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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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Open Share Assessment
sponsored by STEALTHbits
RESOURCE: Even the best security is powerless in the face of a file share that nearly everyone has access to, especially one that contains sensitive data you didn't even know was out there. Discover inappropriate access before it's too late. Get an open share assessment and make sure your data is safe.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

STEALTHbits

Akamai’s [state of the internet] Q2 2016 executive review
sponsored by Akamai
RESOURCE: This report shows you statistics based on cybersecurity information gathered from Q2 2016. It's meant to enable businesses and governments to make intelligent, strategic decisions about broadband connectivity and cloud security moving forward.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Akamai

Akamai’s [state of the internet] Q2 security 2016 Report
sponsored by Akamai
ANALYST REPORT: This report shows you the cybersecurity and attack trends to the end of Q2 2016, specifically in regards to DDoS and web application attacks. Access now to discover why we've experienced such a dramatic increase in DDoS and web application attacks.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Akamai

Accelerating Digital Transformation with Data-Driven Security
sponsored by Akamai
ANALYST REPORT: This IDC report talks about digital transformation as a top driver for the IT industry and its security implications today. Discover how to keep sensitive files secure and your organization running smoothly even through the shift.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Akamai

SAN 2016 Incident Response Survey: The Current Threat Landscape and Survey Results
sponsored by Intel Security
WEBCAST: A SANS survey was conducted to assess the current state of incident response (IR), polling 591 respondents on metrics such as dwell time, automation, and more. Explore the survey's results in this webcast to uncover critical findings about the current threat landscape, the rise of ransomware, and "smash and grab" attack vectors.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Jun 8, 2016

Intel Security

Kona Client Reputation
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: Discover the business benefits and operational benefits you can achieve by adding a new, advance 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

Incident Response Capabilities in 2016: The 2016 SANS Incident Response Survey
sponsored by Intel Security
RESEARCH CONTENT: A SANS survey was conducted to assess the current state of incident response (IR), polling 591 respondents on metrics such as dwell time and automation. Explore the survey's results in this comprehensive report to uncover critical findings about the current IR landscape, breach environment, and areas that could see improvement in the near future.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Intel Security

Situational Awareness Monitoring Helps US Government Agency Meet Cybersecurity Requirements
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how the HHS was able to meet their rigid security requirements in an era of rising malicious cybersecurity threats. Discover how they were able to achieve pervasive visibility of all network traffic across geographically dispersed locations and keep their massive amount of private information safe.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Gigamon

Safeguarding Vital Data Is a Battle You Can Win
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, uncover what it means to develop data management and protection policies that reach from the core of the business out to mobile devices, the cloud and beyond. Also, learn how to be ready for whatever security challenges the world sends your way.
Posted: 24 Sep 2016 | Published: 24 Sep 2016

Intel Security

Guidance on Healthcare Ransomware Attacks
sponsored by OpenDNS
EGUIDE: Learn from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services on how to know if your healthcare organization is under attack from ransomware, how to recover, and how to know if HIPAA has been violated.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

OpenDNS

Five Important Steps to Ransomware Remediation in Health IT
sponsored by OpenDNS
EGUIDE: Discover five key steps for responding to hospital ransomware attacks within this e-guide. Health IT expert Reda Chouffani will help you better understand the anatomy of ransomware and help you devise a recovery plan if ransomware should strike.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

OpenDNS

Harnessing the Power of Metadata for Security
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Discover how metadata, rich in context, can help analyze security metrics faster to enable rapid threat remediation. Learn how to enable more in-depth security analysis of traffic that is focused on the areas of concern, ultimately resulting in faster time to detection, response, and mitigation.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Gigamon

GigaSECURE Security Delivery Platform
sponsored by Gigamon
VIDEO: Discover how to shift your security strategy from perimeter defenses towards a detect and protect frameworkm gaining greater visibility in the process. Learn how to extend the reach of your security applications everywhere on your network by giving them the right traffic at the right time.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 04 Aug 2015

Gigamon

Securing Data Access Within the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to better understand the changing role of technology within the healthcare sector and best practices to integrate security without compromising the patient experience.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

The Power of Precise Threat Intelligence: Which SecureWorks service is right for me?
sponsored by SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Creating meaningful threat intelligence requires specialized tools and expertise that go well beyond simple alerts and content searches. Discover hot to achieve this level of expertise within this short white paper. You'll gain a greater visibility into the deepest part of your network and better understand malware and the actors behind it.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

SecureWorks

Deriving Value from the Technical Security Test
sponsored by SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a guide for your questions as you get into the process of choosing the right provider to meet your specific security testing needs. Learn key considerations that must be implemented in the selection process for technical testing providers.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

SecureWorks

Securing the Unpatchable
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to secure unpatchable systems and software with advanced endpoint protection, defending against the most complex cyberattacks. You will learn how to prevent the exploitation of both known and zero-day vulnerabilities, as well as the execution of malware, as demonstrated by two case studies.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Ransomware: Threats, Motivations, and Tools of the Trade
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: Today's hackers require less money and time than ever before to start their campaign. Learn more about how marketplace dynamics are shifting the scale of the modern attack landscape, and uncover access to a valuable resource for security professionals.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Radware

Who Will CAVE First: Likely Targets of Ransomware
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: The following resource lists an acronym that highlights four key areas criminals will assess in their decision to target people and companies. Learn how to avoid being a victim by getting inside the mind of a ransomware attacker.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Radware

Protect Yourself from Antivirus: Why Traditional AV Doesn't Offer Meaningful Security Value
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Traditional antivirus (AV) is no longer the solution to preventing endpoint breaches—it's the problem. Access this resource to learn why traditional AV no longer offers meaningful security value for your organization, and see how to get started protecting your endpoints without AV.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Advancing Endpoint Security: The Importance of Threat Intelligence, Visibility
sponsored by SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to mix anti-malware capabilities with high-level visibility and behavioral based detection to eliminate endpoint threats. By arming yourself with these weapons, your organization can not only detect threat actors and their tradecraft, but also slash time of response, minimizing the damage they cause.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

SecureWorks

Recovering From Ransomware Starts with a Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Stopping ransomware is almost impossible, but recovering from it doesn't have to be. Discover how to devise a solid ransomware recovery plan to successfully return your organization to normal conditions after an outbreak. Using your existing data protection tools and regular back-ups, you can ensure business continuity after disaster strikes.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Dell Software

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

Reeling in Ransomware Data Protection for You and Your Users
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: In this whitepaper, learn how your organization can employ continuous endpoint backup software to 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

Ransomware Protection is Futile, but All Hope is Not Lost
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Discover how you can avoid ransomware and save your critical files. Get advice from IT experts Trevor Pott, Michael Stump, and Timothy Warner on ways to fortify Windows systems and throw up roadblocks to make ransomware attacks less dangerous.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 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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