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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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Get the Incident Responder’s Field Guide: Lessons from a Fortune 100 Incident Response Leader
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: The Digital Guardian Incident Responder's Field Guide provides a formal, coordinated approach for responding to security attacks that affect information assets. Written by Tim Bandos, a former Fortune 100 cyber security leader, this e-book provides easy-to-follow steps for crafting an Incident Response plan.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Digital Guardian

IT Security for Financial Sector
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn why threats are growing and how to keep up with them in this white paper. See where financial organizations around the world are falling short of best security practices and how you can avoid making the next $50 million mistake.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Trustwave Global Security Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Understanding the motivations and resources of professional cybercriminals is key to defending against them. This report gives you an inside look at the business behind malware with stats from breach investigations around the world.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Best Practices for Managing 'Insider' Security Threats
sponsored by Imperva
RESOURCE: Read Gartner's "Best Practices for Managing 'Insider' Security Threats" report and get threat prevention strategies to protect your enterprise from security breaches by internal users. Learn what drives these attacks such as the prevalence of bring your own device (BYOD) and cloud.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Imperva

Prevention Is Futile in 2020: Protect Information Via Pervasive Monitoring and Collective Intelligence
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Now is the time to move toward people-centric and pervasive monitoring strategies to future-proof your organization. Read this report by Gartner to discover 4 critical shifts organizations need to implement to stay vigilant.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 May 2013

Imperva

2016 Security Pressures Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: The recommendations in this report serve as a reliable compass of where your security efforts need to be in 2016. Use these suggestions to not only ease pressure, but to improve your security posture overall.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Security and Innovation Converge at Open Source Linux
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Examine in this white paper today's server security landscape, and discover how employing Linux can help you meet security, risk management, and compliance goals in a cost-effective and scalable manner. Download now to mitigate vulnerabilities in both heterogeneous and hybrid infrastructures.
Posted: 15 Jul 2016 | Published: 15 Jul 2016

Red Hat

Ransomware: Profitable for Criminals, Hard to Stop for Enterprises
sponsored by ExtraHop
ANALYST REPORT: Can your traditional approaches to security keep up with the bad guys? Learn a more behavior-based approach to detecting ransomware. Discover how this security strategy can grant you better visibility into your environment so you can determine where malware is and where it's been.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 15 Jun 2016

ExtraHop

Understand the Hype around Mobile Data Security Threats
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore some of the most effective security practices for assessing and managing mobile data security threats. Learn about the root cause for many big data breaches and gain access to 6 tips for radically improving endpoint device security.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Jun 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Six Steps to a Better Security Strategy
sponsored by Armor
ANALYST REPORT: This Forrester report provides you six essential steps to create an effective security strategy linked with key business interests and success factors.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Armor

Stop Future Threats though Careful Examination of the Malware Lifecycle
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: This e-guide takes a look at the malware lifecycle and explores how advanced attacks have evolved. Learn how specific advanced attacks work and how you can benefit from studying malware lifecycles to detect and defend against future attacks.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Cybersecurity Moves Toward Hybrid Models
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Discover why the older "all or nothing" kind of relationship between organizations and information security service providers is giving way to a hybrid model that security professionals can leverage to augment their operations and effectiveness.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Dell SecureWorks

Securing the Connected Car Ecosystem
sponsored by Arxan
CASE STUDY: Discover how this leading automaker was able to protect their Connected Car environment to mitigate never before seen security risks and stop hackers from injecting malicious code into customers' vehicles.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Arxan

See How Apps are Being Hacked
sponsored by Arxan
WEBCAST: This webcast illustrates some of the ways hackers are breaking into your mobile applications. See real life examples of how mobile app hacking is becoming easier and faster than ever before.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Arxan

Assessing Cybersecurity Risk in a Breached World
sponsored by Infocyte
WHITE PAPER: It's imperative you include regular compromise assessments as part of your information and IT risk management strategy. Enable your operations team to catch what prevention and monitoring technologies miss, and learn how to best mitigate the possible damage that can be caused from persistent compromises before hackers make their move.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Infocyte

Incident Response Team: Transform Your IR Team From Reactive to Proactive
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your IR team can become faster and more effective at protecting your network. Unite your people, processes, and technologies across your organization to eliminating barriers between the systems that used to slow you down.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

State of Application Security Report
sponsored by Arxan
WHITE PAPER: You know why mobile apps must be secure, now learn why in this white paper. It provides recommendations for how organizations and consumers can minimize the risk of their mobile apps being hacked and how app developers can improve protection.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Arxan

Security Operations Center: Unite People, Processes, and Technologies Across Your SOC
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to deepen your threat intelligence, validate it, prioritize it and act on it. Bring together the people, processes, and technologies that comprise your Security Operations Center (SOC) team, and the other teams you partner with on a daily basis. Automate mundane security tasks that slow you down by leveraging tools you already have.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

ThreatConnect

First Principles for Network Defenders: A Unified Theory for Security Practitioners
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, we propose that the first principle for all network defenders is to prevent high-risk material impact to the organization. The three essential tasks that support the first principle are: threat prevention, threat detection, and threat eradication.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Technologies to Thwart Insider Threats
sponsored by Forcepoint
WEBCAST: Two factors drive the insider threat problem - user behavior and data movement. Technology that can monitor, record and replay unusual activity while defeating unsanctioned transfers of data best protect you from data loss. Learn how the right tools can keep your data and employees safe.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Forcepoint

Endpoint threat detection gets more response
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Discover how security teams worldwide are attempting to stop cyber-threats using various security methods and endpoint tools. InfoSec professionals have to evaluate what's best for their organizations and make the best judgment at the time -- knowing full well that today's security approach may become tomorrow's liability.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Taking a "Hack Back" Approach to Cyber Crime
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses hacking back as a viable option to combat hacking attempts. Expert Kevin Beaver discusses the merits and drawbacks of an "offense is the best defense" approach to security and how to implement more permanent security tools moving forward.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Best Practices for Monitoring Today's Murky Threat Environment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: In today's murky threat environment, even cybersecurity firms are vulnerable to attack – proving that there is no such thing as "100% secure." Access this e-guide for tips from security expert Michael Cobb to help you prepare for a security vendor hack. Plus, learn the latest network monitoring means for rooting out fast-moving malicious actors.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Intelligent Endpoint Threat Defense
sponsored by Intel Security
PODCAST: Learn how to address threats that leverage endpoints as the entry point into an environment and how endpoint security needs to evolve to be able to be sustainable and relevant in the future. Ensure that the next time an attack comes into your environment or attempts to penetrate, you're blocking it right up front.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Intel Security

Intelligent Endpoint Threat Defense
sponsored by Intel Security
WEBCAST: Learn how to address threats that leverage endpoints as the entry point into an environment and how endpoint security needs to evolve to be able to be sustainable and relevant in the future. Ensure that the next time an attack comes into your environment or attempts to penetrate, you're blocking it right up front.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 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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