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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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Air-Gap, Isolated Recovery, and Ransomware: Cost vs. Value
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Have you been thinking about air-gapping your infrastructure with scheduled updates to protect against ransomware? Download this resource to examine a thorough profile detailing isolated recovery—including its limitations—and determine its effectiveness in confronting undetected ransomware file encryption.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 26 Jun 2017

Rubrik

Fast Track Containers to Production
sponsored by Diamanti
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to fast track containers to production, increase your scalability, address containerized app requirements with converged infrastructure, enable automatic persistent storage for containers, and more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2017 | Published: 23 Jun 2017

Diamanti

What GDPR Means for Your Security Strategy
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Due to the GDPR, compliance is mandatory by 25th May 2018. Access this whitepaper to discover what data security requirements are laid down by the GDPR, and how to ensure your organization is ready.
Posted: 20 Jun 2017 | Published: 20 Jun 2017

Dell SecureWorks

Top 10 Reasons Why Dell EMC Data Domain is the Industry Leading Protection Storage
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Dell EMC Data Domain is one of the industry's leading data protection and storage platforms, but what are the factors that truly differentiate it from the other options on the market? Uncover 10 reasons why Data Domain is standout protection storage.
Posted: 15 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

Top Reasons to Choose Dell EMC Data Protection Over HPE
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Find out how to achieve truly scalable, cost-effective data protection and backup. Plus, discover 8 reasons to consider Dell EMC data protection when building your strategy for securing data in cloud and virtual environments.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

10 Tips for Selecting a Digital Signature System
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to incorporate an e-signature system into your digital document management strategies. Uncover 10 questions to ask when selecting a digital signature tool.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 14 Jun 2017

Microsoft

Analyzing the Malware Threat
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how malware is evolving to circumvent commonly used defensive measures by learning to avoid behavior detection. Learn more about how this advanced malware functions, how to identify it, and how to neutralize it with cloud generation malware analysis.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

The App is the Endpoint
sponsored by Blue Cedar
WHITE PAPER: Uncover 5 fundamental reasons why security leaders are moving away from a device management paradigm and instead are focusing on treating the app as the endpoint.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Blue Cedar

Information Protection in the Web and Cloud Era
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the challenges associated with protecting data in today's enterprise. Discover how a modern data loss prevention (DLP) strategy , delivered as part of a cloud-based web security gateway, can provide continuous protection of sensitive data.
Posted: 13 Jun 2017 | Published: 13 Jun 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Compliance: The 'Privacy By Design' Approach To Secure Personal Data
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Learn how implementing security best practices with "Privacy by Design" built-in will make businesses more prepared while reducing risks and costs. Plus, discover 6 recommendations for organizations that have to comply with GDPR.
Posted: 13 Jun 2017 | Published: 13 Jun 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

4 Pillars Behind The Evolution Of End-User Computing
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover a simple and secure enterprise platform that delivers and manages any app on any device. By integrating identity management, real-time application delivery, and EMM, the platform engages digital employees, reduces the threat of data leakage, and modernizes traditional IT operations for the mobile-cloud era.
Posted: 09 Jun 2017 | Published: 09 Jun 2017

VMware

Securing and Illuminating the Pharmaceutical Supply Chain
sponsored by Unisys
WHITE PAPER: Lack of transparency in the supply chain means a lot of pharmaceutical companies are delivering meds that could be damaged or counterfeit. Learn how one vendor is taking steps to secure and illuminate the entire pharmaceutical supply chain by identifying authentication issues.
Posted: 06 Jun 2017 | Published: 06 Jun 2017

Unisys

Universal Storage for Data Lakes: An ESG Evaluation
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This ESG paper challenges the de facto standard of direct-attached storage, and in it you will discover how scale-out NAS mitigates the challenges associated with data lake storage. Read on to see outlined the storage selection criteria for data lakes, which includes in-place analytics, accessibility by multiple app types, and more.
Posted: 06 Jun 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2017

Dell EMC and Intel®

Solving Fundamental Data Quality Challenges
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Data quality is one of the most important requirements for IT asset management (ITAM) and IT service management (ITSM). Find out what you need to do in the rationalization, refresh, security, automation and planning steps to improve your data quality, and your overall quality of life.
Posted: 01 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

BDNA

Transform IT and Reduce Risk With Converged Infrastructure and Availability Software
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how converged infrastructure systems can be leveraged in tandem with availability tools to significantly enhance application availability, improve business agility, simplify IT operational management, lower costs, and mitigate risk.
Posted: 31 May 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Veeam Software

Reliable Data Protection Designed for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Modernizing your data center can seem overwhelming, especially when you consider the exponential data growth you can expect to realize every year. Access this white paper to learn about data protection and backup for virtualized environments.
Posted: 31 May 2017 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Veeam Software

6 Key Security Considerations for Responsible Cloud Migration
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to execute a safe and successful cloud migration. Uncover 6 key security considerations when moving enterprise data and apps to the cloud.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 26 May 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Information Protection in the Web and Cloud Era
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Explore a modern approach to data protection in the web and cloud era. Uncover 5 requirements for a modern DLP tool.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Safe Adoption of Cloud Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Gartner predicts that nearly 40% of enterprise IT application spend will be shifted to cloud versus on-premise by 2020. Access this white paper for major considerations you will need to focus on when looking for cloud app security.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 26 May 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Offline Access Is the Key to Unlocking Mobility's Promise
sponsored by OnBase by Hyland
WHITE PAPER: Discover the importance of incorporating offline capabilities into the business critical apps, platforms, and systems that mobile workers access to execute the key functions of their day-to-day jobs. Find out how to overcome the offline challenge and answer the demand for mobile access with the OnBase ECM offering.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 24 May 2017

OnBase by Hyland

Managing Machine Data from POS, IoT, Sensors, and Other Data Sources
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to enhance your big data strategies so that you can derive actionable intelligence from your organization's machine data. Discover how to optimize the value of your machine data from point-of-sales (POS) systems, IoT sensors, smart devices, and more to support analytics and data security.
Posted: 23 May 2017 | Published: 23 May 2017

Splunk

Middleware and Operating System Machine Data
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to enhance your big data strategies so that you can derive actionable intelligence from your organization's machine data. Find out how to optimize the value you get from the machine data created by middleware and OS and support data security, analytics, and more.
Posted: 23 May 2017 | Published: 23 May 2017

Splunk

The Internet of Relevant Things
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: The Internet of Things (IoT) term itself can be misleading, so it is important to consider one thing before going into a project: relevancy. Access this white paper to learn how to evaluate your IoT projects for business relevancy and better manage projects with secure networking without compromising usability.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 18 Jan 2017

Aruba Networks

5-Step Data Quality Framework For Data In Motion
sponsored by Infogix
WHITE PAPER: 6 out of 10 users don't trust their data – and this is all the more strengthened when data is flowing through a myriad of systems prior to analysis. The truth is, if your data is in motion, you may have data quality issues. Learn a 5-step data quality framework for data in motion.
Posted: 15 May 2017 | Published: 15 May 2017

Infogix

Do You Know Where Your Data Is? Three Common Data Management Problems & How to Fix Them
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Knowing the location of your data plays a crucial role with keeping it secure. When you find yourself jumping through hoops in order to protect, monitor, or report on your data, then you're not getting the most out of your IT infrastructure. Is your current IT infrastructure helping you—or hurting you? Access this e-book to find out.
Posted: 23 May 2017 | Published: 23 May 2017

Globalscape
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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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