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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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2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Ponemon Institute study encapsulates the results of 383 organizations from 12 countries gathering recent data breach trends and costs of remediation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth analysis outlines what IT and security professionals learned from 2015's cyberattacks. Discover which industries were most targeted, the role insiders played in exploitation of vulnerabilities and, most importantly, what you can do to avoid catastrophic data loss.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Trends in SAP Cybersecurity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this Ponemon Institute study, which encapsulates the survey results of 607 IT and IT security practitioners, is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how organizations are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

IBM

Help Minimize Impact to Patient Care in the Event of a Disaster
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Disaster recovery (DR) services can keep your critical patient data and systems safe and accessible with cost-efficient replication and infrastructure recovery for virtual environments. Discover how a DR service can help your health care organization limit disruptions to patient care, reduce infrastructure, storage and staffing costs, and more.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

McKesson Corporation

Tolly Test Report: Evaluating a Web Protection Vendor
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this test report, The Tolly Group evaluates a top web protection vendor to see how they stack up in the highly vulnerable web threat landscape. Learn how you can gain flexible risk-based access with strong authentication capabilities while protecting against a wide range of application exploits.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

7 Key Challenges to Value-Based Care: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care With Information Management
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to address some of the challenges of moving towards value-based healthcare with a strategy for improving the way patient data is collected, managed, and exchanged. Access now to find out more about an integrated approach to master data management, data quality, information management, and more.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

Information Builders

5 Ways to Safeguard Sensitive Data from Insider Threats and External Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: A modular security strategy that allows you to deploy defense capabilities as you need them is the key to future protection. Discover how you can monitor your entire network continuously to prevent the 5 most harmful occurrences.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2015

IBM

Uncovering the Risk of SAP Cyber Breaches
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this Ponemon Institue study is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how organizations are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Onapsis

Threat Report: Exploitation & Cyberattacks on SAP Business Applications
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: Your SAP applications are under attack. Access this in-depth threat report to learn about a specific vulnerability being actively exploited, the types of SAP systems affected, and how you can mitigate this vulnerability to minimize business risk.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Onapsis

Protecting Critical Data in Virtual Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: VMware and Hyper-V admins need to know their data is properly protected, but requirements vary widely, with some VMs managing little or no data and others hosting core business applications. Access this paper to automate data protection for all VM and server environments, and adjust protection as needed.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

How Hacking Happens in 2016: Account Takeover
sponsored by IMMUNIO, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Account takeovers are the latest tricks up the sleeves of hackers, and this e-book helps you understand the 4 main techniques that hackers use to target the accounts of your users. Access now to learn how you can prevent account takeover, and even quickly detect compromised accounts.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IMMUNIO, Inc.

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

Strategy Guide for Securing the SAP Landscape
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: Your organization should be thinking about how best to protect SAP systems. Learn how to secure SAP by taking a largely application-oriented approach, while also applying network restrictions to underlying network devices and firewalls.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Onapsis

Can Your DR Strategy Ensure Continuity in Quality Patient Care During a Disaster?
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore the 5 critical pieces of a successful healthcare disaster recovery plan, and discover the best way to ensure your patients have uninterrupted quality care in the event of a disaster.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

McKesson Corporation

Best Practices for Healthcare IT Disaster Recovery in the New Threat Landscape
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore expert best practices for implementing a reliable and effective disaster recovery and business continuity strategy in a healthcare organization to ensure critical patient data and systems are safe and accessible when disaster strikes.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

McKesson Corporation

Can We Say Next-Gen Yet? State of Endpoint Security - SANS Report
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The Endpoint Security Maturity Model provides helpful guidance for developing a long-term strategy for endpoint management. Read some of the results from the SANS 2016 Endpoint Security Survey to learn how organizations are dealing with the changing endpoint landscape and where they fall short.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

Day in the Life of a Security Admin
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: It's now easier than ever to allow users full access to all network tools and data with a single username and password combination. Learn how to set precise security requirements for each application for any user, from anywhere, to anything.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA Softcat

Onapsis Research Labs: SAP Systems Security Analysis
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: This Onapsis Research Labs report helps you frame the business risk of an SAP cyberattack by examining your SAP application layer for known vulnerabilities.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Onapsis

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

Information Security and Data Privacy Practices
sponsored by Gigya
WHITE PAPER: Explore several information security and data privacy practices that will enable you to better protect your data. Topics discussed include infrastructure, data security, compliance, privacy, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Gigya

Application Defense In Depth
sponsored by IMMUNIO, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to build a layer of protection inside and around your apps. Learn how to control access, monitor activity, clean up input to your apps, and more.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IMMUNIO, Inc.

5 Ways Virtualization Lowers Costs and Boosts Security for Healthcare
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Mandated IT-enabled technology, such as EHR and medical imaging, directly contributes to better patient care and reduced medical errors – but also poses a challenge for IT. Discover 5 use cases that show how virtualization can make life easier for your IT teams, improve security and result in significant cost savings to your organization.
Posted: 16 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Citrix

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
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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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