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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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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

Remove the Security Blind Spots Created by Encrypted Traffic
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to get the visibility and control you need over encrypted traffic to ensure compliance with privacy and regulatory policies. Enable your organization to cost-effectively eliminate blind spots within your environment and maximize the effectiveness of your security infrastructure investments overall.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

2016 Global Cyber Threat Defense Report
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: This cyber threat defense report aims to inform the IT security community about how their global peers are defending against threats and changes they expect to make moving forward.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Top Three Gaping Holes in Your Data Security
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside. In this Globalscape paper, you'll learn: the 3 layers most targeted (the network, data & users), bad security practices, why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Globalscape

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

IT Security 101: Thinking Like a Cybercriminal?
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
EBOOK: Understanding how the threat landscape is maturing means getting to grips with how cybercriminals think. This e-book illustrates 6 key considerations for bolstering cybersecurity. Download it now to establish an effective system to proactively address potential threats across the entire cyber landscape.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Solarwinds MSP

Ultimate Guide to Multi-Vector DDoS Protection
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn everything you need to know about DDoS attacks on the rise. You'll discover how and where they attack, why most existing solutions fall short and 5 key components of a strong multi-vector DDoS attack protection solution.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

A10 Networks

The DDoS Factor: Cost, Facts & Insight into 2017's Most Advanced Cyberattack Vector
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: In September 2016, cybersecurity journalist Brian Krebs fell victim to one of the largest DDoS attacks ever recorded. Learn about this incident as well as other organizations' DDoS hardships. Discover why DDoS attacks are so dangerous to every enterprise and see the financial impact these attacks have had in recent months.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

A10 Networks

Resource Center: Stop Threats and Prevent Data Loss
sponsored by Intel Security
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

Intel Security

Resource Center: How to Safeguard Data
sponsored by Intel Security
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

Intel Security

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

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
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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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