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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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Why You Need Backup and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Solarwinds N-able
WHITE PAPER: This white paper makes a strong case for backup and disaster recovery and can help you to convince your clients (or your own company) that this is one of the best investments that a business can make.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Solarwinds N-able

Business-Critical Documents: Printing You Can Count On
sponsored by Nuance
WHITE PAPER: Improving your cost-effective printing is crucial. Whether printing from a desktop, mobile device or back office system, you can ensure critical and confidential documents are printed at the right place and time.
Posted: 28 Jul 2015 | Published: 27 Sep 2014

Nuance

Case Study: Meeting Compliance with Secure Document Capture and Printing
sponsored by Nuance
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to discover how the VHA implemented secure document and print management solutions for improved security, compliance, and quality of care.
Posted: 27 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Nuance

Cyber Risk Report: Data Breaches and the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents cybercrime statistics and trends that can help you stay secure despite the numerous threats facing the healthcare industry.
Posted: 24 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jul 2015

SurfWatch Labs

Enabling the Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Zerto
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can build a truly effective hybrid cloud by implementing application mobility and cross-platform protection.
Posted: 22 Jul 2015 | Published: 22 Jul 2015

Zerto

Bridging the BYOD security and UX gap
sponsored by HID
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the top security challenges of today and presents a holistic strategy to bridge the gap between mobile data security and user experience.
Posted: 21 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

HID

9 Steps to a Secure Printer
sponsored by Nuance
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses just how much danger your printer poses to your organization and gives you nine tips for mitigating that danger.
Posted: 21 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015

Nuance

Securing your Enterprise in the Cloud
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses the issue of cloud security and discusses how you can invest in the cloud without putting your business at risk.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

Maximize your Remote Desktop Services
sponsored by Parallels, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about remote desktop services (RDS) and how it differs from virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI) when delivering virtual desktops to end-users.
Posted: 20 Jul 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

Parallels, Inc.

The Impact of Social Media On Information Security: What Every Company Needs To Know
sponsored by Cyveillance, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper can show you why security professionals need to pay attention to social media, and what you can do to implement secure social media practices in your organization.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2015

Cyveillance, Inc.

10 Steps for Protecting Executives Using Cyber Threat Intelligence
sponsored by Cyveillance, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes how social engineering and other technologies can help criminals to target your business's executives and assets, and it suggests ten ways you can protect them.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2015

Cyveillance, Inc.

Authentication for Today's Threat Landscape
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the capabilities of an authentication system that would be effective in today's threat landscape.
Posted: 17 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2011

Symantec Corporation

Cloud Vs. Data Center: Inside Look Into Security
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: This insightful 35-minute web seminar explores the origin of the myth that data is safer on premise than in the cloud and offers top requirements for security in the cloud.
Posted: 16 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 May 2015

CloudPassage

The New Era of Hybrid Cloud Data Protection
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why the hybrid cloud is the perfect platform for fast, effective data protection.
Posted: 13 Jul 2015 | Published: 13 Jul 2015

IBM

Cloud Security Concerns and the Perceived Effectiveness of Traditional Security Solutions in a Cloud Environment
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: The report presents research from a survey of high-level security professionals at major North American organizations on their attitudes toward cloud security, key adoption drivers, and the effectiveness of traditional security solutions in cloud environments.
Posted: 13 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

CloudPassage

The Security and Regulatory Drivers for Information Rights Management
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how a new generation of information rights management (IRM) solutions is eliminating complexity and cost concerns to provide persistent protection for your valuable company data.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

Lab Review: What is Needed for Virtual Environment Data Security?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, a product that claims to protect data in virtual environments is tested to reveal its capabilities.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

IBM

Case Study: Ensuring Security for Petabytes of Scientific Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Read this case study to discover how a large scientific database adopted a data protection approach that helped it easily backup several petabytes of data.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Top 4 Security Concerns of the SaaS Delivery Model
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses security concerns brought forth by cloud and SaaS models, including identity management, data storage, and data transmission. Learn the imperatives of built-in security features when it comes to your deployment.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2015

SAP

Website Security Threat Report Part 2
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Download part 2 of this Website Security Threat Report for the latest on the fast-evolving world of targeted attacks - from cyber espionage tactics to denial of service, spear-phishing and watering hole attacks.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

Complexity and Data Growth Driving Environments Toward a New Generation of Data Protection
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Access this research report to discover the key challenges that IT infrastructure professionals are faced with, and learn how backup and DR solutions are evolving as a result.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Acronis

Data Protection for Higher Education
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover why it's important to protect institution data and the challenges that higher education institutions face with data protection.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Acronis

A Focus on Cloud Security, So You Can Focus on Business
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper stresses the critical importance of information protection in a cloud environment. Discover ways to implement security controls and practices in your SaaS strategy.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

SAP

Taking Control of File Sharing Services
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the security challenges of cloud-based file sharing services and gives tips on how to enjoy their productivity benefits without putting your business at risk.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Mimecast

NetApp AltaVault Cloud-Integrated Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief highlights a particular type of storage that enables customers to securely back up data to any cloud at up to 90% less cost compared to on-premises solutions.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2015

NetApp
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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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