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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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Mac Endpoints Move Into The Enterprise - and Into The Crosshairs of Hackers
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Mac computers used to be safe havens—impregnable bunkers—that attackers couldn't figure out how to get into...until now. The threat landscape for Macs is seeing rapid growth. Access this white paper to learn which method is working to prevent malware.
Posted: 17 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Jul 2017

Palo Alto Networks

Are You Sure You Didn't Authorize Someone You Shouldn't Have?
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Explore lessons learned from the Google Docs phishing scam. Learn the role multi-factor authentication plays in protecting organizations from phishing attacks and other cyber threats.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

HID

Protecting the Hybrid Cloud from Advanced Threats
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: With over $1 billion in revenue attributable to ransomware in 2016, many new ransomware families are designed to target servers, including web servers, file servers, virtual desktops, and even specific business critical file types. Discover how to secure today's servers, whether they're physical, virtual, or cloud-based.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 11 Aug 2017

TrendMicro

Stopping the Next Ransomware Outbreak
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: The spike in ransomware outbreaks in the last two years has left security analysts and administrators searching for better protection. Discover 5 simple tips to prevent a ransomware outbreak at your enterprise.
Posted: 10 Aug 2017 | Published: 09 Aug 2017

Carbon Black

Stopping Malware and Non-Malware Attacks
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Non-malware attacks have quickly become extremely dangerous and prevalent. In 2016, 97% of organizations were targeted by non-malware attacks. Learn how to use endpoint security technologies to combat all forms of cyberattacks, not just malware.
Posted: 09 Aug 2017 | Published: 09 Aug 2017

Carbon Black

14 Steps to Protect Your Organization from Ransomware
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware is on track to be a $1 billion crime in 2017, according to FBI data. That's a substantial increase from 2015, when ransomware was a "mere" $24 million crime. Uncover immediate steps you can take today to protect against ransomware like WannaCry and NotPetya.
Posted: 09 Aug 2017 | Published: 09 Aug 2017

Carbon Black

Incident Response for Today's Top 3 Security Scenarios
sponsored by Exabeam
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper looks at the top three security scenarios that are ripe with risk to the organization, and discusses steps to properly respond should these events occur.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2017

Exabeam

The Ransomware Survival Handbook
sponsored by Barkly
WHITE PAPER: This handbook will teach you everything you need to know about preventing, responding to, and recovering from a ransomware attack. From exploring what email documents it hides in, to a 4-step guide to bouncing back after ransomware infects your system, learn it all inside.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2017

Barkly

How to Detect Unknown Malware and Ransomware
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: Explore two analytical strategies that can help you detect unknown malware activity and early signs of compromise in a Windows environment. Discover how these approaches work in real-time to detect advanced threats faster.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2017

Splunk

IT Pro's Guide to Endpoint Protection
sponsored by Barkly
WHITE PAPER: Uncover key information on stopping malware and securing your business in this guide to endpoint protection. Discover why endpoint protection is more critical than ever, endpoint attackers' favorite targets, and more.
Posted: 01 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Barkly

Enable Visibility and Protection in the Cloud-Connected Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: How can you close visibility gaps in the cloud? Explore two cloud security strategies that can provide the visibility to help you block threats earlier, extend threat protection, and more.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Don't Just Respond – Prevent Attacks before They Happen
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to use cloud-delivered security services to prevent damaging attacks before they're launched. Learn how to create an advanced threat and malware detection strategy that can proactively identify attack infrastructure with statistical models and pre-emptively protect against most zero-day threats.
Posted: 25 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Cisco Umbrella

Why Firewalls And Antivirus Alone Are Not Enough
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: Firewalls and antivirus defenses react to malicious code after attacks have launched – but it's becoming increasingly important to detect threats earlier and prevent attacks before they even reach fruition. Explore 4 attacks and uncover 7 common steps attackers take to achieve their objectives.
Posted: 25 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Cisco Umbrella

Defending Enterprise Data Against Destructive Malware
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Take a deeper look at the history of malware attacks and potential countermeasures to thwart new ones. Also uncover 3 major challenges of file share attacks, recommendations to overcome these challenges, and more.
Posted: 12 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

BlackBerry

How to Combat Exploits to Secure Your System
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: By blocking the limited number of exploit techniques, you can block a massive number of malware samples in one stroke. Learn about software exploits and how to intercept them before they wreak havoc on your enterprise.
Posted: 06 Jul 2017 | Published: 06 Jul 2017

Sophos, Inc.

How to Ensure You're Not Part of the Next Botnet
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Botnets are a near limitless resource of computing power for hackers. In this white paper learn how to avoid your machines and devices from falling prey to these types of manipulations and shut down this avenue of attack.
Posted: 05 Jul 2017 | Published: 05 Jul 2017

Sophos, Inc.

How to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What does a typical ransomware attack look like? What security solutions should be in place to give the best possible defense? Discover the critical security technologies that every IT setup should include to thwart today's ransomware.
Posted: 05 Jul 2017 | Published: 05 Jul 2017

Sophos, Inc.

30 Minutes to a More Secure Enterprise
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Traditional defenses are no longer enough as under-the-radar attacks are wreaking havoc on enterprises that rely on antivirus products, firewalls, and sandboxing alone. Given the strain on your staff and already tight budget, DNS-layer security is becoming more valuable, especially as your first line of defense.
Posted: 29 Jun 2017 | Published: 29 Jun 2017

Comstor

How to Detect & Respond to a Petya Ransomware Attack
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: On June 27th 2017, a new "Petya-like" form of ransomware spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe, crippling thousands of computers. Access this white paper to learn the 5 things we know for sure about this new threat and 5 steps to can take to respond to it.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Jun 2017

AlienVault

Confronting Today's Advanced Email Threats
sponsored by Vircom
WHITE PAPER: Email is becoming one of the most favored attack surfaces used by malicious actors to harm your organization. Discover how to protect your enterprise from the growing number of sophisticated threats in today's threat environment.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Jun 2017

Vircom

Prevent Attacks, Don't React: Deploying a Preventative Security Model
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to implement a cloud-delivered, predictive security model that can block phishing attempts, bespoke malware, and other evolving threats from the moment attackers first start spinning up their attack infrastructure.
Posted: 27 Jun 2017 | Published: 27 Jun 2017

Comstor

Mr. Robot and Today's New Data Protection
sponsored by Reduxio
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a data protection technology that uses point-in-time copying techniques like split-mirror backups and snapshots to keep your company safe from malware that could hold your information hostage.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 09 Jan 2017

Reduxio

Why Backup is Broken
sponsored by SolarWinds, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to address the vulnerability created by broken backup, and what the restoration revolution will look like. Also discover the obstacles to efficient backup, why backup is slow and unreliable, and more.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

SolarWinds, Inc.

Your Guide to Mitigating Phishing Attacks
sponsored by PhishMe
WHITE PAPER: As one of the most persistent types of attacks, spear-phishing cannot be ignored. Discover the importance of implementing an incident response program that directly tackles phishing attacks.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

PhishMe

Air-Gap, Isolated Recovery, and Ransomware: Cost vs. Value
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Have you been thinking about air-gapping your infrastructure with scheduled updates to protect against ransomware? Download this resource to examine a thorough profile detailing isolated recovery—including its limitations—and determine its effectiveness in confronting undetected ransomware file encryption.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 26 Jun 2017

Rubrik
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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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