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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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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.

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

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
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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

Building momentum: Symantec's new approach to security
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Despite its undisputed dominance of the security market, Symantec's revenues have remained static in recent years. Arif Mohamed reports in this eGuide, whether the expansion of its enterprise data security, cloud and mobile portfolio will return it to growth.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

The Modern Malware Review: Analysis of New and Evasive Malware in Live Enterprise Networks
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This crucial paper discusses the latest malware threats, analyzing more than 1,000 organizations and examining the malware samples that were initially undetected by industry-standard security solutions.
Posted: 18 Mar 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2013

Palo Alto Networks

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 Works in Detecting and Blocking Advanced Threats: A Real Case Study at a Large Research Organization
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: Cybercriminals are always looking for new ways to infiltrate your system, making it essential to have an effective intrusion prevention system (IPS). This white paper explores one company's IPS platform and how it can greatly enhance your system security.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 06 Mar 2014

FireEye

Debunking the Myth of Sandbox Security
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This guide debunks the myth of effective sandbox security and outlines inefficiencies within this popular strategy.
Posted: 06 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

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

Defend Against Today's New Breed of Email-based Cyber Attacks
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores how email-based cyber-attacks aim to circumvent your security tools and steal your valuable business data, and how to best safeguard yourself against them.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

Poison Ivy and Random Access Tools: What You Need to Know
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This guide explores the current threat landscape and more specifically Poison Ivy, a remote access tool that has been used in several high-profile malware campaigns. Read on to learn which tools you need to defend yourself from this form of cybercrime.
Posted: 05 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

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

State of Security Operations
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With businesses recognizing the need for further investment in cyber-defense, it is essential to figure out which tools and strategies are best for your organization. Read now and find out more about the current state of security operations in 2014.
Posted: 14 Mar 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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
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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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