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ALSO CALLED: Malicious Threats, Malicious Computer Code, Malicious Logic, Joke Programs, Blended Threats, Malicious Software, Malicious Code, Mobile Malware
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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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.

Eight Ways to Protect Your Network Against Ransomware
sponsored by SonicWall
WHITE PAPER: This e-book provides eight ways you can protect your network against ransomware attacks and avoid giving your money to cybercriminals.
Posted: 10 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

SonicWall

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.

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

Malware Prevention vs. Detect and Respond
sponsored by Dell India
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 India

Insights Into How Math Can Defeat Malware
sponsored by Dell India
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 India

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

Block Zero-Day Threats Before They Hit Endpoints
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
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

McAfee, Inc.

Remove the Security Blind Spots Created by Encrypted Traffic
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to get the visibility and control you need over encrypted traffic to ensure compliance with privacy and regulatory policies. Enable your organization to cost-effectively eliminate blind spots within your environment and maximize the effectiveness of your security infrastructure investments overall.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

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

Assessing Application Security: A Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this SANs guide, learn the four-step method for acquiring the services you need to support a comprehensive application security (AppSec) lifecycle security program. Discover what goes into an effective AppSec team and how to acquire the resources necessary for deployment.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Veracode, Inc.

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

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

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

Dynamic Security Management for a Productive Mobile Workforce
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to protect your business from advanced threats with a new approach to managing mobile security, identity and access management, and governance. Uncover key benefits that will increase IT's control and boost productivity, like app-level security against ransomware, secure onboarding, simplified compliance, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

RES Software
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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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