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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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Secure Code and the Role of Software Assurance
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why application security has not kept pace with changes in the threat landscape and why companies struggle to create secure code.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 15 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

How to Prevent Security Breaches in Your Retail Network
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the multi-vector nature common to most high-profile retail security breaches in this white paper and learn about the several common characteristics of recent breaches and how to protect your data against hackers.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Dell, Inc.

Top 10 Firewall Shopping Checklist
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
RESOURCE: In this white paper, you will learn the 10 necessary functions of a next-gen firewall to mitigate evolving dynamic threats.  View this helpful buyer's guide now to learn more.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Anatomy of Cyber Attack
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WEBCAST: Attend this webinar to learn the anatomy of an advanced persistent threat and why it's critical to detect and isolate the attack at "patient zero," the initial point of infection.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Premiered: Mar 31, 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Think Like a Bad Guy: Understanding Advanced Threats and How to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Increasingly, today's advanced threats circumvent traditional defenses—even sandboxing. This SlashGuide white paper helps you understand advanced threats and how to defend against them.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Survey Shows Plenty of Room for Improvement in IT Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: A new survey from IDG Research Services reveals that most organizations lack confidence in their security defenses. Read this report to learn why, and how you can build security that's worth having confidence in.
Posted: 06 May 2015 | Published: 06 May 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Examining the Current Cyber Risks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With attacks no longer a question of "if" but "when," it's crucial to know what your enemies are up to. This white paper examines the prevalent vulnerabilities in organizations today, how hackers are exploiting them, and which tools they are using to get the job done.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Advanced Threat Protection for Dummies
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This free e-book gives you essential information on advanced threat protection (ATP), including tips for using big data security analytics and best practices for advanced threat mitigation.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

Keeping Applications Safe with Whitelisting
sponsored by Digital Guardian
EGUIDE: This e-guide outlines the basics of whitelisting filtering approaches and explores how to use them for advanced malware protection.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Digital Guardian

Critical Factors to Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Endpoints are the new security perimeter, and this means rethinking your endpoint security. This white paper will help you do so.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell and Microsoft

How to Achieve Complete Mobile Security without Sacrificing User Experience
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at dealing with the difficult security challenges associated with mobility adoption. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

BlackBerry

Quarterly Cyberthreat Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this quarterly security report, discover what lessons have been learned in 2014 and how cybersecurity needs to evolve in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

The Paradigm Shift in Cybersecurity
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why hackers have the upper hand and why organizations need to ramp up security measures regardless of their current status.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2014

UnitedLex

Don’t let crime rule your network – building an efficient cyber crime strategy
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Featuring input from expert analysts with years of experience, this white paper presents a series of guidelines for creating security that can survive the modern threat landscape.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The Importance of the Right Endpoint Security Measures
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This research report presents the results of a survey on endpoint security across businesses of all sizes.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2013

Dell, Inc.

2014 Cost of Cyber Crime Study
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
RESOURCE: If you want to avoid the costs of cybercrime, you need to know what you're up against. This resource can help.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 10 Apr 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

How to Defend Websites in the Era of Site Scraping
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the prevalence of website scraping and examines the first SaaS strategy focused on stopping automated attacks to make the web more secure. View now to learn how to block and/or repurpose these bots to your advantage.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

Distil Networks

SSL Decryption for Visibility into Emerging Threat Sources
sponsored by Gigamon
WEBCAST: This webcast explores a new approach to SSL security and decryption.  View now to learn more and how to enhance your current security solutions.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2014

Gigamon

Advanced Threat Protection Lifecycle Defense
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover a method of advanced threat protection that fights every step of the advanced threat lifecycle.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Apr 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Strengthen your Next-Generation Malware Analysis
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this brief infographic, discover how malware analysis and content filtering can help you achieve advanced threat protection.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Under Threat or Compromise Every Detail Counts
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the five essential steps of security management to help you create a more comprehensive defense suited for today's threat landscape.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

Blue Coat Systems

2015 Cyberthreat Defense Report
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This report, which focuses specifically on IT security management, uses research to reveal what areas of security you should turn your attention to.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Blue Coat Systems

The Rise of Web Bot Attacks and Demise of Traditional Defenses
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details why ad hoc bot security approaches continue to fail and explores a new approach to blocking bots. View now to learn how you can close security vulnerability gaps to hackers' attempts.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

Distil Networks

Security Analytics Moves to Real-Time Protection
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a security analytics platform that works in real time.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Revolutionizing Advanced Threat Protection
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper suggests ways for you to create a comprehensive security system that works against today's complex threat landscape.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems
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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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