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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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Why Legal and Compliance Staff Need to Tune in to Cyber Risk Management
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn why a unified or converged approach to threat management is necessary to effectively fight cyber attackers and prevent costly data breaches.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

UnitedLex

Achieving Multi-Tiered Security
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the kind of multi-tiered security strategy that will most effectively keep your enterprise safe.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

Gigamon

Rules Of Engagement: A Call To Action To Automate Breach Response
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into why security teams need to automate incident response (IR) plans to defend against dynamic cybercriminal attacks.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

Digital Guardian

Comprehensive Data Protection Against Insider & Outsider Threats
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can implement data protection that travels with your data regardless of location or device.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

Digital Guardian

Point of Sale (POS) Systems and Security
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about another perspective in POS system security. Read on for an overview of payment card systems and attack methods, as well as how to leverage the Council on CyberSecurity's 20 critical controls to your system's advantage.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Mobile Security by Design: Reducing risk with an integrated approach
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find tips and tricks for mobile security and mobile management planning.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Online Retailers: Get Specific When Defending Against Price-Scraping Bots
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the fine print details about bots and strategies to mitigate them. Access now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

Distil Networks

Data Companies vs. Bots: Bot types and their impact on online data companies
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the need for real-time identification and protection against scraping bots and examines a new approach to mitigate them.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Distil Networks

It’s Not Just an IT Affair: Understanding the Risks of Cyber Breaches
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why today's cyber threats and compliance regulations require multi-disciplinary expertise and a strategic mindset that extends across the entire enterprise.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

UnitedLex

An IT Auditor's Guide to Security Controls & Risk Compliance
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a framework for simplifying compliance enforcement and audits through six key policy controls.  Access now to learn how to achieve compliance harmony.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Recovery Performance-based Pricing: An innovation to drive business growth
sponsored by Asigra
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a backup and recovery service model that focuses pricing on the amount of data recovered, not the amount of data that is backed up.
Posted: 08 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Asigra

Stop Attacks Hiding Under the Cover of SSL Encryption
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic lays out sobering statistics about encrypted traffic attacks and vulnerabilities and presents an encrypted traffic management approach to mitigating risks.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

Security and Privacy on the Encrypted Network
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper walks you through security policies to ensure that data doesn't leak out through encrypted tunnels. Read on now to learn how to improve your security strategy.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 20 Jan 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Revolutionizing Advanced Threat Protection
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper suggests ways for you to create a comprehensive security system that works against today's complex threat landscape.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems

TOP 5 CRITICAL CAPABILITIES FOR YOUR MALWARE SANDBOXING STRATEGY
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the top five criteria of effective malware sandboxing.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Blue Coat Systems

On the Front Lines: How IT Can Manage Real-Time Risks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the basics of managing risk in your enterprise. While a challenge, this resource explains why analytics and data management consultants are your main line of defense that allow you to detect threats.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Emergence of Data Governance Strategies
sponsored by Qlik
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to unearth viable and innovative new strategies for IT to focus on enablement, rather than enforcement. Read on to fully understand governance, how it applies to discovery, and the myriad ways it can balance the needs of IT and business.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Qlik

The Security Under the Hood of One File Sharing Provider
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
WHITE PAPER: Explore the security architecture under the hood of Dropbox in this in-depth white paper. View now to learn how your files stay secure and out of the hands of nefarious users. Read on to learn the ins and outs and the security measures available to admins.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

Dropbox for Business

The Shifting Role of IT Balancing Corporate Needs and Employee Expectations
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn what you need to do to effectively secure your enterprise data in this world of BYOA movements.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

Dropbox for Business

Rethinking Data Protection for MSPs
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the cloud data protection challenges facing businesses today and explains how you can better keep your customers' data secure.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Datto, Inc.

Endpoint Solutions for DaaS Facilitated Virtualized Desktops
sponsored by ViewSonic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to find out how cloud-hosted virtual desktops – or DaaS – offer an alternative solution to achieve the benefits of desktop virtualization for any organization that finds VDI prohibitive due to cost, staffing constraints or other factors.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

ViewSonic Corporation

7 Essential Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Backup
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore 7 reasons every MSP—and every SMB—should embrace the hybrid cloud for data protection.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Datto, Inc.

A New Approach to Remote Replications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the steps organizations can take in order to improve network utilization and speed up data transfer for more effective remote replication.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

IBM

An Innovative Storage System for Your Business Needs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a storage management system designed to deliver higher performance, scalability and agility.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Protecting Data With Secure Collaboration Solutions
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how a consulting firm evaluated the balance between security and usability for a popular cloud-based file sharing service.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Dropbox for Business
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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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