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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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CW Special report on Symantec
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth profile from Computer Weekly, updated for 2013, gives you the key facts on Symantec's products, financial performance and strategy.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Effectively Analyze SIEM: Data Security School
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This Security School will explain the best means for an organization to effectively analyze SIM data, how to improve SIM collection, set reasonable goals for these tools and how to get the best data in order to improve incident response, change management processes and security policies overall.
Posted: 10 May 2013 | Premiered: 15 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Efficacy of Emerging Network Security Technologies
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
IT BRIEFING: The report, which surveyed 4,774 global IT and IT security professionals across nine countries identifies the challenges enterprises are facing dealing with emerging security threats.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Information Security Breaches Survey 2013
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RESEARCH CONTENT: Security breaches cost large businesses an average of £850,000, the 2013 Information Security Breaches Survey reveals.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Protect Your IT Systems with Next Generation Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper covers the constant threat of hackers to the security of your organization and offers a solution to help keep your data safe.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

IBM

Open Trusted Technology Provider Standard (O-TTPS)
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WHITE PAPER: This standard is aimed at enhancing the integrity of commercial off the shelf ICT products and helping customers to manage sourcing risk.
Posted: 10 Apr 2013 | Published: 10 Apr 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Rethinking Your Enterprise Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The fact is that the world is constantly evolving, and always connected, and your enterprise must be too. View this resource to learn about modern threats and what you should do to remains safe.
Posted: 03 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 May 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Targeted Attack Detection and Remediation Security School
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: In this Security School lesson, you'll learn more about how targeted attacks are developed, where your soft spots may be, how attackers are moving data off your networks and what you can do about it.
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 29 Mar 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Targeted attacks: Preparation and Mitigation
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how you can make an effective business case for targeted attack defense. Also inside, discover what you need to know in order to change user behaviors as part of your risk mitigation strategy.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 17 May 2013

Symantec Corporation

IT Administrator Saves Engineering Firm More than 200 Hour a Week by Switching to Webroot SecureAnywhere Business - Endpoint Protection
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CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how engineering and project management firm Doris, Inc. was able to combat slow scan times, complex management, and ineffective protection by investing in the right endpoint security solution.
Posted: 15 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Webroot

Anittel Simplifies Managed Antivirus Service Case Study
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CASE STUDY: This case study explores the antivirus system a managed service provider adopted that helped them thwart malware infections, reduce scan times, and ease the burden on IT administration.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 14 May 2013

Webroot

Responding to—and recovering from—sophisticated security attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, find four things you can do now to keep your organization safe. Learn what you need to know to effectively respond to and recover from sophisticated security attacks by reading on now.
Posted: 14 May 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

IBM

Sophos EndUser Protection Overview
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
VIDEO: This two-minute video details an endpoint security solution that makes it easy to protect your end-users, regardless of which device – or how many devices – they leverage.
Posted: 09 May 2013 | Premiered: 10 Jan 2013

Sophos, Inc.

Threat Prevention Techniques: Best Practices for Threat Management
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EGUIDE: SearchSecurity.com put together this E-Guide to provide you with expert advice on creating an effective threat management program. View now for best practices that will help you build a strategy for your business.
Posted: 02 May 2013 | Published: 02 May 2013

GeoTrust, Inc.

SymEd Solutions from Symantec: Endpoint Management and Mobility
sponsored by Insight Public Sector and Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how to safely deploy IT in academia and revolutionize the experience of students and teachers alike without compromising security in today's threat-filled landscape.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Insight Public Sector and Symantec

Online Enemy #1: Blackhole Exploit Kit
sponsored by Threat Track
WHITE PAPER: This short white paper offers key insight and advice for combatting Blackhole malware attacks on your organization's machines. Learn how to successfully thwart these types of threats with automated, centralized software patching.
Posted: 29 Apr 2013 | Published: 29 Apr 2013

Threat Track

Antivirus: The Hippest New Apple Accessory
sponsored by Threat Track
WHITE PAPER: For organizations that have deployed fleets of Macs and iPads/iPhones, protecting sensitive data and intellectual property can be challenging. This resource demonstrates why it is critical that security administrators need antivirus software for their Macs and MDM tools for their iPads and iPhones.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Threat Track

Case Study: Antivirus Business Exceeds Mitsubishi Polysilicon’s Needs for Malware Protection
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CASE STUDY: This brief case study demonstrates how Mitsubishi Polysilicon implemented an improved anti-malware solution that eliminated downtime during scans, resulting in improved productivity and streamlined business processes.
Posted: 26 Apr 2013 | Published: 26 Apr 2013

Threat Track

How a DNS Firewall Helps in the Battle Against Advanced Persistent Threat and Similar Malware
sponsored by Infoblox
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the role a DNS firewall can play in your security strategy for reducing loss of data due to stealthy advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other malware attacks.
Posted: 24 Apr 2013 | Published: 24 Apr 2013

Infoblox

The Custom Defense - Your Answer to APTs
sponsored by Trend Micro
VIDEO: Explore an innovative new technology available to help your organization combat potentially disastrous advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 17 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 17 Apr 2013

Trend Micro

The Trouble Heading for Your Business 2013
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: This resource details the current state of targeted attacks and explores why putting an effective defensive strategy in place is so critical. View now to uncover the effects of these potentially disastrous attacks and what you can do to stay protected.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Published: 28 Feb 2013

Trend Micro

2012 Endpoint Security Best Practices Survey Results
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals the results of a survey centered on endpoint security best practices. Inside, learn the factors that separate endpoint security leaders from laggards, and learn what you can do to stay protected.
Posted: 08 Apr 2013 | Published: 08 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

Information Security Magazine - April 2013
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: This month's issue takes a comprehensive look at existing identity and access management (IAM) solutions and explores how establishing a centralized IAM system not only combats the challenges SaaS and mobile devices, but provides better overall operational consistency across your entire infrastructure.
Posted: 03 Apr 2013 | Published: 03 Apr 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Network Security Technologies Technical Guide
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
WHITE PAPER: Read this expert guide to learn about the latest trends and risks that threaten today's networks. Learn more about modern threat detection, device security, security assessments and more.
Posted: 03 Apr 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

Considerations and Best Practices for Updating a Corporate BYOD Program
sponsored by Good Technology
EGUIDE: In this timely E-Guide from SearchConsumerization.com we detail the best practices and considerations to keep in mind when creating, implementing, and updating a corporate BYOD policy.
Posted: 21 Mar 2013 | Published: 21 Mar 2013

Good Technology
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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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