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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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Comprehensive Guide to the Latest Threat Detection Technologies
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WHITE PAPER: Check out this informative guide on the latest threat detection technologies to protect your company from advanced persistent threats today.
Posted: 06 Aug 2013 | Published: 06 Aug 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Hackers Open Malware Backdoor in Apache Webservers
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EGUIDE: A new threat is targeting Apache webservers, which are among the most widely used webservers in the world. Read this expert E-Guide to discover how to fight back against these hackers and secure your webserver.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Security University - Advanced Endpoint Threat Defense Security School
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VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This Security School lesson will take you through all those considerations, including device and application control, antimalware considerations, data protection and integration with network monitoring, SIM and log management solutions.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 15 Jul 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Rethink Defense-In-Depth Security Model For BYOD
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com explores why the endpoint security model is failing and explains why defense-in-depth controls must assume endpoints are always vulnerable – and always compromised.
Posted: 03 Jul 2013 | Published: 03 Jul 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Malware Attacks Demand a New Malware Defense Approach
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EGUIDE: Customized, targeted malware attacks require new defense measures beyond those currently in place. This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com offers advice on protecting your organization from these new threats. View now to learn more!
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | Published: 19 Jun 2013

SearchSecurity.com

The Evolution of Threat Detection and Management
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EGUIDE: This e-guide from SearchSecurity.com explores the [evolution of threat detection and management] and offers advice on how to tackle potentially disastrous APTs, detailing multiple mitigation methods, from SIEMs and big data to sandboxing and whitelisting.
Posted: 19 Jun 2013 | Published: 19 Jun 2013

SearchSecurity.com

2013 Cost of Data Breach Study: UK
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: The cost of data breaches has risen for UK organisations iover the past year, but companies that appoint chief information secruity officers with enterprise-wide responsiblities can reduce their costs, this report from the Ponemon Institute reveals.
Posted: 05 Jun 2013 | Published: 05 Jun 2013

ComputerWeekly.com

Managing Web Security in an Increasing Challenging Threat Landscape
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WHITE PAPER: This resource offers guidance to help your organization manage web security in an increasingly dangerous threat landscape. Learn how cybercriminals are targeting web-based vulnerabilities and see what you can do to stay safe by reading on now.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Overcoming Security Breaches and Minimizing the Impact
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 10 things you should do to enhance the security of your enterprise and reduce the duration and impact of a security breach.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 23 May 2013

Dell SecureWorks

Targeted attacks: Preparation and Mitigation
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EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explains how you can make an effective business case for targeted attack defense. Also inside, discover what you need to know in order to change user behaviors as part of your risk mitigation strategy.
Posted: 17 May 2013 | Published: 17 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Symantec Intelligence Report - June 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This Symantec Intelligence Report outlines the latest need-to-know security information on vulnerabilities, spam, phish, malware, and data breaches.
Posted: 13 Aug 2013 | Published: 28 Jun 2013

Symantec Corporation

How to Achieve Device Control Peace of Mind
sponsored by Lumension
CASE STUDY: Uncover which solution one of your peers implemented to help them find peace of mind and stop worrying about data loss and malware intrusion from removable USB drives and other portable storage devices.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

Lumension

Third Annual Juniper Networks Mobile Threats Report
sponsored by IBM and Juniper
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive paper discusses the major trends that have been gaining momentum in the field of mobile threats, outlining what kinds of attacks are increasing, who is being affected and how these trends could impact future mobile technology development.
Posted: 31 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

IBM and Juniper

Endpoint Security Suites Take Center Stage in the Enterprise
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: This Forrester report on endpoint security explores how nine top vendors in the market – F-Secure, IBM, Kaspersky, LANDesk, Lumension, McAfee, Sophos, Symantec, and Trend Micro – stacked up against each other.
Posted: 29 Jul 2013 | Published: 04 Jan 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Intelligence Report – May 2013
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Keeping on top of the latest security happenings is crucial to protecting your organization. In this recent edition of Symantec's Intelligence Report, view a number of statistics and up-to-date material on the current threat landscape to learn what you should expect both now and in the future.
Posted: 25 Jul 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

Symantec Corporation

Symantec Internet Security Threat Report
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This report reveals the latest information about today's top security vulnerabilities and threats – from targeted attacks and exploits to spam and phishing – to help you keep your organization safe. View now to learn more!
Posted: 23 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Apr 2013

Symantec Corporation

Defending Against APTs: Do You Have the Complete Picture?
sponsored by Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the ins and outs of APTs and learn why current defenses lack the ability to protect your organization. In addition, learn about a pioneering security management approach that provides the features you need to combat these troublesome threats.
Posted: 17 Jul 2013 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc

A CIO's Five-Point Plan for Managing Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell KACE
EGUIDE: Managing endpoint security is a major challenge for organizations. This expert e-guide, brought to you by SearchCIO.com, offers a five-point solution for managing endpoint security for the hyper-connected enterprise – starting with data governance.
Posted: 20 Jun 2013 | Published: 20 Jun 2013

Dell KACE

Understanding Web-Based Crime-Fighting Techniques To Protect Your Critical Data
sponsored by Imperva
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, brought to you by SearchCompliance.com, you will gain an understanding of the risks to your data and strategies to protect your systems within the limits of your resources.
Posted: 17 Jun 2013 | Published: 17 Jun 2013

Imperva

McAfee Tackles the Complexities of Endpoint Security
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the myriad of enterprise endpoint threats today, and how you can conquer these difficult complexities.
Posted: 04 Jun 2013 | Published: 29 Mar 2013

McAfee, Inc.

The New Reality of Stealth Crimeware
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn what you need to know about "stealthology" and how you can protect yourself against sneaky criminals. Read on and discover more about stealthy malware like Stuxnet and Zeus, developing rootkit defenses, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

McAfee Endpoint Protection Suite
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will introduce you to a security solution that addresses advanced malware, data loss, and other issues from a single, manageable environment and can help limit your exposure to Internet threats. Read on and discover how this solution can offer you advanced e-mail virus and spam protection, comprehensive device control, and more.
Posted: 31 May 2013 | Published: 31 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

The Evolving Landscape of Desktop Security
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource will help you learn about an application control solution coupled with traditional anti-virus technology can help you address threats quickly and effectively while also keeping close track of unauthorized applications. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 30 May 2013 | Published: 30 May 2013

McAfee, Inc.

McAfee Application Control
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper will help you learn more about a security offering that can provide complete protection from unwanted applications and code, as well as block advanced threats without requiring signature updates. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 29 May 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

McAfee, Inc.

When Malware Goes Mobile: Causes, Outcomes and Cures
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This whtie paper will review a step-by-step approach you can take in order to strengthen your abaility to ward of malware attacks and keep mobile data secure. Read on to learn about platform specific policies, effective prevention strategies, and more.
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Published: 17 May 2013

Sophos, 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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