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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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A Network Manager's Guide to Ransomware
sponsored by Cisco and Dimension Data
RESOURCE: Learn the most common methods of operation for ransomware and what your organization can do to reduce your vulnerability to it. Also discover handy flowcharts detailing the timelines of web-based and email-based ransomware infections, the components of a strong prevention strategy, and more.
Posted: 27 Mar 2017 | Published: 27 Mar 2017

Cisco and Dimension Data

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

2017 Annual Threat Report
sponsored by SonicWall
RESEARCH CONTENT: This 2017 Annual Threat Report looks at both sides of the cybersecurity arms race: the attackers and the targeted organizations. Discover which areas of security are projected to see the most attention and learn how to overcome challenges like SSL encrypted traffic, higher instances of ransomware attacks, IoT security issues, and more.
Posted: 09 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Mar 2017

SonicWall

The State of the Cybersecurity Arms Race
sponsored by SonicWall
RESOURCE: In the war against cybercrime, no one gets to avoid battle. In this resource, industry expert Bill Conner provides insight into staying up-to-date on the latest threats and cybersecurity innovations shaping today's landscape.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

SonicWall

Announcing New and Enhanced SonicWall Email Security 9.0 with Capture ATP to Detect Zero-Day
sponsored by SonicWall
DATA SHEET: In 2016, ransomware attacks grew by 167x year-over-year to 638 million. As today's malware and ransomware pose ever evolving malicious, zero-day threats, organizations need to defend their networks beyond their perimeters. Discover how SonicWall can help you block ransomware, inspect email, and more.
Posted: 07 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

SonicWall

Next-Gen Email Security and Advanced Threat Protection
sponsored by SonicWall
RESOURCE: SonicWall, a trusted security partner protecting more than a million business networks worldwide, announced a new email security platform and firewall for breach prevention against ransomware and other advanced threats. Discover how their platform integrates with advanced threat protection to deliver sound cloud-based cybersecurity.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

SonicWall

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Cybersecurity Advances
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at machine learning in security and how recent advances may bolster your defenses.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 01 Mar 2017

SearchSecurity.com

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.

The Ultimate Guide to Cybersecurity to Drive Profitability
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
EBOOK: This e-book explores how to turn cybersecurity success into a true competitive advantage that enables faster innovation. Discover how to secure your network to prevent costly downtime, equipment damage, compliance issues and more. Plus, learn how to leverage threat intelligence to bolster malware defense and improve network visibility.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Beyond the Sandbox: Strengthen Your Edge-to-Endpoint Security
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Should security pros rely on sandboxing as their single point of defense? Discover where sandboxing technology stands today, why it fails to meet the needs of organizations, and what's needed for effective malware analysis.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

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

SWIFT Banking System Boosts Security Following Cyberattacks
sponsored by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
EGUIDE: Following a number of attacks on the SWIFT banking system that led to the theft of millions of dollars, SWIFT promised new rules to improve security for bank transfers. In this e-guide, we examine these targeted malware attacks and explore SWIFT's response to them. Find out if their 5-part strategic program was enough to bolster security.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017


4 Essential Capabilities for Advanced Malware Protection
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the essential capabilities you need to deploy advanced malware protection, the key questions you should ask your vendor, and how to combat today's advanced malware attacks using a combination of 4 techniques.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

Cisco Systems, Inc.

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.

8 Best Practices To Prevent Your Data From Being Held Hostage
sponsored by Dell SonicWALL
WHITE PAPER: Discover 8 best practices to protect your organization against ransomware attacks, minimizing your attack surfaces as well as reducing your vulnerability and strengthening your overall security posture.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

Dell SonicWALL

Taking a Proactive Approach to Addressing Ransomware
sponsored by AttackIQ
PODCAST: Industry expert, Kevin Beaver discusses best practices in approaching and addressing ransomware. Access this podcast to uncover real-world stories and practical advice on how you can make ransomware a manageable threat that can be mitigated without impacting business operations.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Premiered: Feb 8, 2017

AttackIQ

Taking a Proactive Approach to Addressing Ransomware
sponsored by AttackIQ
TRANSCRIPT: Industry expert, Kevin Beaver discusses best practices in approaching and addressing ransomware. Access this transcript to uncover real-world stories and practical advice on how you can make ransomware a manageable threat that can be mitigated without impacting business operations.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

AttackIQ

How to Prevent and Respond to a Healthcare Ransomware Infection
sponsored by Cisco
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, consultant Ernie Hayden shares tips on preparing for ransomware attacks through measures like managing account privileges, as well as how to handle infections once they've happened.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 02 Feb 2017

Cisco

Why Ransomware Attacks Are A Growing Threat To Health IT
sponsored by Cisco
EGUIDE: Health data is some of the most valuable data on the black market right now, but that's not the only reason the healthcare industry is such a target for ransomware attacks. Discover 4 more risk factors in this expert e-guide.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 15 Feb 2017

Cisco

Busting the Myth of the Malware “Silver Bullet”
sponsored by Intel Security
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

Intel Security

Dissecting the Spora Ransomware: What Makes This Malware Tick?
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: Meet Spora: it enumerates the drive letters on your system, encrypts your files on those drives, and then drops you a ransom note and login info to buy back your data on its "store". Uncover a rare look into the development and technical information the Spora ransomware in this white paper.
Posted: 14 Feb 2017 | Published: 14 Feb 2017

Booz Allen Hamilton

An In-depth look at "Satan": Ransomware-as-a-Service Malware on Deep Web
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: Get a first-hand, in-depth look at how the ransomware-as-a-service (RaaS) malware "Satan" is being promoted on the deep web.
Posted: 14 Feb 2017 | Published: 14 Feb 2017

Booz Allen Hamilton

Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky
sponsored by Intel Security
RESEARCH CONTENT: 90% of companies now use cloud services, not all of it sanctioned by IT. Moreover, more sensitive data is being stored in the cloud outside the visibility and control of IT. Learn more "Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky."
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Intel Security

Details on Newly Observed GhostAdmin Botnet
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: Gain a rare look at the beginnings of a malware threat and learn how Booz Allen Hamilton discovered and identified indicators of compromise for the newly observed GhostAdmin malware and how to protect your enterprise from falling prey to it.
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 10 Feb 2017

Booz Allen Hamilton

Ransomware: What every healthcare organization needs to know
sponsored by Cisco
EBOOK: In the healthcare industry, information security is critical. It's also a tremendous challenge, now more than ever before. In this e-book, you'll learn about the impact of ransomware on the myriad of networkable devices being used to improve patient care today.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 08 Feb 2017

Cisco
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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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