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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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Beyond the Perimeter
sponsored by Mimecast
ANALYST REPORT: Organizations are having a hard time protecting against modern email threats, especially since the move to cloud-delivered email systems. In this ESG Showcase, learn about Mimecast’s Email Security 3.0 Strategy that protects at the perimeter, inside the network and the organization, and beyond the perimeter.
Posted: 21 Oct 2020 | Published: 29 Feb 2020

Mimecast

The future of storage
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine emerging technologies in storage such as helium disks and DNA. Ransomware is becoming more sophisticated and the attackers more tactical. And as the EU's top court challenges the UK over surveillance, we ask what this means for data privacy after Brexit. Read the issue now.
Posted: 13 Oct 2020 | Published: 13 Oct 2020

ComputerWeekly.com

Are your remote workers sitting ducks?
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: COVID-19 has resulted in working from home becoming common practice– and it could stay that way for the foreseeable future. But are remote workers sitting ducks for cyberattacks? A new Mimecast-iTnews survey of Australian organisations suggests that many are just that. Download this white paper to learn more.
Posted: 07 Oct 2020 | Published: 07 Oct 2020

Mimecast

Hidden Text and Zero Font Attacks
sponsored by Inky Technology
RESOURCE: You may have heard that some phishing emails use something called zero font — text hidden in an email by various means. It is a brand forgery email intended to harvest login credentials. But what exactly is this technique, and why do attackers use it? Read this document to learn both the why and the how of hidden text and zero font.
Posted: 07 Oct 2020 | Published: 07 Oct 2020

Inky Technology

Top COVID-19 Phishing Scams
sponsored by Inky Technology
RESOURCE: Phishing scammers have taken advantage of the frequent updates regarding COVID-19 information to use it as an entry point for their campaigns. This article, Top COVID-19 Phishing Scams, looks at the emerging threat types and what to look for to identify an attack – read on to get started.
Posted: 06 Oct 2020 | Published: 06 Oct 2020

Inky Technology

Invisible Characters
sponsored by Inky Technology
WHITE PAPER: Similar to hidden text and zero font, invisible characters is a phishing tactic designed to obscure text in order to bypass secure email gateways (SEGs). Read this edition of Understanding Phishing for a full breakdown of invisible text – including real-world examples and best practices for stopping it.
Posted: 06 Oct 2020 | Published: 06 Oct 2020

Inky Technology

Dually Deceptive: Two New Phishing Scams Swimming by Your SEG
sponsored by Inky Technology
RESOURCE: Phishing scams have been more than pervasive in 2020, with the APWG counting 139,685 unique phishing threats in Q1 alone. As these attacks are quickly becoming more sophisticated, targeted and illusive, it’s a good idea to understand their complexity as they evolve. Jump into this short article to learn about two of these new scams.
Posted: 05 Oct 2020 | Published: 05 Oct 2020

Inky Technology

CEO Impersonation
sponsored by Inky Technology
WHITE PAPER: Threat actors have realized that they can achieve at least a minimal rate of success by impersonating a company’s CEO or other high-level official in an email to an employee lower down in the organization. They will typically request money via wire transfer, but it does not stop there. Read this white paper to see some examples.
Posted: 02 Oct 2020 | Published: 02 Oct 2020

Inky Technology

Zoom & Doom: How INKY Unraveled A Credential Harvesting Phishing Scam
sponsored by Inky Technology
RESOURCE: Zoom jumped from 10 million daily meeting participants in December 2019 to 300 million this past April. This boom in Zoom use spawned a flurry of fake meeting invitations from cybercriminals attempting to harvest credentials from users. Luckily, INKY was on the case. Read this article to view these fake Zoom meeting invites and more.
Posted: 02 Oct 2020 | Published: 02 Oct 2020

Inky Technology

Exploiting a Pandemic White House COVID-19 Phishing Scams
sponsored by Inky Technology
EBOOK: It is important to understand that we are living in a time of extreme vulnerability, and this is no less apparent than to those who are working in security. Increased internet use has led to an increase in phishing scams of all kinds. View this e-book to understand what it looks like when a phisher imitates the White House and the President.
Posted: 29 Sep 2020 | Published: 29 Sep 2020

Inky Technology

Around the World in 34 Phish: Covid-19 Phishing Examples
sponsored by Inky Technology
RESOURCE: The state of the world has left email servers more vulnerable to attack than ever. As phishing is the most used method of cyberattack in the world, there have been plenty of examples to identify and dissect to help people develop a more watchful eye. Browse this article to see 34 different examples of phishing scams across the globe.
Posted: 28 Sep 2020 | Published: 28 Sep 2020

Inky Technology

Ransomware Decoded
sponsored by Cybereason
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware has reemerged, and ransom payments have shot up in tandem, with the average payout at $80,000 in Dec. 2019. In addition, it’s evolving to avoid detection, and with the advent of Ransonware-as-a-Service (RaaS), even non-technical users can create an attack. Stay vigilant, read this white paper to learn what modern ransomware looks like.
Posted: 11 Sep 2020 | Published: 11 Sep 2020

Cybereason

Complete Endpoint Protection
sponsored by Cybereason
DATA SHEET: In today’s fast-paced and increasingly distributed business environment, protecting the growing population of endpoints from cyberthreats has become increasingly challenging. In this data sheet, discover the key capabilities of Cybereason’s endpoint protection platform and see if it aligns with your endpoint security strategy.
Posted: 10 Sep 2020 | Published: 10 Sep 2020

Cybereason

Danger within: email and security awareness training strategies for effective account takeover protection
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: It’s a common misconception that email-borne attacks come only from outside the organisations. Can your employees discern an impersonation email or email attack using a legitimate internal account? How good is your security posture? Take a look at this whitepaper how you can create more effective email security as well as a more vigilant workforce.
Posted: 24 Aug 2020 | Published: 24 Aug 2020

Mimecast

Seton Hall University Uncovers Ongoing Threats and Lowers Cost with Cybereason
sponsored by Cybereason
CASE STUDY: A prominent university on the east coast was not confident in its network’s visibility and protection. They searched for a powerful solution that could provide both the visibility they needed and strong detection through the use of a single agent. Read this case study to learn the details of Seton Hall’s choice of Cybereason for security.
Posted: 21 Aug 2020 | Published: 21 Aug 2020

Cybereason

Insights into attacker activity in compromised email accounts
sponsored by Barracuda
WHITE PAPER: Spear phishing and email account takeovers are proving to be a lucrative and accessible opportunity for cybercriminals – and attack methods are only growing more sophisticated. This report provides an overview of today’s top email security threats and offers defensive best practices for protecting your inboxes.
Posted: 12 Aug 2020 | Published: 31 Jul 2020

Barracuda

SIG - Axcess Financial Customer Story
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
CASE STUDY: In this case study, following the journey of Axcess Financial as they partner with Cisco to address issues they were facing related to incident detection, response and remediation. Read on to learn how they overcame these challenges and the benefits of their partnership.
Posted: 31 Jul 2020 | Published: 31 Jul 2020

Cisco Umbrella

Webinar - Defend better and respond faster with security that works together
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WEBCAST: Most malware infections happen in one of only 3 ways, so why aren’t they easier to stop? As organizations embrace the cloud, it’s now imperative to find a new approach to securing users and devices. View this webinar to find out how to stop attacks before they start and how to safeguard your organization with a layered approach to cybersecurity.
Posted: 31 Jul 2020 | Premiered: Jul 14, 2020

Cisco Umbrella

SIG - Cisco Umbrella
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: Cisco Umbrella is a Secure Internet Gateway (SIG) that provides the first line of defense against threats on the internet, wherever users go. With integrated cloud security, users are kept secure, and retention of all internet activity reduces incident response time. Learn about the benefits and key features of Umbrella in this white paper.
Posted: 30 Jul 2020 | Published: 30 Jul 2020

Cisco Umbrella

Prevent Ransomware Attacks from Disrupting Your Business with Thales Data Security
sponsored by Thales
WHITE PAPER: Cybersecurity Ventures predicts that a business will fall victim to a ransomware attack every 11 seconds, and the estimated cost to businesses globally will be around $20 billion by 2021. In this white paper, learn how to defend against ransomware by taking a look at the anatomy of ransomware attacks.
Posted: 16 Jul 2020 | Published: 30 Jun 2020

Thales

Shor's Algorithm
sponsored by Thales
WEBCAST: While quantum computing presents a tremendous opportunity, it’s not without its risks. This webinar highlights the security implications of quantum computing, including the potential cyber threats that may be used by hackers and how organizations can address them. Watch now to learn more about the quantum threat.
Posted: 08 Jul 2020 | Premiered: Jul 8, 2020

Thales

Royal Holloway: Man proposes, fraud disposes
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: In May 2017, a strain of ransomware called WannaCry infected 32 NHS trusts in England. The NHS's report on the incident noted that all English local authorities reported being unaffected, despite also being connected to the NHS's own national network.
Posted: 07 Jul 2020 | Published: 14 Jul 2020

ComputerWeekly.com

Royal Holloway: A novel approach to clustering malware behaviour to improve malware detection
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Clustering malware behaviour can be very useful, but it is unknown how accurate clustering algorithms are when dealing with malware
Posted: 07 Jul 2020 | Published: 08 Jul 2020

ComputerWeekly.com

Incident Response Tools: How, When & Why to Use Them
sponsored by Claranet
EGUIDE: Incident response tools are growing in popularity as an effective method for proactively analyzing and addressing the vulnerabilities within your network. This e-guide was written to help readers through the vetting process as well as understand how, when and why to use them – read on to get started.
Posted: 21 Sep 2020 | Published: 17 Sep 2020

Claranet

SMB Cybersecurity: The Need for Better Protection
sponsored by Kaspersky
EGUIDE: Small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) are failing to keep their remote working employees adequately protected against the vast range of cyber threats they face, according to a study by Kaspersky. Access this e-guide to learn why many SMBs are turning to managed detection and response today.
Posted: 07 Jul 2020 | Published: 01 Jul 2020

Kaspersky
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