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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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Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this paper to get an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and how Sophos complete security solution can protect your network, servers and end user clients.
Posted: 06 Jul 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Sophos, Inc.

IT Executive Guide to Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This helpful guide discusses one company's approach to security intelligence, and how this innovation could entirely change the way that businesses approach threat management.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains a variety of application threats that organisations deal with, and introduces 5 practical steps to take when implementing application security.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Buyers Guide: Choosing an Endpoint Protection Solution for Your Enterprise
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This buyers guide provides helpful charts to assist you in choosing the endpoint protection solution that will best fit the needs of your enterprise.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Exposing the Cybersecurity Cracks: A Global Perspective
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This eye-opening reviews data collected from nearly 5000 experienced IT workers regarding deficiencies in the ways that their companies attempt to think about, fight, and detect security breaches.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Websense, Inc.

Defending Against Advanced Persistent Threats: Strategies for a New Era of Attacks
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This guide takes a look at the growing risk of advanced persistent threats and what you can to prevent them.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

Operationalizing Information Security: Top 10 SIEM Implementer’s Checklist
sponsored by AccelOps Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper outlines 10 best practices for successful SIEM implementation.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

AccelOps Inc.

Malware Analysts Have the Tools to Defend Against Cyber-Attacks, But Challenges Remain
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores today's threat landscape, the role of malware and the threat of internal vulnerabilities.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

Threat Track Security

Microsoft Extends Windows® XP Malware Support-Compliance Issues Remain
sponsored by Lenovo and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores the risks associated with Windows® XP and why now is the time to upgrade your operating system – ensuring system security.
Posted: 13 Jun 2014 | Published: 13 Jun 2014

Lenovo and Microsoft

HP TippingPoint Intrusion Prevention System halts threats at the door - Solution increases visibility to potential threats, attacks and policy violations against HP systems
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Prevent future cyber attacks from occurring by modifying your company's security infrastructure.
Posted: 11 Jun 2014 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Enterprise Security and your Technology
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: This informative resource outlines a top-tier security tool and explains how it can help secure your enterprise.
Posted: 09 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 9, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

It's Time Businesses Wake up to Mobile Security Reality
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the need for top-notch mobile security. With the rise of personal devices used in the workplace, security is more important than ever before.
Posted: 06 Jun 2014 | Published: 06 Jun 2014

Threat Track Security

A Survey of Zero-day Attacks in 2013 and What They Say About the Traditional Security Model
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This informative survey explores zero-day attacks in 2013 and what they say about the traditional security model.
Posted: 05 Jun 2014 | Published: 05 Jun 2014

FireEye

Beyond the Breach
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper takes a look at today's threat landscape and outlines the unfortunate news – security breaches are inevitable.
Posted: 04 Jun 2014 | Published: 04 Jun 2014

FireEye

Cloud Adoption & Risk Report
sponsored by SkyHigh
WHITE PAPER: This survey reveals the ongoing struggle with the growing risks in cloud adoption in 2014 to help IT leaders better prepare for future migration projects.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

SkyHigh

Analyzing Four Widely Exploited Java Vulnerabilities
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores the technical details of the 4 most common Java vulnerabilities and outlines each step of the infection flow.
Posted: 03 Jun 2014 | Published: 03 Jun 2014

FireEye

Tips for Expediting Incident Response
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WEBCAST: This informative resource explores the importance of malware analysis and outlines how to enhance your incident response strategy.
Posted: 02 Jun 2014 | Premiered: Jun 2, 2014

Threat Track Security

DLL Side-loading: A Thorn in the Side of the Anti-Virus Industry
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores the history of DLL side-loading and its role in the malware arena – affecting your enterprise security.
Posted: 30 May 2014 | Published: 30 May 2014

FireEye

Transforming Information Security: Designing State-of-the-Art Extended Team
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper explores strategies for designing a state-of-the-art security team.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

RSA

Transforming Information Security: Focusing on Strategic Technologies
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth guide outlines the current threat landscape and explores strategic technologies for your information security strategy.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

RSA

How To Avoid Heartbleed Or Similar SSL Related Vulnerabilities?
sponsored by i-Sprint Innovations
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores top strategies for resolving Heartbleed and similar SSL-related vulnerabilities.
Posted: 29 May 2014 | Published: 29 May 2014

i-Sprint Innovations

The File Transfer Security Evolution
sponsored by GlobalScape
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights 4 key features of a managed file transfer solution that is business-ready and meets increasing user demands for convenience.
Posted: 27 May 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

GlobalScape

Cyber Preppers Guide
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide provides an effective security preparedness plan – which outlines key strategies for stopping advanced persistent threats (APTs) and other forms of sophisticated malware.
Posted: 22 May 2014 | Published: 14 May 2014

Threat Track Security

Symantec Endpoint Protection 12 Trialware
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
TRIAL SOFTWARE: Access this trial software by Symantec and discover the benefits of effective endpoint security.
Posted: 21 May 2014 | Premiered: 21 May 2014

Symantec Corporation

RSA Security Operations Management (SecOps) in Action
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This informative resource explores a unique security solution that aims to simplify your security management while providing improved security.
Posted: 20 May 2014 | Published: 21 Mar 2014

RSA
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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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