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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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The Spectrum of Mobile Risk: Understanding the Full Range of Risks to Enterprise Data From Mobility
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover a mobile risk matrix that will help organizations understand the prevalence of mobile risk surrounding software vulnerabilities, mobile app threats, behavior and configurations and more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2017 | Published: 23 Jun 2017

Lookout

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

4 Countermeasures to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Learn from expert Doug Cahill, ESG Senior Analyst, as he investigates a prescriptive approach to mitigate the risk associated with ransomware.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

TrendMicro

Malware Year in Review 2016
sponsored by PhishMe
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware's explosive growth in 2016 was evidence of a paradigm shift in criminal business ventures, resulting in estimated losses of well over $1 billion. Discover 4 major malware trends and specific examples of how they worked, and what it may mean for 2017.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 14 Jun 2017

PhishMe

Analyzing the Malware Threat
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how malware is evolving to circumvent commonly used defensive measures by learning to avoid behavior detection. Learn more about how this advanced malware functions, how to identify it, and how to neutralize it with cloud generation malware analysis.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

The App is the Endpoint
sponsored by Blue Cedar
WHITE PAPER: Uncover 5 fundamental reasons why security leaders are moving away from a device management paradigm and instead are focusing on treating the app as the endpoint.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Blue Cedar

Ransomware Infection to Encryption in Three Seconds
sponsored by Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource will prepare your organization for a ransomware attack by providing you with key insights on ransomware's unique nature, info on ransomware's rapid infection and encryption and best practices for blocking ransomware before it attacks.
Posted: 06 Jun 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

How Fortinet Security Fabric Addresses Today's Top Security Concerns
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how you can get the networks security you need to protect your organization from IoT, ransomware, a lack of skilled IT security staff and more.
Posted: 05 Jun 2017 | Published: 03 Mar 2017

Fortinet, Inc.

Effective Business Bandwidth Management
sponsored by GFI
WHITE PAPER: Explore how to maximize your network's performance by addressing the blind spots that devices like bandwidth shapers and traditional performance management tools overlook.
Posted: 02 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

GFI

Waste Less Time Fighting Ransomware
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn if Cisco's Umbrella can really block ransomware.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Cisco Umbrella

Information Protection in the Web and Cloud Era
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Explore a modern approach to data protection in the web and cloud era. Uncover 5 requirements for a modern DLP tool.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Safe Adoption of Cloud Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Gartner predicts that nearly 40% of enterprise IT application spend will be shifted to cloud versus on-premise by 2020. Access this white paper for major considerations you will need to focus on when looking for cloud app security.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 26 May 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Ransomware Defense For Dummies
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: The rise of ransomware over the past few years is an ever-growing problem that has quickly become an extremely lucrative criminal enterprise. In Ransomware Defense For Dummies, uncover 5 chapters of in-depth information to keep your network safe and take ransomware head-on.
Posted: 19 May 2017 | Published: 19 May 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Your Endpoint Essentials Checklist
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover a comprehensive checklist to ensure that your endpoints have essential features to protect your enterprise from ransomware and other malicious activities.
Posted: 16 May 2017 | Published: 16 May 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

4 Mobile Security Insights for CISOs
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: Discover the four mobile security insights that you must know, about reducing mobile risks and the business value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
Posted: 12 May 2017 | Published: 12 May 2017

Lookout

Countering Evolving Cybersecurity Challenges
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about an intelligent, new approach to network security that can seamlessly follow and protect data, provide actionable threat intelligence and close gaps left by legacy point products and platforms.
Posted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 23 Jan 2017

Fortinet, Inc.

What Every Organization Needs to Know Before, During, and After a Ransomware Attack
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide helps you defend against phishing emails, vulnerabilities in mobile devices, and infected websites. Assess your organization's ability to prevent, respond to, and remediate attacks with a ransomware survival checklist.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 02 May 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

Prevent Full-Blown Breaches with Threat Response and Incident Intelligence
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The manual tasks it takes to aggregate, organize, and analyze data from all of the key systems and devices on your network can be incredibly time-consuming and can overwhelm security teams with their scope. Discover how to modernize security with threat response and incident intelligence.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 02 May 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

Why Cybersecurity's Visibility Gap Matters, and How Organizations Can Solve It
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to close the cybersecurity visibility gap in an increasingly mobile world. Learn how to see beyond the confines of your network and endpoints to protect your people, brand, and data better.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Mapping the Ransomware Landscape
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide to ransomware details what you must know to keep your organization safe from a costly ransomware attack.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Fortinet, Inc.

Unmask Evasive Threats: Zero-Day Threat Detection and App Containment
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to bolster your defense to catch up to and overcome advanced malware threats. Fortify endpoints and learn how to halt zero-day malware in its tracks by discovering which threat detection and containment tools can unmask the most sophisticated hidden threats.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Your Guide to Spotting and Preventing Malware Infection
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the types of attacks facing a typical network and uncover some successful mitigation strategies IT professionals have implemented to protect their networks.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Solarwinds MSP

Busting the Myth of the Malware “Silver Bullet”
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to architect an anti-malware and endpoint security toolbox that relies on coordinating multi-layer, sophisticated defense. Discover which technologies can be connected to bolster your security posture, and learn about 3 critical layers of defense for keeping up with modern threats.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

McAfee, 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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