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ALSO CALLED: Malicious Threats, Malicious Computer Code, Malicious Logic, Joke Programs, Blended Threats, Malicious Software, Malicious Code, Mobile Malware
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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Overcoming Security Breaches and Minimizing the Impact
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks UK
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 10 things you should do to enhance the security of your enterprise and reduce the duration and impact of a security breach.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 23 May 2013

Dell SecureWorks UK

CW Special report on Symantec
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth profile from Computer Weekly, updated for 2013, gives you the key facts on Symantec's products, financial performance and strategy.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Protect Your IT Systems with Next Generation Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper covers the constant threat of hackers to the security of your organization and offers a solution to help keep your data safe.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS)
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This standard is aimed at enhancing the integrity of commercial off the shelf ICT products and helping customers to manage sourcing risk.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Rethinking Your Enterprise Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The fact is that the world is constantly evolving, and always connected, and your enterprise must be too. View this resource to learn about modern threats and what you should do to remains safe.
Posted: 03 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Security Intelligence: Can "Big Data" Analytics Overcome our Blind Spots?
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the current SIEM tools and capabilities today and uncover how new improvements in SIEM can help boost your defenses in today's threat-filled world.
Posted: 31 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

LogRhythm, Inc.

Weaponized Malware - A Clear and Present Danger
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Weaponized malware and advanced persistent threats raise the bar on endpoint security. Originally intended for cyber-espionage and cyber-warfare, these sophisticated attacks are now available to any cyber-criminal. How can security pros protect their organizations from these emerging perils?
Posted: 30 Jan 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Lumension

How traditional firewalls fail
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that your current firewall may be jeopardizing your network security? Traditional firewalls that only focus on stateful packet inspection and access control rules aren't effective in today's world. This e-book explains where traditional firewalls fall short – and what you can do about it.
Posted: 20 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

Dell Software

McAfee Application Control
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn more about a security offering that can provide complete protection from unwanted applications and code, as well as block advanced threats without requiring signature updates. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 29 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

McAfee, Inc.

When Malware Goes Mobile: Causes, Outcomes and Cures
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whtie paper will review a step-by-step approach you can take in order to strengthen your abaility to ward of malware attacks and keep mobile data secure. Read on to learn about platform specific policies, effective prevention strategies, and more.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 17 May 2013

Sophos, Inc.

Responding to—and recovering from—sophisticated security attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, find four things you can do now to keep your organization safe. Learn what you need to know to effectively respond to and recover from sophisticated security attacks by reading on now.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

SymEd Solutions from Symantec: Endpoint Management and Mobility
sponsored by Insight Public Sector and Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how to safely deploy IT in academia and revolutionize the experience of students and teachers alike without compromising security in today's threat-filled landscape.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Insight Public Sector and Symantec

Online Enemy #1: Blackhole Exploit Kit
sponsored by Threat Track
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper offers key insight and advice for combatting Blackhole malware attacks on your organization's machines. Learn how to successfully thwart these types of threats with automated, centralized software patching.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

Threat Track

Antivirus: The Hippest New Apple Accessory
sponsored by Threat Track
WHITE PAPER: For organizations that have deployed fleets of Macs and iPads/iPhones, protecting sensitive data and intellectual property can be challenging. This resource demonstrates why it is critical that security administrators need antivirus software for their Macs and MDM tools for their iPads and iPhones.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Threat Track

How a DNS Firewall Helps in the Battle Against Advanced Persistent Threat and Similar Malware
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the role a DNS firewall can play in your security strategy for reducing loss of data due to stealthy advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other malware attacks.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

Infoblox

The Trouble Heading for Your Business 2013
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the current state of targeted attacks and explores why putting an effective defensive strategy in place is so critical. View now to uncover the effects of these potentially disastrous attacks and what you can do to stay protected.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Trend Micro

2012 Endpoint Security Best Practices Survey Results
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals the results of a survey centered on endpoint security best practices. Inside, learn the factors that separate endpoint security leaders from laggards, and learn what you can do to stay protected.
Posted: 08 Apr 2013 | Published: 08 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

Network Security Technologies Technical Guide
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: Read this expert guide to learn about the latest trends and risks that threaten today's networks. Learn more about modern threat detection, device security, security assessments and more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Putting Web Threat Protection and Content Filtering in the Cloud
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover the benefits of deploying security solutions, such as secure web gateways, in the cloud rather than on local servers and appliances. See how you can maximize security and minimize costs using a cloud-based architecture – read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Webroot

Best Practices for Cloud Security
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: In this essential white paper, discover the benefits that your organization can realize by embracing cloud services, including more effective and cost-efficient security. Also inside, discover cloud cautions and pitfalls to avoid – read on now to learn more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Qualys

Fighting Rootkits: Protecting against stealthy malware by flying under the operating system
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Discover why rootkits are so harmful to your organization and uncover the innovative and dramatically different approach you should take to protect your organization from these harmful intruders.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Intel

Improving Tools and Techniques to Combat Malware Evolution
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Some researchers are working hard to create tools that strengthen malware analysis and improve security. Read this expert guide to learn more about what look look for in malware and the threat actors behind the scenes.
Posted: 09 Oct 2012 | Published: 09 Oct 2012

Webroot

IBM X-Force 2011 Trend and Risk Report CIO Security Priorities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative white paper to learn more about the attack trends in 2011 including external network and security breaches. Discover key ways to prevent leaked customer data and inaccessible web services by analyzing the risks before it's too late.
Posted: 24 Sep 2012 | Published: 24 Sep 2012

IBM

The Total Economic Impact of Lumension Security’s Sanctuary Application And Device Control
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Consult this study to find out more about the financial impact of moving from "voluntary" compliance solution to an IT-driven solution that automatically enforces endpoint security policies. Read in-depth interviews with John C. Lincoln hospitals to see the benefits first-hand.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 12 Sep 2012

Lumension

Mitigating Risk in a Mobile World
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover why flexible architectures – such as cloud-based security services – can help your organization enjoy the benefits of enterprise mobility by mitigating its inherent risks.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

Symantec 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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