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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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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

Benefits of Security Intelligence Services
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines how the use of security intelligence services can help prepare your company's defenses so you can proactively mitigate threats from advanced attacks. Discover how to implement threat intelligence, leveraging data to track and manage risks before they have a negative impact on your organization.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Kaspersky Lab

Closing the Circle of Network Security Defense
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: Explore how you can access comprehensive, trustworthy threat intelligence data so that you can defend against attacks before they're even launched. Uncover key features like accelerated incident response, threat hunting, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Kaspersky Lab

IT Security 101: Thinking Like a Cybercriminal?
sponsored by LogicNow
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

LogicNow

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

Enterprise Security Gets Adaptive
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how to implement a more adaptive, integrated approach to security suited for web, mobile, cloud, and virtual environments. Uncover the 4 pillars of adaptive enterprise security that will help you defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Kaspersky Lab

Creating a Secure Cloud Infrastructure
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
VIDEO: Discover how you can gain higher levels of security, efficiency and performance for your data center while making a path to the cloud. Encrypt and decrypt at full speed with zero performance impact and guard against top memory-based attacks.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 30 Sep 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Reinvent Your Security Infrastructure Into an Information Fortress
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to reinvent your security infrastructure into an information fortress. Learn three key steps to improve the security surrounding your enterprise and learn to protect your information at the source.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Defend Your Apps and Websites From Multi-Vector DDoS Attacks
sponsored by A10 Networks
VIDEO: Discover an alternative to current, ineffective DDoS protection solutions in this short video. Learn about multi-vector protection and always-on application availability that is also scalable, efficient, and affordable.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 08 Jan 2016

A10 Networks

Securing and Monitoring Access to Office 365
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to best secure and monitor your Office 365 users to fully realize its benefits. Learn why Office 365 is quickly becoming a target for many hackers as well as the challenges involved with securing it.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Imperva

DDoS: A Clear and Present Danger
sponsored by A10 Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover eye-opening statistics detailing DDoS attacks and which industries are most in danger. Learn how to protect against an attack and the protection steps that make the most sense for your organization.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

A10 Networks

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

4 Features Your Security Strategy Needs in a Virtual Environment
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This report discusses four features that a virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) security solution must include. Discover ways to maintain the benefits of virtualization while also meeting the unique needs of VDI.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 24 Oct 2016

Kaspersky Lab

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

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

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

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

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

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
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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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