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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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How to Keep Your Organization Safe from Advanced Malware
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to defend against advanced malware, analyze a wide range of file types, and utilize a flexible architecture to block network threats while optimizing performance. Access now to uncover how to not only know what's happening on your network at all times, but also leverage rich reporting and monitoring.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Jan 2017

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Resetting Your Email Security Strategy
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Don't join the growing list of companies suffering multi-million dollar financial losses. Learn how the right mix of leadership and technology can help prevent attacks when you focus on ongoing education and training, use technology to detect potential phishing, and 4 more.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 11 Jan 2017

Mimecast

New Email-Borne Malware Campaign Highlights Danger Of Over Reliance On Sandboxes
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Today, new tools are able to convert potentially harmful read-only attachments into safe versions without being delayed by sandboxing. Learn more about tools that can ensure all original email attachments are sandboxed by an appropriately advanced email security gateway.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 Jan 2017

Mimecast

Malware Prevention vs. Detect and Respond
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to examine current attack detection strategies that are rapidly gaining popularity, as well as the pitfalls of pure post-execution strategies. You will also get to the core of the malware detection problem and learn why prevention is the best security approach.
Posted: 05 Jan 2017 | Published: 05 Jan 2017

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

Insights Into How Math Can Defeat Malware
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Malware has always evolved faster than security measures could keep up...until now. Access this white paper to learn about a math and machine-learning approach that enables you to identify potential threats based on mathematical risk factors, so that you can make the right decisions in real time.
Posted: 05 Jan 2017 | Published: 05 Jan 2017

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by SingTel
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to counter the modern threat landscape of phishing, ransomware, and other malware. An enterprise's defense against such malignant activates can mean the difference between success and going out of business.
Posted: 05 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

SingTel

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

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

The History of Ransomware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Learn a brief history of ransomware, its evolution and the different malware families it's been a part of. By understanding where ransomware came from and how it's attacked in the past, you can best predict where it's going in the future and design an effective defense strategy for your organization.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

The Phishing Breakthrough Point
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Habits take time to form and become part of one's daily life – the same applies to being cyber street-smart about phishing prevention. Learn how to create a more effective phishing awareness training program through deeper analysis of the human landscape of your organization.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Employees at the Frontline in the Battle Against Ransomware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: In crunch time, it's all up to your employees to defend your critical information. Enable them to protect your organization sufficiently with proper security training and education in place. With well-trained personnel on the frontlines, you can ensure your organization stays safe from the crippling effects of ransomware.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Firewall Sprawl: Four Security Gaps Exposed
sponsored by FireMon
WHITE PAPER: Discover the truth surrounding next-generation firewalls (NGFWs). Learn the four firewall security gaps that could be putting your organization at risk, and the proper management processes to patch those gaps.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

FireMon

Redefining Next-generation Endpoint Security Solutions
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to streamline security operations using next-generation endpoint security. Learn about new tools built for centralization, consolidation and integration that can help you prevent advanced malware from infecting your endpoints and crippling your organization.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2016

Intel Security

Block Zero-Day Threats Before They Hit Endpoints
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to block 99.5% of malware from the web and drastically reduce the amount of time and resources needed for clean-up. Create a more effective and efficient IT environment with automated intelligence built to detect zero-day malware and other emerging threats.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Intel Security

Neutralize Threats with a Collaborative Security Fabric
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to get ahead of today's advanced threats and remediate attacks in a timely manner. Manage security operations faster by integrating all defenses across the threat lifecycle into a single collaborative fabric, enabling your organization to make smarter, more efficient security decisions.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Intel Security

Ransomware: A Hostage Rescue Manual
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Learn the different types of ransomware, how to spot them and how to prevent an attack against your files. Should you become infected, learn the steps you must take to best protect your assets and how to avoid future ransomware attacks.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Ransomware: 3 Seconds to Encryption
sponsored by Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover eye-opening ransomware statistics and figures in this short infographic. You'll learn just how rampant the ransomware problem has become among small businesses, but also discover how you can protect your organization to combat ransomware effectively.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

IoT Guardian for the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by Zingbox
WHITE PAPER: Last year, healthcare was the most attacked industry, and 17% of documented attacks were facilitated through IoT medical devices. Download this white paper and discover how to fully protect your network from vulnerable or compromised medical devices – a healthcare organization's weakest link.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Zingbox

Best Practices for Ransomware Detection and Remediation
sponsored by Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware is a booming business for cybercriminals, and right now it's bigger than ever. Learn how ransomware attacks work and discover best practices to keep your files secure and your organization protected.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

Modern Cybercrime - What's Happening, Why it's Happening and How You Can Respond
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn about recent instances of cyberattacks to better understand how they operate and what damage they cause. Stay ahead of cybercriminals and out of tomorrow's headlines by ensuring you're operating securely and your incident response plan is ready for prime time.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Trustwave

Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) Decision Guide
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: What key areas should you be thinking about when making the critical decision to ally with a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP)? This decision guide offers key questions and considerations to help you select an MSSP and evaluate their solutions to best secure your business.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Trustwave

IIA: Stronger Cybersecurity Starts With a Data and Analytics Strategy
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Discover why security analytics is the key to cyber security efficiency. It provides the necessary and timely visibility into network behavior and enables devices and entities acting suspiciously to be quickly identified and investigated.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

SAS

Top Three Gaping Holes in Your Data Security
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside. In this Globalscape paper, you'll learn: the 3 layers most targeted (the network, data & users), bad security practices, why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Globalscape

Mitigate Security Risks with Hyperconverged Infrastructure
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Improve your security posture and best mitigate risks by implementing comprehensive security measures across your entire enterprise - from the network perimeter to the application layer. Discover how a hyperconverged infrastructure limits potential points of attack and consolidates security controls.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

SimpliVity
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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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