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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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Quarterly Cyberthreat Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this quarterly security report, discover what lessons have been learned in 2014 and how cybersecurity needs to evolve in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Securing Apps from the First Line of Code
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you how to integrate security analysis into apps from the moment the first line of code is written to reduce risks. View now to learn how to discover and remedy vulnerabilities during the development process in real-time.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

White Hat Security

Evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership for Protecting Web Applications
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the tocal cost of web app security in the three major risk categories associated with sucessful attacks. Access now to learn how to quantify the costs of web app security compared to the costs of a breach.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2013

White Hat Security

Hackers Open Malware Backdoor in Apache Webservers
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines Linux/Cdorked.A and the damage it deals. View now to learn how to fight back against hackers who are using it and how to secure your webserver.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

GeoTrust, Inc.

Cybersecurity Strategies for the Midsize Businesses
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the steps and technologies security managers for small- to mid-size organizations can leverage at each stage of an attack - before, during and after - in order to effectively secure endpoints and crucial data effectively.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

A Much Needed Cybersecurity Paradigm Shift
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why hackers have the upper hand in the battle for data and why organizations need to ramp up security measures, regardless of their current status. View now to gain insight into today's threat landscape.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

UnitedLex

Don’t let crime rule your network – building an efficient cyber crime strategy
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Featuring input from expert analysts with years of experience, this white paper presents a series of guidelines for creating security that can survive the modern threat landscape.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Understanding what your endpoint security policy needs
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert guide examines the effectivenss of anti-virus software in the age of advanced threats.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

GeoTrust, Inc.

The Importance of the Right Endpoint Security Measures
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This research report presents the results of a survey on endpoint security across businesses of all sizes.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

2014 Cost of Cyber Crime study
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
RESOURCE: If you want to avoid the costs of cybercrime, you need to know what you're up against. This resource can help.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 10 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

How to Defend Websites in the Era of Site Scraping
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the prevalence of website scraping and examines the first SaaS strategy focused on stopping automated attacks to make the web more secure. View now to learn how to block and/or repurpose these bots to your advantage.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

Distil Networks

SSL Decryption for Visibility into Emerging Threat Sources
sponsored by Gigamon
WEBCAST: This webcast explores a new approach to SSL security and decryption.  View now to learn more and how to enhance your current security solutions.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2014

Gigamon

Advanced Threat Protection Lifecycle Defense
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover a method of advanced threat protection that fights every step of the advanced threat lifecycle.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Strengthen your Next-Generation Malware Analysis
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this brief infographic, discover how malware analysis and content filtering can help you achieve advanced threat protection.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Under Threat or Compromise Every Detail Counts
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the five essential steps of security management to help you create a more comprehensive defense suited for today's threat landscape.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Blue Coat Systems

2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This report, which focuses specifically on IT security management, uses research to reveal what areas of security you should turn your attention to.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Critical Factors in Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Endpoints are the new security perimeter, and this means rethinking your endpoint security. This white paper will help you do so.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Rise of Web Bot Attacks and Demise of Traditional Defenses
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details why ad hoc bot security approaches continue to fail and explores a new approach to blocking bots. View now to learn how you can close security vulnerability gaps to hackers' attempts.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

Distil Networks

Six Steps to SIEM Success
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: In this webcast, discover the six key steps you need to take to optimize your SIEM use.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 7, 2015

AlienVault

Detect Ransomware Before it’s Too Late
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: In this webcast, learn how to detect ransomware and protect your network before it's too late.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 7, 2015

AlienVault

Security Analytics Moves to Real-Time Protection
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a security analytics platform that works in real time.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Revolutionizing Advanced Threat Protection
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper suggests ways for you to create a comprehensive security system that works against today's complex threat landscape.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems

TOP 5 CRITICAL CAPABILITIES FOR YOUR MALWARE SANDBOXING STRATEGY
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the top five criteria of effective malware sandboxing.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Is Dealing with Malware Like Finding Needles in Your Enterprise Haystack?
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WEBCAST: View this in-depth webinar and learn how to fortify your mobile device strategy, as hackers target mobile networks and devices. Get details on poignant topics, including how to find risks manually.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Sep 29, 2013

Veracode, Inc.

Next-Gen Security Analytics - 7 Necessary Functions
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines security analytics in depth and the seven functions a security analytics platform needs to have.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems
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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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