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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 Umbrella
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 Umbrella

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

Ransomware: What every healthcare organization needs to know
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
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 Umbrella

How a global medical manufacturer routs out ransomware
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
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 Umbrella

Getting Ahead of Cyber Threats 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

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

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.

From Reactive to Proactive: How to Avoid Alert Fatigue
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to prioritize security alerts and reduce alert fatigue. Discover how to achieve active response, allowing you to respond to attacks as quickly as they are detected.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

ThreatConnect

The business of Ransomware: What every CXO should know
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: Learn the hard numbers of how bad ransomware has gotten in recent years, why criminals are launching these attacks in ever-increasing numbers, and how to develop an effective strategy to combat this threat.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

Code42

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

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


How to Prevent and Respond to a Healthcare Ransomware Infection
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
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 Umbrella

Why Ransomware Attacks Are A Growing Threat To Health IT
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
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 Umbrella

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

Demo: Next-Gen Antivirus in Action
sponsored by Carbon Black
WEBCAST: Learn how next-generation antivirus protection works in this quick demonstration. Discover how to stop new and emerging malware threats, including zero-day ransomware attacks from owning your database and holding your data hostage.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Premiered: Nov 30, 2016

Carbon Black

Resource Center: Stop Threats and Prevent Data Loss
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
RESOURCE: Get a deeper understanding of who is behind theft, the types of data being stolen and the ways it is getting outside of organizations. Though it's difficult to completely stop, discover policies and procedures you can easily follow to reduce overall data loss.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Resource Center: How to Safeguard Data
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
RESOURCE: This Ponemon Institute study, a featured resource on this custom site, details the critical components of data loss prevention (DLP) maturity and gives you eye-opening statistics on data loss incidents worldwide.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Mitigate Security Risks with Hyperconverged Infrastructure
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Improve your security posture and best mitigate risks by implementing comprehensive security measures across your entire enterprise - from the network perimeter to the application layer. Discover how a hyperconverged infrastructure limits potential points of attack and consolidates security controls.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

SimpliVity

Dynamic Security Management for a Productive Mobile Workforce
sponsored by RES Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to protect your business from advanced threats with a new approach to managing mobile security, identity and access management, and governance. Uncover key benefits that will increase IT's control and boost productivity, like app-level security against ransomware, secure onboarding, simplified compliance, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

RES Software

Do You Need Malware Protection on a VDI Thin Client?
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
EGUIDE: There are plenty of options for VDI thin client devices out there, and most are safe to use without antimalware software. But there are some thin client models that should have added malware protection. Learn which thin client needs extra protection and why.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Dell, Microsoft and Citrix

Four Top Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations are going back to the basics. The major cybersecurity trends of recent can largely be addressed by focusing on "security 101." Learn how to reduce enterprise risk and limit attackers' opportunities as much as possible.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Reviewing a Year of Serious Data Breaches, Major Attacks and New Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover which industries were hit hardest in 2015 and what these attacks mean for the future. Learn what steps you can take to prepare your security plan for growing threats in 2016 and beyond.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Malware Analysis: How Some Strains 'Adapt' to Virtual Machines
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
EGUIDE: Server-oriented malware is actually more likely to infect a virtual system than a physical one in many organizations. Now what? This expert e-guide provides the real story of how malware is adapting to virtual environments, so you can ensure protection going forward.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Kaspersky Lab

Vendor Comparison: Endpoint Security Leaders Revealed
sponsored by Carbon Black
RESOURCE: Discover which endpoint security provider Forrester determined was the leader in their field. Learn how to replace your old antivirus solution and arm incident-response teams with advanced tools to proactively hunt down threats.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

DraftKings Replaces Traditional Antivirus with Next-Gen AV (NGAV)
sponsored by Carbon Black
RESOURCE: Discover how DraftKings went about finding a comprehensive next-generation antivirus solution that wouldn't impact business operations. While DraftKings evaluated over 100 different providers, only one allowed them to continue working as normal, while protecting their network in the background.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

Carbon Black
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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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