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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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Why threat intelligence is critical for next generation firewalls
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: A top-tier threat intelligence network is the foundation of an effective next-generation firewall (NGFW). This white paper examines three criteria for judging threat intelligence networks: completeness, accuracy and speed, and discusses how one such network works in practice.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Overcoming exploits that use advanced evasion techniques and SSL encryption
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: To defend against today's advanced attacks, next-generation firewalls must be effective in overcoming obfuscation and advanced evasion techniques, as well as performing comprehensive SSL decryption and inspection.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

How SMBs can stop Malvertising
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Computer users want to find a deal, read celebrity gossip or share personal details with friends. Cybercriminals know how to leverage it. This white paper explains malvertising, and offers five measures for blocking these threats.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

Beyond next gen firewalls
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This ebook explains the differences in stateful firewalls and next generation firewalls, while giving you resources and other research to help you find the best defense against cyberattacks.
Posted: 20 Aug 2014 | Published: 20 Aug 2014

Dell Software

2013 Threat Report
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This report extensively details and categorizes recent global trends in network threats.
Posted: 19 Aug 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Dell Software

Get Ready to Halt Cyber Attacks With IPS In Place
sponsored by HP and Intel
CASE STUDY: This case study highlights an intrusion prevention system (IPS) solution that is designed to secure network and critical data with intelligent and adaptive security measures.
Posted: 15 Aug 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

HP and Intel

Securing Enterprise Networks with a Sharp Eye and a Clear Plan
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EGUIDE: Enterprise networks are increasing in size and complexity, creating a larger attack surface for hackers. This TechGuide walks you through gaining visibility into your network and devising an effective security strategy.
Posted: 14 Aug 2014 | Published: 11 Aug 2014

SearchSecurity.com

Delivering enterprise information securely on Android, Apple iOS and Microsoft Windows tablets and smartphones
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: A recent report found that almost two-thirds of organizations were able to increase productivity because of flexibility with mobile devices in the workplace. But utilizing mobile devices can also make the enterprise more vulnerable to attacks. Access this exclusive resource to learn how to mitigate some of the risks associated with BYOD adoption.
Posted: 13 Aug 2014 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Citrix

Security Threat Report 2014
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this security threat report, explore how malware has evolved and botnet and exploit kit innovations have proliferated. Read on to learn how a hacker can profit from your smartphone, tips for protecting your web server and clients, how to protect from targeted threats to your financial accounts, and more.
Posted: 11 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Sophos, Inc.

Rising security concern for online and mobile banking
sponsored by HID
RESOURCE: This resource explains the rising security concern for online and mobile banking, especially apparent in today's evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 07 Aug 2014 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

HID

Reducing the Cost and Complexity of Web Vulnerability Management
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This white paper investigates how to reduce the cost and complexity of Web vulnerability management with a managed approach for detection.
Posted: 05 Aug 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Symantec

Knowledge is Security: How to Protect Your Website with Effective Monitoring
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper will show you how to patch website vulnerabilities with effective security and monitoring.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Symantec

Cisco 2014 Midyear Security Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As the Internet of Things accelerates, adversaries will spend even more time finding weak links across the threat landscape and using them to their advantage to compromise systems and data. Download this white paper to learn about these threats as well as industry-specific risks.
Posted: 04 Aug 2014 | Published: 04 Aug 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Stopping Zero Day Exploits For Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: This informative eBook examines the different threats that could compromise your security system and lead to advanced persistent threats and targeted attacks, and outlines the best strategies to keep your data safe.
Posted: 01 Aug 2014 | Published: 01 Aug 2014

IBM

The Top 8 Mobile Security Risks: How to Protect Your Organization
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the key issues CIOs need to be on top of right now to protect their organization, employees, and customers. Read on to find out the top 8 mobile security risks and how to maintain protection.
Posted: 28 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Jul 2014

BlackBerry

Protecting your Customers’ Online Banking Transactions Using the ActivID® Threat Detection Service
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Protecting anytime, anywhere access is increasingly difficult using traditional security measures. Discover how organizations are protecting themselves.
Posted: 25 Jul 2014 | Published: 24 Mar 2014

HID

ActivID® Threat Detection Service
sponsored by HID
DATA SHEET: Discover a threat detection service that uses revolutionary identification technology to protect against fraud and data breaches.  Read on to find out how it works in combating threats and the benefits of implementing a detection service.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 03 May 2013

HID

The Evolution of Application Vulnerabilities, Spam Threats, and Incident Response
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This report details the many breaches and security incidents that have plagued organizations in recent years; threats from past years that are currently showing signs of resurgence; and issues to be aware of in today's security landscape.
Posted: 24 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Memory corruption attacks
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series argues that the lack of diversity in software and operating systems has left a large number of computers vulnerable to memory program attacks.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Sharing knowledge to tackle online banking fraud
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series argues that an information sharing service between national banking systems and law enforcement agencies could counteract online fraud.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 22 Jul 2014

ComputerWeekly.com

Top 5 Malware Trends for 2014 and How to Combat Them
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the top five malware trends that are expected to grow throughout this year and the ways that your enterprise can protect its sensitive data.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

Webroot

Top Tips for Managing a Mobile Workforce
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces several tips for managing and protecting a mobile workforce, including solutions compatible with cloud computing.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

GFI Cloud

Automated Removal of Advanced Threats: Defending Your Enterprise with Bob Gourley
sponsored by Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc
WEBCAST: This report from CTOvision introduces automated threat removal, an economical defense method that enables businesses to have an "invisible workforce" working around the clock to ward off attackers.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Jun 16, 2014

Hexis Cyber Solutions Inc

What's Behind a Cyber Attack?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes the shortcomings of many current approaches to breach investigation, and also introduces one solution to help organizations to defend against advanced persistent and internal threats.
Posted: 29 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM

Live Demo: How to Detect a Cryptolocker Infection
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: This informative webcast explains how CryptoLocker, a type of ransomware, gains access to your computer, and how to use a Unified Security Management platform to monitor and detect these dangerous threats.
Posted: 23 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Jul 23, 2014

AlienVault
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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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