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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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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

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 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

How Resellers Can Become the Trusted Advisors on Security Issues
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an innovative endpoint security solution with a completely cloud-based architecture rather than the outdated, signature-based methods of the past.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Webroot

Is Your Business Safe from Malware and Targeted Attacks?
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Is your business safe from malware and targeted attacks? Access this informative chart to learn the 7 stages of targeted attack as well as the 8 steps to safeguard your organization from attack.
Posted: 11 Jul 2014 | Published: 09 Jul 2014

Imperva

Dragonfly: Cyberespionage Attacks Against Energy Suppliers
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: The following security response provides an overview of the tools and tactics used by the attackers and a timeline of their attacks. Read on to inform your company of possible malware threats.
Posted: 09 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Symantec Corporation

Mitigating the OWASP Top 10 2013 with Imperva SecureSphere
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide outlines an effective tool designed to help mitigate the OWASP top 10 and how it can greatly enhance your enterprise security.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Imperva

Web Attack Survival Guide Infographic
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic provides 7 essential steps for Web attack survival.
Posted: 08 Jul 2014 | Published: 08 Jul 2014

Imperva

Symantec Intelligence Report: Internet Security Threats - May 2014
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Read this Symantec Intelligence Report for an in-depth analysis of the trends in internet security that we have seen in the past year, including data on targeted attacks and data breaches; malware tactics; social media and mobile threats; and more.
Posted: 07 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 May 2014

Symantec Corporation

Advanced Persistent Threats: Detection, Protection and Prevention
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this paper to get an overview of the common characteristics of APTs, how they typically work, and how Sophos complete security solution can protect your network, servers and end user clients.
Posted: 06 Jul 2014 | Published: 02 Jul 2014

Sophos, Inc.

IT Executive Guide to Security Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This helpful guide discusses one company's approach to security intelligence, and how this innovation could entirely change the way that businesses approach threat management.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Jan 2013

IBM

Five critical steps to achieving an effective application security program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains a variety of application threats that organisations deal with, and introduces 5 practical steps to take when implementing application security.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Buyers Guide: Choosing an Endpoint Protection Solution for Your Enterprise
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This buyers guide provides helpful charts to assist you in choosing the endpoint protection solution that will best fit the needs of your enterprise.
Posted: 03 Jul 2014 | Published: 01 Jul 2014

Sophos, Inc.

Exposing the Cybersecurity Cracks: A Global Perspective
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This eye-opening reviews data collected from nearly 5000 experienced IT workers regarding deficiencies in the ways that their companies attempt to think about, fight, and detect security breaches.
Posted: 01 Jul 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Websense, Inc.

Competitive Testing of Web Security Devices
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper compares various market-leading web security tools and outlines some common threats looking to infiltrate your system.
Posted: 30 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jan 2014

Websense, Inc.

I Have to Trust Someone… Don't I?
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper outlines the significance of insider threats within every company.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Jul 2013

CA Technologies.

Benefits of Threat Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores new technology that technology integrates threat intelligence and evaluates it against known system vulnerabilities for better prioritization of security controls.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

IBM

Defending Against Advanced Persistent Threats: Strategies for a New Era of Attacks
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This guide takes a look at the growing risk of advanced persistent threats and what you can to prevent them.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

CA Technologies.

Improve Enterprise APT Detection
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: This expert E-Guide explains why enterprises are turning to context-aware security approaches to improve their APT detection capabilities. Follow these tips to tackle advanced persistent threats in your organization.
Posted: 25 Jun 2014 | Published: 25 Jun 2014

IBM

Product Report Card: NSS Labs Evaluates FortiSandbox
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive white paper takes an in-depth look at a breach detection solution that identifies and mitigates any potential network threat or intrusion, allowing you to continue to provide the services your users need.
Posted: 17 Jun 2014 | Published: 17 Jun 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Malware Analysts Have the Tools to Defend Against Cyber-Attacks, But Challenges Remain
sponsored by Threat Track Security
WHITE PAPER: This informative guide explores today's threat landscape, the role of malware and the threat of internal vulnerabilities.
Posted: 16 Jun 2014 | Published: 16 Jun 2014

Threat Track Security

Operationalizing Information Security: Top 10 SIEM Implementer’s Checklist
sponsored by AccelOps Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This informative whitepaper outlines 10 best practices for successful SIEM implementation.
Posted: 23 Jun 2014 | Published: 23 Jun 2014

AccelOps 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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