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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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Eliminate On-Premise Tape Management with Cloud-Based Data Protection
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights a scalable, secure cloud-based data protection solution that eliminates the need for on-premise tape backup. See the benefits this software can provide to your enterprise, such as modernized backup and recovery, cost-efficient data replication, reliable network connection, and more.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 11 May 2016

Iron Mountain

Snapshot Management & Replication: A Buyer's Checklist
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for a checklist that will enable your enterprise to determine the 'must-have" features needed for snapshots to deliver what you require in your application environment or private cloud. See how you can realize the full potential of snapshots.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault

Making the Case for a Hybrid Backup Strategy
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cost-effective hybrid backup and recovery solution that combines cloud network-based replication with tape-based archiving. Read on to see how you can ensure high levels of security and compliance without a hybrid data protection solution that won't raise your overall data costs.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 10 May 2016

Iron Mountain

Leveraging the Public Cloud for Enterprise Data Protection
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how to leverage the public cloud for data backup, archiving, and disaster recovery. See how the cloud can enable your enterprise to not only improve the efficiency, reliability, and security of your enterprise, but also boost your total cost of ownership and save on your data protection strategy.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 10 May 2016

Druva Software

A Secure, IT-approved Alternative to Personal File Sharing Services in the Enterprise
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Personal file sharing invites data leakage and compliance violations by allowing files being shared to escape beyond IT's control. Simply blocking network access of personal file sharing services is no longer a viable option. Learn how enterprise-ready file sharing solutions exceed employee needs while securing and mobilizing business data.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

Server Backup: A Premier, Automated Cloud Backup Solution
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cloud backup solution that automates the backup process with features such as continuous data protection, flexible retention settings, security that goes beyond data encryption, and an optional local appliance for faster restorations. Access now to learn how your enterprise can enhance your backup.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Iron Mountain

Threat Defense Isn't Just About Detection: It's How Your Respond
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: EDR can mitigate threats before they impact your organization. Discover 5 key factors to look for when researching EDR to best determine which solutions are most proactive in helping to prevent attacks.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

The Risks of Email and the Rewards of Innovative Encryption
sponsored by ZixCorp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you better understand your organization's need for email encryption. It offers a comprehensive look at the types of people inside and outside of your business who may be exchanging sensitive customer or corporate information.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

ZixCorp

ShareFile Enterprise Security White Paper
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an enterprise follow-me data solution that enables IT to deliver a robust data sharing and sync service that meets the mobility and collaboration needs of users and the data security requirements of the enterprise.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Citrix

Secure file sharing in the enterprise
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: As companies grow globally and more dispersed, file sharing becomes more critical. If an organization does not provide a solution, employees will find one -- or more -- for themselves. Access this white paper to learn about ensuring secure data sharing and a file sharing solution that solves several sharing problems.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Citrix

Modern Snapshot Management: Enhancing Application Protection and Recovery
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses integrating array-based snapshot technologies with an existing data protection approach to improve manageability, recovery, and protection. Discover how you can deliver faster and more granular application-aware data recovery performance with less effort, complexity, and cost.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault

SimpliVity Hyperconverged Infrastructure: Lab Validation Report
sponsored by SimpliVity
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover hyperconverged infrastructure that creates backups quickly, efficiently and securely even across data centers. Access now to learn how to backup and restore important files with just two mouse clicks.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

SimpliVity

Cloud Backup and Disaster Recovery: Keep Your Business Up and Running
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights a cloud data protection solution that provides automatic secure cloud backup and fail-proof recovery services. Access now to discover how you can benefit from a solution that keeps your business up and running with your data safe and secure.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Iron Mountain

How Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) Compliance is Impossible without Privileged Management
sponsored by One Identity
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses IT security compliance from an auditor's perspective. Access now to help your organization achieve and prove compliance with other security mandates as well.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

One Identity

Controlling Data Center Security
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to centrally control your data center security system to prevent it from weakening over time. Learn how central controls will allow you to strengthen your perimeter firewall protection while enabling flexibility to allow for change in the future.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Barracuda Networks

Data Breach Digest 2016: 500 cybersecurity incidents investigated
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: 84-page Data Breach Digest shines a light on some of the most prevalent incident scenarios to show you what you can do in the face of disaster. Access now to learn how you can best mitigate threats in the future.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Verizon

Get Ahead of Your Next Security Breach
sponsored by One Identity
WHITE PAPER: An outline of the five steps you can take to protect your organization from the inherent risks of privileged accounts.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

One Identity

Strategies for Successfully Managing Privileged Accounts
sponsored by One Identity
WHITE PAPER: The problem with many PAM programs is that they address only one or two of the underlying issues, leaving your organization insecure. Is your privileged identify management program on the right path? Sanity check inside.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

One Identity

Disrupting Targeted Attacks Solution Guide
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

The Evolution of Wireless Business Continuity
sponsored by Accelerated Concepts
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how to avoid expensive outages and downtime that drastically impact your reputation by formulating a business continuity plan with first-class connectivity. Learn how to take advantage of the expanding IoT to back up your business-critical data, devices, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Accelerated Concepts

What is Advanced Hybrid Security?
sponsored by Level 3 Communications, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Are you prepared for complex attacks on your network? Learn how advanced hybrid security solutions meet you where you are and get you to the level of security you need.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Level 3 Communications, Inc.

Navigating Email Security
sponsored by ZixCorp
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to protect against email data breaches with an overview of the three key groups with which to classify your emails.
Posted: 05 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

ZixCorp

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

Blue Skies Ahead? The State of Cloud Adoption
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: IT needs greater visibility to achieve better trust in cloud security. This comprehensive report reveals the results of a survey conducted with 1,200 IT decision-makers across 8 different countries about the security challenges they've faced with cloud adoption.
Posted: 06 May 2016 | Published: 06 May 2016

Intel Security

4 Ways Data Loss Prevention Can Help Meet More Stringent HIPAA Enforcement
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: Implemented correctly, data loss prevention (DLP) can help your organization maintain HIPAA compliance. This white paper reviews 4 specific HIPAA statutes and how DLP helps your organization comply with each.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Digital Guardian
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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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