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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 Deloitte Consumer Review: A more secure customer
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This report from Deloitte assesses the impact of cybercrime on consumers and offers advice to businesses on how to respond.
Posted: 12 Mar 2013 | Published: 12 Mar 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Dousing the Flame: How This Tom Clancy-Esque Attack Worked and What Should You Really Do to Protect Against It
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WEBCAST: This webcast walks you through the fascinating nuts and bolts of the Flame attack and explains the technical details about how it worked and what lessons can be learned. Take an in-depth look into the entire attack by tuning in to learn more now.
Posted: 15 Feb 2013 | Premiered: Feb 15, 2013

Lumension

Security Intelligence: Can "Big Data" Analytics Overcome our Blind Spots?
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the current SIEM tools and capabilities today and uncover how new improvements in SIEM can help boost your defenses in today's threat-filled world.
Posted: 31 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

LogRhythm, Inc.

Weaponized Malware - A Clear and Present Danger
sponsored by Lumension
WHITE PAPER: Weaponized malware and advanced persistent threats raise the bar on endpoint security. Originally intended for cyber-espionage and cyber-warfare, these sophisticated attacks are now available to any cyber-criminal. How can security pros protect their organizations from these emerging perils?
Posted: 30 Jan 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

Lumension

SearchSecurity.com University
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: With the Web the top threat vector, organizations need to ramp up their gateway protection. However, it seems as though the number of antimalware solutions is getting out of hand. In this university, you'll learn about the different features available in Web security gateways and the evolution of antimalware to meet the changing threat landscape.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 | Premiered: 23 Jan 2013

SearchSecurity.com

How traditional firewalls fail
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WHITE PAPER: Did you know that your current firewall may be jeopardizing your network security? Traditional firewalls that only focus on stateful packet inspection and access control rules aren't effective in today's world. This e-book explains where traditional firewalls fall short – and what you can do about it.
Posted: 20 Dec 2012 | Published: 20 Dec 2012

Dell Software

IT Security Purchasing Intentions 2013
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RESEARCH CONTENT: This in-depth research from Computer Weekly and TechTarget reveals the IT security spending priorities of businesses in the UK and Europe.
Posted: 30 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Mobile Security Strategies
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ANALYST REPORT: This exclusive report for Computer Weekly members explains the security risks and challenges of using mobile devices in the enterprise.
Posted: 09 Nov 2012 | Published: 09 Nov 2012

ComputerWeekly.com

Tackling Workplace Mobility and Bring Your Own Device Initiatives with the VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcast explores the issues with enabling BYOD in the workplace and provides details of a desktop virtualization-based solution that will help you securely support device diversity, mobile workers, and BYOD initiatives.
Posted: 25 Oct 2012 | Premiered: Aug 23, 2012

VMware, Inc.

Understanding Advanced Persistent Threats and Complex Malware
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks UK
WEBCAST: Learn more about the types of malware and advanced persistent threats that your company may be exposed to by viewing this webcast. It also discusses some of the common attributes of Advanced Persistent Threats and what you should be on the look out for.
Posted: 10 Oct 2012 | Premiered: Oct 10, 2012

Dell SecureWorks UK

Cloud Endpoint Security: Considerations for Cloud Security Services
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: This E-Guide from SearchSecurity.com explains the benefits of cloud endpoint security services and unveils a number of considerations to keep in mind before adoption. View now to learn more!
Posted: 26 Feb 2013 | Published: 26 Feb 2013

Symantec Corporation

Putting Web Threat Protection and Content Filtering in the Cloud
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: In this informative white paper, discover the benefits of deploying security solutions, such as secure web gateways, in the cloud rather than on local servers and appliances. See how you can maximize security and minimize costs using a cloud-based architecture – read on to learn more.
Posted: 05 Feb 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Webroot

Best Practices for Cloud Security
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: In this essential white paper, discover the benefits that your organization can realize by embracing cloud services, including more effective and cost-efficient security. Also inside, discover cloud cautions and pitfalls to avoid – read on now to learn more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2013 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Qualys

Essential Enterprise Mobile Security Controls
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: How will you defend your organization from the threats posed by mobile devices? This expert E-Guide will help you understand the tools and controls you should be implementing to maintain security and protect sensitive data.
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 | Published: 04 Jan 2013

IBM

Managing Mobile Application Security in the BYO Device Era
sponsored by Mocana
EGUIDE: Smartphone success can be greatly attributed to mobile applications. Unfortunately, just as mobile app usage increases, so does the prevalence of malware. Is your organization ready to manage mobile app security in a BYOD world? If not, read this expert E-Guide now!
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 | Published: 04 Jan 2013

Mocana

Top 5 Enterprise Mobile Security Issues
sponsored by Mocana
EGUIDE: While mobile malware often takes the spotlight, it isn't the only mobile security concern you should focus on. This E-Guide explores the top 5 enterprise mobility issues you should be prepared to face, as determined by 487 of today's IT security pros and managers. Read now to learn more!
Posted: 04 Jan 2013 | Published: 04 Jan 2013

Mocana

McAfee Deep Defender: Hidden Malware Protection
sponsored by Intel
WEBCAST: This webcast explores a security solution that operates beyond the OS, exposing and eliminating hidden malware and stealthy threats that traditional security solutions miss. Discover how this strategy can overcome the limitations of traditional security solutions by watching now to learn more.
Posted: 02 Jan 2013 | Premiered: Jan 2, 2013

Intel

Integrated Security - McAfee Software and Intel vPro Technology Video
sponsored by Intel
WEBCAST: This webcast explores how an integrated security approach can offer your organization complete coverage. Discover the benefits you can achieve with integrated security, including proactive threat response, simplified remote administration, energy efficiency, and more.
Posted: 28 Dec 2012 | Premiered: Dec 28, 2012

Intel

Inside IT: Stopping Security Threats in an Ever-Changing Landscape
sponsored by Intel
PODCAST: In this podcast, Intel's CISO Malcolm Harkins discusses the ever-changing security and threat landscapes and explains why adding advanced protection to your current systems is crucial to staying secure.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Premiered: Dec 27, 2012

Intel

Fighting Rootkits: Protecting against stealthy malware by flying under the operating system
sponsored by Intel
WHITE PAPER: Discover why rootkits are so harmful to your organization and uncover the innovative and dramatically different approach you should take to protect your organization from these harmful intruders.
Posted: 27 Dec 2012 | Published: 31 Jan 2012

Intel

ISM Essentials Guide – Threat Management
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: In this essential guide, gain a complete overview of today's threat landscape. Discover the new platforms – such as mobile devices, social media, and the cloud – that cybercriminals are targeting, learn key antimalware strategies, and more by reading on today.
Posted: 18 Dec 2012 | Published: 18 Dec 2012

Dell SecureWorks

ISM December 2012
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
JOURNAL ARTICLE: In this month's issue, Information Security magazine contributor and award-winning technology journalist, Robert Lemos, explores this rapidly expanding market and shows you exactly how to profit from Zero-day exploits.
Posted: 07 Dec 2012 | Published: 07 Dec 2012

SearchSecurity.com

E-Guide: New Malware Threats Require New Antimalware Protection Strategy
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines emerging threats and malware that are targeting smartphones, mobile apps, social media, and cloud services. Inside, discover essential strategies and best practices for mitigating these risks and ensuring enterprise security.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

Dell SecureWorks

E-Guide: Clearing Up the Confusion to Prepare for APTs
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
EGUIDE: Consult this expert e-guide today to learn about the critical risks that cyberwar and advanced persistent threats (APTs) pose to your organization. Discover essential strategies for mitigating these risks by reading on now.
Posted: 05 Dec 2012 | Published: 05 Dec 2012

Dell SecureWorks

Endpoint Protection Best Practices Manual: Combating issues, problems
sponsored by CA Technologies.
EGUIDE: Consult this expert E-Guide for an overview of the evolved threats that are putting your endpoints at risk. Discover the must-see strategies for ensuring endpoint defense by clicking through to read more today.
Posted: 20 Nov 2012 | Published: 20 Nov 2012

CA 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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