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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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Know Your Endpoints to Prevent Security Breaches
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive whitepaper covers how an IBM assessment can show you how secure your endpoints really are.
Posted: 11 Nov 2014 | Published: 13 Sep 2012

IBM

Comply Before You Connect: Security for Federal Agencies
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the use of "comply-to-connect" initiatives in federal agencies and proposes IBM Endpoint Manager as a solution to the need for continuous compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2013

IBM

A new look at Vulnerability Management
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RESOURCE: Does your list of security vulnerabilities seem overwhelming? Visualisation in VM can be an essential tool in making critical issues apparent. Security Visualisation serves as a guideline of how to generate a visual representation of a dataset. Download this guide to get expert advice on how to generate a security visualization plan.
Posted: 24 Oct 2014 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

A Consolidated Platform for Next-Generation Firewall and Secure Web Gateway Services
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper first defines next-generation firewalls, secure web gateways, and their capabilities, and then specifically discusses the Fortinet FortiGate NGFW and the results of ESG Lab's evaluation and testing of the device.
Posted: 16 Oct 2014 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

How to be Productive Amid Disaster
sponsored by Code42
WEBCAST: Watch this webcast to learn how your organization can be productive amid disaster. Enable secure, self-service endpoint data recovery.
Posted: 14 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Aug 14, 2014

Code42

Win the Race Against Time to Stay Ahead of Cybercriminals
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how IBM Security QRadar Incident Forensics can help enterprises investigate and gather evidence on breaches.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

IBM

Extending Security Intelligence with Big Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how IBM Security Intelligence with Big Data can help organizations gain insights into advanced data threats.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

How to Detect a Ransomeware Infection with AlienVault USM
sponsored by AlienVault
WEBCAST: This exclusive webcast will show you how to detect and prevent ransomware from holding your network hostage.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Premiered: Oct 8, 2014

AlienVault

How to Protect Your Business From Today's Security Threats
sponsored by Optus Business
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights the importance of maintaining robust network security within your enterprise, especially with an evolving threat landscape.
Posted: 03 Oct 2014 | Published: 03 Oct 2014

Optus Business

Information Governance Risks of Microsoft Lync
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: The IG risks of deploying Microsoft Lync are similar to those of other electronic communications such as email: malware, data leakage, inappropriate employee use, regulatory noncompliance, and skyrocketing legal costs.Download THIS WHITEPAPER to find out more!
Posted: 19 Sep 2014 | Published: 19 Sep 2014

Actiance

Securosis Analyst Report: Is It Time to Replace Your Current SIEM Solution?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth white paper, gain critical insights into how to evaluate, select, and deploy the right SIEM solution for your organization's specific needs.
Posted: 15 Sep 2014 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

IBM

Disrupt Advanced Attacks and Prevent Loss with this Integrated Security Solution
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative whitepaper to explore a new integrated, contextually-aware security solution that provides improved threat detection and prevention across the enterprise.
Posted: 12 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

IBM

Managing IT Risk: Trends in Global Information Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WEBCAST: Tune in to this informative webcast to hear industry veterans explore the top strategies for dealing with cyber threats, meeting compliance, and adapting to the newest developments in the security world, such as mobile device management. Click
Posted: 04 Sep 2014 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

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

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 Power to Destroy: How Malware Works
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Do you know how secure website is? This a dangerous question for the answer to be no to, but nearly a quarter of IT managers simply don't know. And, with the number of attacks on the rise, protection is more imperative than ever.
Posted: 31 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Symantec

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

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

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

What Can You Do Differently to Guard Against Threats from Rapidly Evolving Mobile Malware?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Mobile security is about more than the device: It's also about protecting apps on the device. Learn how IBM can help.
Posted: 09 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2014

IBM

Five Critical Steps to Achieving an Effective Application Security Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover steps you can incorporate into every phase of the development process to improve your application security, and get an overview of application threats and the types of risks to prioritize and remediate.
Posted: 08 Oct 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

The Wild World of Malware: Keeping Your Company Safe from Advanced Threats
sponsored by Icomm Technologies
WHITE PAPER: In this in-depth resource, gain essential knowledge on today's advanced malware threats, and discover how new next-generation firewalls (NGFW) can prevent them from gaining access to your valuable data.
Posted: 17 Sep 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2012

Icomm Technologies

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

Magic Quadrant for Endpoint Protection Platforms
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
ANALYST REPORT: This in-depth Gartner Magic Quadrant compares 18 vendors and their EPPs. Inside, learn about each platform's strengths and cautions, and see how each matches up on the quality of their protection capabilities, the depth and breadth of features, and the ease of administration.
Posted: 08 Aug 2014 | Published: 08 Jan 2014

Sophos, Inc.
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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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