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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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The State of Mobile Security Maturity
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: This study takes the mobile security pulse of large enterprises worldwide. It'll help you assess where you are on this emerging mobile security maturity scale and giving you an indication of where you should make your mobile security investments moving forward.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM MaaS360

Securing mobile productivity for Microsoft Office 365
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Take the complexity out of securing your mobile workforce. Learn how to secure your Microsoft ecosystem across all mobile platforms, including Windows 10. Enable IT to efficiently manage enterprise productivity, connectivity and security today and into the future.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

IBM MaaS360

Protect Confidential Data While Keeping Mobile Users Productive
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Common sense dictates that you look for ways to supplement your mobile device management (MDM) solution with additional, more robust security controls. This white paper helps you identify the goals for your MDM security strategy and select the best approach to reach those goals.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

IBM MaaS360

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

Extending Backup to the Cloud
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a backup and replication system that can simplify your move to the cloud. Access now to see how you can achieve new levels of availability and storage efficiencies for your mission-critical virtual environments.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Veeam Software

Client Virtualization Solutions For Government Deliver Increased Security, Mobility, and Savings
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Find out how client virtualization can address the unique requirements of government agencies and learn how moving sensitive data from local device storage to the data center helps to control costs, protect data and applications, support the secure mobile workforce, and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Dell and VMware

Client Virtualization Solutions For Retail Deliver Better Security, Enhanced Customer Interactions, and Reduced Cost
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore how client virtualization solutions are making it easier to secure customer information while improving customer interactions throughout the shopping experience.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Dell and VMware

Client Virtualization Solutions Deliver Enhanced Security and Compliance While Lowering Costs
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Discover how client virtualization allows you to control your data safely in a data center while enabling mobile access to data and apps and find out how you can strengthen data protection and help prevent loss, improve regulatory compliance, secure and optimize branch offices by enable business mobility, and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 May 2016

Dell and VMware

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

Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: IT security leaders deploy enterprise data loss prevention (DLP) for three major use cases: regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection and increased visibility into how users treat sensitive data. This research evaluates DLP products for these three use cases, based on nine critical capabilities. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Digital Guardian

Integrating Host Systems With Modern Security Frameworks
sponsored by Novell Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals a practical way to bring your host systems into the modern security fold. Close the technology gap without jeopardizing business operations.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Novell Ltd.

The Road to SDN is Paved with Visibility and Many Good Intentions
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Understanding traffic pathways and baselines before during and after the SDN migration means knowing how well the transition is delivering on CAPEX and OPEX promises as well as potential for higher security. Eliminate security blind spots with this Security Deliver Platform.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Gigamon

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

Application Session Filtering
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Bringing intelligent application-aware traffic visibility and filtering relevant applications to these security tools will help them work at their most optimum while uncovering malicious communication patterns.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Gigamon

Three Critical Considerations to Achieve Information Governance
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper 3 critical considerations to help you unlock the true benefits of information governance. Access now to govern, manage, and secure your data, no matter where it sits, and strategize your protection with geolocation and data sovereignty, and 2 more.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Commvault

A Comprehensive Guide to Securing Data with Database Encryption
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers an overview of key approaches required to address this increased security demand. See in detail why the demand for database encryption is growing more challenging to content with. Ensure you're using the right tools with outlines of different types of encryption approaches.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Gemalto

Data Sovereignty and Your Path to True Information Governance
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Address requirements for how and where your valuable data is stored, and discover how to overcome data sovereignty risk with a comprehensive approach to information governance. Read on to safely adopt cloud services while keeping in mind the complexity of compliance, and learn 3 strategies for reducing risk.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Commvault

Coalfire: Cloud & Data Center Security Solution to meet PCI DSS 3.1 Compliance
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: In this paper, Coalfire examines the applicability of a security platform in regards to PCI DSS when used in physical or cloud environments. Access now for deep analysis on this security platform and for more PCI DSS compliance standards.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

TrendMicro

Addressing NIST and DOD Requirements for Mobile Device Management (MDM)
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Mobile device management (MDM) is critical as these devices can create vulnerabilities in network security. Two major technology institutions are determining MDM requirements for government agencies. Read on for a breakdown of the best MDM practices.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

IBM MaaS360

When App is the Business, the Business is the App Vol. 3
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: IT needs to support each step in planning and developing apps to help ensure security throughout the app lifecycle. Learn the key security dangers of mobile apps in the enterprise and find out how to eliminate them in your app-driven business.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM MaaS360

When Business is the App, The App is the Business - Vol 1
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Businesses need to be much more mindful about safe productivity. Learn how to safely distribute and manage mobile apps, on both BYOD and COPE devices that are critical to employee productivity and smooth business operations.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM MaaS360

BI That's Compatible with the Microsoft Stack: Get Optimal Value from Your Investments
sponsored by Pyramid Analytics
WHITE PAPER: Discover a BI platform that's compatible with the Microsoft data stack, offers self-service capabilities, and empowers you to share trusted BI content. Learn how you can deliver enterprise-grade governance and security, deploy on-premises or private cloud, and more.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 20 May 2016

Pyramid Analytics

IDC: Protecting Your SaaS Applications
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Learn why businesses that use SaaS services must proactively assess the status of their security program to maintain its effectiveness. Find out how to work with your employees and put effective controls in place to enforce your policies.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

TrendMicro

A Powerful Platform for Cloud Security Analytics
sponsored by Exabeam
WHITE PAPER: Security architects and SOC managers need a solution for integrating activity across all deployments and making sense of behavior in an open, cloud-based architecture. Discover how you can analyze account lockouts, detect unusual access patterns, and prevent data loss while allowing your organizations to continue growing with the cloud.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Exabeam

Detect Compromised Credentials with Behavioral Analytics
sponsored by Exabeam
WHITE PAPER: User behavior intelligence and security session assembly can help enterprises root out attackers that impersonate employees. Discover how the right solution can help you give more complex tasks to junior security analysts while speeding up data analysis.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Exabeam
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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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