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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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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

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

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

Protecting Your Data in the Digital Transformation Journey
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Corporate
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® Corporate

Addressing the Threat Within: Rethinking Network Security Deployment
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: A structured and architectural approach to pervasive network visibility gives security solutions access while enabling them to scale cost effectively. Discover how the Security Delivery Platform is becoming a building block to deploying security solutions.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Gigamon

Advance Enterprise Analytics with Self-Service and Governance
sponsored by Pyramid Analytics
WHITE PAPER: Self-service BI can help business users quickly create data models and enable better decision-making, but this can't be achieved without centralized, managed security. Discover a highly scalable BI platform that can balance self-service BI with complete governance.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 19 May 2016

Pyramid Analytics

Tackling Workplace Mobility
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: 84% of employees use a mobile device during their work day and as mobility takes over the workplace, problems with security, compliance, and cost begin to pop up. Learn more about the mobile takeover and find a solution that tackles these challenges.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

VMware

Six Steps to Controlling the Uncontrollable
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: With a next-generation enterprise mobility strategy, you can empower your people to be productive on the devices of their choosing -- all while staying secure. Explore six ways to protect the relentless data streams of a mobile enterprise.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Microsoft

Controlling the Uncontrollable: Why You Need to Enable, Protect, and Manage Mobile
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This guide details how you can ensure a productive and secure mobile workplace through enterprise mobility management. Learn how to control what once seemed uncontrollable now.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 11 May 2016

Microsoft

Enable Better Decisions for Everyone in Your Organization
sponsored by Pyramid Analytics
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations struggle with inefficient, overly complex business intelligence processes that leave them with fragmented data and incomplete information. Discover a business intelligence platform that empowers users outside of IT to dive into data, with the security of a governed analytics environment.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 18 May 2016

Pyramid Analytics

Why IT Leaders Are Buying into Mobile Security
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: See how CIOs have zeroed-in the threat to mobile security and how they shut down attempts at breaching their networks. Read on to ensure mobility doesn't become a liability to your organization and learn how pros fend off today's data breaches.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

Lookout

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

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

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

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

Obey these 10 BYOD golden rules
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Bring your own device (BYOD) is the facet of mobility that is leaving many organizations feeling vulnerable. Here are ten rules, each broken down, to keep you on the right track to taking full advantage of all that mobility has to offer.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

IBM MaaS360

Forward Thinking Backup Through Unified Data Protection
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a unified backup and recovery solution that manages workloads on multiple physical, virtual, and cloud platforms. Read on to see how this converged platform can enable your enterprise to manage and protect mixed workloads across your enterprise and reduce administration and infrastructure costs.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 18 May 2016

Veritas
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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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