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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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Limiting malware propagation – a way forward
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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

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10 Ways to Tell its Time to Change Your Antivirus Software
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WEBCAST: This webcast addresses the question of whether you need to change your anti-virus software, and if so what to change it to.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 10, 2015

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Security Report: Cybercrime Trends for 2015
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WHITE PAPER: This security report can help the security professional know what the greatest threats are in 2015 and how to combat them.
Posted: 10 Mar 2015 | Published: 10 Mar 2015

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Enhance Your Malware Protection
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a malware protection that can accurately identify even the most advanced malware.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

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Case Study: A Global 1000 Enterprise Adapts Its Security
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WHITE PAPER: Read this exclusive report to discover how a global 1000 company successfully adapted their security for the BYOD era.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

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Stepping up the battle against advanced threats
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how and why enterprises have failed to protect themselves against advanced threats and gives suggestions for better security.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

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Holistic Fraud Prevention: Transforming the Customer's Experience
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WHITE PAPER: Use this white paper to implement creative, efficient and comprehensive fraud prevention.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

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The Rising Threat of Corporate Cybercrime
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes you through different kinds of corporate cybercrime and how endpoint application protection can combat them.
Posted: 04 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

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The Financial Impact of Advanced Persistent Threats
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WHITE PAPER: This detailed report shows you just how detrimental APTs can be.
Posted: 03 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 May 2014

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The Four Key Elements of Fraud Prevention
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you stop fraud by outlining the four key elements of holistic fraud prevention.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

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Traps Advanced Endpoint Protection: Technology Overview
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a security approach that provides protection before the attacks can penetrate.
Posted: 02 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

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Global Threat Intelligence Report
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WHITE PAPER: This in-depth white paper can help you discover the latest security threats and how to stop them.
Posted: 26 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

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10 Ways Everyone Should Approach Cybersecurity in 2015
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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

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The Next Generation of Fraud Detection
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how system provides advanced fraud detection to combat more threats.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

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Get Inside the Thriving Malware Industry
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you understand how a malware attack works by getting you inside the mind of a hacker.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

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Win the War on Cybercrime with Four Key Elements
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WHITE PAPER: The following white paper helps you stay ahead of cybercriminals by outlining the four key elements of fraud prevention.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

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Behavior-based Protection Strategies from the Network to Remote Endpoints.
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at behavior-based protection, a comprehensive security system that fights the latest threats.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

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Mobility on hold: Get back on track with mobile risk mitigation
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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

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Discover How to Guard Against Healthcare Cybercrime
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WHITE PAPER: Healthcare data is as valuable as gold on the black market, and thieves are drawn to the profits. Now, with more data stored digitally and more hackers taking advantage of that, the healthcare industry needs better security than ever.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

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New Threats to Healthcare and How to Stop them
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WEBCAST: This webcast provides you with a detailed analysis of healthcare's security threats and suggestions for combatting them.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2015

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Cybercrime's Underground Economy
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WEBCAST: This webcast explores the underground criminal world of cybercrime, uncovering its different roles and giving you the rare chance to watch some of these illegal transactions live.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Jan 31, 2015

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Whitelisting: Develop Advanced Malware Protection
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EGUIDE: This guide gives you a rundown on how whitelisting can help your security and what you can do to implement it.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 17 Feb 2015

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Defending Against Rogue Users, Devices, and Applications
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how NAC technologies help to ensure that only appropriate users, devices, and applications have access to your network resources, enabling you to support your users in a secure, efficient way.
Posted: 17 Feb 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

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Profiling an Enigma: What We Know About North Korea's Cyber Warfare Capabilities
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PODCAST: This podcast takes a look at what is known about North Korea's cyber warfare programs, and how the country maintains such secrecy in these matters.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Oct 29, 2014

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North Korea and the Attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment
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WHITE PAPER: While the FBI has named North Korea as a culprit in the significant breach on Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, it's still possible that the regime didn't act alone. This resource discusses the critical threat intelligence issues that the breach highlights; analyzes North Korea's purported involvement and motivation; and much more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Dec 2014

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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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