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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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Authentication Management: Ensuring Security for Remote Workers
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's authorization management tool and how it can enable secure access to employees working from home or other off-site locations.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

The Big Data Security Analytics Era is Here
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Big data security analytics is no longer a visionary idea -- leading enterprises recognize that their immediate security requirements demand this type of solution.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

EMC Corporation

Stopping Malicious Botnets
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

No Silver Bullet: Eight Ways Malware Defeats Strong Security Controls
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores 8 ways malware can defeat your security strategy and outlines some key strategies for preventing these intrusions.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this paper to get an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and how Sophos complete security solution can protect your network, servers and end user clients.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Beyond the Hype: Real-world APT Solution Testing by NSS Labs
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a thorough analysis of the Fortinet FortiSandbox 3000D v1.2 breach detection system. It looks at aspects like the effectiveness, performance and TCO of the solution and finds it to be an effective way to detect breaches and breach attempts.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Buyer's Criteria for Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current state of malware in today's threat landscape and discusses some of the top strategies for stopping sophisticated malware.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

Addressing the Malware Challenge: Strategies At Work
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current threat landscape, and what businesses are doing to prevent advanced malware from breaching their system.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's intrusion prevention system and how it can integrate smoothly with your next-generation firewalls to ensure top-notch security.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Strategies For Securing Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores an effective virtualization security technology and outlines how it can ensure system wide security.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Two Great Ways to Protect Your Virtual Machines From Malware
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This paper aims to help IT professionals, including security and virtualization specialists, understand and choose between two modern approaches to securing virtual environments.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Mitigating Email Virus Attacks
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore the emerging e-mail threat landscape that includes inbound and outbound risks. Read on to discover a simplified management solution that boosts defenses at a lower TCO.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Cisco

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
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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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