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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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Inside Job: A Better Strategy to Stop Insider Threats
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Insider threats are the greatest risk to top-of-the-line cybersecurity. Your data and predictive analytics may be the best tools to protect against insider threats. This guide to insider threats walks you through a brief history of these threats, who could be considered insiders, and how to approach these issues now as well as in the future.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Infor

Best Practices for Incorporating Cloud Services into a Comprehensive Backup and Recovery Strategy
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover 9 best practices for incorporating a cloud service as part of a backup and recovery and throughout your entire IT processes. Also learn how to choose the right provider for your enterprise's data protection needs.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Dell, Inc.

A Company Integrates its Infrastructure with Hadoop
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn about a company that needed a tool to extend its data integration architecture to incorporate big data in real time. Through improvements in ingestion, near-real-time consumption and more, the company was able to improve customer services, security, and data management.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Intel Corporation

85% of Customers are Dissatisfied with the Authentication Process
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This infographic reveals what you can do to reduce the burden of authentication for your customers. Learn how to prevent fraud in your contact center, while minimizing interrogation and saving money on every call.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

Manage risk by protecting apps, data and usage
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you best practices to control apps and modern methods to secure your mobile workforce. Discover how to assure privacy, protect sensitive information and enable compliance of apps and data without compromising workforce flexibility and productivity.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

Big Data: Securing Apache Hadoop Platform
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: While Hadoop does wonders for data management, it was not designed with security in mind. Read about Hadoop security challenges and discover 6 ways to improve Hadoop security. Find out where the balance lies between security and big data flow.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Intel Corporation

Blueprint for CIS Control Application: Securing the SAP Landscape
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: Your organization should be thinking about how best to protect SAP systems. This paper teaches you how to secure SAP by taking a largely application-oriented approach, while also applying network restrictions to underlying network devices and firewalls.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Onapsis

Can Your DR Strategy Ensure Continuity in Quality Patient Care During a Disaster?
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore the benefits of engaging a managed disaster recovery (DR) services expert when it comes to your health care organization's data protection and recovery strategy. Your organization can reduce the burden on your IT staff with a disaster recovery service that meets all your patient data protection and recovery needs.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

McKesson Corporation

Best Practices for Healthcare IT Disaster Recovery in the New Threat Landscape
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore expert best practices for implementing a reliable and effective disaster recovery and business continuity strategy in a healthcare organization. Also discover how a DR service provider can provide you with the knowledge necessary to ensure critical patient data and systems are safe and accessible.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

McKesson Corporation

Can We Say Next-Gen Yet? State of Endpoint Security - SANS Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The Endpoint Security Maturity Model provides helpful guidance for developing a long-term strategy for endpoint management. Read some of the results from the SANS 2016 Endpoint Security Survey to learn how organizations are dealing with the changing endpoint landscape and where they fall short.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Day in the Life of a Security Admin
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: Luckily for your CISO, it's now easier than ever to allow users full access to all network tools and data with a single username and password combination. Learn how to set precise security requirements directed by the CISO for each application for any user, from anywhere, to anything.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA Softcat

Onapsis Research Labs: SAP Systems Security Analysis
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: This Onapsis Research Labs report helps you frame the business risk of an SAP cyberattack by examining your SAP application layer for known vulnerabilities.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Onapsis

Transform your "Good Backup" to Efficient App Availability And Recovery
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover a data protection solution with recovery options and tools that enable enterprises to achieve optimal application availability and fast restores. This single solution can provide your enterprise with the abilities to centralize data protection and recovery across your environment, recover from public cloud storage providers, and more.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Dell, Inc.

Removing the Risk from Compliance in the Cloud
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Within this white paper, learn how to mitigate cloud security compliance concerns by aligning with the right cloud service provider. Ensure responsibilities are shared for meeting compliance and security requirements and maintain a stringent information security policy.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

VMware

Digital Business: Managed File Transfer Solutions
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Discover a managed file transfer platform that bolsters your security during file transfer. Learn how to improve file sharing security by enabling central governance, limiting access to certain defined users, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 18 Aug 2016

Axway

Information Security and Data Privacy Practices
sponsored by Gigya
WHITE PAPER: Explore several information security and data privacy practices that will enable you to better protect your data. Topics discussed include infrastructure, data security, compliance, privacy, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Gigya

Insider’s Guide To Minimizing The Impact of Ransomware
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides 6 steps you can take to reduce the impact of ransomware and other malware attacks. Learn how you can restore data quickly from time-indexed copies in order to reduce vulnerability and its costs.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

Druva Software

Advanced Persistent Threats and the Case for a Security Intelligence and Response Program
sponsored by Above Security
WHITE PAPER: Get a general overview of advanced persistent threats (APTs) and who needs to be concerned about their malicious activities within this white paper. Access now to fully realize the benefit of security improvements, situational awareness, and a security intelligence lifecycle.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Above Security

Application Defense In Depth
sponsored by IMMUNIO, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The best security solutions for web applications build a layer of protection inside and around your apps. Learn how to control access, monitor activity and clean-up input to your applications. Paint an accurate picture of your threat environment to get actionable reports when vulnerabilities are found within your applications.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IMMUNIO, Inc.

Rethinking the Endpoint
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: You'll find the answer within this short white paper. Simply put, virtualization is the key. Discover how virtualization can make life easier for your IT teams, improve security and result in significant cost savings to your organization.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Citrix

Ransomware: Attack Trends, Prevention, and Response
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Deepen your understanding of ransomware, and learn how to better protect your business assets from these attacks. Uncover the challenges enterprises face and find best practices to prevent future ransomware attacks and limit their impact on your organization.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Realizing the Promise of a Data Lake
sponsored by Zaloni
WHITE PAPER: From 2010 to 2020, the amount of data is expected to increase by 20 times, with 77% of relevant data being unstructured. Learn why enterprise data warehouses (EDWs) can't always deliver the necessary insights and discover how Hadoop data lakes can pick up where EDWs leave off.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 16 Aug 2016

Zaloni

Leading the Data-Driven Transformation: The CIO & The New Age of Data Quality
sponsored by Trillium Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top 6 challenges modern CIOs face, and explore how to leverage data quality to propel CIO success. Learn the best practices for sustainable information management strategies, allowing your CIOs to transform your business models through data-driven digitization.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Trillium Software

Rubrik Converged Data Management: Tech Overview and How it Works
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Go under the hood and see how Rubrik Converged Data Management works. Learn more about their Cloud-Scale File System, Global Real-Time Search, and Dynamic SLA Policy Engine,
Posted: 12 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Rubrik

Rubrik and VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper for an introduction to software-defined storage and VMware VSAN, VSAN as an object datastore, Rubrik converged data management, and how Rubrik and VSAN work together to simplify your data center.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 Aug 2016

Rubrik
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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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