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ALSO CALLED: Malicious Threats, Malicious Computer Code, Malicious Logic, Joke Programs, Blended Threats, Malicious Software, Malicious Code, Mobile Malware
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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Post Breach Industry Report: A Real-world View of Ongoing Cyber Security Attacks
sponsored by Vectra Networks
WHITE PAPER: This informative report uses real-world data to reveal what attackers do within a network once they evade perimeter defenses.
Posted: 25 Nov 2014 | Published: 25 Nov 2014

Vectra Networks

Central Bank and Trust
sponsored by GFI
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study takes an in-depth look at how one bank was able to recover and continue business after a security breach. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

GFI

The Economic Impact of AdvancedPersistent Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper explores the financial impact of advanced persistent threats by detailing the results of a study of 755 IT and IT security practitioners.
Posted: 20 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 May 2014

IBM

Ponemon Cost of Cyber Crime Study: Global Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Ponemon Institute's 2014 Cost of Cyber Crime Study taps into the collective experience of 257 organizations in seven countries, describing the most common and most costly types of attacks; the greatest internal and external costs; and the security technologies most effective in reducing losses.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

2014 Global Report on the Cost of Cyber Crime
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Ponemon Institute's 2014 Cost of Cyber Crime Study taps into the collective experience of 257 organizations in seven countries, describing the most common and most costly types of attacks; the greatest internal and external costs; and the security technologies most effective in reducing losses.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Enterprise Software Security Strategies Pulse Report (SSA)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey report by Gatepoint Research explores the extent to which IT organizations employ application security testing and remediation solutions.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Assuring Application Security: Deploying Code that Keeps Data Safe (Slashguide)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This SlashGuide discusses the evolution of malware attack surfaces, from endpoint to server to app; what to look for when sourcing or developing code; and which tests you should be performing now to keep malicious code out and enterprise data safe.
Posted: 18 Nov 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Mitigating User-Based Risks: Where Infrastructure Monitoring Falls Short, User-Based Monitoring Excels
sponsored by ObserveIT
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the roles of trusted insiders versus outsiders in data breaches; identifying activities and intent when it comes to user-based threats; why user-based monitoring is a promising solution; and more.
Posted: 14 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

ObserveIT

24/7 Visibility into Advanced Malware on Networks and Endpoints
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper argues that containing the massive-scale security breaches that many high-profile organizations are experiencing requires a holistic approach that addresses vulnerabilities and threats at the network and system levels, and leverages threat intelligence to accurately identify attacks in progress.
Posted: 12 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

All you need to know about Bash bug and how to protect your data with IBM Endpoint Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how the "Bash bug" allows attackers to execute malicious code within a bash shell, allowing them to gain access to confidential information by taking control of the operating system. It also highlights how you can better identify which systems are vulnerable and protect your endpoints and data from this bug.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 26 Sep 2014

IBM

Know Your Endpoints to Prevent Security Breaches
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers how an IBM assessment can show you how secure your endpoints really are.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

IBM

Keep Cyber Threats From Destroying Your Organization
sponsored by LabTech Software
EBOOK: This exclusive white paper examines future security risks to the network and provides and in-depth look at how to combat them.  Read on to learn how you can ease that burden for your IT department.
Posted: 10 Nov 2014 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

LabTech Software

Comply Before You Connect: Security for Federal Agencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use of "comply-to-connect" initiatives in federal agencies and proposes IBM Endpoint Manager as a solution to the need for continuous compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Web Applications Under Attack: How Network Security Solutions Leave You Exposed
sponsored by Imperva
RESOURCE: This infographic depicts how two types of firewalls—web application firewalls and next generation firewalls—measure up against the threats considered to be the "top 10" by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).
Posted: 30 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Imagine what the Cloud Can Do For You
sponsored by CDW Corporation
RESOURCE: Dive into this infographic that describes how the cloud can help you stay safe in the face of threats, while enhancing business productivity.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

CDW Corporation

Demo: RSA ECAT
sponsored by RSA
VIDEO: Watch this demo to see what real-time malware analysis on the endpoint looks like with RSA ECAT.
Posted: 28 Oct 2014 | Premiered: 28 Oct 2014

RSA

A new look at Vulnerability Management
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Does your list of security vulnerabilities seem overwhelming? Visualisation in VM can be an essential tool in making critical issues apparent. Security Visualisation serves as a guideline of how to generate a visual representation of a dataset. Download this guide to get expert advice on how to generate a security visualization plan.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

The Top 5 Security Challenges of Higher Education
sponsored by Tenable Network Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper discusses how in addition to the same IT security challenges as commercial enterprises, universities face a number of difficulties that are entirely unique to higher education.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 24 Oct 2014

Tenable Network Security

Breaches Happen: Be Prepared
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will teach you how to protect yourself from damaging attacks and effectively respond to them and unveils the protection and defense life cycle.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

10 Steps to Mitigate a DDoS Attack in Real Time
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: This brief resource details a 10-step process to stopping distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks immediately and before critical damage can be made.
Posted: 22 Oct 2014 | Published: 15 Jan 2014

F5 Networks

A Consolidated Platform for Next-Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Services
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper first defines next-generation firewalls, secure web gateways, and their capabilities, and then specifically discusses the Fortinet FortiGate NGFW and the results of ESG Lab's evaluation and testing of the device.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Bringing DLP Inside the Organization
sponsored by Clearswift
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into the subject of data loss prevention (DLP) inside the organization, examining the way that critical information is shared within a business and discussing the pros and cons of implementing DLP solutions at different points.
Posted: 15 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Clearswift

How to be Productive Amid Disaster
sponsored by Code42
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to learn how your organization can be productive amid disaster. Enable secure, self-service endpoint data recovery.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Aug 14, 2014

Code42

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

HP Security Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This HP Security Cyber Risk Report provides industry-wide data on vulnerabilities in software, mobile, and web applications; examines how specific technologies like iOS, Android, and JAVA contribute to the attack surface; and more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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