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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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Determining the True Costs of a Data Breach
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper takes an in-depth look at the true costs of a data breach. Keep reading to learn steps and tips you may take to determine and reduce the cost of your next breach.
Posted: 23 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Dell SecureWorks

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.

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

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

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

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.
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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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