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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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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

Rising security concern for online and mobile banking
sponsored by HID
NEWSLETTER: 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

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.

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

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

Combatting APTs with a Defense-in-Depth Security Approach
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper contains critical information on why a defense-in-depth security approach has proven effective in protecting organizations' sensitive data from APTs.
Posted: 22 Jul 2014 | Published: 05 Mar 2014

CDW Corporation

Easy-to-Manage Security Solutions for Today's Threats and Technologies
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper describes one company's easy-to-manage security solutions, which are prepared to confront today's evolving threats and emerging technologies.
Posted: 21 Jul 2014 | Published: 21 Jul 2014

CDW Corporation

Webcast: Security Threat Intelligence
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WEBCAST: This web seminar provides an overview of the current malware landscape, including a discussion of the impact that data breaches have on businesses today.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Premiered: Apr 30, 2014

CDW Corporation

Avoid Disastrous Data Breaches with New Security Solutions
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses one company's approaches to mobile security, cloud security, and malware protection and detection, and also provides a number of recommendations for improving your business's productivity, security, and peace of mind.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

CDW Corporation

Next-Generation Security: Intrusion Prevention Systems
sponsored by CDW Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how an intrusion prevention system (IPS) works and why it's more effective than traditional firewalls in analyzing your network activity to detect and prevent problems.
Posted: 18 Jul 2014 | Published: 18 Jul 2014

CDW Corporation

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

Security Solutions for Every Layer of Your IT Environment
sponsored by CDW Corporation
RESOURCE: View this infographic now to learn about critical security concerns within every layer of your IT environment and the steps that you can take to prevent these dangerous threats.
Posted: 16 Jul 2014 | Published: 16 Jul 2014

CDW Corporation

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

Multi-Layered Security
sponsored by GFI Cloud
WHITE PAPER: Discover several key controls for robust SMB malware defenses and learn about several popular attacks that cybercriminals have been known to use.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

GFI Cloud

What You Should Be Asking Your DNS Host About Lowering DDoS Risks
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides answers to three questions about DDoS attacks that you need to ask your DNS host before, not after, your company becomes a target.
Posted: 14 Jul 2014 | Published: 14 Jul 2014

Neustar®

Imperva Security Solutions
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper describes a comprehensive security suite that protects digital assets in their repositories and detects abnormal behaviors from compromised users to protect sensitive company data from intruders.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 11 Jul 2014

Imperva

Securing Personal Mobile Device Access to Enterprise IT and Cloud Assets with Strong Authentication
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Learn how organizations protect and manage access to their enterprise and cloud applications during the BYOD phenomenon.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

HID

How Web Application and Next Generation Firewalls Stack Up Against OWASP Threats
sponsored by Imperva
RESOURCE: This infographic depicts how two types of firewalls--web application firewalls and next generation firewalls--measure up against the threats considered to be the "top 10" by the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP) threats.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

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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