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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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Step Out of the Bull's-Eye
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
EBOOK: In recent years, threat actors have become increasingly focused on targeting corporations to obtain sensitive data. With the increased need to implement defensive measures to secure your infrastructure, this resource uncovers the cybercrime landscape, their motives and key strategies to prevent and mitigate attacks.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Kaspersky Lab

4 Strategies for Keeping Critical Networks Secure
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn four major criteria for selecting the right long term security partner. Access now to find a security provider who can satisfy these major areas of concern and other areas of need for your organization.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

3 Major Challenges to Securing Your Network
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Get an overview of cloud strategies to help you address three major security challenges and protect your data as your organization evolves into a cloud-enabled enterprise.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Threat Defense Isn't Just About Detection: It's How Your Respond
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to leverage endpoint detection and response (EDR) to create truly intelligent endpoints that automatically detect and respond to threats before they do their damage. Additionally, read on to see 5 criteria to look for when researching EDR solutions so you can determine which are most proactive in helping to prevent attacks.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

Case Study: Global Security Management Made Easier for Leading IT Service Provider
sponsored by Intel Security
CASE STUDY: Discover how to unify endpoint management with a centralized security platform thanks to this case study. Read on to learn how a leading IT service provider tamed their endpoint chaos, and see how you can boost the efficiency of your security operations with a unified security platform that eliminates centralized management pain points.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 10 May 2016

Intel Security

Comprehensive Security for Cloud-based Email
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Understand today's biggest cloud threats – including overlooked security issues lurking in commonly used cloud-based productivity apps – and accurately assess how much protection your cloud needs.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Symantec Corporation

Understand Pass-the-Hash (PtH) Attacks and Mitigate the Risk
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Go in depth and learn what a hash is and how a PtH attack can greatly impact your network. Learn how to mitigate these types of attacks with Privileged Password Manager and Privileged Session Manager.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dell Software

Not all Next-Gen Firewalls are created equal
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to centrally control every aspect of your firewalls to maintain even data flow and security throughout your network. Access now learn to more about a secure communication backbone that provides all the deep packet inspection and threat mitigation you need.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Barracuda Networks

SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Lab Validation Report
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover hyperconverged infrastructure that creates backups quickly, efficiently and securely even across data centers. Access now to learn how to backup and restore important files with just two mouse clicks.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

SimpliVity

Unlock the Key to Repel Ransomware
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: As cybercriminals realize that victims are often willing to pay for the release of their precious files, the prevalence of ransomware and its variations are on the rise. Learn about the common trends in this type of cybercrime and recommendations to help your organization avoid victimization.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Kaspersky Lab

Operationalizing Threat Intelligence
sponsored by Intel Security
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Learn how to leverage a collaborative platform for operationalizing threat intelligence—including real-time sharing of threat information across the IT infrastructure and delivery of adaptive protection. Discover how to interrupt the cyberattack chain and arming your enterprise with the latest cyberthreat intelligence insights.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

Enhancing ATA Remediation: Monitor Continuously, Respond Swiftly
sponsored by Intel Security
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Discover why endpoint detection and response (EDR) should be an indispensable supplement to your current defenses. Learn how to transform your team from an incident response mentality to one of continuous monitoring and equip yourself against zero-day and advanced targeted attacks.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

Secure Pipes: Changing the Expectation of Your Internet Service Providers
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
ANALYST BRIEF: The Internet was a 20th century blessing, and one which continues to provide transformational benefits in the 21st century.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

McAfee Labs Threats Report
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Access this in-depth report from McAfee Labs to learn more about the rise of cyber threat intelligence—including findings from a recent survey of IT professionals—as well as what you need to know about the increasingly prevalent threat of Adwind Java-based malware.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

Intel Security

Barracuda NG Firewall Model F1000
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to centrally control your security system to prevent it from weakening over time as the infrastructure evolves. Learn how to strengthen your perimeter firewall protection while enabling flexibility to allow for change in the future.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Barracuda Networks

Think Like an Attacker: Six Steps Toward Better Security
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover why piecemeal endpoint defenses are not sufficient to protect against today's threat vectors as we take you inside the mind of an attacker to help you bolster your defenses. Read on to learn six ways to think like a hacker and why new threats require more than strategies and tools to keep the bad guys at bay.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 06 May 2016

Intel Security

Security that Plays Well with Others
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: As cyberattacks increase in volume and sophistication, organizations need to present a unified coordinated defense. Discover how an open, integrated security architecture can help you coordinate your siloed legacy security products and simplify the threat defense lifecycle.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

IBM Guardium: Database security tool overview
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This e-guide shows you a proven security system that offers real-time, policy-based monitoring of database activities, including privileged user actions. Access now to learn how you can predefine security policies and put in place triggers alerts when sensitive data is accessed, and block if necessary.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 03 May 2016

IBM

Threat Defenses, Security Projects, and Cloud Security
sponsored by TrendMicro
EGUIDE: As 2016 gets underway, many security professionals will have the opportunity to look at advanced threats and indicators of compromise through a different lens. This exclusive e-guide takes a look at today's threat landscape and what organizations are doing to ensure data is protected.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

TrendMicro

Data Breach Digest 2016: 500 cybersecurity incidents investigated
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: 84-page Data Breach Digest shines a light on some of the most prevalent incident scenarios to show you what you can do in the face of disaster. Access now to learn how you can best mitigate threats in the future.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Verizon

Disrupting Targeted Attacks Solution Guide
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Reduce complexity, response time and operational costs while simultaneously improving your security posture in the face of growing risks. Access now and find out how to synthesize your IT operations and security controls to form an agile, increasingly automated (and rock-solid) security architecture.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

CISO Strategies to Fight Cybercrime
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report outlines how CISOs are stepping up cybersecurity efforts to focus on addressing one of the most prevalent underlying issues globally – a programmatic focus on compliance instead of risk-based outcomes. Access now to learn what strategies security leaders are using to transform their organizations.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2015

IBM

The top four cybercrime trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report highlights four key cybercrime trends that were observed throughout 2015, including an increase in "onion-layered" security incidents, ransomware attacks and insider threats. Access now to figure out how your organization can easily find the footprints attackers leave behind.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

What is Advanced Hybrid Security?
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Are you prepared for complex attacks on your network? Learn how advanced hybrid security solutions meet you where you are and get you to the level of security you need.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Discovering Security Analytics Use Cases
sponsored by Prelert
RESOURCE: In this resource, discover how to tailor your security analytics to detect certain behaviors associated with threats advancing on your organization. Select each threat indicator to examine its particular attack progression stages for data exfiltration activity, compromised endpoints, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 05 May 2016

Prelert
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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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