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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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Four Countermeasures to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by Trend Micro
WHITE PAPER: Organizations must treat mitigating the risks associated with ransomware as strategic imperative. Learn about a prescriptive approach to do so based on 4 countermeasures curated by ESG, that align with the kill chain to effectively thwart these attacks.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Trend Micro

Top Three Gaping Holes in Your Data Security
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside. In this Globalscape paper, you'll learn: the 3 layers most targeted (the network, data & users), bad security practices, why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Globalscape

Shadow IT Guide: Protect Data and Avoid Compliance Violations
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Are you sure that employees are only using IT-sanctioned ways of transferring data? If the answer is "no," then your sensitive data may be vulnerable. In this guide from Globalscape, you'll learn: what shadow IT is and its drawbacks, how to identify signs of a shadow IT problem, how to reduce shadow IT, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

Mitigating the Impact of Critical IT Events
sponsored by Splunk Services UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: In this Quocirca research report, discover how to create effective operational intelligence within your organization to improve coordination between security team members and deal with critical IT events (CIEs) faster.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Splunk Services UK Ltd

Swisslos Increases Uptime, Improves Customer Experience and Security
sponsored by Splunk Services UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This case study explores how the international lottery company Swisslos found a scalable analysis program that could replace their outdated legacy system. Go inside to learn how they were able to respond quickly to security threats, significantly diminished overhead costs, cut-down on IT maintenance time, and more.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 03 Nov 2016

Splunk Services UK Ltd

Five Principles for Securing DevOps
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to successfully integrate security with DevOps and learn 5 principles your security strategy must address. Furthermore, understand how DevOps and CI/CD are different from Agile development and how this difference changes the requirements for application security.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veracode, Inc.

How the Cloud Has Changed Email Archiving Forever
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: To solve mailbox bloat, CIOs are turning to email archiving solutions—but on-premises archiving is now too difficult to manage. Discover how cloud is changing email archiving, and overcome the capacity shortcomings associated with traditional systems with self-service recoverability, and more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Mimecast

Data Protection in Two Dimensions
sponsored by IBM Tectight
WHITE PAPER: Discover a better approach to SSD data protection. Learn how to implement two independent dimensions of data protection, monitor your flash media's health, managed flash failures efficiently and optimize the utilization of all your flash resources.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

IBM Tectight

5 Essentials for Achieving Cloud Archiving Success
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Learn five essentials for achieving cloud archiving success, including guidance on how to avoid common misconceptions about cloud email archiving, and how to prepare for e-discovery and litigation with a secure storage solution.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Mimecast

Top 4 Reasons to Adopt Data Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the top 4 reasons why you must focus on deploying data lifecycle management as a strategic initiative. It also explores where and how to use specific solutions, along with the benefits of working with a partner that can offer a comprehensive approach to data lifecycle management.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Iron Mountain

Building a Data Lifecycle Management Strategy in the Era of Digital Transformation
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate and execute a data lifecycle management plan that accelerates digital transformation and enable you to meet and e-discovery requirements, improve availability, and secure data stored and archived in the cloud. Download now to fill in the gaps of your data storage strategy.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Iron Mountain

Frequently Asked Questions About Data Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Digital data is growing dramatically in volume and importance. This means you need a sound data lifecycle management strategy. This white paper provides expert answers to the most frequently asked questions about data lifecycle management to help you construct a rock-solid strategy.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Iron Mountain

Securing Office 365 Is Easier Than You Think
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: SaaS security concerns can no longer be ignored: Discover how to safely enable Office 365. Read on to address O365-specific security concerns, including details on how to secure O365 from malware insertion and data loss, gain visibility into SaaS usage, and more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Protect Yourself From Antivirus
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Traditional antivirus (AV) is no longer the solution to preventing endpoint breaches—it's the problem. Access this resource to learn why traditional AV no longer offers meaningful security value for your organization, and see how to get started protecting your endpoints without AV.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Cb Defense: PCI DSS Anti-Virus Assessment
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This report shows the findings of Coalfire System Inc.'s independent technical assessment of Cb Defense next-generation antivirus platform.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

Four Top Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations are going back to the basics. The major cybersecurity trends of recent can largely be addressed by focusing on "security 101." Learn how to reduce enterprise risk and limit attackers' opportunities as much as possible.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Reviewing a Year of Serious Data Breaches, Major Attacks and New Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover which industries were hit hardest in 2015 and what these attacks mean for the future. Learn what steps you can take to prepare your security plan for growing threats in 2016 and beyond.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover five critical pitfalls to avoid when building a successful data protection strategy for your organization. Learn how to best navigate the various data protection solutions from digital to physical and private to public clouds while ensuring enterprise scalability.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Data protection has never been more in the forefront, as information is the lifeblood and differentiator in a constantly changing world. Discover 8 tips to help you stay ahead of the top 2016 data protection trends, ultimately helping you innovate and create business value.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Hitachi Data Systems and Veritas: Joint Brochure
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your organization can save money, save resources and reduce risk through better, more economical data management. Learn how to transform your data into valuable information and shape it into an integral, cost-effective source of business intelligence.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

No Downtime, No Problem. Silverstring Protects Customers and Their Data
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Silverstring protects their customers' mounds of data and keep their site up and running without the risk of downtime. With top notch performance, availability and security, Silverstring rests assured that they can meet any IT challenge they face moving forward.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Neustar

Securing Data Access Within the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to better understand the changing role of technology within the healthcare sector and best practices to integrate security without compromising the patient experience.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

How Strong Is Your Electronic Healthcare Records Storage Strategy?
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: In this brief paper, you will access a checklist for evaluating how well your healthcare data storage strategy holds up to these rising EHR data volumes. Read on to discover if your data storage delivers predictability as EHR data grows, provides resilient data protection, and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Kaminario

Preventing Ransomware Threats to Health Data in 10 Steps
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: Health data has become some of the most sought-after personal data on the black market, making healthcare professionals and hospital systems prime targets for cybercrime – particularly ransomware attacks. This e-guide will provide you with 10 steps to avoid ransomware attacks on your health systems.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Cisco Umbrella

Best Practices for Your Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this expert guide, discover 10 best practice tips to ensure your disaster recovery/business continuity plan meets your enterprise's data security needs. Also learn how backup and disaster recovery, historically treated as separately, are converging to provide a more cohesive data management plan.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

McKesson 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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