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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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Protecting Your Business in the Digital Transformation Journey
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: As digital transformation shifts the risk landscape, IT security must change with it. In this white paper, discover the nature of this shit, as well as the role mobile devices play in modern security networks, how a BI program can help you build a comprehensive security program, successful strategies used by other mid-market companies, and more.
Posted: 17 Jan 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

The 5 Rings of Data Integration Hell
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: In this guide, discover the 5 "rings of hell" that make meeting data integration requirements difficult. In addition learn about the various scenarios which can cause data integration challenges, various methods for data migration worth considering, and more.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Globalscape

How The US Navy Helped Transform Today's BDR Market
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how the US Navy helped transform today's BDR market. Discover an agnostic solution that fits into any environment to provide backup and disaster recovery capabilities that now offers the fastest recovery in the market, as well as the easiest backups.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 Jan 2017

QuorumLabs Inc.

Security for the Future-Ready Workforce
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: To both empower the workforce and protect the enterprise, organizations must choose the right technologies and match users to the right devices. Learn how to cover the needs of 5 future-ready worker categories, while keeping your data safe.
Posted: 05 Jan 2017 | Published: 05 Jan 2017

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

Survey Findings: Data Security
sponsored by Dell, Inc. & Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This data security report illuminates the data security concerns held by businesses. Learn how to obtain the business support needed to integrate data security, while mitigating the cloud and mobile risks that plague IT.
Posted: 04 Jan 2017 | Published: 04 Jan 2017

Dell, Inc. & Intel®

How to Create a Holistic Strategy for Office 365 Data Protection
sponsored by AvePoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make security part of your regular workflow with tools that help integrate compliance into everyday business use of Office 365. Discover how to minimize the risk of a breach and ensure uninterrupted user workflow by baking in compliance tools from the beginning.
Posted: 23 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

AvePoint, Inc.

Best Practices for Enterprise Security
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: The modern enterprise workforce calls for deep, comprehensive security to keep data protected no matter how people work. Discover best practices for securing your mobile workforce, which include network security, access management, app security, and monitoring and response.
Posted: 21 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Citrix

Manage Risk by Protecting the Apps and Data that Drive Business Productivity
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Traditional perimeter-based security has been rendered ineffective by mobility and the cloud. In this infographic, learn how to successfully navigate the increasingly volatile IT business environment and take a new approach to information security.
Posted: 21 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Citrix

Two-Factor Authentication Helps Officers Protect and Serve New York
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Learn how field officers of the Suffolk County Police Department of Long Island, NY utilize two-factor authentication to protect and serve their constituents and keep their database safe.
Posted: 20 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

BlackBerry

Protecting the 3 Areas of Secure Mobility
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Protect the three areas of secure mobility, whether your users are accessing data locally, on your corporate network, or through a cloud service. Discover how to drive transformative mobility without adding risk to your network and data.
Posted: 20 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

BlackBerry

Best Practices for Healthcare Data Breach Prevention
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: As healthcare records grow in value and popularity in underground markets, it's more important than ever to have airtight data protection and breach prevention protocols in place to keep patients' information safe. Whether you're in healthcare or another industry, learn how to keep information secure with data breach protection best practices.
Posted: 16 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Absolute

Six Steps to Effective Healthcare Data Breach Response
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Healthcare organizations must take into consideration these 6 steps to an effective data breach response. You'll learn how to not only minimize the damage from an incident, but also avoid reputational ruin through patient notification and timely updates of the situation.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Absolute

The Cost of a Data Breach: Healthcare Settlements Involving Lost or Stolen Devices
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Whether it is from human error or malicious outsiders, a diligent IT department can diminish the risk of lost or stolen data. Learn 7 best practices healthcare organizations can put in place to ensure the safety of patient information on mobile devices.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Absolute

The Foundation of Next-Gen Enterprise Security is Embedded in your Endpoints
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: As the lines between corporate and personal have blurred, or even blended altogether, the enterprise security team has less and less true control over all of the endpoints being used by employees. Learn how to activate embedded security in your endpoints to ensure complete protection of your valuable assets.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Absolute

IDC Technology Spotlight: Modern "Embedded" Endpoint Security
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: This IDC Technology Spotlight explains why modern endpoint security strategies need an innovative approach that maintains always-on IT connectivity to corporate laptops and mobile devices. Learn how to maintain vigilance and identify threats at the earliest stages before a breach can occur.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Absolute

Secure Email Against Targeted Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: To protect against targeted phishing attacks and other email-borne malware, you need the ability to identify infected traffic before your users click on it. Discover how you can extract malicious content from all emails before they hit your users' inboxes and neutralize attacks early without impacting user experience.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Blue Coat Systems

The History of Ransomware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Learn a brief history of ransomware, its evolution and the different malware families it's been a part of. By understanding where ransomware came from and how it's attacked in the past, you can best predict where it's going in the future and design an effective defense strategy for your organization.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Tackle Insider Threats Head-On By Building A Proactive Security Culture
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: More than 40% of data loss is caused by company insiders. Use this white paper to find ways your company can reduce the chance of internal data loss by fostering a trusted security culture, creating employee profiles, and more.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2016

Intel Security

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 themselves 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

Overcome Storage Capacity Conundrums of Genomics and Precision Medicine
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Today's fastest compute environments are prevented from delivering on their promise for genomics as a result of constrained performance of the underlying storage infrastructure. Download this resource to learn how to overcome the capacity constraints of legacy storage and harness the possibility of precision medicine.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

The Current State of Data Protection in Midsize Organizations
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: Discover why and how IT security 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 midsized 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

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
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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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