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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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Insider Strategies for Application Layer Security
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WEBCAST: Join in this webcast to learn how a testing strategy can secure all of your apps and how one cloud-based service can help.
Posted: 27 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Feb 25, 2015

Veracode, Inc.

Top Malware Security Platforms Compared
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper for a comparison of the leading malware security platforms to see who comes out on top and who lets attacks slip through the cracks. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 21 Aug 2014

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Global Threat Intelligence Report
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper can help you discover the latest security threats and how to stop them.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dimension Data

Financial Malware Explained
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gets you inside the head of a fraudster and gives you insight into how they work.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Old Techniques in a New Channel: The Evolving Threats of Mobile Banking
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes in detail the attacks mobile banking users face.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

IBM

10 Ways Everyone Should Approach Cybersecurity in 2015
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews key security issues and focuses attention on 10 responses that we all need to adopt in our approach to security in 2015.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

The Next Generation of Fraud Detection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how system provides advanced fraud detection to combat more threats.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

IBM

Get Inside the Thriving Malware Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you understand how a malware attack works by getting you inside the mind of a hacker.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Win the War on Cybercrime with Four Key Elements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper helps you stay ahead of cybercriminals by outlining the four key elements of fraud prevention.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Behavior-based Protection Strategies from the Network to Remote Endpoints.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at behavior-based protection, a comprehensive security system that fights the latest threats.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

The Evolving Threat Landscape
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper presents an interview with a leadinging expert on security technology on how cybercrime has evolved.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Threat Track Security

Mobility on hold: Get back on track with mobile risk mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces one security system that keeps up with the risks of mobile banking.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Better Defend Your Network with Better Anti-Malware
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WEBCAST: This webcast gives you the details on a comprehensive, reliable anti-malware system.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2015

Threat Track Security

Discover How to Guard Against Healthcare Cybercrime
sponsored by NaviSite
WHITE PAPER: Healthcare data is as valuable as gold on the black market, and thieves are drawn to the profits. Now, with more data stored digitally and more hackers taking advantage of that, the healthcare industry needs better security than ever.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

NaviSite

New Threats to Healthcare and How to Stop them
sponsored by NaviSite
WEBCAST: This webcast provides you with a detailed analysis of healthcare's security threats and suggestions for combatting them.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2015

NaviSite

Predictions from the Front Lines for Cybersecurity in 2015
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper summarizes the results of a survey of security professionals, revealing what IT professionals are thinking and why in 2015.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

Threat Track Security

The Security Value of a Dozen Next Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A security research group has put together an info-graphic that summarizes the results of independent studies on a dozen different NGFW products.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Discover the Capabilities of a Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper provides a close look at a next generation firewall, describing each of its capabilities in detail.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Whitelisting: Develop Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Viewfinity
EGUIDE: This guide gives you a rundown on how whitelisting can help your security and what you can do to implement it.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 17 Feb 2015

Viewfinity

A Detailed Report on a Strong and Effective Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This detailed white paper gives you all the detail you need on a firewall that's stable, reliable, and able to block over 99% of threats.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Defending Against Rogue Users, Devices, and Applications
sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how NAC technologies help to ensure that only appropriate users, devices, and applications have access to your network resources, enabling you to support your users in a secure, efficient way.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

One Great Firewall Analyzed in Depth
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This detailed white paper gives you all the information you need about a firewall that's stable, reliable, and able to block over 99% of threats.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Profiling an Enigma: What We Know About North Korea's Cyber Warfare Capabilities
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
PODCAST: This podcast takes a look at what is known about North Korea's cyber warfare programs, and how the country maintains such secrecy in these matters.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Oct 29, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

North Korea and the Attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: While the FBI has named North Korea as a culprit in the significant breach on Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, it's still possible that the regime didn't act alone. This resource discusses the critical threat intelligence issues that the breach highlights; analyzes North Korea's purported involvement and motivation; and much more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Your Roadmap to More Effective Endpoint Protection
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert guide gives up-to-date information on the best ways to protect your network's endpoints.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 12 Feb 2015

Bit9, 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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