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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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Attacks on Point of Sale Systems
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Identity theft is one of the most common forms of cybercrime, and your Point of Sale (POS) system is especially vulnerable to this attack type. This in-depth guide explores how cybercriminals use malware to steal credit card information at the POS.
Posted: 11 Mar 2014 | Published: 11 Mar 2014

Symantec Corporation

What can you do differently to guard against threats from rapidly evolving mobile malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This must-see white paper discusses the emerging and evolving risks associated with mobile computing and applications. Also inside, find insight to help you effectively address mobile vulnerabilities.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Defending Against Malware: A Holistic Approach to One of Today's Biggest IT Risks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers background on today's malware and its 4 predictable steps. Click through to discover a set of integrated solutions that offer improved visibility and defense to block advanced attacks.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Insider Edition: Antimalware Technologies and Techniques to the Rescue
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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: Best Practices for a Rapidly Changing Threat Landscape
sponsored by Verisign, Inc.
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.

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

Layered Security: Why It Works
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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

An Expert Guide to the PCI DSS 3.0
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This expert handbook gives you the information that you require right now to understand the updated requirements for the PCI DSS 3.0, which went into effect in early 2014.
Posted: 31 Jan 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Detecting Sophisticated Online Attacks with Streaming Analytics
sponsored by EMC Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Discover how RSA Web Threat Detection delivers actionable intelligence by leveraging big data to correlate anomalies and detect online threats in real time.
Posted: 13 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

EMC Corporation

How Data Centers are Becoming Unwitting Accomplices in Advanced Cyber Attacks
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the widening gap between the offensive capabilities of today's cyber attackers and the weak traditional defenses deployed in most data centers.
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

EFT Server to Replace USB for SCADA; EFT Server Enterprise Helps to Reduce Risks through Multi-Zone Architecture
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains that USB drives have been used to transport viruses and malware, both on purpose and accidentally.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

GlobalScape

The Definitive Guide to the Next Generation of Threat Protection
sponsored by FireEye
EBOOK: This in-depth eBook examines the next generation of threat protection and provides key insights into critical topics, such as advanced persistent threats and zero-day attacks.
Posted: 04 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

The SIEM Evaluator's Guide
sponsored by AlienVault
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
sponsored by FireEye
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
sponsored by FireEye
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

12 Things Effective Intrusion Prevention Systems Should Do
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 12 features and functions that your intrusion prevention system (IPS) needs in order to defend against today's stealthy threats. Read on now to see if your organization is at risk.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc.

Citizens National Bank of Texas Increases Advanced Cyber Attack Protection with FireEye
sponsored by FireEye
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

The Future of Web Security: 10 Things Every Web Application Firewall Should Provide
sponsored by Imperva
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

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
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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
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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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