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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 Essential Guide Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Download this guide to understand the must-have storage features that are essential to modern DP and DR practices;provided are specific guidelines on what to look for, how to strategize DR in your organization, and more.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 24 Mar 2017

Tintri

Making the Case for Modern, Hybrid Laptops in the Legal Profession
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Modern work means using modern tools – and to find out how legal professionals utilize technology like laptops, desktops, and tablets, Microsoft commissioned a survey of 300 solicitors, barristers, clerks, and paralegals. Learn how intuitive, hybrid laptops modernize work, helps secure data, and more.
Posted: 23 Mar 2017 | Published: 23 Mar 2017

Microsoft

Information Governance: Protect Your Company's Assets
sponsored by Box
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to leverage the cloud content management platform from Box to implement a sound information governance program for you organization. Discover how to reduce risks and gain control over who can see and use information and how it is kept.
Posted: 22 Mar 2017 | Published: 22 Mar 2017

Box

Mobilize Enterprise Data with Citrix ShareFile on Microsoft Azure
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Microsoft and Citrix have come together to deliver a highly secure enterprise file sync and sharing solution, with flexible data storage. Download this resource to discover how the solution is helping IT regain control over employee file sharing and more.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 21 Mar 2017

Citrix

Data Governance: Embracing Security and Privacy
sponsored by Tealium
WHITE PAPER: With proper analysis and planning, you can minimize risk, build trust, and protect your brand. This white paper discusses steps to take for building an effective data governance strategy.
Posted: 21 Mar 2017 | Published: 21 Mar 2017

Tealium

5 Steps To Defining Your Data Retention Policies
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Not having a strong data retention plan could end up not only costing you storage space, but could also harm your bottom line. Use this blog post to help you outline your data retention policies in five simple steps.
Posted: 17 Mar 2017 | Published: 13 Jan 2016

Iron Mountain

2017 Analyst Report for Application Security Testing
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this report, analysts review 18 application security testing (AST) tools. Learn which ones improve coordination between development and security teams.
Posted: 16 Mar 2017 | Published: 16 Mar 2017

IBM

Identify and Manage Fraud Better with Analytics
sponsored by BAE Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to put the right analytics tools and practices in place to fight financial crime in an era of cloud and big data. Discover how predictive analytics can help identify fraudulent behavior and improve strategic decision-making even in the face of high data volumes and proliferating attack vectors.
Posted: 14 Mar 2017 | Published: 14 Mar 2017

BAE Systems

EMM Real Benefits in Today's Mobile World
sponsored by vmware airwatch
WHITE PAPER: The economy isn't standing still. For your business to succeed, your employees shouldn't either. This eBook relays the importance of unifying your infrastructure to deliver apps effectively across multiple devices. Learn how to stay on top of security and consistency with enterprise mobility management.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2017

vmware airwatch

Five Key Indicators that You Need to Adopt EMM Now
sponsored by vmware airwatch
WHITE PAPER: How do you know if your organization is ready to make the move to enterprise mobility management (EMM)? Read this white paper to determine if it is the right time to adopt EMM, especially if your organization experiences: Increased need for security and compliance, device expansion or rapid growth.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2017

vmware airwatch

Digital Innovations and Changing Demographics are Redefining Government by the People, for the People
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to learn about communicating with the different generations of people and how you'll have to handle your data. Learn how to find the right mix of traditional IT, cloud, security and mobility to provide the greatest service possible.
Posted: 07 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

HPE and Intel®

Advanced Detection of Existing, New and Evolving Cybersecurity Threats
sponsored by BAE Systems
WHITE PAPER: According to security experts, SIEM is currently catching less than 1% of successful advanced threats. Learn how to go beyond SIEM and discover how to incorporate a data platform with advanced threat analytics, big data capabilities, and an investigation console into your cybersecurity strategy.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 06 Mar 2017

BAE Systems

Managing Cybersecurity Risk: How Directors and Corporate Officers Can Protect Their Businesses
sponsored by BAE Systems
WHITE PAPER: Go beyond simple risk management by implementing cybersecurity practices designed not only to prevent breaches but anticipate the damage and recover from attacks. Discover how to bolster endpoint security and data loss prevention by identifying potential attackers to improve your organization's threat awareness and put the right tools in place.
Posted: 06 Mar 2017 | Published: 06 Mar 2017

BAE Systems

The Massive Mobile Migration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The move to mobile devices, data and apps to make work happen anytime, anywhere is continuing to experience massive adoption. Download this infographic to see the numbers you can't ignore this year.
Posted: 03 Mar 2017 | Published: 27 Apr 2016

IBM

Do You Know Who I Am? Know Your Customer Systems Market Update
sponsored by BAE Systems
WHITE PAPER: Explore how Know Your Customer (KYC) systems provide organizations with the processes and workflows they need to assess the risk customers pose both at account opening and over time. Learn how to leverage KYC to boost customer onboarding and due diligence, improve risk management, integrate AML with KYC systems, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

BAE Systems

How Effective is Your AML Auditing?
sponsored by BAE Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement strong, comprehensive anti-money laundering (AML) audit processes to help you identify and prevent financial threats. Discover what defines an effective AML audit model, how to prep your AML audit, how to overcome AML audit challenges, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

BAE Systems

Data Protection & Privacy: Next Steps and 5 Best Practices
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The internet and data privacy laws have been on a collision course for some time now – and it's accelerated by digital transformation sweeping across companies. Inside, explore the challenges that global businesses face when confronting the policy environment, and find 5 best practices to help you meet evolving data privacy and security demands.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

HPE and Intel®

Digital Remote Monitoring and How it Changes Data Center Operations and Maintenance
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: A lot happens in 10 years, and data center remote monitoring services have come a long way. Access this white paper to learn about digital remote monitoring services, how they support your data center and mobile technologies, and why it's time to replace any lingering offline monitoring.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

APC by Schneider Electric

Secure Information Exchange in the Digital Age
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Forrester Senior Analyst Heidi Shey answers five questions regarding secure information exchange (SIE) and discusses how digital transformations are changing the way that IT decision-makers have to approach SIE in the digital age.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

OpenText

Your Data on the Move: Taking Back Control of Your Most Precious Asset
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines some of the risk factors organizations face when managing their data and explores best practices for conducting risk assessments. Read on to learn about 3 main risk factors threatening your organization, 3 signs you've lost control of your data, 4 steps to regaining control over your data, and more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Globalscape

Disaster Recovery Guide: DR in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Macquarie Cloud Services
WHITE PAPER: Download this essential DR guide to gain insight into the challenges, needs, strategies, and available solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity in 2017, especially for modern, virtualized environments and the public cloud. Additionally, view a BD/DR technology comparison, and fully automated replication architecture.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Macquarie Cloud Services

Omnichannel Authentication: Balancing Humanity and Technology
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make authentication processes less cumbersome for your customers with technology for secure, simple engagement.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

Complying with the European General Data Protection Regulation
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to learn what GDPR compliance means to your organization, what steps you must take to remain compliant, key GDPR provisions, and more.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

Quest

Cloud, Mobility, Big Data: Future Proof Your Organization with Consolidation
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to optimize all of your existing workflows and manage them effectively. In the face of growing big data, cloud, and mobile adoption, learn how to leverage a business process automation platform for hybrid environments that facilitates integrations, boosts compliance, and enhances reporting.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Matrix42

Enabling Secure Collaboration across Microsoft Tools and Devices
sponsored by Box
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how to leverage a collaboration platform in conjunction with popular Microsoft tools like Office 365, Windows, Intune, and Outlook. Discover how to manage content securely and easily across mobile and desktop devices to empower users to sync, share, edit, and collaborate with up-to-date versions of all of your important files.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

Box
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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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