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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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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

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Understanding SIEM
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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

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Breaches Happen: Be Prepared
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WHITE PAPER: In this paper, SANS discusses how the layered model is more relevant than ever and how a layered approach to security provides better protection of your organization's IT assets.
Posted: 23 Oct 2014 | Published: 23 Oct 2014

Symantec Corporation

Win the Race Against Time to Stay Ahead of Cybercriminals
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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

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Outsider Threat Protection: Building a Kill Chain Defense
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a detailed look at how to stop the chain of attack in a data breach.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

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The Definitive Guide to Establishing A Security Operation Center
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WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover how establishing a security operations center (SOC) can enable your organization to develop a fast, coordinated, and effective response to any and all cyber threats.
Posted: 09 Sep 2014 | Published: 09 Sep 2014

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Managing IT Risk: Trends in Global Information Security
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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

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The Heartbleed Bug: How To Protect Your Business
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WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, learn how new security platforms can protect your data against Heartbleed and any future attacks with advanced tools like two-factor authentication.
Posted: 06 Aug 2014 | Published: 06 Aug 2014

Symantec Corporation

Stopping Zero Day Exploits For Dummies
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EBOOK: This informative eBook examines the different threats that could compromise your security system and lead to advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks, and outlines the best strategies to keep your data safe.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

IBM

Protecting your Customers’ Online Banking Transactions
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WHITE PAPER: Protecting anytime, anywhere access is increasingly difficult using traditional security measures. Discover how organizations are protecting themselves.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

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Memory corruption attacks
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series argues that the lack of diversity in software and operating systems has left a large number of computers vulnerable to memory program attacks.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Sharing knowledge to tackle online banking fraud
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series argues that an information sharing service between national banking systems and law enforcement agencies could counteract online fraud.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Securing Personal Mobile Device Access to Enterprise IT and Cloud Assets
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WHITE PAPER: Learn how organizations protect and manage access to their enterprise and cloud applications during the BYOD phenomenon.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

HID

Choosing the Right Security Solution: Moving Beyond SSL to Establish Trust
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WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn why SSL-based security platforms with solid track records of meeting new challenges are the best way to defend and future-proof e-commerce environments against a growing and dynamic internet threat environment.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

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

TaaSera

HP Security Cyber Risk Report
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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?
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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
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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
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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

The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
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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
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EBOOK: 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

Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms
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ANALYST REPORT: This in-depth Gartner Magic Quadrant compares 18 vendors and their EPPs. Inside, learn about each platform's strengths and cautions, and see how each matches up on the quality of their protection capabilities, the depth and breadth of features, and the ease of administration.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Sophos, Inc.

What's Behind a Cyber Attack?
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the shortcomings of many current approaches to breach investigation, and also introduces one solution to help organizations to defend against advanced persistent and internal threats.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

The Evolution of Application Vulnerabilities, Spam Threats, and Incident Response
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WHITE PAPER: This report details the many breaches and security incidents that have plagued organizations in recent years; threats from past years that are currently showing signs of resurgence; and issues to be aware of in today's security landscape.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

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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