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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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Integrated Security Technology & Management
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to keep your sensitive data safe and your business up and running without interruptions. Ensure your organization, customers and sensitive data are protected by leveraging a defense-in-depth strategy that designed with integrated security from the ground up.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016


Beyond Silos: Meeting the Healthcare Data Management Challenge
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: Reduce storage management complexities in your organization: Examine a scale-out NAS solution that will accommodate expanding data growth and optimize storage utilization. Read on to learn about the evolution of archiving and retention policies in healthcare, and more.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 24 Oct 2016

Dell EMC

Your Guide to Trusted Backup and Recovery Software Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to take the pressure off your backup admins by simplifying data protection, whether it is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. Read on to optimize data protection and recovery for core apps and critical workstations.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 20 Oct 2016


Enterprise Apps OWASP Mobile Security Risks Report
sponsored by Wandera
WHITE PAPER: This report demonstrates a security assessment of the 10 most popular business apps used on corporate-liable devices, using the Open Web App Security Project (OWASP) Mobile Security Risks as a foundation. Find out how these 10 apps performed on the OWASP tests so that you can better prepare your data security strategy for enterprise apps.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016


Best-of-Breed Next-Generation Security For the Mid-Market
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover a security framework that integrates purpose-built, highly scalable security solutions to protect users, networks, and data center applications. Learn how to secure your network against intrusions and protect against email and web threats.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

Content Security in the Cloud Era
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover a cloud-based approach to content filtering and other benefits for network user and administrators. Learn the most effective new approaches to cloud security in the face of the changing security landscape.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

Leverage Real-Time Protection from Advanced Web Threats
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Discover a real-time web protection strategy that can target modern malware threats. Learn how to protect against dynamic, cross-component malware threats and get a full view into your past with historical views of web usage and threats, malware detected and malicious activity blocked.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016


Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover five critical pitfalls to avoid when building a successful data protection strategy for your organization. Learn how to best navigate the various data protection solutions from digital to physical and private to public clouds while ensuring enterprise scalability.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Protecting the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today, almost every distributed enterprise demands fast, transparent access to critical information. And as the data travels fast, so too must protection around it. Discover a tightly integrated infrastructure – access, networking and security - capable of meeting these demands without compromising performance or security.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Data protection has never been more in the forefront, as information is the lifeblood and differentiator in a constantly changing world. Discover 8 tips to help you stay ahead of the top 2016 data protection trends, ultimately helping you innovate and create business value.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Enable Data Protection in the Cloud
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover a holistic platform that addresses data management and protection needs, spanning from your data center to your multi-cloud environment. Learn how to orchestrate complex end-to-end processes with custom workflow automation engines that let you set it and forget it.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016


Hitachi Data Systems and Veritas: Joint Brochure
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your organization can save money, save resources and reduce risk through better, more economical data management. Learn how to transform your data into valuable information and shape it into an integral, cost-effective source of business intelligence.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Top 4 Reasons to Adopt Data Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the top 4 reasons why you must focus on deploying data lifecycle management as a strategic initiative. It also explores where and how to use specific solutions, along with the benefits of working with a partner that can offer a comprehensive approach to data lifecycle management.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Iron Mountain

Building a Data Lifecycle Management Strategy in the Era of Digital Transformation
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate and execute a data lifecycle management plan that accelerates digital transformation and enable you to meet and e-discovery requirements, improve availability, and secure data stored and archived in the cloud. Download now to fill in the gaps of your data storage strategy.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Iron Mountain

Solutions for Healthcare Providers Overview
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Discover how two-factor authentication for web-based and mobile healthcare applications will help you protect sensitive data and improve compliance posture. Start your road to an interoperable healthcare system quickly with minimal resources.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VASCO Data Security International

Avnet, Inc: Serving up Insight to Customers Faster than Ever with Data Analytics and Warehousing in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to accelerate analytics and reporting with a cloud-based data warehousing platform that combines high-performance in-memory technology with in-database analytics processing. Download now to turn data into actionable insights, and fast.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2016


Frequently Asked Questions About Data Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Digital data is growing dramatically in volume and importance. This means you need a sound data lifecycle management strategy. This white paper provides expert answers to the most frequently asked questions about data lifecycle management to help you construct a rock-solid strategy.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Iron Mountain

Tick! Tock! Have You Detected the Intruder Inside Your Network Yet?
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this precautionary white paper, get in the mind of a cyber attacker and learn the key ways for preventing a breach by quickly identifying suspicious behavior and containing the attackers inside your network. Also, learn about key benefits and limitations of both native tools and security information and event management (SIEM) solutions.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Dell Software

When Evaluating Data Protection/DR, Look Beyond the Cost-Benefit Analysis
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to quantify the risks your IT systems face, determine if your data archiving, backup, and disaster recovery is up to scratch, and evaluate integrated data protection solutions beyond just the simplistic cost-benefit analysis.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Dell Software

Retail Tip Sheet
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: It's easy to assume your organization won't fall victim if you've check off all compliance requirements. But hackers are always evolving their methods to get what you don't want them to have. Discover 10 practices you can enact to avoid costly data breaches.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


Buyer's Guide to Enterprise Collaboration Solutions
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Content collaboration platforms provide security and ease of use so mission-critical processes aren't interrupted. Learn what to look for in these platforms and how to decide which one is right for your organization.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

IntraLinks, Inc

Compliant Digital Identity Protection for Healthcare
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can protect identities, safeguard patient records, and enable compliance with regulations - all without disrupting fast access to healthcare applications and patient information. Learn how to make threats less threatening and ensure smooth patient care throughout your organization.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VASCO Data Security International

The Rising Face of Cyber Crime Ransomware
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Learn how ransomware is evolving - and which industries are the most susceptible to attacks. Download the latest BitSight Insight report to find out how ransomware affects each industry, and what organizations can do to prevent it.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016


Comparative Overview of File Sync and Share Platforms
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover a fully-integrated, on-premises platform for safe, secure file sharing and synchronization to allow employees to safely create and share content from mobile devices without compromising data security. Also, gain access to a comparative guide which looks at key categories of file sync and share tools.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

No Downtime, No Problem. Silverstring Protects Customers and Their Data
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Silverstring protects their customers' mounds of data and keep their site up and running without the risk of downtime. With top notch performance, availability and security, Silverstring rests assured that they can meet any IT challenge they face moving forward.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

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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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