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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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HawkEye G-The Active Defense Grid
sponsored by Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper takes a look at a unique security tool designed to prevent advanced persistent threats.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 27 May 2014

Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc

Five Things To Do After You've Been Hacked
sponsored by Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative guide to find out 5 things to do after you've been hacked – keeping your system safe and secure.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc

Five Things To Do After An Attack
sponsored by Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc
WHITE PAPER: Advanced persistent threats are a top priority for many IT departments – as they should be. Access this informative whitepaper and find out 5 things to do after a potential attack.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 22 May 2014

Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc

Protecting Your Mid-Size Business from Today’s Security Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper takes a look at the importance of securing your business from a midmarket perspective.
Posted: 16 May 2014 | Published: 16 May 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Phishing: The Latest Tactics And Potential Business Impacts
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide takes an in-depth look at phishing and how it has become an effective tactic for cybercriminals.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Symantec

The Business Value of Integrated Anti-Virus Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper features an integrated anti-malware protection solution that not only improves identification and remediation across all endpoints, but also offers benefits to your bottom line.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

State of Security Operations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: With businesses recognising the need for further investment in cyber-defence, it is essential to figure out which tools and strategies are best for your organisation. Read now and find out more about the current state of security operations in 2014.
Posted: 13 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Internet Security Threat Report - 2014
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth guide explores today's widespread threat landscape and 7 areas that deserve special attention in the coming year.
Posted: 07 May 2014 | Published: 07 May 2014

Symantec Corporation

A Provocative Approach to Integrated Security Intelligence and Vulnerability Management
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores an effective strategy and tool for vulnerability management and outlines the key benefits.
Posted: 01 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Detecting and Preventing Retail Cyber Crime
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the growing trend of retail-based cybercrime and the importance of securing your point-of-sale endpoints.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

Understanding the Advanced Persistent Threat
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the APT lifecycle and helps you understand the motives behind these attacks, making it easier to prevent them.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

LogRhythm, Inc.

A Guide to Password Use in WebSphere Application Server
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the different types of passwords used inside of the WebSphere Application Server and the recovery plans to help restore your server when passwords go awry.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Global Knowledge

Protect Your Data Center from Today's Evolving DDoS Threats
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores various DDoS attack types and highlights some key protection methods for testing your detection and mitigation defenses.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 23 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Lowering MSP TCO for Endpoint Security Solutions - Bottom-Line Benefits of Cloud-Based Antivirus Architecture
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This guide shows how organizations can derive more value from their endpoint security by delivering bottom-line benefits of cloud-based antivirus protection from Webroot. This lowers MSP TCO. The paper also highlights the costs of archaic endpoint security when compared to newer security methods.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Webroot

Cyber Preppers Guide
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide provides an effective security preparedness plan – which outlines key strategies for stopping advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other forms of sophisticated malware.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Threat Track Security

RSA Security Operations Management (SecOps) in Action
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource explores a unique security solution that aims to simplify your security management while providing improved security.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Cloud Security Designed for Amazon Web Services (AWS)
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a brief overview of an Amazon Web Services security solution that relies on security pros to customize its offered features to efficiently and effectively defend your assets in the cloud.
Posted: 19 May 2014 | Published: 19 May 2014

Trend Micro

Top 10 Ways to Assess The Risk of Data Loss
sponsored by Infrascale
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers 10 signs of whether or not your employees are using free file sharing services and what kinds of risks these pose to your organization's sensitive data.
Posted: 15 May 2014 | Published: 15 May 2014

Infrascale

The Power To Destroy: How Malware Works
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: View this comprehensive resource to understand today's malware and how it can negatively impact your business if you don't include website vulnerability assessments.
Posted: 14 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Symantec

The Fight for Full Network Visibility in a Dangerous World
sponsored by APCON, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights critical features your network security strategies may be missing that are mandatory in today's advanced threat environment.
Posted: 09 May 2014 | Published: 09 May 2014

APCON, Inc.

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: 08 May 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

How Are DDoS Attacks Evolving?
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights the top 8 changes in distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks that most organizations aren't ready to defend against.
Posted: 05 May 2014 | Published: 05 May 2014

Neustar®

Case Study - Anittel Simplifies Managed AV Service
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores one company's success with simplified anti-virus services and how it provided their system with the security it was lacking.
Posted: 30 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Webroot

Cisco Cloud Web Security: Single Interface for Global Control
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource features a cloud Web security solution that offers unique features to help you gain clear visibility and complete control over today's more expansive networks.
Posted: 23 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Advanced Malware Protection for your Email Services
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's unique advanced malware protection system and how it can provide you with cost-effective threat prevention for your email services.
Posted: 21 Apr 2014 | Published: 21 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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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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