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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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Preventing and Responding to a Healthcare Ransomware Infection
sponsored by Cisco
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, you will find information on preparing for ransomware attacks through measures like managing account privileges, as well as tips on 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

Streaming Malware Defense: High Speed Bridge-Based Anti‐Virus Gateway
sponsored by ContentKeeper
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement better web security and web filtering strategies for both desktop and mobile devices. Discover how to keep up with high speed, bridge-based malware defense systems.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

ContentKeeper

How the Houston Astros Protected their Network from Internet Threats
sponsored by ContentKeeper
CASE STUDY: Explore how the Houston Astros implemented a multi-layered approach to web security to protect against malware, botnets, phishing scams and other online threats. Discover how they unlocked real-time monitoring and reporting of Internet activity for mobile users connecting to their VPN and gained more granular control of SSL encrypted web traffic.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

ContentKeeper

How a global medical manufacturer routs out ransomware
sponsored by Cisco
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how Octapharma's decision to adopt Cisco's Umbrella security program helped them to secure their expanding network.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

Cisco

Financial Technologies Protects its Network From Malware and Other Internet Threats
sponsored by ContentKeeper
WHITE PAPER: Financial Technologies needed help with preventing malware, spoofing, and denial of service attacks. Learn what they did so they can decode, inspect, and filter SSL-encrypted web traffic.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 03 Feb 2017

ContentKeeper

Getting Out In Front of Cyberthreats In 2017
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at new ways that attackers may approach cybersecurity attacks and how to bolster your defenses.
Posted: 01 Feb 2017 | Published: 01 Feb 2017

SearchSecurity.com

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

How to Keep Your Organization Safe from Advanced Malware
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to defend against advanced malware, analyze a wide range of file types, and utilize a flexible architecture to block network threats while optimizing performance. Access now to uncover how to not only know what's happening on your network at all times, but also leverage rich reporting and monitoring.
Posted: 12 Jan 2017 | Published: 12 Jan 2017

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Smart Strategies To Protect Your Email From Phishing and CEO Fraud
sponsored by Mimecast
WEBCAST: Join cybersecurity and info tech pros Howard Cohen and Orlando Scott-Cowley as they reveal how cybercriminals and employees alike increase the efficacy of phishing attacks, as well as strategies to prevent your email from these attacks.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Premiered: Jan 11, 2017

Mimecast

Resetting Your Email Security Strategy
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Don't join the growing list of companies suffering multi-million dollar financial losses. Learn how the right mix of leadership and technology can help prevent attacks when you focus on ongoing education and training, use technology to detect potential phishing, and 4 more.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 11 Jan 2017

Mimecast

New Email-Borne Malware Campaign Highlights Danger Of Over Reliance On Sandboxes
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Today, new tools are able to convert potentially harmful read-only attachments into safe versions without being delayed by sandboxing. Learn more about tools that can ensure all original email attachments are sandboxed by an appropriately advanced email security gateway.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 Jan 2017

Mimecast

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

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by SingTel
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to counter the modern threat landscape of phishing, ransomware, and other malware. An enterprise's defense against such malignant activates can mean the difference between success and going out of business.
Posted: 05 Jan 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

SingTel

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

Stop Ransomware Before it Starts
sponsored by Carbon Black
EBOOK: There is no single solution to beat ransomware. Learn the history behind ransomware, how it works, and what you can do to protect your valuable assets. Through proper planning and preparations, you can defend your organization and protect your valuable assets.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Carbon Black

How to Identity Web Threats in Real-Time
sponsored by 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

Blue Coat Systems

5 Ways to Prevent a Ransomware Infection through Network Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
EGUIDE: What can you do to protect yourself from initial ransomware infection? And if ransomware gets into one system, how can you stop it from spreading to others? This expert e-guide details 5 ways to prevent a ransomware infection through network security.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 12 Dec 2016

Fortinet, 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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