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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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Win the War on Cybercrime with Four Key Elements
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper helps you stay ahead of cybercriminals by outlining the four key elements of fraud prevention.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Behavior-based Protection Strategies from the Network to Remote Endpoints.
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper looks at behavior-based protection, a comprehensive security system that fights the latest threats.
Posted: 24 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

IBM

Mobility on hold: Get back on track with mobile risk mitigation
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces one security system that keeps up with the risks of mobile banking.
Posted: 20 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Discover How to Guard Against Healthcare Cybercrime
sponsored by NaviSite
WHITE PAPER: Healthcare data is as valuable as gold on the black market, and thieves are drawn to the profits. Now, with more data stored digitally and more hackers taking advantage of that, the healthcare industry needs better security than ever.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

NaviSite

New Threats to Healthcare and How to Stop them
sponsored by NaviSite
WEBCAST: This webcast provides you with a detailed analysis of healthcare's security threats and suggestions for combatting them.
Posted: 19 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Feb 19, 2015

NaviSite

Cybercrime's Underground Economy
sponsored by Neustar®
WEBCAST: This webcast explores the underground criminal world of cybercrime, uncovering its different roles and giving you the rare chance to watch some of these illegal transactions live.
Posted: 18 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Jan 31, 2015

Neustar®

Profiling an Enigma: What We Know About North Korea's Cyber Warfare Capabilities
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
PODCAST: This podcast takes a look at what is known about North Korea's cyber warfare programs, and how the country maintains such secrecy in these matters.
Posted: 16 Feb 2015 | Premiered: Oct 29, 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

North Korea and the Attack on Sony Pictures Entertainment
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: While the FBI has named North Korea as a culprit in the significant breach on Sony Pictures Entertainment in 2014, it's still possible that the regime didn't act alone. This resource discusses the critical threat intelligence issues that the breach highlights; analyzes North Korea's purported involvement and motivation; and much more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Recognizing Five Sources of High-Profile Data Security Breaches
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the 5 major categories of vulnerabilities that IT and security professionals need to account for in their solutions planning.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

Mimecast

Survey Shows Need for Security Improvement
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: The following white paper explores what far too many organizations are leaving out of their IT security practices and explains what can be done to improve their overall effectiveness. Read on to learn if your own IT security protocols are leaving you open to a malicious attack.
Posted: 04 Feb 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Your Guide to Choosing a Next Generation Firewall to Combat Today's Threats
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource helps you understand the next generation firewall (NGFW), and how to choose the best solution to combat today's threats.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Enterprise Software Security Strategies Pulse Report (SSA)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This survey report by Gatepoint Research explores the extent to which IT organizations employ application security testing and remediation solutions.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Assuring Application Security: Deploying Code that Keeps Data Safe (Slashguide)
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This SlashGuide discusses the evolution of malware attack surfaces, from endpoint to server to app; what to look for when sourcing or developing code; and which tests you should be performing now to keep malicious code out and enterprise data safe.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Enterprises Reveal Significant Room for Improvement In Their Security Defenses
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This resource explores the results of a survey that depicts that lack of confidence that organizations have in their security defenses, and also presents an approach to detecting malware to prevent it from spreading throughout the network.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Bot Threat
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get vital information about the malicious bot, also known as botnets when in large forces, and explore 4 key features that will help you build a defense-in-depth security system to prevent these attacks from compromising your networks.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 13 Nov 2013

Hewlett-Packard Company

Why You Need a Next-Generation Firewall
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the reasons why enterprises benefit from implementing next-generation firewalls (NGFWs) and lays out a path to success.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 01 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

A Smarter Solution to Malware Prevention
sponsored by Webroot
WHITE PAPER: Short Description: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn more about the threats organizations are facing today, the means to combat those threats, and the next-generation of cloud-driven protection.
Posted: 29 Jan 2015 | Published: 18 Nov 2014

Webroot

IBM Endpoint Manager for Core Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Download this exclusive white paper now to learn about an endpoint manager with core protection that provides organizations with an automated, easy-to-use solution to ensure the protection of sensitive data and much more.
Posted: 28 Jan 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2014

IBM

Securing the Future of Trust on the Internet
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why public key infrastructure (PKI) is the key to the future of trust on the Internet, and the steps that must be taken to build a stronger, more trustworthy PKI ecosystem.
Posted: 20 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

How Extended Validation SSL Brings Confidence to Online Sales and Transactions
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of increasing customer confidence in the security of online business transactions, and introduces Symantec Extended Validation SSL Certificates as a potential solution to this challenge.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Internet Trust Marks: Building Confidence and Profit Online
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how recent trends in Internet trust marks can help restore confidence in online shopping, and as concluded by at least one recent study, even induce those who do shop to spend more.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Grow Business Consumer Trust
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn to establish a strong online relationship with your customer that is built on trust by bolstering security and authenticating your site.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Choosing the Right Security Solution: Moving Beyond SSL to Establish Trust
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn why SSL-based security platforms with solid track records of meeting new challenges are the best way to defend and future-proof e-commerce environments against a growing and dynamic internet threat environment.
Posted: 12 Jan 2015 | Published: 13 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Profiling an Enigma: The Mystery of North Korea’s Cyber Threat Landscape
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This highly interesting resource delves into North Korea's cyber threat landscape, deeply analyzing what is known about the regime's capabilities and motives, which are largely shrouded in secrecy.
Posted: 05 Feb 2015 | Published: 29 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Research Finds More Organizations Use Big Data Analytics for Security
sponsored by RSA
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores the rise of Big Data security analytics.
Posted: 02 Jan 2015 | Published: 02 Jan 2015

RSA
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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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