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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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The Essential Elements of Critical Infrastructure Protection against Advanced Threats
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the current challenges organizations face in terms of cybersecurity. It also mentions 3 essential elements to an effective Critical Infrastructure Protection approach.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

FireEye

Use Case: Secure Internet Access for 71,000 Australian Students
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a use case involving an Australian educational in need of a centralized, scalable solution in order to distribute materials to 45,000 users per day in safe, easily accessible manner.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Websense, Inc.

An IT Auditor’s Guide to Security Controls & Risk Compliance
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights how to create Compliance Control Policies and 6 controls for managing regulated systems.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 07 Aug 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Use Case: Scaling a University's Intrusion Detection System to Support 30,000 Users
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a use case in which a major research university needed to upgrade its intrusion detection system (IDS) to secure 30,000 users and monitor tens of gigabits of internet traffic each second.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Gigamon

The Heartbleed Bug: How To Protect Your Business
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, learn how new security platforms can protect your data against Heartbleed and any future attacks with advanced tools like two-factor authentication.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Symantec Corporation

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

The Key to Protecting your Website is Knowledge
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Learn how vulnerabilities can seriously affect your organisation if the proper steps aren't taken towards protection.
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.

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

A Multilayered Defense Approach to Protect Your Organization's Data
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the types of attacks that enterprises commonly face, and it introduces a multilayered solution that could be a valuable investment for your organization in the face of these threats.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

Symantec Corporation

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

Protecting Your Data and Network from Advanced Security Threats
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

Multi-Layered Security
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: Discover several key controls for robust SMB malware defenses and learn about several popular attacks that cybercriminals have been known to use.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

GFI Cloud

The Danger Deepens: 2014 Neustar Annual DDoS Attacks and Impact Report
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals valuable insights into the impact of DDoS smokescreening based on a survey of 440 North American companies.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Neustar®

What You Should Be Asking Your DNS Host About Lowering DDoS Risks
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides answers to three questions about DDoS attacks that you need to ask your DNS host before, not after, your company becomes a target.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Neustar®

Imperva Security Solutions
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes a comprehensive security suite that protects digital assets in their repositories and detects abnormal behaviors from compromised users to protect sensitive company data from intruders.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Imperva

Securing Personal Mobile Device Access to Enterprise IT and Cloud Assets with Strong Authentication
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Learn how organizations protect and manage access to their enterprise and cloud applications during the BYOD phenomenon.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

HID

How Resellers Can Become the Trusted Advisors on Security Issues
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an innovative endpoint security solution with a completely cloud-based architecture rather than the outdated, signature-based methods of the past.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Webroot
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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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