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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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Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth report provides valuable insight into the top security concerns of 2014 and what your organization can do to prevent cybercrime.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

Five Trends to Track in E-Commerce Fraud
sponsored by ThreatMetrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines five troubling trends in e-commerce fraud, and offers some guidance on how you can mitigate the risk they present to your business.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

ThreatMetrix

What's Wrong with Traditional Firewalls? (Edu)
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: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

Dell Software

End Point Security in Medium and Large Organizations
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides informative steps that IT organizations can take to ensure that data on endpoint devices is more consistently protected from theft, leakage and loss.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

The Pressing Need to Improve Incident Response
sponsored by NetCitadel
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the importance of effective incident response and how with the right strategy, you can greatly enhance your security.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 20 Mar 2014

NetCitadel

Combating Cybercrime - A Collective Global Response
sponsored by ThreatMetrix
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current threat landscape and how businesses are combating cybercrime on a global level.
Posted: 20 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

ThreatMetrix

Hackers, Hacking, and CEHv8
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource addresses hackers, hacking, and what can be done to prevent cyber-attacks. It also highlights the different motives for hacking and common methods hackers use.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

IBM Security Services Client Reference Guide
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth guide explores essential case studies that will help you understand the evolving threat landscape and learn from your peers' compliance challenges.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

IBM

Critical Factors to Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the need for a new layered, defense-in-depth security approach – one that fortifies the endpoint itself through a handful of security controls and critical factors to keep users and endpoints safe.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc.

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Endpoint Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores key tactics for thwarting cyber-attacks, how to protect your system, and the benefits of utilizing endpoint management.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

IBM Security Services Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide asks some key questions about the current threat landscape and analyzes cyber-attacks across the world.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM

The Modern Malware Review: Analysis of New and Evasive Malware in Live Enterprise Networks
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper discusses the latest malware threats, analyzing more than 1,000 organizations and examining the malware samples that were initially undetected by industry-standard security solutions.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2013

Palo Alto Networks

State of Security Operations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With businesses recognizing the need for further investment in cyber-defense, it is essential to figure out which tools and strategies are best for your organization. Read now and find out more about the current state of security operations in 2014.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Detecting Sophisticated Online Attacks with Streaming Analytics
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover how RSA Web Threat Detection delivers actionable intelligence by leveraging big data to correlate anomalies and detect online threats in real time.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

EMC Corporation

Attacks on Point of Sales Systems
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Identity theft is one of the most common forms of cybercrime, and your Point of Sale (POS) system is especially vulnerable to this attack type. This in-depth guide explores how cybercriminals use malware to steal credit card information at the POS.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 11 Mar 2014

Symantec Corporation

How Data Centers are Becoming Unwitting Accomplices in Advanced Cyber Attacks
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the widening gap between the offensive capabilities of today's cyber attackers and the weak traditional defenses deployed in most data centers.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

SANS WhatWorks in Detecting and Blocking Advanced Threats: A Real Case Study at a Large Research Organization
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to infiltrate your system, making it essential to have an effective intrusion prevention system (IPS). This white paper explores one company's IPS platform and how it can greatly enhance your system security.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

FireEye

Advantage FireEye Debunking the Myth of Sandbox Security White Paper
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This guide debunks the myth of effective sandbox security and outlines inefficiencies within this popular strategy.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

What can you do differently to guard against threats from rapidly evolving mobile malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This must-see white paper discusses the emerging and evolving risks associated with mobile computing and applications. Also inside, find insight to help you effectively address mobile vulnerabilities.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Defending Against Malware: A Holistic Approach to One of Today's Biggest IT Risks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers background on today's malware and its 4 predictable steps. Click through to discover a set of integrated solutions that offer improved visibility and defense to block advanced attacks.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Today's New Breed of Email-based Cyber Attacks - and What it Takes to Defend Against Them
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores how email-based cyber-attacks aim to subvert your security tools and steal your valuable business data.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

Poison Ivy: Assessing Damage and Extracting Intelligence
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current threat landscape and more specifically Poison Ivy, a remote access tool that has been used in several high-profile malware campaigns. Read on to learn which tools you need to defend yourself from this form of cybercrime.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

Hot Knives Through Butter: Evading File-based Sandboxes
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores new strategies for thwarting malware-based cyber-attacks and how traditional security measures just don't do the trick.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

FireEye

Digital Bread Crumbs – Seven Clues To Identifying Who’s Behind Advanced Cyber Attacks
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: When establishing your security strategy, the ability to recognize who your attackers are and how they work is essential. This guide uncovers various facets of malware attacks and what they reveal about the culprit.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

EFT Server to Replace USB for SCADA; EFT Server Enterprise Helps to Reduce Risks through Multi-Zone Architecture
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains that USB drives have been used to transport viruses and malware, both on purpose and accidentally.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

GlobalScape
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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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