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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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The Road to SDN is Paved with Visibility and Many Good Intentions
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Understanding traffic pathways and baselines before during and after the SDN migration means knowing how well the transition is delivering on CAPEX and OPEX promises as well as potential for higher security. Eliminate security blind spots with this Security Deliver Platform.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Gigamon

Addressing the Threat Within: Rethinking Network Security Deployment
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: A structured and architectural approach to pervasive network visibility gives security solutions access while enabling them to scale cost effectively. Discover how the Security Delivery Platform is becoming a building block to deploying security solutions.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Gigamon

Application Session Filtering
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Bringing intelligent application-aware traffic visibility and filtering relevant applications to these security tools will help them work at their most optimum while uncovering malicious communication patterns.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Gigamon

Discover Today's Unstoppable Data Reduction
sponsored by emc first distribution
WHITE PAPER: Examine a highly integrated, always-on in-line data optimization architecture that multiplies your overall investment in flash across all business apps. Extend the endurance of flash media with comprehensive data reduction for all-flash arrays, and extract the most value from your investment.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 27 May 2016

emc first distribution

IDC Server Security: Virtualization and Cloud Changes Everything
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Server security prevents the injection of malware into servers and protects the servers from attacks. Learn the many functions server security offers you and how to control them all from a single pan of glass.
Posted: 26 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

TrendMicro

Complete Data Protection (Advanced) - Data Sheet
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to stop data loss initiated by sophisticated malware that hijacks sensitive information. Implement and enforce organization-wide security policies that control how data is encrypted, monitored and protected from a central console.
Posted: 26 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

Data Loss Prevention Best Practices for Health Care
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Employing sound data loss prevention practices helps ensure the safe handling of data and provides the flexible environment required by clinical staff. Learn how to properly classify data and utilize monitoring technology to continuously track data location and movement across your network.
Posted: 26 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

Put Time On Your Side: The Heavy Cost Of Putting Off Your Cybersecurity Decisions Enterprise
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: A lot can happen in a business day. Deals close. Products launch. News items hit the airwaves. In fact, at Kaspersky Lab, we detect 310,000 new pieces of malware every day, which means that every day you put off the decision to upgrade your IT security system is a day that thousands of pieces of new malware can slip through.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Kaspersky Lab

LIFTING THE VEIL OF SECRECY ON CYBERCRIMINALS.
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: In this eBook, we'll look closely at cybercrime trends to answer your most pressing questions about cybercriminals. Most important, we will answer what you can do to protect your business from this growing threat.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Kaspersky Lab

Management of Native Encryption for Apple FileVault and Microsoft BitLocker
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: With the adoption of native encryption and other encryption layers across your organization, centralized management ensures that you have consistent policy and compliance enforcement across your encryption technology stack. This resource can help ensure you don't end up on the data breach victim's list.
Posted: 25 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

Three Critical Considerations to Achieve Information Governance
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper 3 critical considerations to help you unlock the true benefits of information governance. Access now to govern, manage, and secure your data, no matter where it sits, and strategize your protection with geolocation and data sovereignty, and 2 more.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Commvault

A Comprehensive Guide to Securing Data with Database Encryption
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers an overview of key approaches required to address this increased security demand. See in detail why the demand for database encryption is growing more challenging to content with. Ensure you're using the right tools with outlines of different types of encryption approaches.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Gemalto

IBM Data Protection for Virtual Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization can be quite beneficial, but it presents just as many challenges. Read on to learn about an independent research group's findings about how one major company's service sets about tackling these challenges to protect data for virtual environments.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

IBM

Data Sovereignty and Your Path to True Information Governance
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Address requirements for how and where your valuable data is stored, and discover how to overcome data sovereignty risk with a comprehensive approach to information governance. Read on to safely adopt cloud services while keeping in mind the complexity of compliance, and learn 3 strategies for reducing risk.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Commvault

Coalfire: Cloud & Data Center Security Solution to meet PCI DSS 3.1 Compliance
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, Coalfire examines the applicability of a security platform in regards to PCI DSS when used in physical or cloud environments. Access now for deep analysis on this security platform and for more PCI DSS compliance standards.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

TrendMicro

SANS Top 20 Critical Security Controls for Effective Cyber Defense
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Get a comprehensive security framework from SANS Institute that provides you with a prioritized, implementable set of actions that comply with global industry and government requirements. Find out why so many businesses embrace the SANS top 20 and learn how you can adopt these strategies for your organization.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

TrendMicro

Protecting Valuable Data Assets
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Most organizations are aware of the results of not adequately protecting their data, ranging from regulatory penalties to the detrimental costs associated with any data breach. View today's featured resource as we reveal several solutions for protecting data while reducing cost and complexity and allowing for real-time forensic analysis.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

What's Driving the State of Cybersecurity
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: The higher the demand for data and devices, the more you need protection against hackers. Discover how managed security services (MSS) can deliver advanced threat management.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 23 May 2016

Unisys

Complete Data Protection
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to stop data loss initiated by sophisticated malware that hijacks sensitive information. Plus learn how to implement and enforce organization-wide security policies that control how data is encrypted, monitored and protected from a central console.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

When Visibility is not Enough: Taking Control of Your Data
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: In order to stop data breaches, organizations need to have full visibility into where their data is going. Learn how to stop critical data from leaving your enterprise and educate end-users who have lapsed into bad practices.
Posted: 23 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

Addressing NIST and DOD Requirements for Mobile Device Management (MDM)
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Mobile device management (MDM) is critical as these devices can create vulnerabilities in network security. Two major technology institutions are determining MDM requirements for government agencies. Read on for a breakdown of the best MDM practices.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

IBM MaaS360

When App is the Business, the Business is the App Vol. 3
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: IT needs to support each step in planning and developing apps to help ensure security throughout the app lifecycle. Learn the key security dangers of mobile apps in the enterprise and find out how to eliminate them in your app-driven business.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM MaaS360

When Business is the App, The App is the Business - Vol 1
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Businesses need to be much more mindful about safe productivity. Learn how to safely distribute and manage mobile apps, on both BYOD and COPE devices, that are critical to employee productivity and smooth business operations.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM MaaS360

BI That's Compatible with the Microsoft Stack: Get Optimal Value from Your Investments
sponsored by Pyramid Analytics
WHITE PAPER: Discover a BI platform that's compatible with the Microsoft data stack, offers self-service capabilities, and empowers you to share trusted BI content. Learn how you can deliver enterprise-grade governance and security, deploy on-premises or private cloud, and more.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 20 May 2016

Pyramid Analytics

IDC: Protecting Your SaaS Applications
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Learn why businesses that use SaaS services must proactively assess the status of their security program to maintain its effectiveness. Find out how to work with your employees and put effective controls in place to enforce your policies.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

TrendMicro
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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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