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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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Email Security Guide: 7 Critical Capabilities of Email Gateways
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the 7 critical capabilities of email gateways to mitigate the top 5 email attacks.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

LogicNow

Eight Essential Elements for Effective Threat Intelligence Management
sponsored by BrightPoint Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains eight techniques you can adopt to keep up with the ever-shifting threat intelligence landscape.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

BrightPoint Security

Antivirus and Antimalware Solutions for VARs
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the challenges VARs face when providing endpoint security and suggests offering cloud-based endpoint security as an alternative.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 27 Aug 2015

Webroot

How to Get Bullet-Proof Grade Enterprise Email Protection
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines a defense strategy for employing a third-party system to complement your email provider's security protection. Read on to add an additional line of defense to your business' email service to combat the melting pot of internet threats.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

LogicNow

A Smarter Solution to Malware Prevention
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at how cloud-driven malware prevention can offer smarter endpoint protection in the face of advanced threats.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

Webroot

Bullet-proofing Office 365 Security
sponsored by ControlEmail
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn how to augment cloud-based email security to defend against the top threats such as phishing and malware infection.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 29 Jul 2015

ControlEmail

Managing Jailbreak Threats on iOS
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to learn about the prevalence of jailbroken iOS devices and how to protect against jailbroken device risks.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Lookout

Managing App Sideloading Threats on iOS
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to learn about how attackers sideload iOS apps and how to mitigate those threats.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

Lookout

Why Mobile Security Matters
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the five critical questions modern CISO's are asking about mobile security.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 12 Aug 2015

Lookout

Predictive Security - Using Big Data to Unmask Mobile Threats
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: This paper explains how predictive security leverages big data to add the layer of data and machine intelligence needed to pre-empt mobile threats before they can do harm. See examples of how predictive security was able to thwart two destructive mobile apps: MalApp.D and BadNews.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

Lookout

Understanding Zero-Day Attacks and Gaining Control
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This webinar transcript discusses how you can better manage your vulnerabilities and effectively detect zero-day malware.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015


Why Layered Security May Not Be Enough
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
PODCAST: This podcast explores why the typical layered security approach is full of holes and outlines steps you can take fill these holes.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Jul 27, 2015


Your Layered Security Defenses are Riddled with Holes… Here's what to do instead
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webcast, security experts discuss the holes in the typical layered security approach and outline steps you can take to make your security program truly successful.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Jul 27, 2015


Understanding Zero-Day Attacks and Gaining Control
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
PODCAST: This podcast discusses ways to mitigate zero-day vulnerabilities and to detect subtle zero-day attacks.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Jul 30, 2015


The State of Enterprise Mobile Threats
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: This report examines the current state of security threats to iOS and Android devices in the workplace.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

Lookout

Why Application Whitelisting Is Essential For Advanced Threat Defense
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This webinar transcript explores the challenge of securing your endpoints from zero-day attacks and suggests application whitelisting as a solution.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

Digital Guardian

Don'€™t Jeopardize Security When Moving to Office 365
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this expert white paper to discover the security risks related to the migration to Office 365 and other cloud-based applications. Also, learn how to avoid these risks with a comprehensive security solution.
Posted: 18 Aug 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2015

McAfee, Inc.

Understanding Zero-Day Attacks and Gaining Control
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WEBCAST: This webcast discusses specific ways to address zero-day risks and fight exploit attempts.
Posted: 17 Aug 2015 | Premiered: Jul 31, 2015


The Evolution of Ransomware
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The white paper gives you an extensive look at the origins, development, and functioning of ransomware.
Posted: 14 Aug 2015 | Published: 06 Aug 2015

Symantec Corporation

Mobile is the New Playground for Thieves: How to Protect Against Mobile Malware
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll uncover how to move towards a proactive mobile security strategy to detect, analyze, and remediate today's mobile threats.
Posted: 12 Aug 2015 | Published: 13 Jul 2015

IBM

Data Breaches: What Can and Cannot Be Done
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the inevitability of data breaches and gives tips for staying as secure as possible in an insecure threat environment.
Posted: 11 Aug 2015 | Published: 11 Aug 2015

Global Knowledge

Quick Guide to Network Anomaly Detection
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper details the two types of anomaly scores and how they are manifested. Continue reading now to learn how to use each score as an indicator for proactive alerting.
Posted: 10 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Jul 2015

Prelert

Detecting Hidden Network Attacks Before a Breach
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a proactive approach to mitigating modern day cyber security threats and detecting attacks as they enter the network.
Posted: 07 Aug 2015 | Published: 15 Jul 2015

Prelert

Malware Defense: How to Detect and Mitigate Advance Evasion Techniques
sponsored by CrowdStrike
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, a security expert explores the evasion techniques used by advanced malware and explains how to detect and mitigate these threats.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

CrowdStrike

Endpoint Threat Detection Gets More Response
sponsored by CrowdStrike
EGUIDE: This expert guide discusses the importance of including detection alongside monitoring and remediation capabilities in your endpoint security strategy.
Posted: 05 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

CrowdStrike
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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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