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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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Defend web properties from modern threats with Citrix NetScaler
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Check out this white paper to discover the challenges of defending modern web properties from modern threats, as well as an application delivery controller (ADC) that works hand in hand with advanced malware protection and high-profile security products.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Citrix

A powerful defense against denial of service attacks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: As cybercrime continues to grow, denial of service (DoS) attacks have become far more prevalent. This guide explores the current landscape of DoS attacks and what you can do to protect your network.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 27 Dec 2013

Citrix

3 Ways That Retailers Can Address POS Security Challenges
sponsored by Bit9, Inc.
VIDEO: In this short video, learn how to address evolving malware threats and meet PCI DSS 3.0 compliance requirements with a proactive approach to security.
Posted: 15 Dec 2014 | Premiered: 07 Nov 2014

Bit9, Inc.

Vectra X-Series Deployment Guide
sponsored by Vectra Networks
WHITE PAPER: This deployment guide gives a brief overview of the deployment preparation, installation, and configuration of a Vectra X-series platform, which detects malware and cyber attacks at any phase.
Posted: 04 Dec 2014 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

Vectra Networks

How to Build Defense in Depth Against Advanced Cyber Attacks with Vectra and Sandbox Security
sponsored by Vectra Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces Vectra, a leading innovator in real-time detection of in-progress cyber attacks that complements sandbox security solutions to create an in-depth defense against advanced persistent threats.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 03 Dec 2014

Vectra Networks

Understanding the Cyber Attack "Kill Chain" and Attack Model
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the seven stages of advanced threats that comprise "kill chains" and explains how cybercriminals use them in attacks.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 16 Oct 2013

Websense

Win the Race Against Time to Stay Ahead of Cybercriminals
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how IBM Security QRadar Incident Forensics can help enterprises investigate and gather evidence on breaches.
Posted: 03 Dec 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

IBM

How to Properly Plan Against Attacks with Incident Response and Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by TaaSera
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the dos and don'ts of creating an incident response plan and looks at how advanced malware uses your own network against you.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

TaaSera

Websense® Security Labs™: 8 Security Predictions for 2015
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: This must-read resource from Websense presents the top 8 security predictions for 2015.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Websense

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 ControlNow
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

ControlNow

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

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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