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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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2013 Cost of Data Breach Study: UK
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: The cost of data breaches has risen for UK organisations iover the past year, but companies that appoint chief information secruity officers with enterprise-wide responsiblities can reduce their costs, this report from the Ponemon Institute reveals.
Posted: 05 Jun 2013 | Published: 05 Jun 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Overcoming Security Breaches and Minimizing the Impact
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks UK
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 10 things you should do to enhance the security of your enterprise and reduce the duration and impact of a security breach.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 23 May 2013

Dell SecureWorks UK

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

Rethink Defense-In-Depth Security Model For BYOD
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com explores why the endpoint security model is failing and explains why defense-in-depth controls must assume endpoints are always vulnerable – and always compromised.
Posted: 03 Jul 2013 | Published: 03 Jul 2013

McAfee, Inc.

A CIO's Five-Point Plan for Managing Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell KACE
EGUIDE: Managing endpoint security is a major challenge for organizations. This expert e-guide, brought to you by SearchCIO.com, offers a five-point solution for managing endpoint security for the hyper-connected enterprise – starting with data governance.
Posted: 20 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 Jun 2013

Dell KACE

Malware Attacks Demand a New Malware Defense Approach
sponsored by Imperva
EGUIDE: Customized, targeted malware attacks require new defense measures beyond those currently in place. This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com offers advice on protecting your organization from these new threats. View now to learn more!
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | Published: 19 Jun 2013

Imperva

The Evolution of Threat Detection and Management
sponsored by EMC Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com explores the [evolution of threat detection and management] and offers advice on how to tackle potentially disastrous APTs, detailing multiple mitigation methods, from SIEMs and big data to sandboxing and whitelisting.
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | Published: 19 Jun 2013

EMC Corporation

Understanding Web-Based Crime-Fighting Techniques To Protect Your Critical Data
sponsored by Imperva
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, brought to you by SearchCompliance.com, you will gain an understanding of the risks to your data and strategies to protect your systems within the limits of your resources.
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 | Published: 17 Jun 2013

Imperva

McAfee Tackles the Complexities of Endpoint Security
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the myriad of enterprise endpoint threats today, and how you can conquer these difficult complexities.
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

McAfee, Inc.

Managing Web Security in an Increasing Challenging Threat Landscape
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This resource offers guidance to help your organization manage web security in an increasingly dangerous threat landscape. Learn how cybercriminals are targeting web-based vulnerabilities and see what you can do to stay safe by reading on now.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Webroot

The New Reality of Stealth Crimeware
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn what you need to know about "stealthology" and how you can protect yourself against sneaky criminals. Read on and discover more about stealthy malware like Stuxnet and Zeus, developing rootkit defenses, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will introduce you to a security solution that addresses advanced malware, data loss, and other issues from a single, manageable environment and can help limit your exposure to Internet threats. Read on and discover how this solution can offer you advanced e-mail virus and spam protection, comprehensive device control, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

The Evolving Landscape of Desktop Security
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource will help you learn about an application control solution coupled with traditional anti-virus technology can help you address threats quickly and effectively while also keeping close track of unauthorized applications. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 May 2013 | Published: 30 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

McAfee Application Control
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn more about a security offering that can provide complete protection from unwanted applications and code, as well as block advanced threats without requiring signature updates. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 29 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

McAfee, Inc.

When Malware Goes Mobile: Causes, Outcomes and Cures
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whtie paper will review a step-by-step approach you can take in order to strengthen your abaility to ward of malware attacks and keep mobile data secure. Read on to learn about platform specific policies, effective prevention strategies, and more.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 17 May 2013

Sophos, Inc.

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
sponsored by Webroot
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
sponsored by Webroot
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
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
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
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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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