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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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The Hour-By-Hour Breakdown of Threat Actors Inside Your Environment
sponsored by Armor
RESOURCE: This infographic shows you an hour by hour breakdown of a threat actor through the typical "secure" environment so you can better understand how they carry out their dastardly deeds. By knowing them better and drafting your own plan of attack, you can best prepare yourself to fight back against cyber fiends.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Armor

Block Threats with Multiple Cybersecurity Layers
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to keep your sensitive data safe and your business up and running without interruptions. Ensure your organization, customers and sensitive data are protected by leveraging a defense-in-depth strategy that is designed with integrated security from the ground up.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Armor

Preparing Your Business For Ransomware Attacks with a Backup and Recovery Strategy
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an often overlooked line of defense against the ransomware threat: having a sound backup and disaster recovery plan in place. Learn how you can prep your organization to recover from a ransomware attack with a data protection strategy that offers speed, offsite replication, enhanced recovery performance, and more.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Barracuda Networks

Why You Need to Test All Your Cloud, Mobile and Web Applications
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the importance of complete application testing and find recommendations on how to beat the challenges associated with protecting all web applications. Learn how to prioritize testing to receive the greatest ROI and manage your risk without a huge monetary investment.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Trustwave

Stop Malware Before It Stops You
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to detect and eliminate modern malicious activities and add significant value to your detection mechanism without impacting user experience. Learn how to stop new, dynamic malware that most mechanisms overlook, as well as close the 60% malware gap missed by other gateways.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Trustwave

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

Complete Email Protection, Delivered in the Cloud
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: How do you eliminate email threats before they reach the network? Access now to learn how you can use the cloud to achieve advanced protection against modern email threats and in-depth data security and compliance management.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Don't Guess. Test. Uncover Your Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to get full visibility and insight into your organization's security weaknesses. Discover the robust tools you need to get an accurate assessment of your databases and applications and avoid annoying false positives.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Leverage Real-Time Protection from Advanced Web Threats
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Discover a real-time web protection strategy that can target modern malware threats. Learn how to protect against dynamic, cross-component malware threats and get a full view into your past with historical views of web usage and threats, malware detected and malicious activity blocked.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Ransomware and Phishing: How to Avoid Falling Victim to These Threats
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to gain complete visibility, control and protection against malware, spyware, phishing, spear phishing and ransomware threats. Learn how to adequately secure all of your threat vectors and proactively stay ahead of the latest threats with an intelligent backend infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

5 Ways to Secure Your Mobile Endpoints
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Organizations know they should secure their users' mobile endpoint devices. But how? Discover the five crucial security features your organization must implement to confidently secure mobile devices and protect against all types of thieves.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault

Best Practices for Dealing With Phishing and Ransomware
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how dire an issue phishing and ransomware has become, and learn how to mitigate them effectively. Through vulnerability analysis, threat intelligence, good backup processes and, most importantly, common sense, you can reduce your organization's risk of infection down to zero percent.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

Why NGFWs Are Becoming the New Standard in Enterprise Security
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The next-generation firewall (NGFW) is quickly becoming the new standard approach for enterprise security. Discover how your organization can add a high performance, highly effective NGFW without slowing down daily business operations. Learn how you can achieve unparalleled protection, ease of use and ultrafast performance with your NGFW.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Why Businesses Can't Afford to Ignore Ransomware
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: Dive into the inner workings of ransomware, its perpetrators and how they are evolving to maximize profits. Also learn how companies are fighting back, and review best practices for protecting your organization from becoming another victim of electronic extortion.
Posted: 07 Oct 2016 | Published: 07 Oct 2016

CrowdStrike

The Last Line of Defense Against the “Mega Breach”
sponsored by CrowdStrike
WHITE PAPER: The frequency of "mega breaches" continues to rise at an alarming rate. In fact, crippling incidents involving tens of millions of customer records, theft of highly valuable intellectual property, and related criminal activity have become commonplace. Learn how breaches could be prevented by deploying endpoint protection technology.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

CrowdStrike

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


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


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

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

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
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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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