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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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Vantage Point Solutions Group Cut Costs and Strengthens Client Relationships with Webroot
sponsored by Webroot
CASE STUDY: This brief case study shows how one organization deployed a standardized single endpoint security solution and saw improved efficiency and performance.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Webroot

Taking Managed Security Services To The Next Level
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the changing landscape of security; the importance of a high-security posture; the elements of effective Web, endpoint, user and mobile protection; and the ways in which Webroot helps partners increase the value and profitability of their security practices.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Webroot

Retail Cyber Crime
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the growing trend of retail-based cybercrime and the importance of securing your point-of-sale endpoints.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 18 Apr 2014

LogRhythm, Inc.

The State of APT Preparedness: Enterprises Struggle to Adapt to Changing IT Security Risks
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores the current struggles enterprises face when adapting to changing security risks and what you can do to prepare for APTs.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Lumension

The 5 Key Tactics for Dealing with Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores 5 key tactics for dealing with APTs and how to prevent potential APT attacks.
Posted: 18 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Lumension

Websense 2014 Threat Report, Websense Security Labs
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: In preparing the Websense® 2014 Threat Report, Websense Security Labs™ researchers examined cybersecurity through the lens of a seven-stage kill chain and attack model. Learn how to apply the seven-stage "kill chain" and attack model to your cybersecurity.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Websense

Transforming Information Security: Future-Proofing Processes
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Adapting your security strategy to today's expanding threat landscape can be a daunting task. This guide explores strategies for enhancing your security strategy and how to adapt to the current threat landscape.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

The APT Lifecycle and its Log Trail
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the APT lifecycle and helps you understand the motives behind these attacks, making it easier to prevent them.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

LogRhythm, Inc.

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth report provides valuable insight into the top security concerns of 2014 and what your organization can do to prevent cybercrime.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

What Businesses Need to Know About Cyber Security
sponsored by Lumension
WEBCAST: Access this resource and witness 4 security experts discuss today's threat landscape and how cyber security is being dealt with across the world.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 17, 2014

Lumension

Defending Your Corporate Endpoints: How to Go Beyond Anti-Virus
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Malware is the most common type of cyber-threat and businesses are struggling when it comes to stopping its growing complexity. This informative resource explores some strategies for preventing these sophisticated malware attacks.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Lumension

NSS Labs: Breach Detection System Comparative Analysis
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This informative analysis tests some top breach detection technologies and compares the standards of their security and performance.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

Is Your AV Keeping Up?
sponsored by Lumension
WEBCAST: This informative resource takes a look at anti-virus technology and outlines how businesses can prevent sophisticated malware from infiltrating their system.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 16, 2014

Lumension

Top 9 Mistakes of APT Victims: What They Are and What You Can Do To Prevent Them
sponsored by Lumension
WEBCAST: This informative resource explores the role of APTs in today's current threat landscape and what you can do to prevent them.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Apr 16, 2014

Lumension

A New Threat-Centric Security Model for Before, During, and After an Attack
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores a threat-centric security model designed to prevent, detect and remediate any potential cyber-attacks.
Posted: 16 Apr 2014 | Published: 16 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

ESG Lab Review: RSA ECAT Signature-less Malware Detection Tool
sponsored by EMC Corporation
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: Check out this informative lab review to uncover the key findings of the evaluation of an industry-leading signature-less malware detection tool that specifically focuses on endpoint compromise assessment and monitoring.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

EMC Corporation

Signature-less Malware Detection: Finding an Evil in the Haystack
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore this exclusive resource to discover how one industry leading vendor is fighting against advanced threats, and learn how your business can build a top-notch defense against potentially business-ending security threats.
Posted: 15 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

EMC Corporation

Maximum-Strength Threat Detection for Mid-Size Enterprises
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast explains how RSA Security Analytics provides visibility, threat intelligence, and analytics – and how you can start small.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

EMC Corporation

Authentication Management: Ensuring Security for Remote Workers
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's authorization management tool and how it can enable secure access to employees working from home or other off-site locations.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

The Big Data Security Analytics Era is Here
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Big data security analytics is no longer a visionary idea -- leading enterprises recognize that their immediate security requirements demand this type of solution.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

EMC Corporation

Stopping Malicious Botnets
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Limited

No Silver Bullet: Eight Ways Malware Defeats Strong Security Controls
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores 8 ways malware can defeat your security strategy and outlines some key strategies for preventing these intrusions.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this paper to get an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and how Sophos complete security solution can protect your network, servers and end user clients.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Beyond the Hype: Real-world APT Solution Testing by NSS Labs
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a thorough analysis of the Fortinet FortiSandbox 3000D v1.2 breach detection system. It looks at aspects like the effectiveness, performance and TCO of the solution and finds it to be an effective way to detect breaches and breach attempts.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Buyer's Criteria for Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current state of malware in today's threat landscape and discusses some of the top strategies for stopping sophisticated malware.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Sourcefire
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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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