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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 6 Phases of a DDoS Incident Response Plan
sponsored by Arbor Networks
WHITE PAPER: Any enterprise that operates online needs to have robust defenses to detect and mitigate DDoS attacks. Key into this white paper to learn about how you can protect your organization against harmful DDoS attacks.
Posted: 20 Oct 2017 | Published: 20 Oct 2017

Arbor Networks

The Three Faces Of Insider Threat
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Insider threats are an extremely challenging IT issue to resolve. In this white paper, uncover how to protect your organization against insider threats.
Posted: 20 Oct 2017 | Published: 20 Oct 2017

Absolute

Why Banks Need a Dedicated Mobile Banking Security System
sponsored by HID Global
WHITE PAPER: According to a study conducted by Ratewatch, 81% of financial institutions surveyed are currently offering mobile banking services, but 36% of consumers say they are not using it because they're worried about security risks. This white paper reveals frequently asked questions by consumers regarding mobile security.
Posted: 20 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

HID Global

Check Your Armor: What's Your Most Vulnerable Cybersecurity Spot?
sponsored by Simeio
WHITE PAPER: When a company experiences a data breach, hack or other compromise to infrastructure or assets, the company does not realize all of the risk mitigation steps that were overlooked. This white paper reveals a comprehensive identity checklist to ensure your company does not fall victim to a data breach in the first place.
Posted: 19 Oct 2017 | Published: 19 Oct 2017

Simeio

Complying with GDPR: What All Organizations Need to Know
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: With GDPR rapidly approaching, companies are now facing the "Big 3": tough reporting, more responsibility, and bigger fines. Explore this white paper to gain a better understanding of GDPR regulations as well as a breakdown of the new penalties, the implications of BYOD and more.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 18 Oct 2017

Absolute

A Minute in the Life of Google's Security Infrastructure
sponsored by Google Cloud
WHITE PAPER: Defending the world's largest network against persistent and constantly evolving cyber threats has driven Google to architect, automate, and develop advanced tools to help keep us ahead. This report outlines how we've built and evolved our defenses so you can apply the same architectural decisions to your own business.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 18 Oct 2017

Google Cloud

5 Steps to Implement & Maintain PCI DSS Compliance
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: Achieving and maintaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance can be difficult. Explore this white paper to uncover steps to take to make the compliance process easy and secure.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 18 Oct 2017

AlienVault

10 Tips to Thrive in the Subscription Economy
sponsored by Adyen
WHITE PAPER: Learn 10 tips to thrive in the subscription economy so that you can improve customer experiences and discover a payment platform designed to help you optimize growth across online, in-app, and in-store channels.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 18 Oct 2017


Threat Intelligence Evaluator's Guide
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: One of the most critical weapons that can be used in cyber defense is threat intelligence. This white paper reveals a threat intelligence guide to help you evaluate service providers, so that you can pick which is best for you in preventing, detecting, and responding to emerging threats.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 18 Oct 2017

AlienVault

Veritas Strengthens Position in Multicloud, Hybrid IT World with Cloud Data Management and Protection Strategies
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This IDC Market Perspective focuses on multicloud, hybrid IT world. By adding to its collaboration with AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Red Hat OpenStack, Veritas now has a partnership with Google and IBM, and is strengthening its position to provide holistic information management capabilities and data protection in the multicloud, hybrid IT world.
Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2017

Veritas

2017 Veritas GDPR Report Chapter 1
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: According to the Veritas 2017 GDPR Report, 86% of organizations worldwide are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming GDPR could have a major negative impact on their business.
Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2017

Veritas

7 Features You'll Find in the Most Advanced DLP Systems
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Cloud services and mobile devices have made the challenges of safeguarding company data even more severe. Explore this white paper to find 7 key features to look for when evaluating a DLP system for your company.
Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Anti-Virus Comparative
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Malicious software poses an ever-increasing threat, not only because the number of malware programs are increasing, but also due to the continuously changing threat-landscape. Uncover results from the Malware Protection Test and the Exploit Test to compare 7 endpoint security vendors.
Posted: 16 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Amazon Web Services: Overview of Security Processes
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: You may be wondering, "how does AWS help ensure that my data is secure?" This document delivers the answer to this question and is intended to provide an overview of the security processes involved with Amazon Web Services.
Posted: 16 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Amazon Web Services

GDPR Strategy Guide
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: The GDPR obliges businesses to understand and map how personal data flows throughout their organization in the form of Article 30 record. Jump start your compliance journey with this Veritas GDPR Strategy Guide to Article 30 creation.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 13 Oct 2017

Veritas

5 Data Management Tips to Build a Successful Multi-Cloud Strategy
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations are utilizing a multi-cloud strategy but without proper data management, this environment can increase costs and business risk. Learn how to maximize the benefits of the multi-cloud environment through these 5 data management tips.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 28 Apr 2017

Veritas

The Buck Stops Where?
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: By 2020, Gartner estimates that 75% of Fortune 500 companies will treat vendor risk management as a board-level initiative to mitigate brand and reputation risk. In this white paper, gain insight into how data breaches are affecting both large and small businesses and how these businesses can mitigate their risks of future data breaches.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 13 Oct 2017

BitSight

11 Steps IT Needs to Take When Adopting Cloud Apps and Services
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Cloud apps introduce a new threat vector, with lots of credentials floating around that provide direct access to business critical data. This white paper provides planning strategies for adopting cloud apps as well as information on managing the human factor.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 13 Oct 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Why Data Protection Is the Cornerstone of Modern Enterprise Security
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: According to IDC, by 2020, the amount of digital data is expected to reach 44ZB. In this white paper, explore various trends in data protection and security as well as an information-centric approach to data protection.
Posted: 12 Oct 2017 | Published: 12 Oct 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

A 5 Minute Guide to Cognitive Search for the Life Sciences
sponsored by Attivio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about cognitive search platforms and find out how to analyze any type of data, integrate behavioral data to personalize user experiences, scale for big data, enhance data security, and more.
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 | Published: 11 Oct 2017

Attivio, Inc.

Endpoint Security - Market Quadrant 2016
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: By 2020, the endpoint security market is expected to grow over $5.8 billion. This report offers an analysis of the market for endpoint security.
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

AWS Security Checklist
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: Utilize these security checklists to help secure your AWS resources. Follow recommendations from AWS for the AWS Identity and Access Management (IAM) service, Amazon EBS Encryption, Amazon S3 Resources and much more.
Posted: 10 Oct 2017 | Published: 10 Oct 2017

Amazon Web Services

Introduction to AWS Security Processes
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers an explanation of how AWS can help protect your data to the nth degree.
Posted: 10 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Amazon Web Services

Proofpoint Threat Response
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: How can you prevent security alerts and incidents from escalating into full-blown breaches? In this white paper, gain insight into the benefits of a threat response platform, and see how you can use it to prioritize and execute response actions.
Posted: 10 Oct 2017 | Published: 10 Oct 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

AWS Security Best Practices
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: Is your data protected from accidental or deliberate theft, leakage, integrity compromise, and deletion? In this white paper, explore best practices that you can leverage to build and define an Information Security Management System (ISMS) and learn how to protect your mission-critical information.
Posted: 09 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Amazon Web Services
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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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