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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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Defending Enterprise Data Against Destructive Malware
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Take a deeper look at the history of malware attacks and potential countermeasures to thwart new ones. Also uncover 3 major challenges of file share attacks, recommendations to overcome these challenges, and more.
Posted: 12 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

BlackBerry

Recovering From a "WannaCry" Infection Without Paying
sponsored by Actifio
PRODUCT DEMO: Did you get hit with a WannaCry ransomware attack? In this, demo, learn how to easily combat a WannaCry attack by using Actifio to restore your file server to a clean point-in-time and recover your files, without paying any ransom.
Posted: 12 Jul 2017 | Premiered: 12 Jul 2017

Actifio

modusCloud Email Security URL Defense
sponsored by Vircom
RESOURCE: Discover how SMBs can improve their security posture and proactively weed out malicious URLs with modusCloud Email Security. Learn how to prevent the damaging effects of malware attacks with cloud-based, real-time dynamic malware analysis, predictive analytics, and threat intelligence.
Posted: 10 Jul 2017 | Published: 10 Jul 2017

Vircom

How to Combat Exploits to Secure Your System
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: By blocking the limited number of exploit techniques, you can block a massive number of malware samples in one stroke. Learn about software exploits and how to intercept them before they wreak havoc on your enterprise.
Posted: 06 Jul 2017 | Published: 06 Jul 2017

Sophos, Inc.

How to Ensure You're Not Part of the Next Botnet
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Botnets are a near limitless resource of computing power for hackers. In this white paper learn how to avoid your machines and devices from falling prey to these types of manipulations and shut down this avenue of attack.
Posted: 05 Jul 2017 | Published: 05 Jul 2017

Sophos, Inc.

How to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by Sophos, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What does a typical ransomware attack look like? What security solutions should be in place to give the best possible defense? Discover the critical security technologies that every IT setup should include to thwart today's ransomware.
Posted: 05 Jul 2017 | Published: 05 Jul 2017

Sophos, Inc.

Waste Less Time Fighting Ransomware
sponsored by Comstor
PODCAST: Don't become another ransomware casualty in their growing number of attacks. Learn the inner working of the modern ransomware threat, as well as how to prevent and contain it from harming your organization.
Posted: 30 Jun 2017 | Premiered: Jun 30, 2017

Comstor

30 Minutes to a More Secure Enterprise
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Traditional defenses are no longer enough as under-the-radar attacks are wreaking havoc on enterprises that rely on antivirus products, firewalls, and sandboxing alone. Given the strain on your staff and already tight budget, DNS-layer security is becoming more valuable, especially as your first line of defense.
Posted: 29 Jun 2017 | Published: 29 Jun 2017

Comstor

How to Detect & Respond to a Petya Ransomware Attack
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: On June 27th 2017, a new "Petya-like" form of ransomware spread from Ukraine to wreak havoc around the globe, crippling thousands of computers. Access this white paper to learn the 5 things we know for sure about this new threat and 5 steps to can take to respond to it.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Jun 2017

AlienVault

Your In-Depth 2017 Cybersecurity Report
sponsored by Comstor
RESEARCH CONTENT: Out of all of the myriad solutions on the market, information remains one of the greatest weapons that an enterprise can arm itself with. In this expansive 110-page report discover a wealth of research, insights, and perspectives on the current state of cybersecurity.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Jun 2017

Comstor

Confronting Today's Advanced Email Threats
sponsored by Vircom
WHITE PAPER: Email is becoming one of the most favored attack surfaces used by malicious actors to harm your organization. Discover how to protect your enterprise from the growing number of sophisticated threats in today's threat environment.
Posted: 28 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Jun 2017

Vircom

Prevent Attacks, Don't React: Deploying a Preventative Security Model
sponsored by Comstor
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to implement a cloud-delivered, predictive security model that can block phishing attempts, bespoke malware, and other evolving threats from the moment attackers first start spinning up their attack infrastructure.
Posted: 27 Jun 2017 | Published: 27 Jun 2017

Comstor

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 Mobile Risk Matrix
sponsored by Lookout
RESOURCE: Download this mobile risk matrix to gain a deeper understanding of the prevalence and impact of mobile threats and vulnerabilities to your organizations' apps, devices, network, web and content.
Posted: 23 Jun 2017 | Published: 23 Jun 2017

Lookout

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

Top 7 Reasons to Optimize Network Security with a Security Delivery Platform
sponsored by Gigamon
EBOOK: Uncover the top 7 reasons to optimize your network security model with a security delivery platform, ranging from evolving attacks like malware-as-a-service to the rise of SecOps.
Posted: 19 Jun 2017 | Published: 19 Jun 2017

Gigamon

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

4 Countermeasures to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Learn from expert Doug Cahill, ESG Senior Analyst, as he investigates a prescriptive approach to mitigate the risk associated with ransomware.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

TrendMicro

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

Analyzing the Malware Threat
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how malware is evolving to circumvent commonly used defensive measures by learning to avoid behavior detection. Learn more about how this advanced malware functions, how to identify it, and how to neutralize it with cloud generation malware analysis.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

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

Data Breaches and the Great Security Disconnect
sponsored by PhishMe
RESOURCE: Access this infographic now to learn how to bolster your existing security measures with tools that address growing cyberthreats and empower your employees to be part of the solution.
Posted: 13 Jun 2017 | Published: 12 Jun 2017

PhishMe

Protecting Sensitive Corporate Data Against the Full Spectrum of Mobile Risk
sponsored by Lookout
WEBCAST: Download this webcast to discover a full EMM platform that will protect sensitive corporate data against the full spectrum of mobile risks, from software vulnerabilities to behavior and configuration threats.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Premiered: Jun 6, 2017

Lookout
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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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