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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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Clustering to counter Android malware
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis Series looks at how the rapid growth of new Android malware calls for automated tools to help malware analysts.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Limiting malware propagation – a way forward
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security Thesis Series puts forward a suggestion for the creation and implementation of a hypervisor at a layer below the operating system.
Posted: 11 Mar 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Holistic Fraud Prevention: Transforming the Customer's Experience
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can adopt a new paradigm of fraud prevention that keeps the hackers out and your customers happy.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

IBM

10 Ways Everyone Should Approach Cybersecurity in 2015
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: This paper reviews key security issues and focuses attention on 10 responses that we all need to adopt in our approach to security in 2015.
Posted: 25 Feb 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Global Knowledge

Get Inside the Thriving Malware Industry
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper focuses on one of the most prevalent form of cybercrime – online banking fraud. Learn the steps cyber criminals take to gain access to your personal information.n.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Strengthening Networks and Endpoints with Behavior-Based Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at behavior-based protection, a security strategy that effectively monitors the entire network for hidden threats.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

Mobility on hold: Get back on track with mobile risk mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces one security system that keeps up with the risks of mobile banking.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

How to Protect Sensitive Retail Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper goes into detail about the threats facing retail enterprises and how to mitigate them.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

IBM

Recognizing Five Sources of High-Profile Data Security Breaches
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the 5 major categories of vulnerabilities that IT and security professionals need to account for in their solutions planning.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

Mimecast

The Compliance and Security Balancing Act
sponsored by Mimecast
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, Karen Scarfone provides several practical tips on technologies that improve enterprise email security, and Christine Parizo discusses how to strike an ideal balance between compliance and security, when "compliant" doesn't necessarily mean "secure."
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 22 Dec 2014

Mimecast

Outsider Threat Protection: Building a Kill Chain Defense
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a detailed look at how to stop the chain of attack in a data breach.
Posted: 29 Sep 2014 | Published: 29 Sep 2014

Digital Guardian

The Security Value of a Dozen Next Generation Firewalls
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A security research group has put together an info-graphic that summarizes the results of independent studies on a dozen different NGFW products.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Discover the Capabilities of a Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper provides a close look at a next generation firewall, describing each of its capabilities in detail.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Test Results for a Next Generation Firewall
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, discover test results that reveal the true performance of a leading next generation firewall.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

One Great Firewall Analyzed in Depth
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This detailed white paper gives you all the information you need about a firewall that's stable, reliable, and able to block over 99% of threats.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Profiling an Enigma: The Mystery of North Korea’s Cyber Threat Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This highly interesting resource delves into North Korea's cyber threat landscape, deeply analyzing what is known about the regime's capabilities and motives, which are largely shrouded in secrecy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Choosing the Right Security Solution: Moving Beyond SSL to Establish Trust
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn why SSL-based security platforms with solid track records of meeting new challenges are the best way to defend and future-proof e-commerce environments against a growing and dynamic internet threat environment.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Research Finds More Organizations Use Big Data Analytics for Security
sponsored by RSA
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the rise of Big Data security analytics.
Posted: 02 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Jan 2015

RSA

How to Properly Plan Against Attacks with Incident Response and Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by TaaSera
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the dos and don'ts of creating an incident response plan and looks at how advanced malware uses your own network against you.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

TaaSera

HP Security Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: This HP Security Cyber Risk Report provides industry-wide data on vulnerabilities in software, mobile, and web applications; examines how specific technologies like iOS, Android, and JAVA contribute to the attack surface; and more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Five Critical Steps to Achieving an Effective Application Security Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover steps you can incorporate into every phase of the development process to improve your application security, and get an overview of application threats and the types of risks to prioritize and remediate.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, gain essential knowledge on today's advanced malware threats, and discover how new next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can prevent them from gaining access to your valuable data.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Icomm Technologies
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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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