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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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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

Control and Secure Sensitive Data
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Enterprise file sync and sharing (EFSS) services have become valuable tools as they allow organizations to delve into mobility without compromising data security or compliance. Access this resource to learn about an EFSS service that provides IT teams with flexibility, visibility and control over sensitive data.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Citrix

Six Steps To A Better Security Strategy
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn six steps to create an effective security strategy that's linked with key business interests for great success.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

AllClear ID

How to Build a High-Performance Security Practice
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides CISOs with an end-to-end look at what it takes to build a high-performance security practice. Access now to learn how to build a risk management framework that's designed to support changing business models and retain customer trust.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Published: 09 Feb 2016

AllClear ID

City of Los Angeles Integrates Real-Time Security Intelligence Sharing Across 40+ City Agencies
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: This case study documents the City of Los Angeles' efforts to gain real-time, 24/7 network surveillance and stronger protection of its digital assets citywide. Learn the challenges they faced and how they were ultimately resolved.
Posted: 27 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Splunk

Stop the Bad Guys Cold: Securing Your Mobile Data
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about the growing popularity of mobile endpoint solutions. They contain a spectrum of capabilities ranging from a simple solution set to a mobile protection platform. Access now to see critical security features that your solution set must have.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault

10 Tips to Minimize the Duration and Impact of a Security Breach
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Uncover the top 10 actions you should take to enhance the security of your enterprise and reduce the duration and impact of a security breach.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 | Published: 02 Mar 2016

Dell SecureWorks

Determining the True Costs of a Data Breach
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an in-depth look at the true costs of a data breach. Keep reading to learn steps and tips you may take to determine and reduce the cost of your next breach.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Dell SecureWorks

Network-based Security: Global Visibility is the Difference
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Point security solutions aren't enough to keep up with increasingly diverse and sophisticated cyberthreats. Access this brief resource to learn how a network-based security strategy can detect threats and stop them before they affect your business.
Posted: 15 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Top 10 Reasons You Should be Implementing VDI
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines ten reasons why you should be implementing VDI and how all-flash storage systems can optimize virtual desktop deployments.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 11 Mar 2016

Pure Storage

How to Get 10x Better Performance, Scalability, and Efficiency for VM Backups
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a backup solution that supports and protects VMware environments by integrating with VADP. Learn how this solution can enable your enterprise to quickly backup large numbers of VMs with less processing power as well as simplify your hardware and software management.
Posted: 09 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Veritas

Replace Build-Your-Own Media Servers with Cost-Efficient Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights an all-in-one appliance for backup and recovery solution. Access now to see how this solution can enable your enterprise to benefit from faster deployments, reduced risk, minimal planned and unplanned downtime, and more.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

Veritas

Forward Thinking Backup: Data Protection for the Digital Business
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the challenges of protecting data in today's digital world and highlights a converged backup and recovery platform with scalable storage appliances that enable cost savings and simplified management. Access now to see the benefits this platform can provide, including instant data recovery, cloud integration, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Veritas

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

Next-Generation IPS in the Era of Targeted Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about the future of IPS and gives you statistics from the current IPS market. Access now to learn about the features, capabilitie, costs and impacts of next-generation IPS and the future of cyberattacks in general.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

IBM

Managed file transfer: Minimizing risk and strengthening compliance in data exchange
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about managed file transfer and how it can help you meet increasing customer demands. Access now and learn how to create seamless customer experiences across your value chain and synchronize your business to become more secure, compliant and efficient.
Posted: 14 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

IBM

Future Proof your Data Storage with the Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Equinix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights one hybrid cloud platform with customizable end-to-end data center and cloud storage solutions. Read on and discover how this solution can provide your enterprise with secure storage for your mission-critical data and simplified backup and archiving.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 13 Apr 2016

Equinix

Cyber Liability: Risks, Ramifications, and Mitigation
sponsored by eSentire
WHITE PAPER: Find out how you can better defend your organization against external attack and limit exposure by reducing your attack profile available to attackers by accessing this resource.
Posted: 13 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

eSentire

Replacing Antivirus, and Doing it Right: A CISO Response
sponsored by Sentinel Labs, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to successfully execute a complete antivirus replacement. Access now and learn how to make a daunting task into a simple project with the right careful planning, frequent communication and stakeholder buy-in.
Posted: 11 Mar 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Sentinel Labs, Inc.

Backup Appliance vs. Build Your Own Media Server
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: In this brief data sheet, learn about a backup appliance that eliminates the cumbersome tasks of acquisition, installation and integration, administration, patch and upgrades, and support. With this purpose-build backup appliance, your enterprise can save time and money and eliminate the complexity of building your own backup solution.
Posted: 09 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Veritas

Why Converged Backup Platforms is Your Key to Scalability
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper pits one converged backup platform against other competitors, comparing VADP performance results, storage-array snapshots-based backup, and concurrent application restores. Read on to see how this solution can lower your total backup costs and improve your overall backup performance.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Veritas

Reducing Cost and Complexity: 7 Reasons Why Backup Appliances Improve your Infrastructure
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses an integrated backup and recovery appliance that simplifies management by eliminating tedious server maintenance and enabling faster, cost-efficient backup. Read on to see the ways in which this appliance can benefit your enterprise, including fast performance and scalability, end-to-end deduplication, and more.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Veritas

IBM Spectrum Protect: Simplified Data Protection for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This lab report tests an advanced data backup and recovery platform for virtual, physical, cloud, and software-defined environments. Read on to see how this solution can enhance your enterprise's data protection by enabling software-defined storage environments, mitigating the risk of data loss, reducing the total cost of data protection, and more.
Posted: 08 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

The Value of Protecting Data in General, and Encrypting It in Particular
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a software-defined storage solution with built-in encryption capabilities that provides a single point of control for encryption throughout the storage layer. Read on and see how this solution can enhance your storage hardware offerings, ease management, and improve your data protection.
Posted: 07 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

IBM

Backup More, Store Less, Perform Better: Dell Data Protection
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This datasheet highlights Dell's data protection series with backup and recovery appliances as well as built-in, variable, block-based deduplication and compression. Read on to see the how these solutions can enable your enterprise to trim your storage and data protection costs and benefit from scalability, management simplicity, and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Dell, Inc.
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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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