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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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Kona Client Reputation
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: Discover the business benefits and operational benefits you can achieve by adding a new, advance algorithm to your security infrastructure. Profile malicious users before they have a chance to infect your network.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Akamai

Gigamon Helps Government Agency Meet Cybersecurity Requirements
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how the HHS was able to meet their rigid security requirements and more. Discover how they were able to achieve pervasive visibility of all network traffic across geographically dispersed locations and keep their massive amount of private information safe.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Gigamon

Safeguarding Vital Data Is a Battle You Can Win
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, uncover what it means to develop data management and protection policies that reach from the core of the business out to mobile devices, the cloud and beyond. Also, learn how to be ready for whatever security challenges the world sends your way.
Posted: 24 Sep 2016 | Published: 24 Sep 2016

Intel Security

Harnessing the Power of Metadata for Security
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Discover how metadata, rich in context, can help analyze security metrics faster to enable rapid threat remediation. Learn how to enable more in-depth security analysis of traffic that is focused on the areas of concern, ultimately resulting in faster time to detection, response, and mitigation.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Gigamon

Securing Data Access Within the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to better understand the changing role of technology within the healthcare sector and best practices to integrate security without compromising the patient experience.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

The Power of Precise Threat Intelligence: Which SecureWorks service is right for me?
sponsored by SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Creating meaningful threat intelligence requires specialized tools and expertise that go well beyond simple alerts and content searches. Discover hot to achieve this level of expertise within this short white paper. You'll gain a greater visibility into the deepest part of your network and better understand malware and the actors behind it.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

SecureWorks

Deriving Value from the Technical Security Test
sponsored by SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a guide for your questions as you get into the process of choosing the right provider to meet your specific security testing needs. Learn key considerations that must be implemented in the selection process for technical testing providers.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

SecureWorks

Securing the Unpatchable
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to secure unpatchable systems and software with advanced endpoint protection, defending against the most complex cyberattacks. You will learn how to prevent the exploitation of both known and zero-day vulnerabilities, as well as the execution of malware, as demonstrated by two case studies.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Ransomware: Threats, Motivations, and Tools of the Trade
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Today's hackers require less money and time than ever before to start their campaign. Learn more about how marketplace dynamics are shifting the scale of the modern attack landscape, and uncover access to a valuable resource for security professionals.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Radware

Who Will CAVE First: Likely Targets of Ransomware
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: The following resource lists an acronym that highlights four key areas criminals will assess in their decision to target people and companies. Learn how to avoid being a victim by getting inside the mind of a ransomware attacker.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Radware

Protect Yourself from Antivirus: Why Traditional AV Doesn't Offer Meaningful Security Value
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Traditional antivirus (AV) is no longer the solution to preventing endpoint breaches—it's the problem. Access this resource to learn why traditional AV no longer offers meaningful security value for your organization, and see how to get started protecting your endpoints without AV.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Advancing Endpoint Security: The Importance of Threat Intelligence, Visibility
sponsored by SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to mix anti-malware capabilities with high-level visibility and behavioral based detection to eliminate endpoint threats. By arming yourself with these weapons, your organization can not only detect threat actors and their tradecraft, but also slash time of response, minimizing the damage they cause.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

SecureWorks

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: There are steps you can take to address phishing and ransomware. Discover how to best mitigate these tremendous threats to decrease the likelihood of infection and the subsequent consequences that come from them.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Report: The Impact of Security Threats on Business
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: In the following report, executives underscore just how expensive it is to recover from a cyber-attack. Learn where organizations are continuing to take action despite major revenue losses, and what more can be done.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Radware

To Pay or Not to Pay: Ransom-Based Cyber-Attacks on the Rise
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Organizations need to proactively prepare their networks for ransomware attacks. Learn now about three key considerations for tools and strategies designed to mitigate these incidents, how to detect a fake ransom letter, and the consequences of giving into these threats.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Radware

An Agent of Change in an Era of Intensifying Threats
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Discover a defense system tailored specially for your network that includes advanced sandboxing with CPU-level detection. Take the on-going cyberwar back to your cyberthieves' doorsteps by understanding the tools they use, their chosen attack vectors and the methods they employ.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

The Definitive Buyer's Guide for Evaluating Enterprise Network Firewalls
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This essential guide demonstrates how to reduce your attack surface by making an informed decision on the right firewall for your business. To do so, discover the fundamentals of modern firewall technology, 10 critical business requirements your next firewall must address, and more.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 19 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Preventing Ransomware Threats to Health Data in 10 Steps
sponsored by OpenDNS
WHITE PAPER: Health data has become some of the most sought-after personal data on the black market, making healthcare professionals and hospital systems prime targets for cybercrime – particularly ransomware attacks. This e-guide will provide you with 10 steps to avoid ransomware attacks on your health systems.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

OpenDNS

The Insider Threats: Be Protected with Advanced DNS Security
sponsored by EfficientIP
WHITE PAPER: See first-hand how to implement a secure DNS architecture—such as high performance cache and real time DNS traffic analysis tools capable of adaptive countermeasures—to enhance your organization's ability to stand against internal attacks, and ensure continuity of mission-critical DNS services.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

EfficientIP

2016 Data Threat Report: Trends in Encryption and Data Security
sponsored by Vormetric
WHITE PAPER: Access this report now to learn statistics from around the globe describing how large enterprises are misplacing their security dollars and what you can do to best protect your sensitive data in today's hostile cyber environment.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Vormetric

5 Steps to Protect Yourself From Ransomware
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: This short infographic gives you 5 steps to protect your enterprise from the scourge that is ransomware. You'll learn how to empower your employees against ransomware attacks and how to properly plan for disaster before disaster strikes.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

arcserve

STEALTHbits Solutions for Addressing Real World Security and Compliance
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WHITE PAPER: This document discusses four deployments of STEALHbits and how these organizations fit the solutions into their existing infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

STEALTHbits

Securing Connected Cars Through Comprehensive Software Testing
sponsored by Synopsys
WHITE PAPER: There is a need for greater software testing and assurance in the automotive industry today. Dig deeper into the vulnerabilities associated with automotive software and learn how to test it before your vehicle roles into the dealership.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016


4 Countermeasures to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Learn not only why ransomware is one of the favored tools of the cybercriminal, but also how enterprises fall prey to it, how it attacks their systems, and how to prevent it. Also learn common pitfalls when preparing to combat this threat, and four countermeasures to keep your data safe.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

TrendMicro

Reeling in Ransomware Data Protection for You and Your Users
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, learn how your organization can employ continuous endpoint backup software to negate the effects of ransomware. Explore how continuous endpoint backup enables IT to quickly and easily restore files to minutes before the infection, as well as ensures that those files are healthy with no end-user intervention required.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 26 Sep 2016

Code42
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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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