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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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Stop Malware Before It Stops You
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to detect and eliminate modern malicious activities and add significant value to your detection mechanism without impacting user experience. Learn how to stop new, dynamic malware that most mechanisms overlook, as well as close the 60% malware gap missed by other gateways.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Trustwave

Complete Email Protection, Delivered in the Cloud
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: How do you eliminate email threats before they reach the network? Access now to learn how you can use the cloud to achieve advanced protection against modern email threats and in-depth data security and compliance management.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Don't Guess. Test. Uncover Your Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to get full visibility and insight into your organization's security weaknesses. Discover the robust tools you need to get an accurate assessment of your databases and applications and avoid annoying false positives.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Leverage Real-Time Protection from Advanced Web Threats
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Discover a real-time web protection strategy that can target modern malware threats. Learn how to protect against dynamic, cross-component malware threats and get a full view into your past with historical views of web usage and threats, malware detected and malicious activity blocked.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Ransomware and Phishing: How to Avoid Falling Victim to These Threats
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to gain complete visibility, control and protection against malware, spyware, phishing, spear phishing and ransomware threats. Learn how to adequately secure all of your threat vectors and proactively stay ahead of the latest threats with an intelligent backend infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Data protection has never been more in the forefront, as information is the lifeblood and differentiator in a constantly changing world. Discover 8 tips to help you stay ahead of the top 2016 data protection trends, ultimately helping you innovate and create business value.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

5 Ways to Secure Your Mobile Endpoints
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Organizations know they should secure their users' mobile endpoint devices. But how? Discover the five crucial security features your organization must implement to confidently secure mobile devices and protect against all types of thieves.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how dire an issue phishing and ransomware has become, and learn how to mitigate them effectively. Through vulnerability analysis, threat intelligence, good backup processes and, most importantly, common sense, you can reduce your organization's risk of infection down to zero percent.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

Why NGFWs Are Becoming the New Standard in Enterprise Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The next-generation firewall (NGFW) is quickly becoming the new standard approach for enterprise security. Discover how your organization can add a high performance, highly effective NGFW without slowing down daily business operations. Learn how you can achieve unparalleled protection, ease of use and ultrafast performance with your NGFW.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Why Businesses Can't Afford to Ignore Ransomware
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: Dive into the inner workings of ransomware, its perpetrators and how they are evolving to maximize profits. Also learn how companies are fighting back, and review best practices for protecting your organization from becoming another victim of electronic extortion.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 07 Oct 2016

CrowdStrike

SIEM + Threat Intelligence: Quickly Identify the Threats that Matter to You
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Examine how you can enhance your SIEM tool with a cybersecurity platform to take control of the data chaos, gain a fuller understanding of threats, eliminate false positives, and form a proactive and intelligence-driven defense.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

ThreatConnect

The Last Line of Defense Against the “Mega Breach”
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: The frequency of "mega breaches" continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace. Learn how breaches could be prevented by deploying endpoint protection technology.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

CrowdStrike

Advanced Authentication Strategies for Detecting Real-time Threats
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: How do you address the problem of maintaining security threats while balancing access requirements and costs? Learn about a multi-factor authentication service that not only enables secure transactions, devices, and accounts, but detects and defends against malware and breaches – protecting the integrity of the entire online transaction.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Jun 2016

HID

Why Employee Mobile Devices Are Undermining Your Enterprise Security Efforts
sponsored by Appthority
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the twin problems which most often lead to data breaches in mobile hardware: spear phishing and watering hole attacks. In addition, learn about a solution to stop them in their tracks by automating the scanning and analysis of employee mobile apps for risky behaviors, hidden actions, and mobile malware.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Appthority

Cisco 2016 midyear cybersecurity report
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: The Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report provides insights for security professionals on the trends and developments affecting the security landscape for the last half of the year. Access now and go to page 45 in particular for a discussion on ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Cisco

Security Report: 2016 DDoS Attack Trends
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: In this recent security report, discover where, when and how hard DDoS attacks are hitting across the globe and how you can avoid them. Leverage this data to better make more intelligent, strategic decisions on security.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Akamai

Q2 2016 State of the Internet Security Report
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: Discover how dire the world of DDoS security attacks has become and dig into the details of multi-vector attacks. Learn statistics on each industry that was attacked and get insight on how to best protect your network in the future.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Akamai

The Rising Face of Cyber Crime Ransomware
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Learn how ransomware is evolving - and which industries are the most susceptible to attacks. Download the latest BitSight Insight report to find out how ransomware affects each industry, and what organizations can do to prevent it.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

BitSight

Reeling in Ransomware Data Protection for You and Your Users
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how you can protect your devices and negate the effects of ransomware. Explore how continuous endpoint backup enables IT to quickly and easily restore files to minutes before the infection, as well as ensures that those files are healthy with no end-user intervention required.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 26 Sep 2016

Code42

Kona Client Reputation
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: Discover the business benefits and operational benefits you can achieve by adding a new, advanced algorithm to your security infrastructure. Profile malicious users before they have a chance to infect your network.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Akamai

Cyber Threats to Online Shopping Cheer
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to protect your brand and stay online during high-volume occasions. See statistics on current online shopping trends and discover how to stop fraudulent actors before they can damage your organization.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Neustar

2016 Security Operations Center Report
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report analyzes some of the major attack types seen in today's digital world and discusses trends for the future of cyber threats. You'll see statistics on DDoS attack vectors, attack volume and what sort of damage these attacks caused so you can best plan for the dangerous future of cybercrime.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Neustar

2016 Neustar DDoS Attacks & Protection Report
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report represents a global view of the DDoS outlook with insights and data from 6 continents and more than one thousand executives. Discover what the future holds for your organization and learn why security should be a central concern for all devices on your network.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Neustar

Neustar DDOS Attacks & Protection Report: North America & EMEA The Continuous Risk to Digital Brands
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report encapsulates the survey results of 760 CSOs, CIOs, CTOs and others in IT security. Its purpose is to learn how companies in North America and the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) encounter and defend against DDoS attacks.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Neustar

How to Protect Data from Ransomware
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: It can be difficult to recover data that is encrypted by ransomware malware. In this expert guide, discover how to stop ransomware from breaching your network in the first place and backup all of your data.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Dell 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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