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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 to Protect Sensitive Retail Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper goes into detail about the threats facing retail enterprises and how to mitigate them.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

IBM

How Hackers Exploit Admin Rights to Access Your Systems
sponsored by Viewfinity
WEBCAST: In this webcast you can watch a live hack to see how hackers gain admin rights in order to compromise your system.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Feb 9, 2015

Viewfinity

Recognizing Five Sources of High-Profile Data Security Breaches
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the 5 major categories of vulnerabilities that IT and security professionals need to account for in their solutions planning.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

Mimecast

Profiling an Enigma: The Mystery of North Korea’s Cyber Threat Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This highly interesting resource delves into North Korea's cyber threat landscape, deeply analyzing what is known about the regime's capabilities and motives, which are largely shrouded in secrecy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Survey Shows Need for Security Improvement
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores what far too many organizations are leaving out of their IT security practices and explains what can be done to improve their overall effectiveness. Read on to learn if your own IT security protocols are leaving you open to a malicious attack.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Enterprise Software Security Strategies Pulse Report (SSA)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey report by Gatepoint Research explores the extent to which IT organizations employ application security testing and remediation solutions.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

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: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Assuring Application Security: Deploying Code that Keeps Data Safe (Slashguide)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This SlashGuide discusses the evolution of malware attack surfaces, from endpoint to server to app; what to look for when sourcing or developing code; and which tests you should be performing now to keep malicious code out and enterprise data safe.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Your Guide to Choosing a Next Generation Firewall to Combat Today's Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource helps you understand the next generation firewall (NGFW), and how to choose the best solution to combat today's threats.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Why You Need a Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the reasons why enterprises benefit from implementing next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) and lays out a path to success.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Enterprises Reveal Significant Room for Improvement In Their Security Defenses
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the results of a survey that depicts that lack of confidence that organizations have in their security defenses, and also presents an approach to detecting malware to prevent it from spreading throughout the network.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

A Smarter Solution to Malware Prevention
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Short Description: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn more about the threats organizations are facing today, the means to combat those threats, and the next-generation of cloud-driven protection.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Webroot

Securing the Future of Trust on the Internet
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why public key infrastructure (PKI) is the key to the future of trust on the Internet, and the steps that must be taken to build a stronger, more trustworthy PKI ecosystem.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

How Extended Validation SSL Brings Confidence to Online Sales and Transactions
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of increasing customer confidence in the security of online business transactions, and introduces Symantec Extended Validation SSL Certificates as a potential solution to this challenge.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Internet Trust Marks: Building Confidence and Profit Online
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how recent trends in Internet trust marks can help restore confidence in online shopping, and as concluded by at least one recent study, even induce those who do shop to spend more.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Safeguarding Email from Abuse
sponsored by Message Bus
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how organizations can remove deployment barriers when it comes to DMARC—no long upgrade cycles or specialized project teams needed.
Posted: 13 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Jan 2015

Message Bus

Grow Business Consumer Trust
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn to establish a strong online relationship with your customer that is built on trust by bolstering security and authenticating your site.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Choosing the Right Security Solution: Moving Beyond SSL to Establish Trust
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn why SSL-based security platforms with solid track records of meeting new challenges are the best way to defend and future-proof e-commerce environments against a growing and dynamic internet threat environment.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

The Compliance and Security Balancing Act
sponsored by Mimecast
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, Karen Scarfone provides several practical tips on technologies that improve enterprise email security, and Christine Parizo discusses how to strike an ideal balance between compliance and security, when "compliant" doesn't necessarily mean "secure."
Posted: 22 Dec 2014 | Published: 22 Dec 2014

Mimecast

Websense® Security Labs™: 8 Security Predictions for 2015
sponsored by Websense
WHITE PAPER: This must-read resource from Websense presents the top 8 security predictions for 2015.
Posted: 01 Dec 2014 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Websense

Central Bank and Trust
sponsored by ControlNow
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive case study takes an in-depth look at how one bank was able to recover and continue business after a security breach. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 24 Nov 2014 | Published: 24 Nov 2014

ControlNow

The 2014 Global Cost of Cybercrime Study
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This informative report distills interviews with senior-level IT personnel about the impact of cybercrime on their organizations in 2014 into trends that apply to every enterprise around the world.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Research Finds More Organizations Use Big Data Analytics for Security
sponsored by RSA
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the rise of Big Data security analytics.
Posted: 02 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Jan 2015

RSA

How to Properly Plan Against Attacks with Incident Response and Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by TaaSera
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the dos and don'ts of creating an incident response plan and looks at how advanced malware uses your own network against you.
Posted: 02 Dec 2014 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

TaaSera

HP Security Cyber Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This HP Security Cyber Risk Report provides industry-wide data on vulnerabilities in software, mobile, and web applications; examines how specific technologies like iOS, Android, and JAVA contribute to the attack surface; and more.
Posted: 19 Nov 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company
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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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