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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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SIEM + Threat Intelligence: Quickly Identify the Threats that Matter to You
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Examine how you can enhance your SIEM tool with a cybersecurity platform to take control of the data chaos, gain a fuller understanding of threats, eliminate false positives, and form a proactive and intelligence-driven defense.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

ThreatConnect

Advanced Authentication Strategies for Detecting Real-time Threats
sponsored by HID Global
WHITE PAPER: How do you address the problem of maintaining security threats while balancing access requirements and costs? Learn about a multi-factor authentication service that not only enables secure transactions, devices, and accounts, but detects and defends against malware and breaches – protecting the integrity of the entire online transaction.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Jun 2016

HID Global

Reeling in Ransomware Data Protection for You and Your Users
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how you can protect your devices and 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

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

Endpoint Security Suite Evaluations
sponsored by Carbon Black
ANALYST REPORT: In Forrester's 25-criteria evaluation of endpoint security suite providers, analysts identified the 15 most significant vendors, then researched, analyzed, and scored them. This report shows how each provider measures up and helps security professionals make the right choice.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

The Evolution of Locky Ransomware's Javascript Downloaders
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
RESOURCE: Learn the history of the Locky ransomware virus and how to spot it. Discover how it was created and what you can do to keep it from infecting your systems.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton

QRAT Malware-As-A-Service
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: QRAT, a new remote access tool, first emerged in 2015 and is now targeting U.S. visa applicants via Skype's messenger service. Discover why QRAT is dangerous and how it can infect your system within this valuable white paper. Learn who's behind the QRAT tool, where it originated and why it may be targeting you right now.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton

Comparative Analysis of Cybercriminal Groups: Buhtrap, Carbanak, and Metel
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the Buhtrap, Carbanak and Metel cybercriminal groups in this white paper. Discover background on each group's operations over the years, what sort of damage they've done and what tools they've used to accomplish their malicious objectives.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton

Explore the Evolving DDoS Threat Landscape
sponsored by Radware
EGUIDE: Delve into the evolution of DDoS threats: learn how to deliver clean network traffic to your customers and mitigate the threat DDoS presents. Additionally, discover how to formulate a DDoS-resistant cloud by taking advantage of content delivery networks, reducing publicly exposed environments, and more.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Radware

Healthcare Ransomware Attacks: The Critical Role of Backup and 5 Steps for Response
sponsored by Xerox
EGUIDE: In early 2016 alone, healthcare organizations saw a 300% increase in daily ransomware attacks from 2015. That's why Harun Rashid, CIO of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, has provided 6 pointers for the prevention of a ransomware attack. And in the event that attacks still get through, read through Reda Chouffani's 5 steps for effective response.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Xerox

Top 5 Applications You Should Blacklist Now
sponsored by Thycotic
WHITE PAPER: Mitigate the threat presented by the 30 most targeted high-risk vulnerabilities by learning why you should blacklist the following applications: Apple QuickTime for Windows, Adobe Flash Player, iTunes for Windows, and MS Office 2007. Gain the best practices for restricting malicious software.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

Thycotic

What are Threat Intelligence Services?
sponsored by Unisys
EGUIDE: To help identify advanced attacks, a variety of vendors have created threat intelligence services. In this guide, you'll discover what threat intelligence services entail, learn how they work and uncover how these services differ. Determine whether these services can reduce the risk that specific types of threats pose to your enterprise.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 12 Oct 2016

Unisys

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Data protection has never been more in the forefront, as information is the lifeblood and differentiator in a constantly changing world. Discover 8 tips to help you stay ahead of the top 2016 data protection trends, ultimately helping you innovate and create business value.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Protecting the Enterprise from User Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by RES Software
RESOURCE: Understand the five most common security threats that organization face today and how to proactively remediate the risk associated with modern endpoint and user vulnerabilities.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

RES Software

What Are The Security Benefits of Using Thin Client Devices?
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
EGUIDE: Thin clients are useful endpoints for organizations that support VDI, because they provide and extra layer of protection from user-initiated security risks. In this e-guide, find out the security benefits of using thin client devices as part of your desktop virtualization strategy.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Dell, Microsoft and Citrix

5 Ways to Prevent a Ransomware Infection through Network Security
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Even though ransomware attacks are becoming more creative, getting back to the basics of network security could be the key to preventing future infections. In this e-guide, we explore 5 key steps for preventing ransomware attacks.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

IBM

Cyber Threats to Online Shopping Cheer
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to protect your brand and stay online during high-volume occasions. See statistics on current online shopping trends and discover how to stop fraudulent actors before they can damage your organization.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Neustar

2016 Security Operations Center Report
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report analyzes some of the major attack types seen in today's digital world and discusses trends for the future of cyber threats. You'll see statistics on DDoS attack vectors, attack volume and what sort of damage these attacks caused so you can best plan for the dangerous future of cybercrime.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Neustar

2016 Neustar DDoS Attacks & Protection Report
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report represents a global view of the DDoS outlook with insights and data from 6 continents and more than one thousand executives. Discover what the future holds for your organization and learn why security should be a central concern for all devices on your network.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Neustar

Neustar DDOS Attacks & Protection Report: North America & EMEA The Continuous Risk to Digital Brands
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: This report encapsulates the survey results of 760 CSOs, CIOs, CTOs and others in IT security. Its purpose is to learn how companies in North America and the EMEA region (Europe, the Middle East, and Africa) encounter and defend against DDoS attacks.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Neustar

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
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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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