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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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SearchSecurity.com University: Web-bourne Malware
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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
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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
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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
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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

2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: Global Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative study performed by Ponemon Institute describes the current state of cyber crime in 234 organizations across 6 countries, as well as the economic impact that these attacks have on companies over time.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
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: 13 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

Hewlett-Packard Company

Global profiles of the fraudster
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Computers, rather than conmen, are set to be the future face of fraud, as criminals turn to robotics in an effort to avoid detection, this report from KPMG reveals.
Posted: 11 Nov 2013 | Published: 11 Nov 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

WAN Speak Musings – Volume III
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ANALYST REPORT: Analysts Clive Longbottom and Bob Tarzey discuss all things network related in this series of 11 short business focused articles.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Published: 01 Nov 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Secure Web Gateways Decision Center
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This Decision Center will help sort the different feature options and deployment challenges and help you bring efficiency to your threat management programs by centralizing Web-based security and stop managing numerous standalone Web security products.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 23 Sep 2013

SearchSecurity.com

2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: France (Ponemon Institute Study)
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ANALYST REPORT: In this extensive case study by Ponemon Insititute, explore key findings from 27 French organizations from different business sectors, and how they suffered from significant economic damage after falling victim to cyber-attacks.
Posted: 28 Oct 2013 | Published: 28 Oct 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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)
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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
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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
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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

Endpoint Security Best Practices
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, uncover best practices on how to effectively plan and deploy multi-layered endpoint security that can defend against emerging cyber-attacks.
Posted: 26 Nov 2013 | Published: 26 Nov 2013

Symantec Corporation

HID Global's ActivID® Authentication: Online Banking
sponsored by HID
WEBCAST: This short webcast highlights an authentication system with SMS ID verification and cloud-based threat detection offerings. Learn how services such as online banking can truly benefit from this system to ensure secure access to user accounts.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 15, 2013

HID

Emerging Security Trends and Risks: Insights for the Business Executive
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report identifies key emerging cyber-threats, detailing why IT managers need to create proactive security intelligence capabilities, unified endpoint management, data protection, and social guidance to best prepare for today's evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 15 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Jun 2012

IBM

IBM X-Force 2013 Mid-Year Trend and Risk Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this detailed white paper, explore this year's report on the latest risks and security challenges organizations are facing today, and offers best practices to boost security fundamentals and policies to meet these advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 06 Nov 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

Endpoint Security Technology
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EGUIDE: Access this expert e-guide for a technical overview of endpoint protection software, and learn to evaluate various vendors through valuable insight on software's different capabilities in reducing security risks for business well-being.
Posted: 04 Nov 2013 | Published: 04 Nov 2013

Symantec Corporation

2013 Cost of Cyber Crime – UK, France and Germany Findings
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Click to view a Q&A session with Larry Ponemon, Founder of Ponemon Institute, as he unveils the results from a global survey on cybercrime, and how the UK, France, and Germany have specifically dealt with the costs of these IT security attacks.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Limited

A “How-To” Guide on Using Cloud Services for Security-Rich Data Backup
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this resource for a cloud solution that uses a collaboration of hardware, software, and services with advanced technologies to ensure data and application security, while allowing you to focus on business priorities.
Posted: 30 Oct 2013 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

Defense Against the Dark Arts: Finding and Stopping Advanced Threats
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn critical information about today’s advanced threat landscape and what you need to do to stay secure.
Posted: 29 Oct 2013 | Published: 29 Oct 2013

Proofpoint, Inc.
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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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