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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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How traditional firewalls fail
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IT Security Purchasing Intentions 2013
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Posted: 30 Nov 2012 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

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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

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Tackling Workplace Mobility and Bring Your Own Device Initiatives with the VMware View Mobile Secure Desktop
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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
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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

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McAfee Deep Defender: Hidden Malware Protection
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Improving Tools and Techniques to Combat Malware Evolution
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WHITE PAPER: Some researchers are working hard to create tools that strengthen malware analysis and improve security. Read this expert guide to learn more about what look look for in malware and the threat actors behind the scenes.
Posted: 09 Oct 2012 | Published: 09 Oct 2012

Webroot

Deep Defender Blogs
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SOFTWARE DOWNLOAD: Find out why protecting your operating system no longer serves as enough security to keep your business safe. By downloading this software, you can see the results of stopping stealth attacks with endpoint security that goes beyond the operating system.
Posted: 03 Oct 2012 | Premiered: 03 Oct 2012

Intel

Deep Defender Demo Video
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WEBCAST: Cyber criminials have begun to design malware that can infiltrate security. View this informative webcast to learn more about what you can do to eliminate vulnerabilities and prepare for potential attacks. Stay ahead of criminals by viewing this resource now
Posted: 03 Oct 2012 | Premiered: Oct 3, 2012

Intel

New Reality of Stealth Crimeware Video
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WEBCAST: An overwhelming amount of new malware is created everyday and it puts your sensitive data at risk. View this informative webcast to learn more about the implications of stealth crimeware and the possible repercussions they could have on your business.
Posted: 03 Oct 2012 | Premiered: Oct 3, 2012

Intel

Stealthy Threats: Driving a New Approach to Security Video
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WEBCAST: View this Webcast and uncover the steps to a new approach to security. Today, the threat landscape is more dangerous than ever before, so make sure you have the right security to mitigate the risks.
Posted: 01 Oct 2012 | Premiered: Oct 1, 2012

Intel

IBM X-Force 2011 Trend and Risk Report CIO Security Priorities
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WHITE PAPER: Consult this informative white paper to learn more about the attack trends in 2011 including external network and security breaches. Discover key ways to prevent leaked customer data and inaccessible web services by analyzing the risks before it's too late.
Posted: 24 Sep 2012 | Published: 24 Sep 2012

IBM

SecuritySCAPE Virtual Conference 2012: IT Security Made Simple
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VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Register now to attend SecuritySCAPE 2012, this year's premiere IT security virtual event. Gain insight into topics including endpoint security, vulnerability, data theft, and more from industry analysts, thought leaders, and IT pros from around the world.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Premiered: 25 Sep 2012

Lumension

The Total Economic Impact of Lumension Security’s Sanctuary Application And Device Control
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WHITE PAPER: Consult this study to find out more about the financial impact of moving from "voluntary" compliance solution to an IT-driven solution that automatically enforces endpoint security policies. Read in-depth interviews with John C. Lincoln hospitals to see the benefits first-hand.
Posted: 12 Sep 2012 | Published: 12 Sep 2012

Lumension

Mitigating Risk in a Mobile World
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WHITE PAPER: Discover why flexible architectures – such as cloud-based security services – can help your organization enjoy the benefits of enterprise mobility by mitigating its inherent risks.
Posted: 05 Sep 2012 | Published: 05 Sep 2012

Symantec Corporation

Strategies for boosting your practice’s information immunity
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WHITE PAPER: According to a 2011 patient privacy and data security study, 96 percent of health-care providers had at least one data breach during the previous two years. Consult this informative white paper to learn more about external threats and internal challenges of the evolving enterprise.
Posted: 31 Aug 2012 | Published: 31 Aug 2012

GFI LanGuard

Webroot Cheat Sheet
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WHITE PAPER: Consult this cheat sheet to discover a revolutionary approach to cloud security. Find out more about some of the key advantages and fast facts regarding, deployment and performance, threat detection and remediation and more.
Posted: 28 Aug 2012 | Published: 28 Aug 2012

Webroot
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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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