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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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Stop Malware Before It Stops You
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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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Advanced Authentication Strategies for Detecting Real-time Threats
sponsored by HID
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

Why Employee Mobile Devices Are Undermining Your Enterprise Security Efforts
sponsored by Appthority
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the twin problems which most often lead to data breaches in mobile hardware: spear phishing and watering hole attacks. In addition, learn about a solution to stop them in their tracks by automating the scanning and analysis of employee mobile apps for risky behaviors, hidden actions, and mobile malware.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Appthority

Ransomware - Anatomy of an attack
sponsored by Cisco
VIDEO: Discover how an effective ransomware attack comes together in this short video based on every day events. Get inside the head of a modern day hacker and learn how they've turned a malicious hobby into a fruitful career.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 08 Sep 2016

Cisco

Waste less time fighting ransomware attacks
sponsored by Cisco
RESOURCE: Have you ever wanted to learn more about the infrastructure being used by a ransomware attack? Discover how to map out the internet infrastructure that attackers use to launch current and future attacks.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Cisco

Cisco 2016 midyear cybersecurity report
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: The Cisco 2016 Midyear Cybersecurity Report provides insights for security professionals on the trends and developments affecting the security landscape for the last half of the year. Access now and go to page 45 in particular for a discussion on ransomware attacks on healthcare organizations.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Cisco

Security Report: 2016 DDoS Attack Trends
sponsored by Akamai
WHITE PAPER: In this recent security report, discover where, when and how hard DDoS attacks are hitting across the globe and how you can avoid them. Leverage this data to better make more intelligent, strategic decisions on security.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Akamai

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

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

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
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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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