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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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The FireEye Advantage: A New Security Approach for Today’s Advanced Attacks
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: The rapidly evolving threat landscape has rendered many traditional security tools obsolete and IT departments are left with questions on what to do next. This guide explores several security architectures and helps you decide which one is best for your organization.
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

FireEye

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

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.

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
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

Layered Security: Why It Works - December 2013
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

SearchSecurity.com University: Web-bourne Malware
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
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

A Powerful Defense Against Denial of Service Attacks
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: As cybercrime continues to grow, denial of service (DoS) attacks have become far more prevalent. This guide explores the current landscape of DoS attacks and what you can do to protect your network.
Posted: 27 Dec 2013 | Published: 27 Dec 2013

Citrix

Security considerations for UK enterprises
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Research Snapshot from Vanson Bourne looks at IT security spending trends, awareness of cyber-threats, and the factors perceived as the biggest security risks for organisations.
Posted: 10 Dec 2013 | Published: 10 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Cybercrime and warfare: All that matters
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
BOOK: Peter Warren and Michael Streeter assess  the history, scale and importance of cyber crime this chapter from their book, Cybercrime and warfare: All That Matters.
Posted: 04 Dec 2013 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Tips on Managing the Deluge of Information Security Threat Reports
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Don't get overwhelmed by today's cyber-attacks: Access this expert e-guide to take advantage of threat report data and use it as actionable intelligence. Read on to discover the real impact of insider security threats.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

SearchSecurity.com

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
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

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

Knowledge is Power: The Symantec Guide to Protecting your Website
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
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.

Five Tips to Reduce Risk From Modern Web Threats
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Safeguarding your systems from ever-changing cybercriminals eyeing your sensitive data can be overwhelming. This guide explores 5 steps you can take to reduce risk from modern web threats.
Posted: 19 Dec 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

Sophos, Inc.

Deep Security as a Service: Cloud Security for Amazon Web Services (AWS)
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to unveil a deep security as a service option that offers scalable protection for the cloud's elastic environment. Click now to see how to get maximum value out of your cloud investment.
Posted: 16 Dec 2013 | Published: 16 Dec 2013

Trend Micro

Information Security Emagazine: Best Practices for the Evolving Threat Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this security emagazine, discover a variety of resources that offer exclusive best practices on how to boost security strategies to address the rise in cyber threats.
Posted: 02 Dec 2013 | Published: 02 Dec 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Best Practices For Your Threat Management Program
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, industry leader Diana Kelley shares 5 exclusive tips on how to build successful threat and vulnerability programs. Click now to uncover these key features!
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

IBM
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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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