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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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Cisco Cloud Web Security: Single Interface for Global Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a cloud Web security solution that offers unique features to help you gain clear visibility and complete control over today's more expansive networks.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Is Your Data Center Ready for Today’s DDoS Threats?
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores various DDoS attack types and highlights some key protection methods for testing your detection and mitigation defenses.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Mitigating Web Threats with Comprehensive and Pervasive Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights a pervasive, network-based security solution that improves data protection across critical Web business tools against a more advanced threat landscape.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Ensuring Security for your E-Mail Applications
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative article explores a top-tier email security strategy and how it utilizes advanced malware protection to prevent devastating security breaches.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Filling the Threat Management Gateway Void
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores a top threat management solution and how it can provide superior scalability and performance.
Posted: 22 Apr 2014 | Published: 22 Apr 2014

F5 Networks

Lowering MSP TCO for Endpoint Security Solutions - Bottom-Line Benefits of Cloud-Based Antivirus Architecture
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This guide shows how organizations can derive more value from their endpoint security by delivering bottom-line benefits of cloud-based antivirus protection from Webroot. This lowers MSP TCO. The paper also highlights the costs of archaic endpoint security when compared to newer security methods.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Webroot

Mobile Threat Report 2014
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: The Webroot® Mobile Threat Report provides an overview of the risks and trends of the mobile space, based on research and analysis conducted by the Webroot Mobile Threat Research team.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Webroot

Your Money or Your Life
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper highlights a dangerous new form of malware called CrytoLocker, which holds personal information at ransom. The paper also explains how Webroot SecureAnywhere can help IT departments protect against this threat.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Webroot

Advanced Malware Protection for your Email Services
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's unique advanced malware protection system and how it can provide you with cost-effective threat prevention for your email services.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Web Security: Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's unique advanced malware protection system and how it can provide you with cost-effective threat prevention.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Utilizing Threat Analytics for Cloud-Based Web Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's unique, cloud-based solution for threat detection by utilizing threat analytics.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Fight Malware, Malfeasance, and Malingering
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This guide looks at top tools and strategies for fighting APTs and malware-based attacks.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

F5 Networks

LogRhythm’s Security Intelligence Platform
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This brief guide explores one company's top-tier security intelligence platform and the essential security tools it provides.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

Taking Managed Security Services To The Next Level
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the changing landscape of security; the importance of a high-security posture; the elements of effective Web, endpoint, user and mobile protection; and the ways in which Webroot helps partners increase the value and profitability of their security practices.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Webroot

Retail Cyber Crime
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the growing trend of retail-based cybercrime and the importance of securing your point-of-sale endpoints.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

The State of APT Preparedness: Enterprises Struggle to Adapt to Changing IT Security Risks
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores the current struggles enterprises face when adapting to changing security risks and what you can do to prepare for APTs.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Lumension

The 5 Key Tactics for Dealing with Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores 5 key tactics for dealing with APTs and how to prevent potential APT attacks.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Lumension

Websense 2014 Threat Report, Websense Security Labs
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: In preparing the Websense® 2014 Threat Report, Websense Security Labs™ researchers examined cybersecurity through the lens of a seven-stage kill chain and attack model. Learn how to apply the seven-stage "kill chain" and attack model to your cybersecurity.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Websense

Transforming Information Security: Future-Proofing Processes
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Adapting your security strategy to today's expanding threat landscape can be a daunting task. This guide explores strategies for enhancing your security strategy and how to adapt to the current threat landscape.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

The APT Lifecycle and its Log Trail
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the APT lifecycle and helps you understand the motives behind these attacks, making it easier to prevent them.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

LogRhythm, Inc.

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth report provides valuable insight into the top security concerns of 2014 and what your organization can do to prevent cybercrime.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Defending Your Corporate Endpoints: How to Go Beyond Anti-Virus
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Malware is the most common type of cyber-threat and businesses are struggling when it comes to stopping its growing complexity. This informative resource explores some strategies for preventing these sophisticated malware attacks.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Lumension

NSS Labs: Breach Detection System Comparative Analysis
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This informative analysis tests some top breach detection technologies and compares the standards of their security and performance.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

A New Threat-Centric Security Model for Before, During, and After an Attack
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores a threat-centric security model designed to prevent, detect and remediate any potential cyber-attacks.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

Signature-less Malware Detection: Finding an Evil in the Haystack
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore this exclusive resource to discover how one industry leading vendor is fighting against advanced threats, and learn how your business can build a top-notch defense against potentially business-ending security threats.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC Corporation
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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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