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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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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

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

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

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

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

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

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 and Dimension Data
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 and Dimension Data

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

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

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.

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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