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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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Analyzing the Top 8 Indicators of Threat Traffic
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: While endpoint security tools assist with the detection of a compromised endpoint, the analysis of anomalous network traffic is critical to detecting ongoing compromised systems. Read on for details on the top 8 indicators of compromise in network traffic.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Clayton Utz Achieves Information Security and Data Protection Goals
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, you'll learn how one law firm ensured simple administration of the rapid growth in data for them and their clients. Read on and discover ways to support business and IT requirements for cost-effective data storage.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Turning Data Protection into a Game Changer for MSPs
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to not only manage customers' hardware and software but also their data as well, protecting customer's confidential or regulated data, managing their vulnerabilities and demonstrating the value of these activities in easy to understand formats.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

LogicNow

StorageCraft Cloud Backup for Office 365
sponsored by StorageCraft Technology Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a cloud backup product designed for Office 365. The article explains key features and benefits of this flexible, easy-to-use solution for the protection, management and recovery of Office 365 data.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

StorageCraft Technology Corporation

Ransomware: Mitigating the Threat
sponsored by Zerto
WHITE PAPER: Discover more about recent advancements in ransomware, where it's going and what you can do you protect your files. Learn steps you must take before a ransomware attack hits to ensure its crippling affects don't threaten your business.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Zerto

StorageCraft Cloud Backup at a Glance
sponsored by StorageCraft Technology Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes a cloud backup product and outlines key features surrounding its ease of use, security, recoverability and customization.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

StorageCraft Technology Corporation

Overcome Storage Capacity Conundrums Created by Data-driven Genomics Approaches
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to support the massive growth rate of data in precision medicine with a smart storage architecture that enables superior performance in a high-density form factor. Learn how to overcome the capacity constraints of legacy storage with a platform that will improve the clinician experience.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

The Current State of Data Protection in Midsize Organizations
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: Better understand why and how IT strategies are evolving with this survey of 283 IT service providers, resellers and consultants. Discover today's key data protection trends and concerns faced by midsize organizations.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

arcserve

APIs and Mobile: Creating an Integrated Physical-Digital Consumer Experience
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how retailers are leveraging APIs to improve mobile strategies and enhance consumer engagement. Discover how APIs make your digital assets consumable in any sort of app across a variety of platforms, allowing you to improve customer experiences without sacrificing security for sensitive data.
Posted: 02 Dec 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

TIBCO Software Inc.

Reasonable Security Best Practices: Learning From Notable Data Breaches
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Has your company implemented "reasonable security"? If so, you should be able to avoid lawsuits and fines after a data breach. But what is "reasonable security," and is there a definition?
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Global Knowledge

5 Questions to Ask Data Protection Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Protecting your data is paramount to your business continuity and success, so you should be asking the tough questions to any data protection vendor you're considering. Discover 5 questions to ask data protection and information management vendors.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Commvault

8 Decisive Factors For A Successful Employee Engagement Program
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Employee engagement programs help both the employee and the organization, and improve the overall chance of success. Access this study to uncover which 8 factors determine an employee engagement program's success.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

IBM

Comparing Data Protection and Information Management Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a comparison of two data protection and information management vendors. Learn differences on 5 important factors, such as scalability, innovation, value, and more.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

Important Considerations for Comparing Data Protection Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: What should you look for when comparing data protection vendors? Discover how factors like the scope of your data, cloud storage and, most importantly, risk should affect your decision.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

Top Reasons Why Customers Deploy Flash Storage
sponsored by TechData - EMC
WHITE PAPER: Discover a modern, all-flash storage solution that combines built-in data protection, cloud-based management, and all inclusive software to deliver improved flash economics. See the benefits your enterprise can take advantage of with this technology.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

TechData - EMC

Top Reasons Why Customers Deploy Hybrid Storage
sponsored by TechData - EMC
WHITE PAPER: Discover a modern, hybrid storage solution that combines built-in data protection, cloud-based management, and all inclusive software to deliver the price and performance needs of your data center. See the benefits your enterprise can take advantage of with this technology.
Posted: 29 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

TechData - EMC

Protecting the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to protect your distributed enterprise without compromising data access. Uncover the 5 requirements for a distributed enterprise firewall.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

The Evolution of Cloud Security: Perception vs. Reality
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: This survey of over 2,200 cybersecurity professionals offers insight into both the current perception and the reality of cloud security. Access now to learn more about how security is catching up with cloud apps, and affecting areas like shadow IT, legacy security tools, popular business apps like Office 365, and more.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

BitGlass

Secure Your Connected Medical Devices
sponsored by Zingbox
WHITE PAPER: Unprotected medical devices are the top security vulnerability for the healthcare industry. Access this fact sheet to discover how to protect your medical IT network and ensure operational continuity and reliability of all your connected medical devices.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Zingbox

Three Mistakes IT Makes That Could Cost Your Organization Millions
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: IT teams are busy and there's little time for planning. When details get lost in the shuffle, mistakes happen that can carry a heavy price.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

10 Reasons You Should Consider Commvault for Data Protection
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to make the right choices in data center backup and recovery software. You'll learn 10 reasons why choosing the right vendor is critical to your organization's future and how to be prepared for virtually every technology transition ahead.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

Four Countermeasures to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: Organizations must treat mitigating the risks associated with ransomware as strategic imperative. Learn about a prescriptive approach to do so based on 4 countermeasures curated by ESG, that align with the kill chain to effectively thwart these attacks.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Trend Micro

Best Practices for Ransomware Detection and Remediation
sponsored by Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware is a booming business for cybercriminals, and right now it's bigger than ever. Learn how ransomware attacks work and discover best practices to keep your files secure and your organization protected.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

Guide to Encrypted Traffic Management
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This short guide will help you understand how encrypted traffic is growing and how it's increasingly being exploited. Get tips on how to protect your SSL/TLS traffic, and learn how to effectively monitor your network traffic for potential intrusions.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Blue Coat Systems

Remote and Branch Offices: Leveraging Modern Storage and Data Centers
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how remote and branch offices (ROBOs) can build the modern data center, a highly virtualized environment that leverages up-to-date storage and has a cloud strategy in place. Uncover useful tips and options for setting up critical systems like backup, recovery, replication, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

Veeam Software
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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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