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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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Symantec Internet Security Threat Report: Trends for 2011
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This threat report takes a thorough look back at the most significant threats, trends and outright attacks of the year that was. Read now for helpful tips and best practices for keeping your confidential information safe.
Posted: 25 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Symantec Corporation

2012 Bit9 Cyber Security Research Report
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Bit9 conducted a survey on 1,861 IT and security professionals worldwide to examine their current views on today’s evolving threat landscape and their stance against them. View this report for a summary of the overall results as well as key findings, and find out how you compare to your peers.
Posted: 23 May 2012 | Published: 23 May 2012

Bit9, Inc.

Top 10 Considerations for a Secure Mobile Enterprise.
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This essential white paper explores ten rules every organization must follow to ensure the security of mobile devices in the enterprise.
Posted: 03 May 2012 | Published: 03 May 2012

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Evolving Security: 5 Reasons to Outsource Network Security Management in Today's Threat Environment
sponsored by XO Communications
WHITE PAPER: Discover five reasons why outsourcing your network security management can help you combat malware, hackers, and the evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 May 2012 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

XO Communications

WP #103: How Monitoring Systems Reduce Human Error in Distributed Server Rooms and Remote Wiring Closets
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how a basic monitoring and automation system can help reduce downtime incidents in your server room and remote wiring closet. Also inside, real-life horror stories from your peers and how they could have been prevented.
Posted: 02 May 2012 | Published: 02 May 2012

APC by Schneider Electric

FireEye Advanced Threat Report - 2H 2011
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This FireEye Advanced Threat report provides key insight into the current threat landscape, the evolution of advanced persistent threat (APT) tactics and the level of infiltration seen in networks today. View now to gain an in-depth look into key findings to help you build and improve your security strategies to tackle today's security issues.
Posted: 01 May 2012 | Published: 01 May 2012

FireEye

Can Your Security Keep Up with 70,000 New Malware Strains a Day?
sponsored by CenturyLink Technology Solutions
WHITE PAPER: This timely white paper takes a look at some of the year's top security trends as well as sound advice for managing the risk associated with the emerging threats brought about by the proliferation of consumer mobile devices within the enterprise.
Posted: 18 Apr 2012 | Published: 18 Apr 2012

CenturyLink Technology Solutions

Controlling Botnets with the Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: View this paper for an overview of botnets and how they work; and uncover a model that can enable enterprises to proactively protect themselves with the unique capabilities of next-generation firewalls.
Posted: 14 Mar 2012 | Published: 14 Mar 2012

Palo Alto Networks

Escalating Targeted Web and Email Attacks
sponsored by M86 Security UK
WHITE PAPER: Today's cybercriminals are more dangerous and sophisticated than ever before, launching more targeted attacks for bigger payoffs. And with new emerging technologies, also come new ways of exploitation. In this resource, explore the growing issue of targeted web and email threats and discover a unique approach to mitigating them.
Posted: 23 Feb 2012 | Published: 23 Feb 2012

M86 Security UK

Security Labs Report
sponsored by M86 Security UK
WHITE PAPER: This Security Labs report offers insight into the significant trends and developments in web and email security today. View now to uncover key findings and gain recommendations on how to protect your organisation.
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 | Published: 20 Feb 2012

M86 Security UK

Security For Virtualization: Finding the Right Balance
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: While virtualization is becoming a standard practice, the security of those environments is lagging behind. It's clear that the options for securing VMs have created an unhappy compromise between protection, performance and management. Discover how to avoid undercutting the benefits of virtualization while maintaining a well-protected environment.
Posted: 20 Feb 2012 | Published: 20 Feb 2012

Kaspersky Lab

Global Threat Report January 2012: Where are the 419s of Yesteryear?
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This January 2012 Global Threat report offers information and articles on today's threat environment including the lastest list of the top 10 threats. View now to gain key insight from security researchers and experts exploring 419s, the need for need anti-virus, anti-malware or anti-spam, 2012 trends, PUAs and more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2012 | Published: 13 Feb 2012

ESET

Global Threat Report December 2011
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: Stay informed about the most important cybersecurity issues facing the IT community today. Review this 2011 Global Threat report to help you protect your business in 2012 and beyond. Explore key topics including threat trends and security gains, monthly malware reports and the essential Top Ten Threats lists.
Posted: 26 Jan 2012 | Published: 26 Jan 2012

ESET

Global Threats Report Dec 2011
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: The Global Threat Report offers a monthly overview of the most important cybersecurity issues facing the IT community today, offering informative articles, security tips, viral online resources, expert advice and opinions from ESET researchers, and the essential Top Ten Threats lists. Access now to learn how you can stay informed.
Posted: 26 Jan 2012 | Published: 26 Jan 2012

ESET

The four rules of complete web protection
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As an IT manager you’ve always known the web is a dangerous place. But with infections growing and the demands on your time and budget rising, it’s time to revisit your strategy. This whitepaper discusses the major web threats and provides four rules to help you stay protected. When you follow them, these rules will also save you time and money.
Posted: 01 Jan 2012 | Published: 16 Dec 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Eight threats your antivirus won't stop
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: News headlines are a constant reminder that malware attacks and data leakage are on the rise. High-profile incidents that make big news might seem out of the ordinary. Yet businesses of every size face similar risks in the everyday acts of using digital technology and the internet for legitimate purposes.
Posted: 23 Dec 2011 | Published: 23 Dec 2011

Sophos, Inc.

Beating the Bad Guys: Strategies to Mitigate the Malware Threat
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: While there is no silver bullet to eliminate cybercrime and malware, there are ways to mitigate risk, requiring a combination of multiple technologies to protect endpoints, online sessions and transactions. View this paper to examine the regulatory environment and uncover successful strategies for beating the bad guys.
Posted: 23 Nov 2011 | Published: 23 Nov 2011

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Social Networking malware: The dangers facing SMBs
sponsored by GFI Software
WHITE PAPER: View this paper to explore the rise of social networking, the types of malware targeting social platforms, how SMBs can protect themselves against today’s social threats, and more.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

GFI Software

The New Reality of Stealth Crimeware
sponsored by McAfee.
WHITE PAPER: The new reality of crimeware consists of the stealth, creativity and patience of stuxnet, and the commercialism, wide distribution and easy-to-use toolkits of Zeus, making it even more challenging to detect and protect against. Organisations must go beyond the traditional security to ensure their intellectual property is safe.
Posted: 21 Nov 2011 | Published: 21 Nov 2011

McAfee.

Lowering IT Costs: How to Reduce the Need for Desktop Remediation and Shave Millions off IT Expenses
sponsored by M86 Security
WHITE PAPER: The average malware attack can cause significant damage, forcing organizations to exceed their budgets. In this paper, gain a better understanding of how much the next-generation threats impact remediation costs and discover a solution to minimize those cost, while maximizing efficiency.
Posted: 18 Nov 2011 | Published: 18 Nov 2011

M86 Security

Fast and Effective Endpoint Security for Business
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: This white paper demonstrates how, by combining powerful management tools, ease of use for end users, impressive performance and state-of-the-art proactive threat detection, ESET NOD32 Antivirus is the most effective way to protect your business’ valuable data assets while ensuring regulatory compliance.
Posted: 10 Nov 2011 | Published: 10 Nov 2011

ESET

The True Cost of Protection: Five Ways Your Anti-Malware Solution is Draining your Budget
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This paper uncovers five ways your current anti-malware is draining your budget and offers a new approach to take when evaluating new anti-malware solutions.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

Kaspersky Lab

Problematic - Unloved - Argumentative (PUA): What is a potentially unwanted app
sponsored by ESET
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, discover what is a Potentially Unwanted Application (PUA) and explore the differences between threats posed by malicious types of software such as computer viruses and worms, and those which are classified as being potentially unwanted.
Posted: 04 Nov 2011 | Published: 04 Nov 2011

ESET

Advanced Threats: The New World Order
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines the state of advanced threats on the front lines, as seen by the companies, law enforcement officials and government leaders. View now to gain a better understanding of these emerging threats, its challenges to all organizations and how to defend against them.
Posted: 25 Oct 2011 | Published: 25 Oct 2011

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Advanced Persistent Threats: From “FUD” to Facts
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What is Advanced Persistent Threat (APT)? Too much marketing hype and FUD (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) have clouded the facts about a very real danger to organizations of all sizes. View this paper to gain a better understanding of APT and how to mitigate your risks. 
Posted: 21 Oct 2011 | Published: 21 Oct 2011

Websense, Inc.
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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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