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ALSO CALLED: Malicious Threats, Malicious Computer Code, Malicious Logic, Joke Programs, Blended Threats, Malicious Software, Malicious Code, Mobile Malware
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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Critical Factors to Endpoint Security
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Endpoints are the new security perimeter, and this means rethinking your endpoint security. This white paper will help you do so.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

Device and Data Protection - Part 3
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WEBCAST: This webcast outlines how to protect workspaces with three easy steps to malware prevention. Learn about security tools that are designed to keep unauthorized users out of your data and business by combining leading software and hardware protection.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 24, 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Device and Data Protection - Part 1
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WEBCAST: Inside this webcast, explore endpoint and data security, including current market trends. Find out what Dell is doing in the security industry and learn about their data protection portfolio which includes encryption, malware prevention, and authentication technology that allows them to provide the most secure PC available on the market.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Apr 23, 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

It's Time to Identify and Confront Today's Data Center Security Challenges
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to detect, isolate, and block dynamic threats with a granular security approach from inside your data center. Access now to learn why network security is a good start and how to enhance it.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

VMware

Layered Cyber Defenses for Better Security
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: View this webcast to learn how to evolve your cyber security strategy into a four phase process to stop APT attacks. Read on now to learn the 12 critical capabilities of an adaptive protection process and how to move beyond a reactive architecture to an always-on monitoring model.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 04 Jun 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

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

Continuous Monitoring: A New Approach to Proactively Protecting your Global Perimeter
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the need for continuous monitoring. Access now to explore a blueprint to improving your network security strategy and how to identify and address potential threats enabled by vulnerabilities in software or systems.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2014

Qualys

How You Can Protect Your Organization from Advanced Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces a strategy that can reduce the rate of APTs and targeted attacks, and that can help you mitigate them when they do occur.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Narrowing The Security Gap With Automated Configuration Assessment
sponsored by Qualys
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the three best practices to controlling incorrect app configurations and how to minimize risks.
Posted: 20 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Jan 2015

Qualys

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

Quarterly Cyberthreat Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this quarterly security report, discover what lessons have been learned in 2014 and how cybersecurity needs to evolve in 2015.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Securing Apps from the First Line of Code
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you how to integrate security analysis into apps from the moment the first line of code is written to reduce risks. View now to learn how to discover and remedy vulnerabilities during the development process in real-time.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Oct 2014

White Hat Security

Evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership for Protecting Web Applications
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the tocal cost of web app security in the three major risk categories associated with sucessful attacks. Access now to learn how to quantify the costs of web app security compared to the costs of a breach.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2013

White Hat Security

Hackers Open Malware Backdoor in Apache Webservers
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide examines Linux/Cdorked.A and the damage it deals. View now to learn how to fight back against hackers who are using it and how to secure your webserver.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

GeoTrust, Inc.

Cybersecurity Strategies for the Midsize Businesses
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the steps and technologies security managers for small- to mid-size organizations can leverage at each stage of an attack - before, during and after - in order to effectively secure endpoints and crucial data effectively.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

A Much Needed Cybersecurity Paradigm Shift
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores why hackers have the upper hand in the battle for data and why organizations need to ramp up security measures, regardless of their current status. View now to gain insight into today's threat landscape.
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

Understanding what your endpoint security policy needs
sponsored by GeoTrust, Inc.
EGUIDE: This expert guide examines the effectivenss of anti-virus software in the age of advanced threats.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

GeoTrust, 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

SSL Decryption for Visibility into Emerging Threat Sources
sponsored by Gigamon
WEBCAST: This webcast explores a new approach to SSL security and decryption.  View now to learn more and how to enhance your current security solutions.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Oct 28, 2014

Gigamon

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
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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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