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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 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

Extend Security and Control from the Data Center Edge to the core
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to enable comprehensive data center security through network virtualization. Access now to learn how to overcome the three major issues with traditional network security and how to defend your data center from within.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

VMware

Advancing Cyber-security Measures from the Inside
sponsored by VMware
RESOURCE: This infographic teaches you how to secure your network and data center from the inside and add to your perimeter defenses.
Posted: 20 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 Dec 2014

VMware

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

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

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

TOP 5 CRITICAL CAPABILITIES FOR YOUR MALWARE SANDBOXING STRATEGY
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the top five criteria of effective malware sandboxing.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Next-Gen Security Analytics - 7 Necessary Functions
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines security analytics in depth and the seven functions a security analytics platform needs to have.
Posted: 03 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems

Prepare Yourself for the Cybercrime of 2015
sponsored by FireEye
WHITE PAPER: This 2015 cybercrime report analyzes the threats of 2014 and makes predictions for what you need to be prepared for in the upcoming year.
Posted: 02 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

FireEye

Cybercrime 101
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Discover the ways in which cybercrime occurs in three realms: individual, business, and governmental. Learn what you can do to protect yourself and your organization.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 27 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

The Evolution and Necessity of a Next-Gen Firewall
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes you through the history and development of firewalls and explores each generation's strengths and weaknesses. Read on to learn what characteristics you need in a next-gen firewall to improve your security strategy.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

5 Steps to Designing a Next-Gen Firewall
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a five step program to designing a next-gen firewall to keep out malicious attacks.  View now to learn more.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Insight into Hacker Economics
sponsored by Juniper Networks, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcasts takes a closer look at the current and historical trneds in crybercrime methods and tools and how the market is maturing.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 27, 2014

Juniper Networks, Inc.

Quarterly Cybercrime Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This security report will help you stay up to date on changing cybercrime trends.
Posted: 20 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2014

IBM

Stop Advanced Threats Before They Can Hurt You
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals how advanced malware sneaks in undetected and how you can stop them.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Dell SecureWorks

Buyer'€™s Criteria for Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you a detailed understanding of what controls need to be in place to stop the strongest attacks.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Strengthen Desktop Virtualization Security by Minimizing Endpoint Attack Surfaces
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore why IT professionals are increasingly adopting desktop virtualization paired with thin client solutions to significantly reduce risks and improve protection at endpoints. Examine thin client solutions to help you select one that can best support enhanced endpoint security for your organization.
Posted: 19 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Mar 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

A Guide to a Multifaceted Security Strategy
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can help you develop an innovative approach for catching even the most advanced malware.
Posted: 18 Mar 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

Dell SecureWorks
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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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