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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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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

The Security Performance of 6 Key Industries
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Discover the security performance of six key industry sectors, how they prepare for cyberattacks, and the commonalities of their experiences in defending their data.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

BitSight

40 Questions You Should Have in Your Vendor Security Assessment
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to get started with your VRM security program and by accessing the most important questions to ask third-party businesses.
Posted: 02 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

BitSight

5 Ways Your Vendor Risk Management Program Leaves You in the Dark
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn the steps it takes to protect your data and implement a solid vender risk management (VRM) program.
Posted: 29 Jan 2016 | Published: 02 Dec 2015

BitSight

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

Understanding the Shared Responsibility of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines your responsibilities in managing your data in your cloud and gives you seven best practices to keep it secure.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

Delivering the NHS Network of the Future
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes a holistic networking and security solution for NHS organizations that enables you to secure patient data across the network regardless of location. Discover how a single service can deliver high performance and eliminate redundant devices.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Internal Segmentation Firewalls for the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how an internal segmentation firewall can benefit your enterprise by addressing internal threats and reducing data breaches in healthcare. View this resource to discover how you can securely deliver platforms that can enhance patient care, improve provider efficiency, and better comply with regulatory mandates.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Oct 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

End-to-End Security for Next-Generation Distributed Healthcare
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover an end-to-end network security solution for next-generation distributed healthcare. Learn how to enable patient interaction through mobile devices and apps while protecting data and delivering high-speed performance and universal access.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Network Security for the Digital Classroom
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief resource to uncover top network security strategies for educational institutions. Discover how you can efficiently manage bandwidth, protect data, and meet compliance standards in the classroom.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

AWS & Alert Logic Case Study
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows you the results of Concep and how they gained comprehensive network threat and intrusion detection capabilities.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

7 Best Practices of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper give you steps you should take and point of interest you should review in your network security.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Alert Logic

A Guide to Easing Your Big Data and Hadoop Management
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to reap the benefits of big data without getting bogged down in deployment, optimization and maintenance challenges—by utilizing a big data management platform. Read on key into Hadoop management challenges and how to overcome them.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

Rackspace

Higher Education Network Security: Satisfying Today's Bandwidth-Hungry Students
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents a strategy that helped a leading higher education institution protect their network without slowing it down or affecting availability. Learn about benefits like in-depth visibility and reporting of network activities, identity-centric authentication for device security, and much more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Simplify Data Management and Monitoring
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a deduplication backup appliance that reduces OPEX, management time, and unpredictability associated with other backup appliances and self-monitoring tools. Access now to see how this appliance can enable your enterprise to improve your data management with active monitoring, reliability, and speedy resolution time.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Quantum Corporation

Artico NAS Storage Appliance: Improve Access to More Data
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how a NAS archiving solution with policy-based tiering to cloud, object storage, and tape can alleviate archive data management challenges and improve the efficiency of backup storage. Read on to see how this solution can lower costs of storing more data, automate data preservation and protection, and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

Advanced Threat Protection for the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: View this white paper to discover how you can prevent, detect, and mitigate security risks in the healthcare industry with an advanced threat protection framework. Learn how you can experience benefits like network protection, endpoint protection, email security, and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Jul 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Maximize Performance and Availability at the Lowest TCO for Your Virtual Environment
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights a storage solution that can efficiently protect data in virtual environments with high-performance deduplication and hybrid flash storage. Read on to see how this solution can enable your enterprise to maximize performance and availability and lower your TCO in your virtual environment.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Quantum Corporation

Secure Patient Records from Cyberattacks
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes the most common kinds of healthcare cyberattacks and presents a way to protect critical systems and patient data. Learn about a strategy to ensure the safety of every patient's medical records without having to choose between performance and security for your applications and networks.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Trade up Your Aging Primary Storage Systems With Hybrid Storage
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, discover a hybrid storage solution with real-time tiering. Learn how this storage system can provide your enterprise with robust data management, effective data protection, and the ability to expand seamlessly.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

Solution Brief: Satisfying Today's Bandwidth Hungry Consumers
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a high performance next generation firewall solution that protects information and applications without slowing down your network or affecting availability. Read on to see how this firewall solution can provide your enterprise with in-depth visibility and reporting, highly effective intrusion prevention system, and more.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Maximize Performance and Data Availability for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief whitepaper highlights a backup and restoration software combined with a tiered storage infrastructure that allows the use of any combination of disk, cloud, or tape for data protection. Read on to see the benefits these technologies can provide to your enterprise, including maximized data availability, faster data recovery, and more.
Posted: 12 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

Are Sandboxes the Key to Network Security?
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report by Forrester explores how sandboxes are becoming an essential part of a comprehensive network breach prevention, detection, and response strategy. Uncover their pros and cons, and learn best practices for picking a sandbox technology that can successfully protect your network.
Posted: 10 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Protect Privileged Credentials Across Traditional and Virtual Data Centers, and all Cloud Environments
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a solution for privileged credential management that reduces IT risk and drives operational efficiency by supporting traditional, virtualized, and hybrid-cloud infrastructures. Access now to discover how your enterprise can protect and manage all of its credentials.
Posted: 04 Feb 2016 | Published: 04 Feb 2016

CA Technologies.
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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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