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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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Data Security White Papers (View All Report Types)
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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

Grand Theft Data – Data Exfiltration Study: Actors, Tactics, and Detection
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: DLP tactics & tools only work if you know how to use them properly. This data exfiltration study reveals the security tools, response plans and awareness training required to protect your infrastructure and prevent major losses.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

5 Tips to Help Protect Your Data
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Modern DLP needs to be rapidly incremental, focusing on derived value, successful preventative actions and increasing the risk threshold. Inside this white paper, you'll learn 5 key requirements to ensure your data protection efforts are successful.
Posted: 19 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

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

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

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

Where Network Virtualization Fits Into Data Center Initiatives
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Network virtualization is what is going to enable you to keep up with the constant advances in technology without having to sweat over too many details. See how it fits into your existing physical network, your plans for software-defined data center and much more.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

VMware

The Zero Trust Data Center in Action
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Micro-segmentation is the key to securing your data center from the inside out. Read on to learn more about how micro-segmentation works, how to incorporate it, the role network virtualization plays and the benefits it brings.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 27 Apr 2016

VMware

Why Move Backup and Disaster Recovery To The Cloud
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover 20 real-world business reasons to move backup, archival, and disaster recovery (DR) to a unified cloud platform. See how public cloud can provide your enterprise with the reliability, security, and scalability you need to protect your disparate workloads.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 16 May 2016

Druva Software

Securing Productivity in the Borderless Enterprise
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The combination of cloud and mobility can allow for great employee productivity and greater customer responsiveness. However, these new business opportunities mean nothing if you can't protect against the new security challenges they bring.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Microsoft

Vendor Analysis Report: Web Security
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines five major vendors and evaluates their security solutions. Learn how well they can coordinate their systems to successfully secure your web infrastructure and online data.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

Leveraging the Public Cloud for Enterprise Data Protection
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to leverage the public cloud for data backup, archiving, and disaster recovery. See how the cloud can enable your enterprise to not only improve the efficiency, reliability, and security of your enterprise, but also boost your total cost of ownership and save on your data protection strategy.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 10 May 2016

Druva Software

The Case for Intelligent Endpoint Security
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: EDR can mitigate threats before they impact your organization. Discover 5 key factors to look for when researching EDR to best determine which solutions are most proactive in helping to prevent attacks.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

Modern Snapshot Management: Enhancing Application Protection and Recovery
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Integrating array-based snapshot technologies with an existing data protection approach can greatly improve data manageability, recovery, and protection. Discover how you can deliver faster and more granular application-aware data recovery performance with less effort, complexity, and cost.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault

Controlling Data Center Security
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can strengthen your data center perimeter firewall protection while enabling flexibility to allow for change in the future. Discover how to centrally control your data center security system to prevent it from weakening over time.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Barracuda Networks

Guide to Disrupting Targeted Attacks
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Reduce complexity, response time and operational costs while simultaneously improving your security posture in the face of growing risks. Access now and find out how to synthesize your IT operations and security controls to form an agile, increasingly automated (and rock-solid) security architecture.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

Advancing Cyber-Security Measures Inside
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this infographic, discover how to secure your network and data center from the inside and bolster your existing perimeter defenses.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

VMware

University of Texas at Austin Ensures Network Security for its Distributed Campus
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief case study to learn how one top-ranked state research university saw significant benefits when they implemented a tool that met the needs of network and information security analysis. Uncover the benefits they achieved by helping their analysts investigate security threats and incidents faster and more accurately.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Published: 28 Apr 2016

Splunk

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

Office 365: Upgrading Enterprise Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: You must carefully evaluate the risks associated with adopting any platform that streamlines access to company information. Examine here the security features of Microsoft Office 365, and discover the cloud security gaps that could hinder its adoption.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Symantec Corporation

The Backup Benefits of Hyper-converged Infrastructure
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: Discover a hyper-converged infrastructure (HCI) that can create backups quickly, efficiently and securely even across data centers and learn how to backup and restore important files with just two mouse clicks.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

SimpliVity

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Intrusion Prevention Systems
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: This Magic Quadrant report direct from Gartner ranks the best (and worst) network intrusion prevention system vendors.. Plus you find out why the network IPS market continues being absorbed by next-generation firewall placements at the perimeter. (Hint: they offer some of the best protection with advanced threat defense solutions now in place.)
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2015

Intel Security
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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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