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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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85% of Customers are Dissatisfied with the Authentication Process
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This infographic reveals what you can do to reduce the burden of authentication for your customers. Learn how to prevent fraud in your contact center, while minimizing interrogation and saving money on every call.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

Manage Risk by Protecting Apps, Data and Usage
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to securing vulnerabilities, especially in apps, there are 5 best practices you can follow. This white paper provides and overview of how to ensure privacy, protect sensitive information and enable compliance of apps and data without compromising workforce flexibility and productivity.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

Removing the Risk from Compliance in the Cloud
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to mitigate cloud security compliance concerns by aligning with the right cloud service provider. Discover how to ensure responsibilities are shared for meeting compliance and security requirements and maintain a stringent information security policy.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

VMware

Rubrik and VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper for an introduction to software-defined storage and VMware VSAN, VSAN as an object datastore, Rubrik converged data management, and how Rubrik and VSAN work together to simplify your data center.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 Aug 2016

Rubrik

Tech Report: Three Use Cases Demonstrate How Rubrik Rocks Recovery
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Read through three scenarios that highlight Rubrik's strengths in backup, replication and recovery and how we solve tape-based backup challenges, traditional replication shortcomings, and the problem with archival.
Posted: 10 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Rubrik

4 Steps to a Tapeless Backup Environment: A Guide For Data Management Success
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: A tapeless environment can enhance data backup, recovery, and disaster recovery and highlights the critical considerations and decisions that should be made to do so. Read on and access a 4 step outline for successful migration to a tapeless strategy.
Posted: 04 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Iron Mountain

Building Success: Strengthen your Data Discovery and Classification
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: How can you strengthen your data foundation without compromising its integrity? This Forrester Research Report breaks down the struggle with data discovery and security. What are strong approaches to data classification that you can implement in your company moving forward? Read this report now and find out.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

IBM

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

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

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

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

Are You a Security-First Organization?
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Regulations are not intended to tell businesses how to structure their security efforts, they are intended to be used as a guide against which the chosen security structure can be checked. Learn how to better structure your security posture to actually protect your assets rather than just looking like you're protecting them.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Armor

Protecting Your Data in the Digital Transformation Journey
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Application performance enables competitive advantage by increasing productivity, but could you be wasting time with servers that aren't secure? Discover a number of overarching rules and business attributes to help protect your organization's data.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

HPE and Intel®

Pivot3 Marries Erasure Coding and Hyperconvergence
sponsored by Pivot3
WHITE PAPER: Discover a hyper-converged infrastructure platform that implements scalar erasure codes to deliver higher storage efficiency and greater resilience than data replication. Explore how to enable efficient, resilient data protection in your hyper-converged environment.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Pivot3

Optimizing Web Application Security for the New Bad Bot Threat Landscape
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: Winning in today's bot battlefield takes time, expertise, and a dedicated team. In this white paper, get a glimpse into the world of anti-bot defenses and win the battle of the bots on your site.
Posted: 07 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Distil Networks

EMC VNX and VNXe Family with Veeam Availability Suite
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Veeam Availability Suite v9 is designed to provide enhanced availability with storage snapshots for backup, replication, and recovery tasks. This white paper covers the issues you can expect to solve by integrating this technology, and how to connect it to a storage array.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 02 Jun 2016

Veeam Software

Data Center Applications Standards Reference Guide: Networking and Storage
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: In this technical white paper, discover a detailed overview of the most prevalent networking and storage applications in today's modern data centers. Additionally, read on to get instruction on computer clustering, SAN and server cabling, data security, and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

CommScope

Top Reasons Why Customers Deploy Flash Storage
sponsored by Dell EMC and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Discover a modern, all-flash storage solution that combines built-in data protection, cloud-based management, and all inclusive software to deliver improved flash economics. See the benefits your enterprise can take advantage of with this technology.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 01 Sep 2016

Dell EMC and Intel®

BYOD allows hackers an easy access point to corporate data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: You need to modernize your security with a robust way to proactively detect, analyze and remediate new mobile threats. Learn the true cost of a data breach and how to best implement your own BYOD policy.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

How One Company Integrated Its Infrastructure with Hadoop
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn about how one company that used the Kafka Messaging tool with Hadoop to extend its data integration architecture to incorporate big data in real time. Discover how the company was able to improve customer services, security, and data management, and how you can do the same.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Intel Corporation

Big Data: Securing Apache Hadoop Platform
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: While Hadoop does wonders for data management, it was not designed with security in mind. Read about Hadoop security challenges and discover 6 ways to improve Hadoop security. Find out where the balance lies between security and big data flow.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Intel Corporation

Leading the Data-Driven Transformation: The CIO & The New Age of Data Quality
sponsored by Trillium Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top 6 challenges modern CIOs face, and explore how to leverage data quality to propel CIO success. Learn the best practices for sustainable information management strategies, allowing your CIOs to transform your business models through data-driven digitization.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Trillium Software

The Threat Defense Lifecycle — Why Traditional Security Fails
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to navigate the new world of cyber threats and security tools while maintaining an open mind towards new strategies and priorities. Collaborate with business pros and innovate to fortify existing defenses and establish new bulwarks against threats lurking around the corner.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Intel Security

Data Refinement: Facilitating the data-driven organization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Packed with findings from architecture and app development pros, this Forrester Research report will help development and IT teams better understand why a good data refinement strategy is a business imperative, why architects and developers don't' see data the same way, where the hybrid cloud fits in when defining data refinement success, and more.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

10 Characteristics of a HIPAA-Compliant ePHI Application
sponsored by Coalfire
WHITE PAPER: The root cause of HIPAA-compliance gaps often lies in application software that is not HIPAA-compliant – the software simply lacks the required or implied security functionality. Uncover the 10 security requirements of a HIPAA-compliant ePHI app.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 19 May 2016

Coalfire
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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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