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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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Top 3 Considerations When Looking at Cloud-Based Backup
sponsored by arcserve
WEBCAST: Due to its affordability, cloud-based disaster recovery is enabling small and medium-sized businesses to upgrade their data protection to rival that of enterprise-level organizations. What does this trend mean for other affordable mediums? Watch this on-demand webcast to find out!
Posted: 17 Mar 2016 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2015

arcserve

3 Simple Ways to Outsmart Your Storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This short webcast highlights a software-defined storage solution that improves data security with encryption capabilities, simplifies data management, and enhances overall data value. Watch now to see how you can improve your existing storage infrastructures and better manage higher data volumes.
Posted: 09 Mar 2016 | Premiered: 04 Nov 2015

IBM

IBM Spectrum Virtualize Encryption Capability: Part of a Larger SDS 'Whole'
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In this video, Mark Peters, an analyst at ESG, discusses a software-defined storage solution that places encryption in the storage management layer to provide maximum ease and value across an entire storage ecosystem. Watch now to learn how you can improve your data security capabilities.
Posted: 09 Mar 2016 | Premiered: 19 Oct 2015

IBM

Cloud Based Data Protection
sponsored by arcserve
WEBCAST: This webcast shows you the simplest and most direct form of data protection in the cloud. It'll give you tips on best practices for cloud storage and how to effectively backup your data using the 3-2-1 rule.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2015

arcserve

Best Practices for Eliminating SSL Encrypted Traffic Blind Spots
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WEBCAST: Learn how to apply policies and protection to combat threats hidden in HTTPS traffic and applications in this helpful webcast.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Jan 22, 2016

Blue Coat Systems

Forrester: Tips to Build Your Data Protection Business Case
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WEBCAST: This video will teach you how to establish success factors for data protection programs.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Nov 30, 2015

Digital Guardian

Case Study: UberGlobal
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: Access this webcast to discover how UberGlobal implemented a scalable cloud storage platform with data deduplication capabilities that allowed them to overcome their data management challenges. Watch to see how this storage solution can provide your enterprise with cost and efficiency improvements.
Posted: 03 Dec 2015 | Premiered: 02 Nov 2015

Commvault

Telehuset Case Study: A Backup Fit For MSPs
sponsored by Barracuda Networks Inc.
VIDEO: This video showcases how one MSP company, Telehuset Vennesla, was able to improve their backup quality by moving to a stable, scalable, backup system. Tune in to learn how you can improve your organization's backup and data protection with a solution that is easy to implement and manage.
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 | Premiered: 22 May 2014

Barracuda Networks Inc.

Case Study: MSP Uses Data Backup for Efficient Data Center Management
sponsored by Barracuda Networks Inc.
VIDEO: Access this video to see how one MSP provider was able to implement a data backup solution, allowing them to run an efficient data center and meet the scalability requirements of their clients. Watch now to see their success story.
Posted: 15 Oct 2015 | Premiered: 22 May 2014

Barracuda Networks Inc.

Why InfoSec Needs Guarantees
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: This webcast presents the argument that security platform vendors need to change the industry and begin to offer guarantees on security platforms. View now to learn why security guarantees will benefit the vendors as well as the organizations using them.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: May 12, 2015

WhiteHat Security

An Examination of Web App Security Process Management
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll learn the hard numbers about security vulnerabilities and how susceptible your organization is to being the next victim of an attack. View now to arm yourself with the knowledge to prepare for the inevitable attacks and reduce the likelihood of a data breach.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2015

WhiteHat Security

Smart Data Lakes - Game Changing, Graph-Based Data Discovery, Analytics and Governance for the Enterprise
sponsored by Cambridge Semantics
WEBCAST: Big data has forced IT professionals to alter the way they prepare, manage, and analyze their data to accommodate such an increase in scale. This webinar explains how to turn data assets into extreme insight. Learn how you can create a competitive advantage for your enterprise with efficient data analytics.
Posted: 15 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Sep 24, 2015

Cambridge Semantics

Video Brief: Data Protection Appliances
sponsored by arcserve
VIDEO: Find out what you need to know about data protection appliances in this video brief by the Enterprise Strategy Group's Sr. Data Protection Analyst, Jason Buffington. In this short video you will learn about various types of data protection appliances, market trends regarding appliance adoption, and more.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 11 May 2015

arcserve

Security School: Effective Analyze SIEM Data
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Achieving the promise of SIEM is a matter of understanding the technology, and this webcast series will help you do so. Watch these interesting presentations from a leading security expert to learn all you need to know to make SIEM work for you.
Posted: 04 Aug 2015 | Premiered: 10 May 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Podcast: Protecting Your Crown Jewels from Devastating Data Breaches
sponsored by Lancope
PODCAST: Using these tools and tactics, you can identify advanced attacks and protect the crown jewels on your network.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Feb 16, 2016

Lancope

Update your current Apple and Oracle software now
sponsored by WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.
VIDEO: Watch this video to learn about the latest updates to Mac OSX, iOS 9 and Oracle patch that will keep your network secure.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Premiered: 19 Jan 2016

WatchGuard Technologies, Inc.

Enterprise Mobile Security for Dummies
sponsored by Skycure
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll gain insight into the confusing and evolving mobile security landscape. View now to learn a step-by-step guide to achieve holistic mobile security and review a checklist for evaluating mobile security strategies.
Posted: 07 Dec 2015 | Premiered: Mar 19, 2015

Skycure

Secure, Efficient File-Sharing
sponsored by FinalCode
VIDEO: This brief video looks at a security system that keeps files safe without altering the way employees share them.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Premiered: 29 May 2015

FinalCode

File Sharing Insecurity: The Final Data Leakage Frontier
sponsored by FinalCode
WEBCAST: In this webinar, discover how you can strengthen security for you shared files without staunching innovation and collaboration.
Posted: 21 Sep 2015 | Premiered: Oct 8, 2015

FinalCode

Up-to-the-Minute Global Threat Intelligence
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll learn how stay informed with up to the minute cybercrime attack information.
Posted: 30 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 17, 2015

IBM

Security Analytics: Anomaly Detection for IT Security
sponsored by Prelert
VIDEO: Watch this video to learn how anomaly detection systems use advanced analytics to uncover even the subtlest cybercriminals.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 25 Mar 2015

Prelert

More Accurate Security Anomaly Detection
sponsored by Prelert
WEBCAST: Discover real-life accounts that describe how machine learning analytics can cut down on false positives and help you zero-in on the actual threats to your data and networks. Learn how to make your enterprise security more effective while making your job a little easier.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 25, 2015

Prelert

Get a Closer Look at Security Alerts
sponsored by Prelert
WEBCAST: Watch this webinar to discover how anomaly detection can update your IT for today's security environment.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 24, 2015

Prelert

Uncover the Abnormal with Anomaly Detection
sponsored by Prelert
WEBCAST: This webcast shows you how to uncover abnormal network behavior with the help of security analytics and anomaly detection.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 24, 2015

Prelert

Roundtable Q&A with Forrester Research, Inc. and IBM
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Access this informative round table discussion to hear from security experts from Forrester and IBM about the top challenges and trends in data security. Learn how you can step up your security game to ensure your data is protected.
Posted: 12 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 12 Mar 2015

IBM
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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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