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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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Tackling Web Security Head On
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals a solution to tackle web security—blocking hidden malware and high-risk sites before it affects users.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Cisco

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

Mitigating Web Threats with Comprehensive and Pervasive Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the challenges regarding Web security, and explores a solution with a durable network-based security architecture that is designed to protect against malicious threats.
Posted: 21 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 May 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Keep Up With the Evolving Threat Landscape to Protect Email
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to mitigate risk associated with email within your organization and take on the challenge of the evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Jun 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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

Control Network Security with 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 Aug 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: 18 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Delivering enterprise information securely on Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows tablets and smartphones
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: A recent report found that almost two-thirds of organizations were able to increase productivity because of flexibility with mobile devices in the workplace. But utilizing mobile devices can also make the enterprise more vulnerable to attacks. Access this exclusive resource to learn how to mitigate some of the risks associated with BYOD adoption.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Citrix

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.

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

The Top 8 Mobile Security Risks: How to Protect Your Organization
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the key issues CIOs need to be on top of right now to protect their organization, employees, and customers. Read on to find out the top 8 mobile security risks and how to maintain protection.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

BlackBerry

Protecting your Customers’ Online Banking Transactions Using the ActivID® Threat Detection Service
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Protecting anytime, anywhere access is increasingly difficult using traditional security measures. Discover how organizations are protecting themselves.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

HID

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

Combatting APTs with a Defense-in-Depth Security Approach
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper contains critical information on why a defense-in-depth security approach has proven effective in protecting organizations' sensitive data from APTs.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Easy-to-Manage Security Solutions for Today's Threats and Technologies
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper describes one company's easy-to-manage security solutions, which are prepared to confront today's evolving threats and emerging technologies.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

CDW Corporation

Avoid Disastrous Data Breaches with New Security Solutions
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one company's approaches to mobile security, cloud security, and malware protection and detection, and also provides a number of recommendations for improving your business's productivity, security, and peace of mind.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

CDW Corporation

Next-Generation Security: Intrusion Prevention Systems
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how an intrusion prevention system (IPS) works and why it's more effective than traditional firewalls in analyzing your network activity to detect and prevent problems.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

CDW Corporation

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

Top Tips for Managing a Mobile Workforce
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces several tips for managing and protecting a mobile workforce, including solutions compatible with cloud computing.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud
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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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