and adapting new functionality to protect against ever-evolving attacks. It will teach you how to confidently choose the security tools you'll need that will provide proper functionality and value.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

Interset Software Inc.

6 Keys to Eliminating SSL Blind Spots: What You Need for SSL Inspection
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: It is estimated that 67 percent of Internet traffic will be encrypted by 2016, but that won't stop hackers from using it to their advantage. Learn six ways to ensure your network can stand up to malicious traffic with SSL inspection technology.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2016

A10 Networks

Conquering Threats With User Behavior Analytics
sponsored by Interset Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This e-guide introduces user behavioral analytics tools that can help you determine what features you should consider before making a purchase. Read on to review both deployment strategies and reasonable performance expectations.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

Interset Software Inc.

Importance of User Behavior Analytics for Cloud Service Security
sponsored by Palerra Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Traditional security solutions can't keep up with the growing sophistication of today's attacks. To combat modern threats, many organizations are turning to user behavior analytics (UBA) to focus on finding vulnerabilities quickly. View this white paper to examine the effectiveness of UBA and decide if it can benefit your defense strategy.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 04 Dec 2015

Palerra Inc.

Staying ahead of threats with global threat intelligence and automated protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will discover how to stay ahead of the ever evolving security landscape and keep your precious data safe.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

Detecting Data Exfiltration
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
VIDEO: Watch this webcast and learn how you can rapidly detect, respond and neutralize breaches in your networks before they cause serious damage.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Premiered: 03 Aug 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

A Practical Guide to Combating Advanced Malware
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features research based on thousands of pieces of malware they detected over the course of one year. Access this guide for details on four capabilities designed to help protect your organization against next-generation network threats.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Combating the Next Generation of Advanced Malware
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper invites you to take a look beyond traditional network security measures. Read on and discover how a cloud-based sandbox with full system emulation can detect and block advanced malware and zero day attacks.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Surfacing Critical Cyber Threats Through Security Intelligence
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WEBCAST: In this webcast, experts will discuss today's rapidly evolving cyber threat landscape and offer solutions to detect incursions early so your company can respond quickly and avoid loss.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Premiered: Mar 19, 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Malware Detection: How to Spot Infections Early with AlienVault USM
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: With so many complicated threats to manage your company needs a simplified solution. Unified security managements (USM) is a single platform for simplified, accelerated threat detection, incident response and policy compliance.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Premiered: Dec 16, 2015

AlienVault

Unlocking the Promise of UTM-Enabled Network Protection
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper compares the efficacy of network security tools vs. unified threat management. Read more about the roadblocks to UTM adoption and if it's necessary for your organization in order to block malicious network threats.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 02 Dec 2015

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Elevate Cybersecurity: Understanding from the Server Room to the Board Room
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
WHITE PAPER: Through cyber threat intelligence, you can connect the server room to the board room. Read on to learn how cyber threat inteligence bolsters your security.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

SurfWatch Labs

Cyber Threat Intelligence You Can Immediately Understand and Use
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This brief product overview focuses on a cyber-data analytics solution that transforms data into relevant cyber threat intelligence that can be integrated into any IT environment or application. Read on and discover how this tool can allow your organization to quickly identify and comprehend threats for effective risk management.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 12 Jan 2016

SurfWatch Labs

Buyer's Guide: User and Entity Behavioral Analytics
sponsored by Interset Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you how to build useful RFI and RFPs, and prepares you for a behavioral-based security analytics purchase.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Interset Software Inc.

The 10 Essential Network Security Best Practices for 2016
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, you will discover the top 10 essential, expert-recommended security best practices for identifying issues in real time and addressing the majority of attacks anticipated in 2016. Access this graphic to bolster your network defenses and prepare for ransomware that targets Android devices and Mac laptops, and more.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 12 Jan 2016

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

A Guide to Advanced Threat Detection for Sensitive Enterprise IP
sponsored by Interset Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will explore the unique challenges of protecting critical enterprise data and examine a holistic approach to protecting your sensitive data that utilizes advanced behavioral analytics to safeguard your high-value IP.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Interset Software Inc.

Stop Attacks Hiding Under the Cover of SSL Encryption
sponsored by 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

Blue Coat Systems

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

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

Respond to Any Attack with Deep Network Insights
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
VIDEO: This video examines how deep insights into your network can keep you safe no matter what your users let in. Watch and discover how you can respond to an attack across any device before it can do any harm.
Posted: 30 Dec 2015 | Premiered: 28 Oct 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Cybersecurity Predictions for 2016: Targeting the Human Factor
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This article provides deep insights into how advanced cybercriminals will improve their social engineering tactics in the future. Take a look to prepare for the evolving threats of 2016.
Posted: 29 Dec 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

How Risky Mobile Apps Steal Data and Spy on Users
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the dangers of malicious mobile apps and gives you advice on avoiding them. Discover what threats are lurking in your users' app stores and how you can keep those threats out of your network.
Posted: 28 Dec 2015 | Published: 28 Dec 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Network Security Monitoring Tools and Continuous Monitoring
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide demonstrates why organizations need to rethink their network security tools, monitoring, and threat intelligence to eliminate vulnerabilities.
Posted: 21 Dec 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.
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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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