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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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Microsoft Service Manager Simplified
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Through the use of automation, compliance, self-service portal, and standardization, Microsoft's System Center Service Manager can support the best practices found in the Information Technology Infrastructure Library (ITILĀ®) and the Microsoft Operations Framework (MOF).
Posted: 13 Mar 2015 | Published: 13 Mar 2015

Global Knowledge

Enhance Your Storage Performance with Storage Virtualization
sponsored by Imation Corp.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes one storage virtualization system and how it can provide greater scalability, performance and resiliency.
Posted: 06 Mar 2015 | Published: 19 Dec 2013

Imation Corp.

4 Data Traffic Security Challenges Exposing Enterprises to Hack Attacks
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the 4 major points of weakness that your enterprise needs to prioritize in 2015 in order to defend your business-critical data from hackers.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 22 Jan 2015

Certes Networks

Bridging the Data Security Gap: Unified Data Protection for 4 Key Data Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to bridge the data security gap amid the digital information explosion in four major areas: Big data, virtual environments and the cloud, enterprise data, and enterprise applications.
Posted: 12 Feb 2015 | Published: 31 May 2013

IBM

HP: Protecting Printers with Enterprise Grade Security by Moor Insights and Strategy
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the key security risks presented by today's networked printer and offers an overview of some innovative solutions that address them.
Posted: 11 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Executive Breach Blanket: 7 Steps to Safeguard Your Corporate Data
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper contains an effective 7-step process for ensuring that your business is ready to respond to data breaches.
Posted: 10 Feb 2015 | Published: 10 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Cybersecurity Overview for CEOs and Boards
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This valuable white paper gives detailed information about the security risks CEOs face and what they can do to ensure that their enterprise is being taken care of.
Posted: 09 Feb 2015 | Published: 09 Feb 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Recognizing Five Sources of High-Profile Data Security Breaches
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the 5 major categories of vulnerabilities that IT and security professionals need to account for in their solutions planning.
Posted: 06 Feb 2015 | Published: 06 Feb 2015

Mimecast

HP Global 2000 Mobile Risk Report
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Download this report to see the alarming realities regarding the sheer number of applications vulnerable to attack, as well as the most common and easily addressable vulnerability errors.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 18 Aug 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

Network Security Intelligence Selection Buying Guide
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why network defense can make or break the success of an enterprise; and also introduces HP TippingPoint, a leader in security intelligence, as a potential solution.
Posted: 01 Feb 2015 | Published: 19 Nov 2014

Hewlett-Packard Company

4 Steps to Prevent a Data Breach: Address Your Weak Spots Before it's Too Late
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this valuable resource to learn more about the common threats to data security, and how you can address your database vulnerabilities in 4 critical steps.
Posted: 27 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

ESG Lab Review - Data Protection, Recovery and Business Continuity with SIRUS 2
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This report of ESG examines test results for an image-based data protection, recovery and business continuity solution that uses a hybrid cloud approach to enable highly redundant business continuity and to extend data protection beyond the walls of the local data center.
Posted: 26 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Nov 2014

Datto, Inc.

Is Your Printing/Imaging Environment As Safe As the Rest of Your Infrastructure?
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the importance of securing your printing and imaging environment, and introduces a streamlined, policy-based approach to securing these devices before a data breach occurs.
Posted: 22 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Spoofing Server-Server Communication: How You Can Prevent It
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this must-read white paper, you'll learn how to prevent the new SSL Strip threat that could compromise your secure applications.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Protecting Against Web Application Threats Using SSL
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, readers learn about the many factors that leave web applications vulnerable to attack; how SSL encryption can help to prevent the risk of data loss; how to assess their current state of vulnerability; and much more.
Posted: 19 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

How Extended Validation SSL Brings Confidence to Online Sales and Transactions
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of increasing customer confidence in the security of online business transactions, and introduces Symantec Extended Validation SSL Certificates as a potential solution to this challenge.
Posted: 15 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

A Prescription for Privacy
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the challenges surrounding the emerging world of EHR technology, including the requirements that govern the protection of confidential patient data online; the measures that organizations need to take right now to prepare for these upcoming changes to the healthcare industry; and more.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

Internet Trust Marks: Building Confidence and Profit Online
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines how recent trends in Internet trust marks can help restore confidence in online shopping, and as concluded by at least one recent study, even induce those who do shop to spend more.
Posted: 14 Jan 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2013

Symantec Corporation

Infographic: Data Traffic Security is a Mess
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This infographic visually displays the sobering results of a recent survey on what are IT decision makers doing to secure and segment their sensitive data traffic.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 09 Jan 2015

Certes Networks

A Smarter Approach to Network Encryption
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how enterprises can make network encryption easier to set up and manage, as well as transparent to network and application performance and behavior.
Posted: 09 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

Certes Networks

It's Time to Get Serious About Protecting Sensitive Data in Transit
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why it's long past time to get serious about protecting your sensitive data as it travels across networks, and also lists 3 steps that you can take to avoid being a hacking statistic in 2015.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 06 Jan 2015

Certes Networks

The Current Chaotic State of Data Traffic Security
sponsored by Certes Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the results of a survey of more than 6 million IT professionals that aimed to discover how companies across the globe handle data in motion and other IT security issues. The results made one thing apparent: Data traffic encryption is a mess.
Posted: 06 Jan 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

Certes Networks

Email Archives: Why Old Solutions Aren't Sufficient for Modern Enterprises
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the difficulties that organizations encounter as they seek a solution to ever-increasing volumes of stored emails and the need for faster, more flexible accessibility to this data.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 31 May 2013

Mimecast

Taking Control of File Sharing Services
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper discusses how file sharing services are being used within enterprises; the benefits and risks that they bring; and the factors that organizations should consider in selecting an enterprise-grade service in order to ensure its security.
Posted: 19 Dec 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

Mimecast

Why Every CIO Should Consider Vulnerability Assessment a Necessity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, CIOs will learn why vulnerability assessment is so essential to enterprise security, and can discover a leading vulnerability assessment platform that scans targeted systems on a scheduled basis in order to increase your understanding of your organization's overall security posture.
Posted: 03 Feb 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2014

IBM
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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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