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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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Extend Your Storage Options without Compromising on Security, Reliability
sponsored by BT
WHITE PAPER: Cloud-based object storage solution can exploit the power of cloud to deliver data to where it needs to be and provide enhanced security and durability that cloud storage solutions often do not. Discover the benefits your enterprise can reap with this storage solution, including easy data migration, automated data replication, and more.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BT

Putting Military Strategy to Work Against Malicious Activity
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your enterprise can put the OODA Loop philosophy (developed by US Air Force military strategist John Boyd) to work in combating data breeches. Lean to observe a crisis from all angles, review events in the context of other activity on network to establish a timeline, quickly implement remediation on affected assets, and more.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

AlienVault

Cb Endpoint Security Platform
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to stop more attacks, see more threats, and close every vulnerability your endpoints currently have. Utilize both machine learning and behavioral analytics to analyze all available endpoint data. The end result: zero-gap protection for all your endpoints.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Rethinking Data Discovery And Data Classification
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Many see data discovery and classification as a Sisyphean task. This Forrester report breaks down why S&R pros struggle with data discovery and security and advises how to best approach data classification moving forward.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

IBM

Accelerated i/O: Move Large Data Sets Into and Out Of the Cloud
sponsored by Signiant, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how to automate secure data movement to and from AWS S3 and Microsoft Azure Blob cloud object storage. Learn how to inject large amounts of data into the cloud while taking care to maintain the order of the data stream in the event of data loss.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

Signiant, Inc.

Infographic – IRM Underground Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover one of the most secure data centers in the universe, built 220 feet underground, wrapped in 220,000 square feet of vault. It houses some of the world's greatest treasures; learn how it can protect your precious assets.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Iron Mountain

Secure, Scalable Collaboration with Predictable GPU Acceleration and Low TCO
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: Discover how manufacturers can stay competitive in today's economy with VDI powered by hardware-based GPU virtualization technology and see benefits including empowering mobility and collaboration, safeguarding sensitive data, efficient IT management, and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

AMD

Reducing Cyber Risk in the Legal Sector: The Blurred Boundaries of Trust
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to shore up your legal firm's cybersecurity defenses by adopting security intelligence tools, as well as examine the top five use-cases for centralized monitoring within the legal sector. Learn how to reduce risk through faster detection and response by identifying key areas of vulnerability.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

How Industry Collaboration Mitigates Cybersecurity Risks
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how APAC business leaders can actively share cybersecurity resources, expertise, and best practices to collectively build defenses. Read on to learn how to integrate cybersecurity into HR policies, expansion strategies, staff training processes, and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Easy Collaboration and Version Control with Full GPU Performance and Data Security
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: Learn how VDI powered by hardware-based virtualized GPU technology empowers GPU-accelerated mobility and collaboration while simplifying version control, safeguarding sensitive data, and more.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

AMD

Defending the Indefensible: Preparing for an Uncertain Digital Future
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The following discussion explores fundamental challenges in enforcing cybersecurity measures, the financial burden of prevailing security approaches, and suggested solutions to overcome vulnerabilities in existing infrastructures. Access now to learn what CSOs are saying about the state of corporate cybersecurity.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

10 REASONS TO TEST, NOT GUESS
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This infographic gives you 10 reasons you should test, not guess the strength of your security. Create a testing plan based on these 10 reasons and strengthen your security posture through more informed decision making.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Trustwave

Reference Guide: Acceptable Use Policy
sponsored by Navex Global
WHITE PAPER: This reference guide provides an example of an acceptable use policy of computer systems at an organization. Use this sample as a guideline for developing your own policy.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Navex Global

IT Security for Retail
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This white paper emphasizes a multi-layer defense program against attacks. This approach helps you avoid infection, halt propagation, stop exfiltration and unify your security systems.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Simple, Secure, Affordable Hosted Archiving
sponsored by eTECH Channel
WHITE PAPER: Explore a reliable and secure enterprise archiving solution that eliminates the need for additional storage management by securing data in off-site locations. Discover how this solution can enable your enterprise to boost the efficiency of your diagnostics, search and recovery, and data security capabilities.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

eTECH Channel

Get the Incident Responder’s Field Guide: Lessons from a Fortune 100 Incident Response Leader
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: The Digital Guardian Incident Responder's Field Guide provides a formal, coordinated approach for responding to security attacks that affect information assets. Written by Tim Bandos, a former Fortune 100 cyber security leader, this e-book provides easy-to-follow steps for crafting an Incident Response plan.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Digital Guardian

Don't Let Your Data Outgrow You: Stay Ahead with Smart, Scalable Archiving
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Explore an efficient, scalable disk-based archive solution that can enable your enterprise to simplify data management and protection, scale capacity quickly without disruption, optimize with automated storage tiering, and more.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

EMC

2016 Security Pressures Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: The recommendations in this report serve as a reliable compass of where your security efforts need to be in 2016. Use these suggestions to not only ease pressure, but to improve your security posture overall.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

3 Steps to Create a Data Protection Lifecycle Management Strategy
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover 3 critical steps in creating a strategy for your data's lifecycle that will give you more opportunities to protect, preserve and serve your digital assets.
Posted: 15 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Iron Mountain

Archive All of Your Business Critical Data in One Archive
sponsored by eTECH Channel
WHITE PAPER: Explore a data archive solution that de-duplicates, indexes, compresses, and archives data. Discover how this platform can provide your enterprise with the speed and storage necessary to handle increased volumes and variety of email, social media, and other data sources.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 14 Jul 2016

eTECH Channel

Salesforce Shield for Healthcare
sponsored by Salesforce.com
WHITE PAPER: Learn how healthcare organizations can secure protected health data in the cloud while meeting compliance and governance requirements.
Posted: 14 Jul 2016 | Published: 14 Jul 2016

Salesforce.com

Get Your Apps Back in Business
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover a cloud-era data protection solution that combines rapid snap technology and recovery repository to back up, replicate, verify, and restore your data anywhere. Read on and explore how you can eliminate downtime and protect your critical workloads with this single, unified solution.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell Software

Can Secure Cloud Storage Solve the Long-Term Archiving Dilemma?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Explore the cloud-based archive solutions market, and discover the benefits of object storage as flexible software construct for digital archives. Together, cloud services and object storage can provide your enterprise with the ability to leverage an object storage repository without building a large infrastructure for it.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 13 Jul 2016

Iron Mountain

The Data Protection Playbook For Converged Storage
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Your data is indispensable, with zero tolerance for downtime and a need for anytime, anywhere access. Read this paper to discover four key considerations for evaluating enterprise data protection, backup, and recovery in converged systems. View a converged storage alternative that leverages the latest backup and recovery technology.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 13 Jul 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Pairing SuccesFactors with a HCM Suite to Introduce Innovation to HR Operations
sponsored by Accenture
WHITE PAPER: Explore how SAP SuccessFactors users can leverage a modern HCM suite to enhance productivity, reduce costs, improve HR operations, transfer data sets securely between systems in the cloud, and more.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Accenture
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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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