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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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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

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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
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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
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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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

Recognizing Five Sources of High-Profile Data Security Breaches
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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

Survey Shows Need for Security Improvement
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores what far too many organizations are leaving out of their IT security practices and explains what can be done to improve their overall effectiveness. Read on to learn if your own IT security protocols are leaving you open to a malicious attack.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

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The Bot Threat
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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

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2014 Global Report on the Cost of Cyber Crime
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WHITE PAPER: Ponemon Institute's 2014 Cost of Cyber Crime Study taps into the collective experience of 257 organizations in seven countries, describing the most common and most costly types of attacks; the greatest internal and external costs; and the security technologies most effective in reducing losses.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

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Assuring Application Security: Deploying Code that Keeps Data Safe (Slashguide)
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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

IBM Endpoint Manager for Core Protection
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WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn about an endpoint manager with core protection that provides organizations with an automated, easy-to-use solution to ensure the protection of sensitive data and much more.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM

The Compliance and Security Balancing Act
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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

Profiling an Enigma: The Mystery of North Korea’s Cyber Threat Landscape
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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
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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
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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

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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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