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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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Search Security University: Cyber Security
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: Join this SearchSecurity.com University for best practices on what do to about cyber threats against your business and how to be proactive in the face of creative and evolving adversaries.
Posted: 14 Aug 2013 | Premiered: 15 Aug 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Security University: Data Loss Prevention
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: The difference between suite and point product approaches; assessing what you'll focus on within your own organization, and pitfalls in DLP implementation. In this security school we'll examine real-world tactics to ensure a successful DLP deployment.
Posted: 14 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 17 Jun 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Targeted Attack Detection and Remediation Security School
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: This Security School provides essential information on detecting and remediating advanced and targeted attacks. Learn how to keep your organization safe with this interactive, resource-filled virtual environment.
Posted: 01 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 29 Mar 2013

SearchSecurity.com

KPN focuses on Information Security with HP
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WEBCAST: View this brief webcast to gain insight on an information security solution one organization chose to defend against today's highly motivated hackers, and how they're benefiting.
Posted: 25 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 25, 2013

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Economic & Productivity Impact of IT Security on Healthcare - Video
sponsored by Imprivata
WEBCAST: View this webcast to explore the results of a recent Ponemon Institute study that indicate a clear need for healthcare institutions to invest in modern communications technology to ensure efficient patient care, as well as compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) regulations.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Premiered: May 8, 2013

Imprivata

Course: Exposure of System Data to an Unauthorized Control Sphere (CWE-497)
sponsored by Klocwork
WEBCAST: Access this resource for an overview of an online course on CWE-497, which discusses the weaknesses caused by exposure of system data to an unauthorized control sphere. Learn the security impact of this weakness with examples of code to demonstrate the danger to your application security.
Posted: 08 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 8, 2013

Klocwork

Mobile Security: Containerizing Enterprise Data
sponsored by Code42
WEBCAST: Straight from the IT battleground, gain expert insight on how to effectively and immediately containerize your enterprise data. Learn the importance of mobile security within these applications and what you can do immediately to ensure that your enterprise data is as efficient and actionable as possible.
Posted: 01 Nov 2013 | Premiered: Nov 14, 2013, 13:00 EST (18:00 GMT)

Code42

Podcast: The challenges of managing mobile devices across a corporate IT environment
sponsored by BlackBerry
PODCAST: This informative podcast discusses the common mobile device management challenges that IT faces and what your organization can do to alleviate them.
Posted: 31 Oct 2013 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2013

BlackBerry

ActivEcho Trial Download
sponsored by Acronis
PRODUCT DEMO: activEcho is an enterprise file sharing and syncing solution that balances the end user’s need for simplicity and effectiveness with the security, manageability and flexibility required by Enterprise IT. Download this free trial to give it a try.
Posted: 17 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 17 Oct 2013

Acronis

Backup critical data with smart solutions
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore one industry-leading vendor's backup and data protection solutions. Whether you're just starting out, building momentum or expanding your business, these storage solutions for backup and data protection can help you. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 14 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 07 Aug 2013

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

File Archive: the next big thing?
sponsored by EMC Corporation
VIDEO: Check out this short video to explore how to create a smarter storage and archiving system. Discover the steps to mitigate the risk and costs associated with compliance end eDiscovery and find out how to combat today's top challenges. Watch now to learn more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2013 | Premiered: 08 Oct 2013

EMC Corporation

Webcast: The Newest Information Management Innovation from IBM
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: This valuable webcast takes an inside look at an information management strategy that can help you improve business results in the age of big data.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Aug 23, 2013

IBM

Webcast: IBM Information Management in the New Era of Computing
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Depending on the approach that your organization takes, big data can be either a golden opportunity or a significant business obstacle. This webcast explores information management in the new era of computing, and outlines a strategy that will enable you to reduce costs, improve decision-making, and more.
Posted: 09 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Aug 23, 2013

IBM

Preventing Cyber-Attacks with Big Data Security Analytics and SIEM
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcast explains the rise in IT security attacks and how security information and event management (SIEM) solutions can help you block them in the future.
Posted: 03 Sep 2013 | Premiered: Feb 6, 2013

LogRhythm, Inc.

Citrix Ready with Caringo: Foundation to a Successful Cloud Storage Service
sponsored by Citrix Ready and Caringo
WEBCAST: In this webinar you will learn how to select object storage software that delivers value through enterprise feature sets, reduce infrastructure management and eliminate service downtime, deploy and administer a cloud storage service, facilitate the broadest range of access to your cloud storage service and much more.
Posted: 30 Aug 2013 | Premiered: Sep 12, 2013


Enhancing Security with Intel® Trusted Execution Technology
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
VIDEO: This video explains – in less than five minutes – how to enhance security with Intel Trusted Execution Technology (TXT). View now to learn more about this hardware-based security solution that can help you boost platform security, support compliance, protect virtualized data centers' clouds, and more!
Posted: 29 Aug 2013 | Premiered: 29 Aug 2013

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

IT Reputational Risk Study Overview
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This short video summarizes the findings from a recent study on risks to your business reputation resulting from failures in your IT environment.
Posted: 16 Jul 2013 | Premiered: 13 Dec 2012

IBM

Understanding BlackBerry Balance
sponsored by BlackBerry
WEBCAST: This webcast explores a new security feature built into BlackBerry® that allows IT admins to keep an end-user's personal and professional data separate.
Posted: 10 Jul 2013 | Premiered: Jul 10, 2013

BlackBerry

How to Start Your Big Data Journey
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Big data is not just about technology. It's about the value you can extract and the problems you can solve with the technology. This webcast explores five use cases that are excellent starting points for beginning the big data journey. Watch now to learn how to leverage big data technology and strategy for success.
Posted: 12 Jun 2013 | Premiered: Jun 12, 2013

IBM

Cloud Security, Options and Trends
sponsored by CenterBeam
WEBCAST: Join Shahin Piroozof, Chief Technology Officer at Centerbeam, in this technical webcast as he discusses the nature of security in the cloud environment, as well as how to tailor your cloud infrastructure to meet your organization’s need.
Posted: 11 Jun 2013 | Premiered: Jun 11, 2013

CenterBeam

Cyber Defense Managed Service - A Force Multiplier Webinar
sponsored by Verdasys
VIRTUAL SEMINAR: Join security expert and CISO of In-Q-Tel Dan Geer and Verdasys in this upcoming webcast as they discuss a new deployment model and next-gen technology that can provide rapid deployment, immediate detection and comprehensive prevention operations for companies of any size.
Posted: 10 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 27 Jun 2013

Verdasys

Security University: Database Security Issues
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
VIRTUAL ENVIRONMENT: The start of many data security issues is, of course, the database. Here's a look at currently predominant types of database security vulnerabilities and how best to monitor database access to detect potential security incidents.
Posted: 10 Jun 2013 | Premiered: 10 Jun 2013

SearchSecurity.com

Spector 360: User Activity Monitoring Across Windows, Mac, and BlackBerry Devices
sponsored by SpectorSoft
PRODUCT DEMO: Spector360 puts you in front of the problem, whether it's data breaches, employee fraud or productivity losses, so you can take immediate action, minimizing any impact and improving your organization's efficiency. Click to download a free trial of Spector360, and start Monitoring 10 Employees for Free!
Posted: 23 May 2013 | Premiered: 23 May 2013

SpectorSoft

FalconStor® RecoverTrac™: Fully Automated Disaster Recovery
sponsored by FalconStor Software
VIDEO: This two-minute video details the features and benefits FalconStor's award-winning RecoverTrac DR technology can provide your company, including: improved productivity, increased profitability and fully automated data recovery when disaster strikes.
Posted: 16 Apr 2013 | Premiered: 16 Apr 2013

FalconStor Software

How Enterprise-Class Services Integrate with Real Companies
sponsored by Comcast
PODCAST: Discover why one of your peers chose Enterprise Services from Comcast to fulfill their need for a high-speed connection between their primary site and disaster recovery site.
Posted: 06 Mar 2013 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2012

Comcast
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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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