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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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e-Guide: Conquering Advanced Persistent Threat Attacks
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-Guide clears up common misconceptions about the dangers and characteristics of advanced persistent threats (APTs), and also explains how context-aware security can improve the detection of APTs within enterprises.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

CDW Corporation

App Security: Decompiling Android APK Files
sponsored by CDW Corporation
EGUIDE: In this informative e-guide, expert Andrew Hogg takes you through the steps of reverse-engineering Android applications for the purpose of scoping out security weaknesses.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

CDW Corporation

Six Ways You May Be Losing Mobile Data and Not Even Know It
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This crucial white paper outlines the 6 ways that your mobile data could be compromised, and why you might not even realize that it's happening until it's too late.
Posted: 29 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Holistic Risk Management: Professional Perspectives
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, gain critical insights into the top strategies for strengthening enterprise-wide risk management and business resilience frameworks.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

IBM

Lumension 2014 Data Protection Maturity Report
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This report focuses on top security trends for 2014 and reveals the best practices for safeguarding sensitive information.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jan 2014

Lumension

Symantec Managed Security: Integrating the Network and Endpoints
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover a new threat protection platform that integrates security across the network and endpoint, while also providing critical context to detected attacks.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Symantec Corporation

Security Report 2014: Trends and Developments in the Security Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this informative report, discover the most important security trends of last year, ranging from malware delivery to mobile device risks.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Advanced Endpoint and Server Protection
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, gain critical insights into new strategies for protecting your organization against today's advanced cyber-attacks, including advanced heuristics, application control, and isolation technologies.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 26 Aug 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Top Five Alternatives to Endpoint Antivirus Software
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth Forrester report, discover the top 5 technologies that security professionals are using to replace outdated antivirus software.
Posted: 26 Aug 2014 | Published: 09 Jun 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Reducing the Reputational Impact of Data Breaches and Cyber-Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper explores the top strategies and techniques to protect your reputation by increasing business resilience and IT security across the enterprise.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

IBM

Endpoint Threat Detection, Response, and Prevention for Dummies
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
EBOOK: In this in-depth eBook, gain critical insights into how organizations are targeted by advanced threats, and how your endpoints, servers, and other devices can function as entrances into your network for cyber criminals.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Be Ready for Cyber-Attacks with New Endpoint Security and Monitoring Solutions
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful white paper, uncover a new endpoint threat detection platform that can prepare your organization to fight back against inevitable cyber-attacks.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Keep Your Endpoints Secure with Customizable Advanced Threat Protection
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource outlines a new approach to endpoint security that can provide your organization with real-time visibility and increased protection against modern cyber-attacks, including advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Virtualization Security: Choosing the Right Strategy for Your Organization
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: In this helpful resource, discover new virtualization security solutions that could be the key to keeping your virtual assets protected while preserving performance.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 25 Aug 2014

Kaspersky Lab

Keep Up With the Evolving Threat Landscape to Protect Email
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to mitigate risk associated with email within your organization and take on the challenge of the evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Jun 2013

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Get the Facts On APTs To Avoid Misguided Security Efforts
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This expert E-Guide cuts through the confusion, explaining exactly what an APT is, what they are capable of, and how you can best defend your organization from them.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

IBM

Why threat intelligence is critical for next generation firewalls
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: A top-tier threat intelligence network is the foundation of an effective next-generation firewall (NGFW). This white paper examines three criteria for judging threat intelligence networks: completeness, accuracy and speed, and discusses how one such network works in practice.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Overcoming exploits that use advanced evasion techniques and SSL encryption
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: To defend against today's advanced attacks, next-generation firewalls must be effective in overcoming obfuscation and advanced evasion techniques, as well as performing comprehensive SSL decryption and inspection.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

How SMBs can stop Malvertising
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Computer users want to find a deal, read celebrity gossip or share personal details with friends. Cybercriminals know how to leverage it. This white paper explains malvertising, and offers five measures for blocking these threats.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Beyond next gen firewalls
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This ebook explains the differences in stateful firewalls and next generation firewalls, while giving you resources and other research to help you find the best defense against cyberattacks.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

2013 Threat Report
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This report extensively details and categorizes recent global trends in network threats.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Dell Software

Control Network Security with a New Approach to Malware Defense
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This brief highlights a solution that integrates next-generation firewalls with intrusion prevention to create a barrier against harmful malware.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 19 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The 2014 Next Generation Firewall Challenge
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource helps you understand the next generation firewall (NGFW), and how to choose the best solution to combat today's threats.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Advanced Persistent Threats: Expert Strategies for IT Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This expert E-Guide outlines the best practices for organizations to defend themselves against these malicious attacks and to prevent them before they happen.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

IBM

Rapidly Respond to Advanced Attacks in Motion with Carbon Black
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
EBOOK: Access this in-depth resource that explains why your organization would be better off by establishing a security lifecycle – one that reduces the area to attack while also detecting advanced threats in real time. Read on to learn more about evolving enemies, understanding the kill chain, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2014 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black
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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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