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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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Quarterly Cybercrime Report
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WHITE PAPER: This security report will help you stay up to date on changing cybercrime trends.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

IBM

Stop Advanced Threats Before They Can Hurt You
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals how advanced malware sneaks in undetected and how you can stop them.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Dell SecureWorks

Strengthen Desktop Virtualization Security by Minimizing Endpoint Attack Surfaces
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WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore why IT professionals are increasingly adopting desktop virtualization paired with thin client solutions to significantly reduce risks and improve protection at endpoints. Examine thin client solutions to help you select one that can best support enhanced endpoint security for your organization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

A Guide to a Multifaceted Security Strategy
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can help you develop an innovative approach for catching even the most advanced malware.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

Dell SecureWorks

How to Improve Your Threat Intelligence
sponsored by Threatstream
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses those problems and how threat intelligence is evolving to fix them.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

Threatstream

Addressing unique security concerns within the Healthcare Industry
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WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to discover how hackers are attacking the healthcare industry and what you can do to combat them.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 16 Mar 2015

Alert Logic

The Truth About Cloud Security Threats
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WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover what types of threats are growing, how often they attack, and what you can do to better secure your organization.
Posted: 16 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 May 2014

Alert Logic

Mitigating the cyber threat from malicious insiders
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis Series provides an examination of a malicious insider attack as a sequence of phases and a practical 10-step programme for mitigating the threat.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 12 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Trends in packing and obfuscation
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis Series looks at how two modern malware methods fit into today's landscape of advanced persistent threat and cyber crime as a service, and what the security industry can do to defend against them.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 12 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Windows 8.1 Security: New and Improved
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper goes in-depth into the new security features of Windows 8.1.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

ESET

Protect Your Data with Advanced Encryption
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WHITE PAPER: This resource introduces one way you can create unbreakable security for your data.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

ESET

Build a Strong Security Foundation with the Right Endpoint Protection
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes one endpoint protection solution that has proven to provide a strong foundation.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

ESET

Security Lessons Learned from 2014
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WEBCAST: This webcast discusses some of the most prevalent threats of 2014 and the lessons learned from them.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2014

ESET

Business risks of software vulnerabilities
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis Series looks at how four sources of risk are relevant for evaluating the influence of software vulnerabilities on businesses.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Published: 12 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Clustering to counter Android malware
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis Series looks at how the rapid growth of new Android malware calls for automated tools to help malware analysts.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Endpoint Security for OS X
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a comprehensive OS X security system that provides you with mixed environment endpoint security.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

ESET

Enhanced Mobile Endpoint Security
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a mobile endpoint security system that gives you anti-theft protection, drive security, application control and more.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

ESET

Limiting malware propagation – a way forward
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis Series puts forward a suggestion for the creation and implementation of a hypervisor at a layer below the operating system.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

10 Ways to Tell its Time to Change Your Antivirus Software
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WEBCAST: This webcast addresses the question of whether you need to change your anti-virus software, and if so what to change it to.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 10, 2015

ESET

Security Report: Cybercrime Trends for 2015
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WHITE PAPER: This security report can help the security professional know what the greatest threats are in 2015 and how to combat them.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 10 Mar 2015

ESET

Global Threat Intelligence Report
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper can help you discover the latest security threats and how to stop them.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Dimension Data

10 Ways Everyone Should Approach Cybersecurity in 2015
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews key security issues and focuses attention on 10 responses that we all need to adopt in our approach to security in 2015.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

Behavior-based Protection Strategies from the Network to Remote Endpoints.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at behavior-based protection, a comprehensive security system that fights the latest threats.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

Discover How to Guard Against Healthcare Cybercrime
sponsored by NaviSite
WHITE PAPER: Healthcare data is as valuable as gold on the black market, and thieves are drawn to the profits. Now, with more data stored digitally and more hackers taking advantage of that, the healthcare industry needs better security than ever.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

NaviSite

New Threats to Healthcare and How to Stop them
sponsored by NaviSite
WEBCAST: This webcast provides you with a detailed analysis of healthcare's security threats and suggestions for combatting them.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2015

NaviSite
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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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