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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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Sandnet++ – A framework for analysing and visualising network traffic from malware
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series looks at Sandnet++, a framework for analysing and visualising network traffic from malware
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 02 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Extracting actionable data from banking malware
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series demonstrates how actionable data can be extracted from banking malware and how it can be used to defend against highly damaging cyber attacks from organised criminal gangs.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

The Devil's Right Hand: An Investigation on Malware-oriented Obfuscation Techniques
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series evaluates the role that obfuscation techniques play in malware and the importance of understanding their effectiveness.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

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

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

Recovering From Ransomware Starts with a Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Stopping ransomware is almost impossible, but recovering from it doesn't have to be. Discover how to devise a solid ransomware recovery plan to successfully return your organization to normal conditions after an outbreak. Using your existing data protection tools and regular back-ups, you can ensure business continuity after disaster strikes.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Dell Software

How to Protect Data from Ransomware
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: It can be difficult to recover data that is encrypted by ransomware malware. In this expert guide, discover how to stop ransomware from breaching your network in the first place and backup all of your data.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Dell Software

Ransomware Protection is Futile, but All Hope is Not Lost
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Discover how you can avoid ransomware and save your critical files. Get advice from IT experts Trevor Pott, Michael Stump, and Timothy Warner on ways to fortify Windows systems and throw up roadblocks to make ransomware attacks less dangerous.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Dell Software

Protect Yourself From Antivirus
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Traditional antivirus (AV) is no longer the solution to preventing endpoint breaches—it's the problem. Access this resource to learn why traditional AV no longer offers meaningful security value for your organization, and see how to get started protecting your endpoints without AV.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

5 Steps to Raising Ransomware Resistance
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This TechGuide explores the nature of the threat and the latest ransomware trends. It outlines several steps information security pros should take in order to heighten their organization's resistance and prevent ransomware attacks.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Preventing Ransomware Threats to Health Data in 10 Steps
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: Health data has become some of the most sought-after personal data on the black market, making healthcare professionals and hospital systems prime targets for cybercrime – particularly ransomware attacks. This e-guide will provide you with 10 steps to avoid ransomware attacks on your health systems.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Cisco Umbrella

Blended IT and Security Operations: Where's the Balance?
sponsored by ServiceNow
EGUIDE: Within this informative e-guide, you'll learn the benefits – and the risks – of integrating IT and security operations. Discover how you can leverage information collected from multiple data sources to get an accurate picture about the issues affecting both security and performance.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

How To Get the Most Out of SOCs
sponsored by ServiceNow
EGUIDE: This e-guide teaches you how to refocus your security efforts on detection through continuous monitoring and greater network visibility. Learn how to set up your security operations center (SOC) to achieve more timely detection capabilities and learn from industry-recognized security expert Eric Cole, on how to get the most out of SOCs.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

The Current Landscape of Advanced Persistent Threats
sponsored by Proofpoint
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, discover not only how to talk about Advanced Persistent Threats within your enterprise, but also uncover what the current landscape looks like in regards to these ever-evolving malicious attacks.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

Proofpoint

If A Hacker Wants Your Data, Make Sure They Really Work For It
sponsored by Carbon Black
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This e-guide teaches you how to implement layered security within the infrastructure you control. Discover how to put strict controls on highly sensitive data and less stringent controls on data that's not so important with network segmentation. You can't entirely eliminate the risk of a breach, but you can make it harder on the attackers.
Posted: 28 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

Carbon Black

Mobile Security: The Battle Beyond Malware, BYOD Security, and Conflicting Endpoint Management
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: Combating the wrong enemy? Evolving threats and new attack surfaces demand your mobile security strategy keep pace. Discover three articles that break down mobile security into easily understandable fields including, mobile malware, BYOD security and endpoint management.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Understand the Hype around Mobile Data Security Threats
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore some of the most effective security practices for assessing and managing mobile data security threats. Learn about the root cause for many big data breaches and gain access to 6 tips for radically improving endpoint device security.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Published: 29 Jun 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Stop Future Threats though Careful Examination of the Malware Lifecycle
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: This e-guide takes a look at the malware lifecycle and explores how advanced attacks have evolved. Learn how specific advanced attacks work and how you can benefit from studying malware lifecycles to detect and defend against future attacks.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Endpoint threat detection gets more response
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: Discover how security teams worldwide are attempting to stop cyber-threats using various security methods and endpoint tools. InfoSec professionals have to evaluate what's best for their organizations and make the best judgment at the time -- knowing full well that today's security approach may become tomorrow's liability.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 06 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Best Practices for Monitoring Today's Murky Threat Environment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: In today's murky threat environment, even cybersecurity firms are vulnerable to attack – proving that there is no such thing as "100% secure." Access this e-guide for tips from security expert Michael Cobb to help you prepare for a security vendor hack. Plus, learn the latest network monitoring means for rooting out fast-moving malicious actors.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

QRadar: Expert SIEM Product Overview
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Looking for all the security features IBM's security information and event management (SIEM) tool has to offer? Look no further. Principal consultant, Karen Scarfone takes an unbiased look into QRadar. Learn how its features allow easy collection of log data from hosted assets, operating systems, applications, vulnerabilities, and user behavior.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

Cybersecurity skills shortage demands new workforce strategies
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: The race to find InfoSec professionals who can outpace advanced threats has companies worldwide facing hurdles. This e-guide discusses organizations' want for better qualified candidates and reveals what skills exactly most security professionals are currently lacking.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jun 2016

IBM

Mobile Data Security Threats: Hype vs. Reality
sponsored by Lookout
EGUIDE: As threats such as mobile malware evolve, so do the tools to combat them. It's a chess match, and you must stay well-educated to ensure protection. In this e-guide, learn about today's common mobile threats so you can prepare your network to combat them.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

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