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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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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

Managing Critical Security Controls
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, you'll learn what security professionals find suitable to support access controls. Discover ways to verify incoming data, execute the requirements needed, and support human activities associated with a control.
Posted: 27 Apr 2016 | Published: 27 Apr 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

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.

Covering the Security Aspect of Software Asset Management
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Managing large amounts of business critical information requires a high level of security. Access this white paper and uncover critical features in software asset management that prevent unauthorized access and destructive attacks.
Posted: 14 Mar 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

Snow Software

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

Security From the Inside Out: New Breach Defense Strategies
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource explains why the traditional perimeter firewall isn't enough and describes how internal segmentation firewalls can help your network react to today's advanced threats. Read on to discover what you need to look for when deciding on an internal segmentation firewall solution.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

The Role of SAM in Information Security
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Software asset management (SAM) provides an organization not just with the resources it needs to generate audit and reconciliation reports, but also to support information security initiatives. Learn ways information security can be more effectively addressed with the aid of SAM.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Snow Software

Stress Testing: A View from the Trenches
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn about various financial institutions and how well they are rising to the stress test challenge. See what areas are progressing and what areas still need to get up to speed.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

SAS

Financial Instruction Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you a greater capability of model risk assessment. Avoid headline-grabbing risks and pressure from regulators by anticipating what's coming.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

SAS

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.

Transcript: Protecting Your Crown Jewels from Devastating Data Breaches
sponsored by Lancope
WHITE PAPER: Gain deeper visibility into your network using anomaly detection alongside compliance/segmentation monitoring. Identify advanced attacks and protect the crown jewels on your network.
Posted: 25 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Lancope
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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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