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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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Unknown Threat Detection Platform
sponsored by OPSWAT inc
WEBCAST: Protecting potentially harmful code is essential when securing your data. Watch this webcast to uncover how to block unknown threats and detect outbreaks.
Posted: 22 Aug 2017 | Premiered: Aug 22, 2017


Secure Your VDI If You Don't Wanna Cry Again
sponsored by Citrix Ready
WHITE PAPER: Virtual desktop infrastructures (VDIs) are a popular option for those looking to connect and work with their data from anywhere in the world. It would be easy enough for WannaCry to piggyback its way into your system. This upcoming webcast will teach you how to protect your virtualized environment and key best practices for doing so.
Posted: 22 Aug 2017 | Published: 22 Aug 2017

Citrix Ready

Endpoint Protection
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: As the threat environment evolves quickly and becomes more complex, organizations are struggling to keep up. Check out this white paper to learn more about the essential capabilities for boosting endpoint security.
Posted: 22 Aug 2017 | Published: 22 Aug 2017

Symantec

Code Red: You've Been Infected
sponsored by Codero
EBOOK: WannaCry ransomware targets Microsoft Windows operating systems. Check out this e-book to uncover steps you can take to mitigate WannaCry damage.
Posted: 21 Aug 2017 | Published: 21 Aug 2017

Codero

5 Cyberthreats Healthcare IT Pros Must Tackle
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Defending your data against cyberthreats requires a multilayer defense. Check out this white paper to uncover the 5 critical cyberthreats of which IT healthcare professionals should be aware.
Posted: 21 Aug 2017 | Published: 21 Aug 2017

Mimecast

3 Considerations for File Quarantine Configuration
sponsored by OPSWAT inc
WHITE PAPER: When malware is suspected in digital files, quarantining them instead of removing them is essential. Read this white paper to determine security advantages from implementing a quarantine platform for your digital documents.
Posted: 21 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Ransomware is Increasing: The Risks & Impact to Organizations
sponsored by Mimecast
RESEARCH CONTENT: Organizations need strong email security services that are able to identify ransomware and prevent it from infecting business computers. Read this report to discover tactics organizations can use to educate their employees on ransomware protection.
Posted: 21 Aug 2017 | Published: 21 Aug 2017

Mimecast

Report: The Quarterly Threat
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
RESEARCH CONTENT: Check out this report compiled by Proofpoint, Inc. to uncover sophisticated threats across email, the web, social media, and mobile.
Posted: 21 Aug 2017 | Published: 21 Aug 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

Protect with this Endpoint Security & Save Money, Too
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Malware is becoming harder and harder to detect. Uncover strategies of how to protect against advanced malware attacks that are designed to target you.
Posted: 18 Aug 2017 | Published: 18 Aug 2017

Symantec

Connect With Confidence: Three Steps to Stopping Advanced Email Threats
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
RESOURCE: Your brand may be at risk. Ransomware, business email compromise, and credential phishing may be bypassing your security defenses. Check out this infographic to protect your organization from cyberattacks with 3 steps to fight back.
Posted: 18 Aug 2017 | Published: 18 Aug 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

The Guide to CryptoLocker Protection and Removal
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
EBOOK: Secure yourself and your business from the leading cyberthreat today: CryptoLocker. Read this e-book to uncover how to mitigate the impact of CryptoLocker by implementing the right strategies.
Posted: 18 Aug 2017 | Published: 18 Aug 2017

Datto, Inc.

Oil and Gas Producer Implements Strong Security Controls
sponsored by Trustwave
CASE STUDY: Check out this case study and learn about how one of the largest energy companies in the world reduced their exposure to malicious attack by implementing a database security tool.
Posted: 17 Aug 2017 | Published: 17 Aug 2017

Trustwave

The Essential Cybersecurity Toolkit for SMBs
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
EBOOK: SMBs need to spread awareness to employees regarding cyberattacks. Read this e-book to take a deeper look at tactics to help benefit your company when fighting off cybercrimes.
Posted: 17 Aug 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Datto, Inc.

Stop Ransomware in its Tracks
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
RESOURCE CENTER: In this resource center, explore the many facets of ransomware through several available resources and even enjoy a little embed game to lighten the mood.
Posted: 17 Aug 2017 | Published: 17 Aug 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Mac Endpoints Move Into The Enterprise - and Into The Crosshairs of Hackers
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Mac computers used to be safe havens—impregnable bunkers—that attackers couldn't figure out how to get into...until now. The threat landscape for Macs is seeing rapid growth. Access this white paper to learn which method is working to prevent malware.
Posted: 17 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Jul 2017

Palo Alto Networks

Are You Sure You Didn't Authorize Someone You Shouldn't Have?
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: Explore lessons learned from the Google Docs phishing scam. Learn the role multi-factor authentication plays in protecting organizations from phishing attacks and other cyber threats.
Posted: 14 Aug 2017 | Published: 15 Jun 2017

HID

Protecting the Hybrid Cloud from Advanced Threats
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: With over $1 billion in revenue attributable to ransomware in 2016, many new ransomware families are designed to target servers, including web servers, file servers, virtual desktops, and even specific business critical file types. Discover how to secure today's servers, whether they're physical, virtual, or cloud-based.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 11 Aug 2017

TrendMicro

Endpoint Security Review: Cb Defense
sponsored by Carbon Black
PRODUCT REVIEW: Peter Stephenson, technology editor of SC Magazine weighs the strengths and weaknesses of endpoint security vendor Carbon Black's Cb Defense tool. In his review, uncover an in-depth analysis and see how he rated the platform.
Posted: 11 Aug 2017 | Published: 09 Aug 2017

Carbon Black

Stopping the Next Ransomware Outbreak
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: The spike in ransomware outbreaks in the last two years has left security analysts and administrators searching for better protection. Discover 5 simple tips to prevent a ransomware outbreak at your enterprise.
Posted: 10 Aug 2017 | Published: 09 Aug 2017

Carbon Black

Cybersecurity Strategies for Healthcare
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: Did you know that a medical record fetches 8x to 10x the price of a credit card on the black market? In the healthcare industry, cybersecurity can be a matter of life or death. Dive into Cisco's 2017 Annual Cybersecurity Report and uncover practical steps healthcare organizations can take to protect their patients, providers, and data.
Posted: 10 Aug 2017 | Published: 10 Aug 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Stopping Malware and Non-Malware Attacks
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Non-malware attacks have quickly become extremely dangerous and prevalent. In 2016, 97% of organizations were targeted by non-malware attacks. Learn how to use endpoint security technologies to combat all forms of cyberattacks, not just malware.
Posted: 09 Aug 2017 | Published: 09 Aug 2017

Carbon Black

14 Steps to Protect Your Organization from Ransomware
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware is on track to be a $1 billion crime in 2017, according to FBI data. That's a substantial increase from 2015, when ransomware was a "mere" $24 million crime. Uncover immediate steps you can take today to protect against ransomware like WannaCry and NotPetya.
Posted: 09 Aug 2017 | Published: 09 Aug 2017

Carbon Black

Yelp Customer Story: Secure Content with Threat Intelligence and Automated Protection
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
CASE STUDY: Discover how Yelp fosters trust between their users and its online content by preempting potentially dangerous malware attacks and other threats with cloud-delivered automated protection and integrated threat intelligence.
Posted: 09 Aug 2017 | Published: 09 Aug 2017

Cisco Umbrella

How Ransomware is Evolving into the Perfect Crime
sponsored by Barkly
WEBCAST: Ransomware is on the rise. The 2017 WannaCry ransomware attack impacted 300,000 systems in 150 countries, while NotPetya affected 100,000 systems in 65 countries. Access this in-depth webcast to get a full understanding of new ransomware trends.
Posted: 03 Aug 2017 | Premiered: Aug 3, 2017

Barkly

Security Products for Protection: Endpoint and Anti-Malware
sponsored by Carbon Black
EGUIDE: Picking a security platform can be difficult. Inside this e-guide, expert Ed Tittel explores strategies and criteria to ensure you are picking the most successful security platform for your company.
Posted: 22 Aug 2017 | Published: 21 Aug 2017

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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