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DEFINITION: Ransomware is a type of malware used for data kidnapping, an exploit in which the attacker encrypts the victim's data and demands payment for the decryption key. A ransomware program can be installed from an e-mail attachment, an infected program, or a compromised or malicious Web site. Malware used for this purpose is sometimes called a cryptovirus, cryptotrojan or cryptoworm.Ransomware is not new.  … 
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SLA-Driven Data Protection Modernization: An ESG Video Interview
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In order to meet a wide variety of SLAs, you need a continuum of backup technologies suitable for every type of data protection instance. Tune into this webinar as ESG Analyst Jason Buffington and Greg Van Hise, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, analyze today's vast range of data protection modernization issues and strategies.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 31 Mar 2016

IBM

Achieving Maximum Backup Granularity
sponsored by Veeam Software
WEBCAST: Discover a data backup and replication solution that ensures your enterprise can recover what you need, when you need it. Watch and learn how to easily browse business-critical applications, avoid data loss with item-level restores, use advanced search options to find what you need to restore, and more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 9, 2015

Veeam Software

DSSD D5 Overview: What Is The World's Fastest Storage Platform and Why Do You Need It?
sponsored by Dell EMC
WEBCAST: Are your mission-critical applications performing the way you want? Attend this webinar to find out how DSSD D5 can provide the storage performance demanded by tomorrow's mission-critical workloads, whether they are running on a traditional database infrastructure, leveraging Hadoop, or running a BI app.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Jul 8, 2016

Dell EMC

IBM Data Protection Modernization and Strategy: An ESG Webinar
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In order to meet a wide variety of SLAs, you need a continuum of backup technologies suitable for every type of data protection instance. Tune into this webinar as ESG Analyst Jason Buffington and Greg Van Hise, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, analyze today's vast range of data protection modernization issues and strategies.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 31 Mar 2016

IBM

ESG Video Interview: Virtualization-Driven Data Protection Modernization
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: ESG Principal Analyst Jason Buffington and Greg Van Hise, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, hash out the essentials of modern virtualization-driven data protection. Tune in now to learn how to modernize continuous protection that keeps up with your accelerated production.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 31 Mar 2016

IBM

Simplified Data Protection for the Modern Enterprise: An Expert Evaluation
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Tune into this video as ESG Senior Lab Analyst Vinny Choinski breaks down an advanced data backup and recovery platform for virtual, physical, cloud, and software-defined environments. Watch now to enhance your enterprise's data protection by mitigating the risk of data loss, reducing total cost of protection, and more.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 30 Mar 2016

IBM

Clearing the Confusion of Modern Data Protection
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: One aspect of IT that everyone agrees upon is the need for better data protection. But what they don't always agree on is how to provide it. View this webcast where Jason Buffington, senior analyst at ESG, takes an in-depth look at modern data protection and explains why when you modernize production, you must modernize protection.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jan 7, 2016

IBM

Protect and Recovery Data with Confidence
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: This demonstration tool provides an at-a-glance summary of how IBM Spectrum Protect monitors and protects your backup data. See how this tool can provide your enterprise with the ability to see your data protection world in a single view, confidence that your business will continue in event of a disaster, and more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 23 Aug 2016

IBM

Protect Your Organization from Online Phishing
sponsored by Navex Global
WEBCAST: Protect your organization from illegitimate emails with this short, interactive resource. Through real world examples and quizzes throughout, learn how to spot phishing scams and enable your employees to do the same.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Navex Global

Tale of the Tape: Moving Backup and Recovery to the Cloud
sponsored by Iron Mountain
VIDEO: Discover a cloud-based data replication solution that effectively protects and recovers data as well as boosts efficiency and connectivity. Watch and explore how this solution can allow your enterprise to simplify recovery and preserve data for the long-term.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Premiered: 31 Aug 2015

Iron Mountain

Lightning-Fast Virtual System Recovery
sponsored by arcserve
WEBCAST: Discover a unified data protection solution with instant, efficient virtual machine recovery and migration capabilities and watch a demonstration on how this solution works. Explore how this virtual system backup can provide your enterprise with improvements in RPO, RTO, database performance, and more.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Premiered: May 20, 2016

arcserve

Data Security for the Digital Businesses
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
VIDEO: How do you know if your data is secure? Uncover 3 questions that will help you determine the level of protection you need for managing sensitive information in mobile-, social media-, analytics-, and cloud-based environments.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: 03 Feb 2016

HPE and Intel®

The Top Five Requirements for Secure Enterprise File Sync and Sharing
sponsored by Citrix
WEBCAST: Before you consider a file sync and share solution for your organization, you need to make sure you can provide secure IT oversight. Go in-depth with four more critical requirements that'll ensure easy flexibility, integration, solid user experience and support for a modern workspace.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Jun 16, 2016

Citrix

Next Generation Cybersecurity: The Age of Artificial Intelligence
sponsored by MASERGY
WEBCAST: Traditional cybersecurity strategies are failing and need advanced intelligence and analytics to sort through an enormous amount of data that organizations possess. This webinar will show how artificial intelligence can augment existing security solutions with patented network behavioral analysis to fill the gaps in current effort.
Posted: 06 Jun 2016 | Premiered: May 1, 2016

MASERGY

Understanding the Impact of Flash Storage in Healthcare Environments
sponsored by Pure Storage
WEBCAST: Storage experts discuss how to increase provider productivity and enable more patient visits with fast, reliable, flash storage. Discover how flash storage can provide your healthcare organization with the performance and storage flexibility you need to provide secure access to your data anywhere, at any time.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Premiered: May 20, 2016

Pure Storage

Data Exfiltration in Depth
sponsored by Intel Security
WEBCAST: Data exfiltration and data loss prevention experts go in-depth into common data exfiltration techniques and how to detect a possible attack. They'll provide quantitative research about data loss attempts and detail data loss prevention processes and tools.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Premiered: Apr 1, 2016

Intel Security

Case Study: Meet the Mobility, Collaboration and Security Needs of Your Users
sponsored by Citrix
VIDEO: When a massive amount of information is being shared on a daily basis, it is critical that your file sync and share system is up to par. Watch this video now to learn how one investment company enabled secure file sharing and mobility to meet the collaboration needs of users.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Premiered: 23 Feb 2015

Citrix

Webcast - Enhancing Enterprise Security in 2016 – Part 2
sponsored by Intel
WEBCAST: Discover how sharing threat intel can pay huge dividends in shifting the balance of power away from the bad guys and allow your organization to operate normally. Learn what exactly threat intel encapsulates and how you can utilize it to improve your organization's cyber defenses.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Mar 31, 2016

Intel

Security Questions You Should Be Asking Your Cloud Service Provider
sponsored by Intel Security
WEBCAST: Understand these questions and other crucial concerns that'll ensure you select the right cloud service provider. Learn how to dig in and conduct extensive groundwork, reviewing every aspect of each CSP before you make a final decision.
Posted: 13 Jun 2016 | Premiered: May 1, 2016

Intel Security

Ensuring Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Through Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Equinix
PODCAST: Data storage experts discuss the benefits of leveraging agile and cost-effective hybrid cloud disaster recovery solutions to protect important data. Access now to see how hybrid cloud DR and BC can enable your enterprise to efficiently recover full systems and implement automatic backups that can reduce your RPO and RTO.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Premiered: Apr 18, 2016

Equinix

Making the Most of Hybrid Cloud for Backup and Archiving
sponsored by Equinix
PODCAST: Data storage experts, Jeff Kaplan, Domenic Steinbrueck, and Don Wiggins, discuss how cloud backup and archiving can improve both data reliability and recovery. Discover how your enterprise can achieve a greater amount of utility and flexibility when it comes to capturing and utilizing your data, without risking security.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Premiered: Apr 18, 2016

Equinix

Making the Most of Hybrid Cloud for Future-Proofed Data Storage
sponsored by Equinix
PODCAST: Data storage experts, Jeff Kaplan, Domenic Steinbrueck, and Don Wiggins, discuss how hybrid cloud strategies can provide enterprises with infinite storage capacity that is secure and reliable. Access now to learn how to determine if a hybrid cloud infrastructure is best suited to meet your data management needs.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Premiered: Apr 18, 2016

Equinix

Ensuring Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Through Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Equinix
WEBCAST: Data storage experts discuss the benefits of leveraging agile and cost-effective hybrid cloud disaster recovery (DR) solutions to protect important data. Access now to see how hybrid cloud DR can enable your enterprise to reduce RTO and RPO, recovery full systems or individual files, and more.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Premiered: Apr 18, 2016

Equinix

Making the Most of Hybrid Cloud for Backup and Archiving
sponsored by Equinix
WEBCAST: Data storage experts discuss the approach of implementing a cloud backup and archive solution to improve data reliability and recovery in today's world of big data. Access now to see how your enterprise can achieve a greater amount of utility and flexibility when it comes to capturing and utilizing your data, without risking security.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Premiered: Apr 18, 2016

Equinix

Making the Most of Hybrid Cloud for Future-Proofed Data Storage
sponsored by Equinix
WEBCAST: Data storage experts discuss how the right hybrid cloud solution, if implemented successfully, can provide infinite storage capacity that is secure and reliable. Access now to learn what characteristics you need in a hybrid cloud infrastructure to meet your data management needs.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Premiered: Apr 18, 2016

Equinix
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DATA SECURITY DEFINITION (continued): …  A paper entitled "Cryptovirology: Extortion-Based Security Threats and Countermeasures," written by security experts at Columbia University and IBM, clearly outlined the concept back in 1996. In the past, though, data kidnappers targeted businesses rather than individuals. In March 2006, ransomware known as Crypzip or Zippo circulated to private users on the Internet. Recipients of the Trojan horse program also received an e-mail ransom note demanding $300, to be paid by electronic transfer, for the key required to unlock all their files.A newer type of ransomware uses a Trojan to encrypt files … 
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