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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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Defending Against Rogue Users, Devices, and Applications
sponsored by ForeScout Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how NAC technologies help to ensure that only appropriate users, devices, and applications have access to your network resources, enabling you to support your users in a secure, efficient way.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

ForeScout Technologies, Inc.

Recognizing Five Sources of High-Profile Data Security Breaches
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the 5 major categories of vulnerabilities that IT and security professionals need to account for in their solutions planning.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

Mimecast

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Global Report on the Cost of Cyber Crime
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This up-to-date study shows just how much the costs of cybercrime has been rising, and what your business stands to lose if it's breached today.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | 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: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Securing the Future of Trust on the Internet
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why public key infrastructure (PKI) is the key to the future of trust on the Internet, and the steps that must be taken to build a stronger, more trustworthy PKI ecosystem.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

How Extended Validation SSL Brings Confidence to Online Sales and Transactions
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of increasing customer confidence in the security of online business transactions, and introduces Symantec Extended Validation SSL Certificates as a potential solution to this challenge.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Internet Trust Marks: Building Confidence and Profit Online
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how recent trends in Internet trust marks can help restore confidence in online shopping, and as concluded by at least one recent study, even induce those who do shop to spend more.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Grow Business Consumer Trust
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn to establish a strong online relationship with your customer that is built on trust by bolstering security and authenticating your site.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

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

Understanding SIEM
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Do you see SIEM as the answer to your organisations security problems? Are you thinking about purchasing? Take our short survey on SIEM and as a thank you, you will be able to download our exclusive e-Guide on 'What to look for in Threat Intelligence Services'.
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

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

The Security Value of a Dozen Next Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A security research group has put together an info-graphic that summarizes the results of independent studies on a dozen different NGFW products.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Discover the Capabilities of a Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper provides a close look at a next generation firewall, describing each of its capabilities in detail.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Test Results for a Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, discover test results that reveal the true performance of a leading next generation firewall.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

One Great Firewall Analyzed in Depth
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This detailed white paper gives you all the information you need about a firewall that's stable, reliable, and able to block over 99% of threats.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Profiling an Enigma: The Mystery of North Korea’s Cyber Threat Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This highly interesting resource delves into North Korea's cyber threat landscape, deeply analyzing what is known about the regime's capabilities and motives, which are largely shrouded in secrecy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Research Finds More Organizations Use Big Data Analytics for Security
sponsored by RSA
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the rise of Big Data security analytics.
Posted: 02 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Jan 2015

RSA

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

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

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Five Critical Steps to Achieving an Effective Application Security Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover steps you can incorporate into every phase of the development process to improve your application security, and get an overview of application threats and the types of risks to prioritize and remediate.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM
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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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