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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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When Cryptors Attack: Timeline of a Ransomware Infection
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: The average amount of damage to SMBs caused by one cryptomalware attack is $99,000, according to a survey from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Take a closer look at this white paper to learn about cryptomalware attacks and how to prevent your company from being targeted with cryptomalware.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 22 Sep 2017

Kaspersky Lab

TOP 10 Considerations for Bot Management
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: There are countless vendors claiming to provide you with bot management solutions and comprehensive protection, but what do you really need to keep your own environment safe? Read this list of the top 10 things to consider when selecting a bot management system.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

Akamai Technologies

Business Perception of IT Security: In the Face of an Inevitable Compromise
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: Companies unanimously state that cyber threats are highly damaging and that cybersecurity is one of the top requirements for business to stay afloat. Take an in-depth look at this security risk report to reveal where enterprises are seeing the most security attacks.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

Kaspersky Lab

The Key to Advancing from Bot Management to Bot Security
sponsored by Akamai Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Learn about how you can better secure your IT environment by putting a common hacker tool, bots, to your own use, and how you can advance from simple bot management to bot security.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 03 Mar 2017

Akamai Technologies

10 Simple Tips to Protect Yourself from Ransomware
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Inside, learn 10 tips as to how you can optimize your backup system to help defend against the ransomware threat
Posted: 12 Sep 2017 | Published: 12 Sep 2017

Acronis

Protect Data Against Loss to Ransomware
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Inside, learn about a backup program that's designed to fight back against the growing ransomware threat with heuristic detection, the ability to restore from local caches or backups and the cloud, and more.
Posted: 11 Sep 2017 | Published: 11 Sep 2017

Acronis

Hospital Network Security: Recursive DNS Lookups Yield Threat Insight
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: Uncover how the University of Kansas Health System adopted a security strategy leveraging DNS to block threats and reduce ransomware attacks.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Cisco Umbrella

A Guide to Avoiding Financial Losses in Cybersecurity
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: 77% of U.S. businesses have suffered between 1 and 5 separate incidents of data loss, leakage or exposure in the past 12 months, according to Kaspersky Lab. This white paper reveals the financial woes across the threat landscape.
Posted: 31 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Kaspersky Lab

What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know about Bitcoin
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: It's important for healthcare organizations to do their preliminary research into bitcoin, so that if a ransomware breach occurs they are able to get back to work. Learn more about bitcoin in this resource and about trends in ransomware.
Posted: 24 Aug 2017 | Published: 24 Aug 2017

Commvault

5 Cyberthreats Healthcare IT Pros Must Tackle
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Defending your data against cyberthreats requires a multilayer defense. Check out this white paper to uncover the 5 critical cyberthreats of which IT healthcare professionals should be aware.
Posted: 21 Aug 2017 | Published: 21 Aug 2017

Mimecast

Are You Sure You Didn't Authorize Someone You Shouldn't Have?
sponsored by HID Global
WHITE PAPER: Explore lessons learned from the Google Docs phishing scam. Learn the role multi-factor authentication plays in protecting organizations from phishing attacks and other cyber threats.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

HID Global

Cybersecurity Strategies for Healthcare
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that a medical record fetches 8x to 10x the price of a credit card on the black market? In the healthcare industry, cybersecurity can be a matter of life or death. Dive into Cisco's 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report and uncover practical steps healthcare organizations can take to protect their patients, providers, and data.
Posted: 10 Aug 2017 | Published: 10 Aug 2017

Cisco Umbrella

How to Detect Unknown Malware and Ransomware
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: Explore two analytical strategies that can help you detect unknown malware activity and early signs of compromise in a Windows environment. Discover how these approaches work in real-time to detect advanced threats faster.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2017

Splunk

Don't Just Respond – Prevent Attacks before They Happen
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to use cloud-delivered security services to prevent damaging attacks before they're launched. Learn how to create an advanced threat and malware detection strategy that can proactively identify attack infrastructure with statistical models and pre-emptively protect against most zero-day threats.
Posted: 25 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Cisco Umbrella

Air-Gap, Isolated Recovery, and Ransomware: Cost vs. Value
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Have you been thinking about air-gapping your infrastructure with scheduled updates to protect against ransomware? Download this resource to examine a thorough profile detailing isolated recovery—including its limitations—and determine its effectiveness in confronting undetected ransomware file encryption.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 26 Jun 2017

Rubrik

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

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

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.

Information Protection in the Web and Cloud Era
sponsored by Symantec
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

Safe Adoption of Cloud Applications
sponsored by Symantec
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

Advanced Persistent Threats and Other Advanced Attacks: Threat Analysis and Defense Strategies for SMB, Mid-size, and Enterprise Organizations
sponsored by Websense, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Understanding exactly what an Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) is can be difficult, as the hype surrounding this dangerous threat has clouded its definition. View this paper to discover the nature of APT risks and gain key recommendations on how to defend against them.
Posted: 28 Aug 2017 | Published: 15 Sep 2011

Websense, 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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