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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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5 New Laws of Antimalware Protection Keep Up with Evolving Threats
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Continue on to this essential white paper now to uncover five laws of anti-malware protection that can keep you safe.
Posted: 29 Dec 2014 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

Cisco

The Compliance and Security Balancing Act
sponsored by Mimecast
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, Karen Scarfone provides several practical tips on technologies that improve enterprise email security, and Christine Parizo discusses how to strike an ideal balance between compliance and security, when "compliant" doesn't necessarily mean "secure."
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 22 Dec 2014

Mimecast

Defend web properties from modern threats with Citrix NetScaler
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Defending your organization's web properties means more than just protecting enterprise web applications from advanced malware. Learn more on the challenges of defending against today's modern threats and discover how Citrix NetScaler application delivery controller (ADC) is an ideal defense solution.
Posted: 16 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Citrix

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

The 2014 Global Cost of Cybercrime Study
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative report distills interviews with senior-level IT personnel about the impact of cybercrime on their organizations in 2014 into trends that apply to every enterprise around the world.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

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

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

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

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: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

IBM

How to Protect Your Business From Today's Security Threats
sponsored by Optus Business
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining robust network security within your enterprise, especially with an evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Optus Business

Outsider Threat Protection: Building a Kill Chain Defense
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals the story behind outsider threats and how to defend against these attacks that steal sensitive data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Digital Guardian

Disrupt Advanced Attacks and Prevent Loss with this Integrated Security Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative whitepaper to explore a new integrated, contextually-aware security solution that provides improved threat detection and prevention across the enterprise.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

Managing IT Risk: Trends in Global Information Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Tune in to this informative webcast to hear industry veterans explore the top strategies for dealing with cyber threats, meeting compliance, and adapting to the newest developments in the security world, such as mobile device management. Click
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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

A Roadmap to Cyber Resilience
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover what it takes to become cyber resilient in this informative white paper.
Posted: 27 Aug 2014 | Published: 27 Aug 2014

Symantec Corporation

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

Symantec 2014 Internet Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth analysis, discover the biggest security trends and developments that organizations need to be aware of to stay protected.
Posted: 25 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Symantec Corporation

Symantec RSA Survey Report: Expertise, Insider Threats Still Challenging
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this RSA survey, learn which IT areas are still a security challenge, and what industry leaders recommend.
Posted: 22 Aug 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Delivering enterprise information securely on Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows tablets and smartphones
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: A recent report found that almost two-thirds of organizations were able to increase productivity because of flexibility with mobile devices in the workplace. But utilizing mobile devices can also make the enterprise more vulnerable to attacks. Access this exclusive resource to learn how to mitigate some of the risks associated with BYOD adoption.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Citrix

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

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

The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, gain essential knowledge on today's advanced malware threats, and discover how new next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can prevent them from gaining access to your valuable data.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Icomm Technologies

Securing Enterprise Networks with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Enterprise networks are increasing in size and complexity, creating a larger attack surface for hackers. This TechGuide walks you through gaining visibility into your network and devising an effective security strategy.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

SearchSecurity.com
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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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