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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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Why NGFWs Are Becoming the New Standard in Enterprise Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The next-generation firewall (NGFW) is quickly becoming the new standard approach for enterprise security. Discover how your organization can add a high performance, highly effective NGFW without slowing down daily business operations. Learn how you can achieve unparalleled protection, ease of use and ultrafast performance with your NGFW.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Why Businesses Can't Afford to Ignore Ransomware
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: Dive into the inner workings of ransomware, its perpetrators and how they are evolving to maximize profits. Also learn how companies are fighting back, and review best practices for protecting your organization from becoming another victim of electronic extortion.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 07 Oct 2016

CrowdStrike

The Last Line of Defense Against the “Mega Breach”
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: The frequency of "mega breaches" continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace. Learn how breaches could be prevented by deploying endpoint protection technology.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

CrowdStrike

SAN 2016 Incident Response Survey: The Current Threat Landscape
sponsored by Intel Security
WEBCAST: A SANS survey was conducted to assess the current state of incident response (IR), polling 591 respondents on metrics such as: dwell time, automation, and more. Explore the survey's results in this webcast to uncover critical findings about the current threat landscape, the rise of ransomware, and "smash and grab" attack vectors.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Jun 8, 2016

Intel Security

SANS Survey Report: Incident Response Capabilities in 2016
sponsored by Intel Security
RESEARCH CONTENT: The 2016 SANS survey was conducted to assess the current state of incident response (IR), polling 591 respondents on metrics such as dwell time and automation. Explore the survey's results in this report to uncover critical findings about the current IR landscape, breach environment, and areas that could see improvement in the near future.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Intel Security

Safeguarding Vital Data Is a Battle You Can Win
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, uncover what it means to develop data management and protection policies that reach from the core of the business out to mobile devices, the cloud and beyond. Also, learn how to be ready for whatever security challenges the world sends your way.
Posted: 24 Sep 2016 | Published: 24 Sep 2016

Intel Security

Securing the Unpatchable
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to secure unpatchable systems and software with advanced endpoint protection, defending against the most complex cyberattacks. You will learn how to prevent the exploitation of both known and zero-day vulnerabilities, as well as the execution of malware, as demonstrated by two case studies.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Protect Yourself from Antivirus: Why Traditional AV Doesn't Offer Meaningful Security Value
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Traditional antivirus (AV) is no longer the solution to preventing endpoint breaches—it's the problem. Access this resource to learn why traditional AV no longer offers meaningful security value for your organization, and see how to get started protecting your endpoints without AV.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

5 Steps to Raising Ransomware Resistance
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This TechGuide explores the nature of the threat and the latest ransomware trends. It outlines several steps information security pros should take in order to heighten their organization's resistance and prevent ransomware attacks.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Protecting Web Services for the French Tennis Federation
sponsored by EfficientIP
CASE STUDY: Learn how the French Tennis Federation (FFT) chose to tackle the task of ensuring seamless coverage for the French Open by unifying network management, protecting against DNS attacks, and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

EfficientIP

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

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

What Are The Security Benefits of Using Thin Client Devices?
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
EGUIDE: Thin clients are useful endpoints for organizations that support VDI, because they provide and extra layer of protection from user-initiated security risks. In this e-guide, find out the security benefits of using thin client devices as part of your desktop virtualization strategy.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Dell, Microsoft and Citrix

5 Ways to Prevent a Ransomware Infection through Network Security
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Even though ransomware attacks are becoming more creative, getting back to the basics of network security could be the key to preventing future infections. In this e-guide, we explore 5 key steps for preventing ransomware attacks.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

IBM

Cyber Threats to Online Shopping Cheer
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to protect your brand and stay online during high-volume occasions. See statistics on current online shopping trends and discover how to stop fraudulent actors before they can damage your organization.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Neustar

2016 Security Operations Center Report
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report analyzes some of the major attack types seen in today's digital world and discusses trends for the future of cyber threats. You'll see statistics on DDoS attack vectors, attack volume and what sort of damage these attacks caused so you can best plan for the dangerous future of cybercrime.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Neustar

2016 Neustar DDoS Attacks & Protection Report
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report represents a global view of the DDoS outlook with insights and data from 6 continents and more than one thousand executives. Discover what the future holds for your organization and learn why security should be a central concern for all devices on your network.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Neustar

Neustar DDOS Attacks & Protection Report: North America & EMEA The Continuous Risk to Digital Brands
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report encapsulates the survey results of 760 CSOs, CIOs, CTOs and others in IT security. Its purpose is to learn how companies in North America and the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) encounter and defend against DDoS attacks.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Neustar

Securing Data Access Within the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to better understand the changing role of technology within the healthcare sector and best practices to integrate security without compromising the patient experience.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

Preventing Ransomware Threats to Health Data in 10 Steps
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Health data has become some of the most sought-after personal data on the black market, making healthcare professionals and hospital systems prime targets for cybercrime – particularly ransomware attacks. This e-guide will provide you with 10 steps to avoid ransomware attacks on your health systems.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Cisco

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

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

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
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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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