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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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Insider Edition: Antimalware Technologies and Techniques to the Rescue
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EZINE: In this special edition of Information Security, our experts examine the recent advances in anti-malware detection and prevention, and which ones can tip the scale in your favor in the fight against malware.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

SearchSecurity.com

DDoS Mitigation and DNS Availability: Key Components of Your Resiliency Strategy
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides enterprises with a list of recommendations for ensuring resiliency and minimizing risk in the event of a DDoS or DNS attack.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Verisign, Inc.

DDoS Malware: Strategies for Mitigation
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This technical brief covers DDoS-enabled malware and several DDoS-specific tools, their capabilities, and the network indicators they generate while performing attack methods.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Verisign, Inc.

DDoS Mitigation: Best Practices for a Rapidly Changing Threat Landscape
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WHITE PAPER: This guide explores one company's set of best practices that enables organizations to keep pace with DDoS attacks while minimizing impact on business operations.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Verisign, Inc.

Combining Cloud-Based DDoS Protection and DNS Services to Thwart the Threat Of DDoS
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the keys to fighting sophisticated DDoS attacks and why cloud-based protection may be your best option.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

Verisign, Inc.

4 Leading DDoS Protection Strategies
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WHITE PAPER: This guide explores various ways you can prevent DDoS attacks from harming your system and helps you decide which is best for your system.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Verisign, Inc.

Information Risk: Managing Digital Assets in a new Technology Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth report outlines the current threat landscape, different types of risks, and what you can do to prevent devastating cyber-attacks.
Posted: 25 Feb 2014 | Published: 25 Feb 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The Future of Web Security: 10 Things Every Web Application Firewall Should Provide
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WHITE PAPER: This guide takes a look at 10 things that every web application firewall should provide.
Posted: 19 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Imperva

Layered Security: Why It Works - December 2013
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ANALYST REPORT: This guide explores the importance of deep, layered security strategies and how network security can help ensure security for your system.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Why It’s Time for Enterprises to Secure Mac Computers
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WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the importance of protecting your Macs with endpoint security software and outlines how malware and advanced persistent threats look to infiltrate your operating systems.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Symantec Corporation

Endpoint Protection Platforms for Enterprises
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WHITE PAPER: This guide explores a unique enterprise endpoint protection platform that encompasses a multitude of security tools.
Posted: 14 Feb 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

SearchSecurity.com University: Web-bourne Malware
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This lesson examines trends in Web-borne malware, including contemporary attacker and malware trends, and recent cutting-edge attack methods, and details the technologies and tactics enterprises can put in place to achieve "quick wins" to reduce malware risk and long-term strategies to harden browsers, enhance detection and educate users.
Posted: 14 Jan 2014 | Premiered: 15 Jan 2014

SearchSecurity.com

7 Ideas to Improve Network Security in Healthcare
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WEBCAST: View this webcast to reveal 7 critical steps to improve healthcare IT security despite increasing network complexities.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Premiered: Sep 30, 2013

Palo Alto Networks

Definitive Guide to Next Generation Threat Protection eBook
sponsored by FireEye
EBOOK: In today's evolving threat landscape, businesses of various sectors and sizes have fallen victim to sophisticated cyber-attacks. This in-depth eBook explores the next generation of threat protection and delves deep into various topics, such as advanced persistent threats.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

The SIEM Evaluator's Guide
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WHITE PAPER: This guide takes a look at the current trends in security management and how an effective SIEM strategy can help you ensure security.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 04 Mar 2014

AlienVault

Symantec Intelligence Report - January 2014
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth analysis explores the current threat landscape, the most common security threats, and how you can prevent them.
Posted: 03 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Internet Security Census 2013
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores key survey findings regarding increased workplace mobility and how security threats are targeted toward various mobile endpoints.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Fortinet, Inc.

Advanced Attacks Require Federal Agencies to Reimagine IT Security
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WHITE PAPER: This guide outlines the malware "kill-chain" model used in many of today's cyber-attacks and how these can overwhelm traditional security tools.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

FireEye

Supply Chain Analysis: From Quartermaster to Sunshop
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WHITE PAPER: This in-depth guide explores the current threat landscape and the role of APTs. Read now for more information on how APTs are being used for wide-scale cybercrime campaigns.
Posted: 27 Feb 2014 | Published: 27 Feb 2014

FireEye

Securing your Midsized Business
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores security management strategies and how to combat the growth of sophisticated threats.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

IBM

Citizens National Bank of Texas Increases Advanced Cyber Attack Protection with FireEye
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WHITE PAPER: With cyber-attacks growing in regularity and complexity, many businesses have to go the extra mile to protect their sensitive data. This case study takes a look at one company's success when implementing a Web-based malware protection system.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

Symantec Intelligence Report 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: This in-depth report outlines the latest analysis surrounding cyber security threats and trends.
Posted: 18 Feb 2014 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Symantec Corporation

Hidden Lynx – Professional Hackers for Hire
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WEBCAST: This in-depth resource explores the strategies behind hackers-for-hire and what you can do to prevent them from compromising your system.
Posted: 17 Feb 2014 | Premiered: Feb 17, 2014

Symantec Corporation

Knowledge is Power: The Symantec Guide to Protecting your Website
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WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the importance of securing your system, overcoming any vulnerabilities and how this can help you maintain consumer confidence.
Posted: 30 Jan 2014 | Published: 30 Jan 2014

Symantec Corporation

Separate But Equal: Mitigating Risk of Web-Borne Malware Infections Through Separation
sponsored by Thawte Inc.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, Pete Lindstrom shares insight on Web-browser security methods that reduce or eliminate user involvement to more effectively prevent malware infections.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 29 Jan 2014

Thawte Inc.
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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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