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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 Importance of E-Commerce and the Advantages of Moving to the Cloud
sponsored by Interoute
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a deep dive into how cloud hosting provides a number of benefits for ecommerce solutions and provides a step by step approach to moving to the virtual data center. Get access now to learn how this strategy can provide your enterprise with a scalable, flexible e-commerce solution that can help reduce your operational costs.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Interoute

Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this magic quadrant to learn how vendors are updating SIEM technologies for growing threat prevention needs, and how they can help you.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Secure Cloud Application Usage: Protect the Business Against Cloud-Based Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This essential solution brief highlights a SaaS solution that integrates cloud discovery, threat intelligence and prevention, policy enforcement, identity as a service, and more into one solution. Access now to see how this solution can simplify and secure your cloud application use as well as help protect against user and cloud-based threats.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

IBM

Secure Cloud Infrastructure: Is Private Cloud Data Safe?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore what security measures are required from a private cloud provider in this white paper. In addition, read on to examine one private cloud platform that can help your organization to meet these security and compliance requirements.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 28 Oct 2015

Oracle Corporation

Lab Validation Report: Cloud NAS for the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive report tests a cloud NAS system and assesses its file data access and control, unlimited scalability, and built-in data protection and security. Read on to discover how NAS can synchronize your data files across multiple locations and streamline the infrastructure required to manage your enterprise's unstructured data at scale.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

Nasuni Corporation

CXO Guide to Security and Archiving Challenges with Office 365
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the limitations of Office 365's built in security features and how you can augement your email security strategy to block advanced threats and spear phishing attacks. Learn how to improve compliance capabilities in office 365 with several insider tips found inside this white paper.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

Proofpoint, Inc.

Case Study: Protecting Patient Data in the Public Cloud
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to learn how a health organization secured delicate genomic data in a public cloud environment.
Posted: 27 Oct 2015 | Published: 27 Oct 2015

Alert Logic

It's Not You, It's Me: Understand the Shared Responsibility of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: Review the top 3 threats to public cloud environments in order to craft your security strategy to mitigate malware. Explore the shared security responsibility model to learn what steps you need to take to avoid falling victim to data breaches.
Posted: 26 Oct 2015 | Published: 11 Feb 2015

Alert Logic

Big Data Security for Dummies
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth resource tells you all you need to know about big data security and how it can catch advanced, targeted attacks.
Posted: 23 Oct 2015 | Published: 23 Oct 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Turning the Tables on Cyber Criminals - Kill Chain eBook
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Delve into the minds of hackers and learn how they plan, launch, and monitor attacks against security systems. Learn the 7 steps of the kill chain and how to use each phase to take the advantage over cybercriminals and stop them in their steps.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 13 Jul 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

Efficient Oracle Backups with Pure Storage FlashArray
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows how built in features in flash arrays can significantly increase efficiency and reduce costs associated with backing up and protecting Oracle databases. Read on to learn about how these features can be used on other types of databases as well.
Posted: 22 Oct 2015 | Published: 22 Oct 2015

Pure Storage

Accelerating Office365 Adoption with Security and Compliance Controls
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can address security and compliance gaps in Office 365 to make your Office 365 adoption faster, easier and, most importantly, safer.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 10 Mar 2015

Proofpoint, Inc.

A New Guide To Evaluating MSSPs
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: Ensure that an MSSP can overcome the top 5 obstacles of mitigating advanced attacks by studying this valuable evaluation guide. View now and learn the 8 questions you need to ask prospective MSSPs.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 07 Oct 2015

UnitedLex

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Enterprise Information Archiving
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this Magic Quadrant, Gartner evaluates vendors offering products and services that provide archiving for email, social media, files and other content types. Discover the 5 key considerations for choosing the right EIA strategy.
Posted: 21 Oct 2015 | Published: 10 Nov 2014

Proofpoint, Inc.

The Continuum of Self-Service
sponsored by LogiAnalytics
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to find five essentials you should consider before empowering users with self-service analytics.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015

LogiAnalytics

Technology Offers Convenience, Privacy Pays the Price
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Technology is a wonderful thing, but it comes with a price: your privacy. This white paper can help you learn more about what kind of personal data is collected by web sites and applications, and how to secure your information online.
Posted: 20 Oct 2015 | Published: 20 Oct 2015

Global Knowledge

Data Protection Designed for Flash
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for a discussion on the benefits designing a data protection solution with flash in mind. Read more to see how flash technology can allow your business to become more agile and can help you achieve a consistent, high-performing data backup in your data center.
Posted: 16 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Increase Productivity and Reduce Risk with Secure File Sharing & Collaboration
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights an EFSS solution that allows you to take control over your data, combining the benefits of productivity and collaboration with security. Bolster your business against third-party threats with 6 steps for deploying secure EFSS.
Posted: 12 Oct 2015 | Published: 12 Oct 2015

BlackBerry

The State of Application Delivery in APAC 2015
sponsored by F5 Networks
WHITE PAPER: In the following infographic, you will discover all you need to know about the state of application delivery in APAC in 2015. Discover why organizations are finding that success depends on the effectiveness of their security infrastructure.
Posted: 09 Oct 2015 | Published: 09 Oct 2015

F5 Networks

State of File Collaboration Security
sponsored by FinalCode
WHITE PAPER: Access this research report on file collaboration security for insights into file data leakage risks, security processes and control maturity, perceived cloud-based file platform threats, and more.
Posted: 08 Oct 2015 | Published: 08 Oct 2015

FinalCode

WAF Enables Cloud and Hosting Providers to Bolster Security Offerings
sponsored by Radware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore how cloud and hosting providers can improve security to attract more customers, improve per-customer revenue, and increase loyalty. Continue reading to learn the top 3 web app security challenges and how to put customers' minds at ease.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2012

Radware

Case Study: File-Sharing Security that Doesn't Sacrifice Efficiency
sponsored by FinalCode
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to discover how one business found a secure file-sharing solution that didn't hinder worker efficiency.
Posted: 05 Oct 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

FinalCode

Programmatically Identifying Multi-Page Flaws in Web Apps
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the pros and cons of several web app scanning approaches. View now to test your web apps' functions independently, automatically detect the presence of common nonce frameworks, and more.
Posted: 01 Oct 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

WhiteHat Security

Add Value to your Business with Mobile Working from Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere
sponsored by Vodafone
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a mobility service that allows your employees to work more efficiently and effectively from anytime, anywhere, on any device – without any constraints. You'll also explore the five key features of this strategy.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

Vodafone

Don't Believe the Hype - All Containers are Not Equal
sponsored by Good Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies various data leakage vulnerabilities and presents the questions IT needs to ask when choosing a containerization strategy.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Good Technology
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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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