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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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Cybercrime 101
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ways in which cybercrime occurs in three realms: individual, business, and governmental. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your organization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

The Evolution and Necessity of a Next-Gen Firewall
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes you through the history and development of firewalls and explores each generation's strengths and weaknesses. Read on to learn what characteristics you need in a next-gen firewall to improve your security strategy.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

5 Steps to Designing a Next-Gen Firewall
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a five step program to designing a next-gen firewall to keep out malicious attacks.  View now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Quarterly Cybercrime Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This security report will help you stay up to date on changing cybercrime trends.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

IBM

Advanced Threat Protection
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals how advanced malware sneaks in undetected and how you can stop them.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Dell SecureWorks

Buyer'€™s Criteria for Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a detailed understanding of what controls need to be in place to stop the strongest attacks.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Strengthen Desktop Virtualization Security by Minimizing Endpoint Attack Surfaces
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore why IT professionals are increasingly adopting desktop virtualization paired with thin client solutions to significantly reduce risks and improve protection at endpoints. Examine thin client solutions to help you select one that can best support enhanced endpoint security for your organization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

A Guide to a Multifaceted Security Strategy
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can help you develop an innovative approach for catching even the most advanced malware.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

Dell SecureWorks

How to Improve Your Threat Intelligence
sponsored by Threatstream
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses those problems and how threat intelligence is evolving to fix them.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

Threatstream

Windows 8.1 Security: New and Improved
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper goes in-depth into the new security features of Windows 8.1.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

ESET

Protect Your Data with Advanced Encryption
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces one way you can create unbreakable security for your data.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

ESET

Build a Strong Security Foundation with the Right Endpoint Protection
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes one endpoint protection solution that has proven to provide a strong foundation.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

ESET

Endpoint Security for OS X
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a comprehensive OS X security system that provides you with mixed environment endpoint security.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

ESET

Enhanced Mobile Endpoint Security
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a mobile endpoint security system that gives you anti-theft protection, drive security, application control and more.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

ESET

Security Report: Cybercrime Trends for 2015
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This security report can help the security professional know what the greatest threats are in 2015 and how to combat them.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 10 Mar 2015

ESET

Enhance Your Malware Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a malware protection that can accurately identify even the most advanced malware.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

IBM

Case Study: A Global 1000 Enterprise Adapts Its Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive report to discover how a global 1000 company successfully adapted their security for the BYOD era.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

IBM

Stepping up the battle against advanced threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how and why enterprises have failed to protect themselves against advanced threats and gives suggestions for better security.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

IBM

Cyber Risk Report 2015 - Executive Summary
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The HP Cyber Risk Report 2015 provides a broad overview of the threat landscape and how hackers operate.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

2015 Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This 2015 cyber risk report provides a broad view of the 2014 threat landscape and gives you the information you need to protect your business.
Posted: 05 Mar 2015 | Published: 05 Mar 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Holistic Fraud Prevention: Transforming the Customer's Experience
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Use this white paper to implement creative, efficient and comprehensive fraud prevention.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

IBM

The Rising Threat of Corporate Cybercrime
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes you through different kinds of corporate cybercrime and how endpoint application protection can combat them.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

IBM

Is it Phishing or an APT?
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn the three mechanisms of a phishing email attack and how one security platform can fill the gaps in your defense strategy.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Feb 2015

Threat Track Security

The Financial Impact of Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This detailed report shows you just how detrimental APTs can be.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 May 2014

IBM

Uncover the Top Ten Database Threats That Could Affect Your Business
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the top ten threats that affect traditional databases as well as Big Data technologies.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Imperva
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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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