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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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Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Five Critical Steps to Achieving an Effective Application Security Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover steps you can incorporate into every phase of the development process to improve your application security, and get an overview of application threats and the types of risks to prioritize and remediate.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

How to Protect Your Business From Today's Security Threats
sponsored by Optus Business
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining robust network security within your enterprise, especially with an evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Optus Business

Outsider Threat Protection: Building a Kill Chain Defense
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the story behind outsider threats and how to defend against these attacks that steal sensitive data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Digital Guardian

Fighting Mobile Fraud: Protecting Businesses and Consumers from Cybercrime
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the continuous fight against mobile fraud, and introduces a device-based solution that protects businesses from online threats in real-time.
Posted: 26 Sep 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

iovation, Inc.

Information Governance Risks of Microsoft Lync
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: The IG risks of deploying Microsoft Lync are similar to those of other electronic communications such as email: malware, data leakage, inappropriate employee use, regulatory noncompliance, and skyrocketing legal costs.Download THIS WHITEPAPER to find out more!
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Actiance

How to Reverse Engineer Domain Ownership in a Cyber Investigation
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, discover the top security strategies that can help security uncover vital insights into the true identify of cyber attackers.
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Published: 04 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Cybercrime Investigation Use Case: Visualizing Data with Investigative Software
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn how to accelerate your cybercrime investigations with a data visualization tool. Explore a step-by-step use case and discover how simple it is to choose between several visualization options to quickly spot commonalities in large data sets.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Best Practices Guide: Tools for Threat Intelligence and Incident Forensics
sponsored by DomainTools
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a suite of tools that can be used to identify the perpetrator of a cybercrime, build a profile of a cyber-attack, and proactively protect your data, infrastructure, and intellectual property.
Posted: 03 Sep 2014 | Published: 03 Sep 2014

DomainTools

Inform e-Book Summer 2014
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This extensive resource examines the latest and greatest in the world of IT security, including in-depth reports on advanced malware, security case studies, industry insider interviews, and more.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Guarding Against a Data Breach
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover how modern enterprises should respond to growing security threats while balancing economic and organizational concerns.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Why threat intelligence is critical for next generation firewalls
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: A top-tier threat intelligence network is the foundation of an effective next-generation firewall (NGFW). This white paper examines three criteria for judging threat intelligence networks: completeness, accuracy and speed, and discusses how one such network works in practice.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Overcoming exploits that use advanced evasion techniques and SSL encryption
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: To defend against today's advanced attacks, next-generation firewalls must be effective in overcoming obfuscation and advanced evasion techniques, as well as performing comprehensive SSL decryption and inspection.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

How SMBs can stop Malvertising
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Computer users want to find a deal, read celebrity gossip or share personal details with friends. Cybercriminals know how to leverage it. This white paper explains malvertising, and offers five measures for blocking these threats.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Beyond next gen firewalls
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This ebook explains the differences in stateful firewalls and next generation firewalls, while giving you resources and other research to help you find the best defense against cyberattacks.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

2013 Threat Report
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This report extensively details and categorizes recent global trends in network threats.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Dell Software

HP TippingPoint – A New Approach to Malware Defense
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This brief highlights a solution that integrates next-generation firewalls with intrusion prevention to create a barrier against harmful malware.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The 2014 Next Generation Firewall Challenge
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource helps you understand the next generation firewall (NGFW), and how to choose the best solution to combat today's threats.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Web Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates how to reduce the cost and complexity of Web vulnerability management with a managed approach for detection.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec

Knowledge is Security: How to Protect Your Website with Effective Monitoring
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will show you how to patch website vulnerabilities with effective security and monitoring.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Symantec

Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the Internet of Things accelerates, adversaries will spend even more time finding weak links across the threat landscape and using them to their advantage to compromise systems and data. Download this white paper to learn about these threats as well as industry-specific risks.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

The Evolution of Application Vulnerabilities, Spam Threats, and Incident Response
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report details the many breaches and security incidents that have plagued organizations in recent years; threats from past years that are currently showing signs of resurgence; and issues to be aware of in today's security landscape.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Top 5 Malware Trends for 2014 and How to Combat Them
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the top five malware trends that are expected to grow throughout this year and the ways that your enterprise can protect its sensitive data.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Webroot

The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, gain essential knowledge on today's advanced malware threats, and discover how new next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can prevent them from gaining access to your valuable data.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Icomm Technologies

What's Behind a Cyber Attack?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the shortcomings of many current approaches to breach investigation, and also introduces one solution to help organizations to defend against advanced persistent and internal threats.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM
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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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