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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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Security Report Card: NSS Labs Puts APT Solution to the Test
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource provides a thorough analysis of the Fortinet FortiSandbox 3000D v1.2 breach detection system. It looks at aspects like the effectiveness, performance and TCO of the solution and finds it to be an effective way to detect breaches and breach attempts.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

NSS Labs - Breach Detection System Product Analysis
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper discusses the effectiveness of one top-tier breach detection platform and how it can improve your security strategy.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Mitigating Email Virus Attacks
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource to explore the emerging e-mail threat landscape that includes inbound and outbound risks. Read on to discover a simplified management solution that boosts defenses at a lower TCO.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2013

Cisco

Fortinet’s Solution for the Enterprise Campus: High Performance Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores major trends behind next-generation firewalls and how you can ensure network security while still enabling your employees.
Posted: 31 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Why Enterprises Are Really Deploying NGFWs
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast takes a look at five organizations that have embraced next generation firewall solutions, examining their motivations for picking those solutions as well as the key requirements they established before making a purchase.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Premiered: Mar 19, 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Hackers, Hacking, and CEHv8
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This resource addresses hackers, hacking, and what can be done to prevent cyber-attacks. It also highlights the different motives for hacking and common methods hackers use.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 21 Jan 2014

Global Knowledge

Critical Factors to Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the need for a new layered, defense-in-depth security approach – one that fortifies the endpoint itself through a handful of security controls and critical factors to keep users and endpoints safe.
Posted: 19 Mar 2014 | Published: 19 Mar 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Endpoint Security Technology
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: With the increasing number of client devices-endpoints, IT is challenged with managing this sheer volume of endpoints as your organization is left with multiple vulnerabilities. This expert guide details how endpoint protection software can help block malicious network traffic while providing secure access to your sensitive business data.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Expert Guide to Secure Web Gateways
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Investments in secure Web gateways (SWG) are on the rise because traditional firewalls don't stop all attacks against enterprise systems. Don't waste another minute researching SWG feature options. Participate in our brief survey and waiting for you is your complimentary e-guide that outlines why SWG is worth the investment.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

A new look at Vulnerability Management
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Does your list of security vulnerabilities seem overwhelming? Visualisation in VM can be an essential tool in making critical issues apparent. Security Visualisation serves as a guideline of how to generate a visual representation of a dataset. Download this guide to get expert advice on how to generate a security visualization plan.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

Transforming Information Security: Future-Proofing Processes
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: Adapting your security strategy to today's expanding threat landscape can be a daunting task. This guide explores strategies for enhancing your security strategy and how to adapt to the current threat landscape.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth report provides valuable insight into the top security concerns of 2014 and what your organization can do to prevent cybercrime.
Posted: 17 Apr 2014 | Published: 17 Apr 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Maximum-Strength Threat Detection for Mid-Size Enterprises
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WEBCAST: This on-demand webcast explains how RSA Security Analytics provides visibility, threat intelligence, and analytics – and how you can start small.
Posted: 14 Apr 2014 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

EMC Corporation

The Big Data Security Analytics Era is Here
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Big data security analytics is no longer a visionary idea -- leading enterprises recognize that their immediate security requirements demand this type of solution.
Posted: 11 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

EMC Corporation

No Silver Bullet: Eight Ways Malware Defeats Strong Security Controls
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores 8 ways malware can defeat your security strategy and outlines some key techniques for preventing these intrusions.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this paper to get an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and how Sophos complete security solution can protect your network, servers and end user clients.
Posted: 08 Apr 2014 | Published: 08 Apr 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Buyer's Criteria for Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current state of malware in today's threat landscape and discusses some of the top strategies for stopping sophisticated malware.
Posted: 07 Apr 2014 | Published: 07 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's intrusion prevention system and how it can integrate smoothly with your next-generation firewalls to ensure top-notch security.
Posted: 04 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Strategies For Securing Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explores an effective virtualization security technology and outlines how it can ensure system wide security.
Posted: 03 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sourcefire

Financial Institutions, Merchants, and the Race Against Cyberthreats
sponsored by RSA, The Security Division of EMC
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn about the 4 top forms of cybercrime. Click through to reveal 6 key recommendations to best protect your organization from security breaches.
Posted: 02 Apr 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

RSA, The Security Division of EMC

Cisco 2014 Annual Security Report
sponsored by Sourcefire
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth report provides valuable insight into the top security concerns of 2014 and what your organization can do to prevent cybercrime.
Posted: 01 Apr 2014 | Published: 01 Apr 2014

Sourcefire

Five Trends to Track in E-Commerce Fraud
sponsored by ThreatMetrix
WHITE PAPER: This paper outlines five troubling trends in e-commerce fraud, and offers some guidance on how you can mitigate the risk they present to your business.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

ThreatMetrix

Unified Security Management: Real-time Threat Detection
sponsored by AlienVault
TRIAL SOFTWARE: This free trial software allows unifies tools for intrusion detection, asset discovery, vulnerability scans, real-time threat intelligence, and SIEM/event correlation in one easy-to-use and affordable solution.
Posted: 24 Mar 2014 | Premiered: 24 Mar 2014

AlienVault

Information Security ASEAN March 2014
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: This ezine looks at the security challenges facing IT security professionals in the ASEAN region with a look at threats and industry trends.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Information Security ANZ March 2014
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: This issue looks at the security challenges facing IT security professionals in the Australia/New Zealand region.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

SearchSecurity.com
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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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