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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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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

Ransomware: 4 Ways to Protect Data Now
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Discover recommendations towards a multilayered approach designed to reduce exposure to ransomware attacks, as well as to recover encrypted data more quickly and effectively. Access now for the 4 key steps to kidnap-proof your data.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 17 May 2017

Citrix

The Current State of Email Security
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Explore email security threats' most common delivery methods and ID their risks to your organization. Also uncover effective remedies to both internal and external threats and how to implement them.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 17 May 2017

Microsoft

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

Fortinet Ransomware Guide
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: 09 May 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Fortinet, Inc.

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.

Ransomware: Everything You Need to Know
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about ransomware and the different ways it can attack your systems. Find out how to foil ransomware attacks with disaster recovery strategies, respond to an ongoing ransomware attack, recover from attacks that have already entered your system, and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, 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

Ransomware: Block Attackers with a Layered Defense
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover what ransomware is, what it does, and how customers can defend their organizations against it. Reveal what a layered defense strategy can do for your organization and how to best implement it.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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.

Raiders of the Lost File Shares: Defending Enterprise Data Against Destructive Malware
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: With destructive malware ravaging the networks of governments, Aramco, Sands Corporation, and Sony Pictures, you need to adjust your tactics to ensure your continued safety. In this white paper, discover a deeper look at these recent attacks and potential countermeasures to thwart them.
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

BlackBerry

Exploit Kits: Getting In by Any Means Necessary
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the concept of exploit kits and how to defend against them. Uncover tips for reducing your attack surface, blocking known malware and exploits, identifying new threats, and more.
Posted: 19 Dec 2016 | Published: 19 Dec 2016

Palo Alto Networks

How to Identity Web Threats in Real-Time
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can achieve real-time web protection and dynamic malware scanning in your existing security infrastructure. Learn how you can quickly enforce network access policies, instantly report on web threats and user activity, and more.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Secure and Accelerate User Access to Web Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to secure and accelerate web applications using Web Application Firewall (WAF) deployments in trusted and untrusted web environments. Deliver the fast, latency-free web experience users expect from anywhere and to any device.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Deliver Complete Security for Enterprise Web Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to fully protect web applications without adversely affecting web performance for your users. Address all of today's critical web vulnerabilities while at the same time accelerating web applications for optimal productivity.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Secure Email Against Targeted Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: To protect against targeted phishing attacks and other email-borne malware, you need the ability to identify infected traffic before your users click on it. Discover how you can extract malicious content from all emails before they hit your users' inboxes and neutralize attacks early without impacting user experience.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Accelerating Your Incident Response & Improving Your Network Forensics
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Network visibility is key to insightful security intelligence. Learn how to protect your workforce, fortify your network and improve overall security processes with complete visibility and streamlined forensics.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: This Osterman Research white paper focuses on current problems in security with phishing and ransomware, and gives recommendations on how to mitigate these threats. Learn how to implement security awareness training for all users, maintain quality backups and implement detection and elimination systems for your network.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

KnowBe4

Best Practices for Dealing with Phishing and Next-Generation Malware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: This Osterman Research study focuses on the current security problems with email and other systems, and offers recommendations about how to improve security. Learn how to combat phishing and next-gen malware threats through a variety of best practices, beginning with user training.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

KnowBe4
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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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