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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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Ransomware Defense for Dummies
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EBOOK: This Ransomware Defense For Dummies consists of five chapters that explore all you need to know to protect yourself from a costly ransomware attack.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Waste Less Time Fighting Ransomware
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, learn if Cisco's Umbrella can really block ransomware.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

Cisco Umbrella

Information Protection in the Web and Cloud Era
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Explore a modern approach to data protection in the web and cloud era. Uncover 5 requirements for a modern DLP tool.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

15 Endpoint Security Suites Compared
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESEARCH CONTENT: Access Forrester's 25-criteria evaluation of endpoint security suite providers to learn market trends and uncover how 15 vendors match up.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Safe Adoption of Cloud Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Despite the growth in cloud app and SaaS adoption, security is still largely overlooked. This white paper details some of the major considerations you will need to focus on when looking to cloud application use. You will also learn about the limitations of exisiting products and the integrated cloud security gateway approach.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 26 May 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

A Network Manager's Guide to Ransomware
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
RESOURCE: In this Network Manager's Guide to Ransomware, learn how to protect your infrastructure from sophisticated, complex attacks.
Posted: 25 May 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Ransomware Defense For Dummies
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: The rise of ransomware over the past few years is an ever-growing problem that has quickly become an extremely lucrative criminal enterprise. In Ransomware Defense For Dummies, uncover 5 chapters of in-depth information to keep your network safe and take ransomware head-on.
Posted: 19 May 2017 | Published: 19 May 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Ransomware: 4 Ways to Protect Data Now
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Discover recommendations towards a multilayered approach designed to reduce exposure to ransomware attacks, as well as to recover encrypted data more quickly and effectively. Access now for the 4 key steps to kidnap-proof your data.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 17 May 2017

Citrix

10 Common Security Challenges in Digital Healthcare
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
RESOURCE: With their wide range of connected device and applications, healthcare organizations are especially vulnerable to cyberthreats. Start building your network security strategy and explore 10 common security challenges.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 17 May 2017

Cisco Umbrella

The Current State of Email Security
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Explore email security threats' most common delivery methods and ID their risks to your organization. Also uncover effective remedies to both internal and external threats and how to implement them.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 17 May 2017

Microsoft

Your Endpoint Essentials Checklist
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover a comprehensive checklist to ensure that your endpoints have essential features to protect your enterprise from ransomware and other malicious activities.
Posted: 16 May 2017 | Published: 16 May 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

4 Mobile Security Insights for CISOs
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: Discover the four mobile security insights that you must know, about reducing mobile risks and the business value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
Posted: 12 May 2017 | Published: 12 May 2017

Lookout

Fortinet Ransomware Guide
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide to ransomware details what you must know to keep your organization safe from a costly ransomware attack.
Posted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Fortinet, Inc.

Threat Hunting For Dummies
sponsored by Carbon Black
EBOOK: It's time to get proactive with threat hunting. In this Threat Hunting for Dummies e-book learn how to optimize your tools for endpoint visibility and threat intelligence and uncover 10 tips for creating effective threat hunting strategies.
Posted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 08 May 2017

Carbon Black

Countering Evolving Cybersecurity Challenges
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about an intelligent, new approach to network security that can seamlessly follow and protect data, provide actionable threat intelligence and close gaps left by legacy point products and platforms.
Posted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 23 Jan 2017

Fortinet, Inc.

What Every Organization Needs to Know Before, During, and After a Ransomware Attack
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide helps you defend against phishing emails, vulnerabilities in mobile devices, and infected websites. Assess your organization's ability to prevent, respond to, and remediate attacks with a ransomware survival checklist.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 02 May 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

Prevent Full-Blown Breaches with Threat Response and Incident Intelligence
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The manual tasks it takes to aggregate, organize, and analyze data from all of the key systems and devices on your network can be incredibly time-consuming and can overwhelm security teams with their scope. Discover how to modernize security with threat response and incident intelligence.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 02 May 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

Why Cybersecurity's Visibility Gap Matters, and How Organizations Can Solve It
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to close the cybersecurity visibility gap in an increasingly mobile world. Learn how to see beyond the confines of your network and endpoints to protect your people, brand, and data better.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Mapping the Ransomware Landscape
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This guide to ransomware details what you must know to keep your organization safe from a costly ransomware attack.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Fortinet, Inc.

Build Strong Security, Starting From The Device-Level
sponsored by Lenovo
EGUIDE: In this eGuide, take a look at physical security threats to which every computer—whether desktop PC, laptop or tablet— is vulnerable, and discover how to guard against them.
Posted: 01 May 2017 | Published: 01 May 2017

Lenovo

Unmask Evasive Threats: Zero-Day Threat Detection and App Containment
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to bolster your defense to catch up to and overcome advanced malware threats. Fortify endpoints and learn how to halt zero-day malware in its tracks by discovering which threat detection and containment tools can unmask the most sophisticated hidden threats.
Posted: 11 Apr 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Focus ASEAN: Security & Digital Transformation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: With cyber threats and attacks making headlines almost every day, governments and enterprises in Southeast Asia are placing greater emphasis on shoring up their cyber defenses, more so as they transform their economies digitally.
Posted: 10 Apr 2017 | Published: 11 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Focus ANZ: Security & Digital Transformation
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: With cyber threats and attacks making headlines almost every day, cyber security has now become a key focus of many governments and enterprises all over the world. In this e-guide, read about the new measures the Australian government is putting in placeto protect critical systems from cyber attacks.
Posted: 07 Apr 2017 | Published: 07 Apr 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Healthcare Ransomware Attack: Prevention and Backups Are Critical
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, explore 6 pointers for preventing ransomware attacks according to Harun Rashid, VP of Global Health Services and CIO of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 24 May 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Ten Ways to Stop a Ransomware Threat Targeting Healthcare Data
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EGUIDE: Ransomware attacks are up across the board, but not many organizations are as vulnerable to targeted ransomware attacks as healthcare organizations. Uncover 10 ways that you can stop a ransomware threat from targeting your healthcare data, as shared by health IT expert Reda Chouffani.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 24 May 2017

Cisco Umbrella
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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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