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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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SSL Decryption for Greater Threat Visibility
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

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

Cybercrime 101
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ways in which cybercrime occurs in three realms: individual, business, and governmental. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your organization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

The Evolution and Necessity of a Next-Gen Firewall
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes you through the history and development of firewalls and explores each generation's strengths and weaknesses. Read on to learn what characteristics you need in a next-gen firewall to improve your security strategy.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

5 Steps to Designing a Next-Gen Firewall
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a five step program to designing a next-gen firewall to keep out malicious attacks.  View now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Insight into Hacker Economics
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcasts takes a closer look at the current and historical trneds in crybercrime methods and tools and how the market is maturing.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 27, 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Quarterly Cybercrime Report
sponsored by IBM
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
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
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

Mitigating the cyber threat from malicious insiders
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

Business risks of software vulnerabilities
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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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