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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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Coping With the Video “Data Bulge”
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how many organizations are turning to updates tape backup technology to protect data from critical apps like video surveillance. Read on to learn more about how the features of this system, like tiered storage, can provide simplified storage management as well as solid protection.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 28 Aug 2015

LTO

Vendor Lab Validation Report: Catalogic Copy Data Services
sponsored by Catalogic Software
WHITE PAPER: This report analyzes the Copy Data Services portion of Catalogic's overall Data Solution services and their instant virtualization and bare metal recovery of virtual servers. Access this white paper to view the highlights of this service.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Catalogic Software

Security Essentials for CIO's: Secure the Extended Workplace
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the problems 3rd party contractors pose to security and gives tips for ensuring your business partnerships are as safe as possible.
Posted: 28 Aug 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2012

IBM

Security in the Cloud: Tips on How to Protect Your Data
sponsored by Procore
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the basics of cloud storage security and the capabilities to look for in providers to ensure data protection.
Posted: 27 Aug 2015 | Published: 05 Aug 2015

Procore

Guide to Bimodal IT Strategy: Leveraging Traditional & Cloud-Based Apps
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: This e-book will instruct IT leaders on creating a bimodal infrastructure strategy that will enable you to support both traditional and new cloud-based agile IT applications. Read on to see how you can leverage the key benefits.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

Red Hat

Accelerate Application Performance with Cloud Bare Metal Configuration
sponsored by BlueBox
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the typical database problems in the cloud, describes several use cases for bare metal database servers, and outlines a cloud server solution for each. Read on to access future guidelines for enhancing your cloud and bare metal servers.
Posted: 26 Aug 2015 | Published: 26 Aug 2015

BlueBox

Case Study: Meeting the Need for Seamless, Scalable Backups
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This case study examines how Revera, a leading MSP, was able to support an ever-growing customer demand for quick and efficient backups.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Aug 2015

Commvault

Case Study: Increasing Backup Ability while Decreasing Administrative Overhead
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This case study describes how Catholic Education obtained a more efficient backup capabilities, increasing the data volumes it could backup without increasing administrative overhead.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Aug 2015

Commvault

Why Current Backup Needs to Be Revolutionized
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how to provide your clients with innovative backup and recovery tools. Read on to learn how you can successfully backup, restore, and scale with minimal effort while simplifying management of backup processes.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Aug 2015

LogicNow

Right Flash solution - Service provider edition
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how to invest in the right flash storage system. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Aug 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Key Considerations For Protecting Data on All-Flash Arrays
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper argues how flash-integrated flat backup protects data better and is more efficient than traditional backup methods. Read on to learn how data protection can be a function of primary storage, eliminating the need for traditional backup.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Aug 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Evolving Data Protection For Business Critical Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how converged data protection can provide effective backup and recovery data without disruptions. Read on to learn how converged data protection combines availability with remote snapshots and backups to increase reliability without increasing costs.
Posted: 25 Aug 2015 | Published: 25 Aug 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Flash Array for Better Performance and Data Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how flash arrays are best for improving performance and protecting data. Read on to learn about the features of one particular flash array and how it performs in comparison to hard disk drives.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

IBM

How to Secure Data While Improving Storage Performance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details how one financial services company was able to improve storage performance and security by implementing an all-flash array. Read on to learn how this company was able to achieve lowered latency, consistent performance of financial applications, resiliency, and more.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

IBM

The Data-Driven Organization: How to Unlock Greater Value from Data
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores today's data management challenges in the context of the 3rd Platform, particularly around cloud and Big Data/analytics, and explains how organizations can drive real value from their data.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 24 Aug 2015

Commvault

Why Mobile Security Matters
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the five critical questions modern CISO's are asking about mobile security.
Posted: 24 Aug 2015 | Published: 12 Aug 2015

Lookout

Fort Knox or House of Cards: What Did Our Data Protection Survey Reveal?
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the prevalence of flawed data protection strategies, drawing on survey results to show just where the average organization stands and how it needs to improve.
Posted: 21 Aug 2015 | Published: 21 Aug 2015

arcserve

Bring Archiving and Compliance to Your Office 365 Environment
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the benefits of partner software that can bring better archiving and reporting capabilities to your Office 365 environment.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Commvault

Simplify Backup Using Disk Imaging
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines how to use disk-imaging to backup and recover your data. Read on to learn about the benefits of this simplified backup process.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Acronis

Hybrid Storage for Backup and Data Protection
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces the convenience and flexibility of using hybrid storage for your data backups.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

Quantum Corporation

Strong Authentication for Secure Employee Access
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes how to enable two-factor authentication to all users and resources using a single automated backend—either from the cloud or on-premises. Download now to see how your organization could benefit from strong authentication.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

SafeNet, Inc.

Strong Authentication: Securing Identities and Enabling Productivity
sponsored by SafeNet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to learn how strong authentication methods like USB tokens and smart cards are helping organizations to stay ahead of the security curve.
Posted: 20 Aug 2015 | Published: 20 Aug 2015

SafeNet, Inc.

Solutions enhance compliant digital identity protection for healthcare
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Learn the key building blocks of a secure, compliant healthcare system, and how to solve security problems such as identity proofing, HIPAA and HITECH Act compliance, secure access to data, and more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

VASCO Data Security International

Urgency Grows for Automated Archiving Capabilities
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the importance for automated archiving, and how it can help reduce the resources used to manage data. Read on to learn about what options organizations are considering for archiving, and why archiving should be incorporated into a comprehensive, enterprise-wide information management framework.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

Commvault

What You Need to Know Now About Next Generation Data Protection Architecture
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: This white paper walks you through the driving forces behind rapidly evolving data protection architectures, the trends you'll want to keep an eye on, and more.
Posted: 19 Aug 2015 | Published: 19 Aug 2015

arcserve
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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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