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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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Choosing the Right Public Cloud for Better Data Protection
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to use infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) and data protection software to solve the complexity and cost challenges of protecting data. Read on to evaluate public cloud capabilities and data protection software capabilities, so that you can choose the right solution for your enterprise.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell Software

Best Practices for Protecting Flash-Based Arrays
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper covers best practice for protecting flash-based storage arrays and ensuring business processes and operations are agile and responsive. Read on to see how you can successfully transform your backup and recovery software to be more compatible with flash storage.
Posted: 28 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Dell Software

Managing Critical Security Controls
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: In this e-book, you'll learn what security professionals find suitable to support access controls. Discover ways to verify incoming data, execute the requirements needed, and support human activities associated with a control.
Posted: 27 Apr 2016 | Published: 27 Apr 2016

Splunk

Advanced Threat Protection Buyer's Guide
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you assess your current security posture against a baseline set of requirements. Access now to ensure you're using the right solution set to fit your organization.
Posted: 27 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Building an Enterprise Security Architecture
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: This ESG report outlines the current security problems faced by organizations across industries and shows you new methods to tackle them. Access now to learn how you can get an enterprise security architecture built for integration, central command and control, distributed enforcement and comprehensive monitoring.
Posted: 27 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Forcepoint

Keeping Email Vulnerability at Bay
sponsored by ArcMail Technology
WHITE PAPER: Access this CIO Review article to learn how email archiving is becoming a common way to fight data theft in enterprises today. Explore email archiving market trends and needs, how to ensure cost effective, continuous security, and more.
Posted: 27 Apr 2016 | Published: 06 Apr 2016

ArcMail Technology

Three guiding principles for data security and compliance
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about the world's growing focus on data protection and what current challenges organizations face. Access now to discover why you need a comprehensive approach to data security and learn three guiding principles to achieve better security compliance.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

IBM

IBM Security Guardium Vulnerability Assessment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to harden your data infrastructure by scanning targeted systems on a scheduled basis to detect vulnerabilities. Learn to identify exploitable security holes in your database and enforce best practices with tests and customizable options for each data type.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Gartner Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection (DCAP).
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Use this Gartner Market Guide to help you identify emerging data-centric audit and protection tools thatCISOs can apply across their data silos. Access now to identify the data security controls required to mitigate risks and threats to your sensitive data.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

IBM

Comprehensive data protection for physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: What steps should you take to best protect your virtualized cloud data? Find out inside.
Posted: 26 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

IBM

IBM 2015 Cyber Security Intelligence Index for Information and Communication
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines cyber attack incidents of organizations in the information and communications industry. Access now to learn about past trends of cyber criminals and what to look for in the future of cyber crime.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Compliance Beyond Email: Navigating the Complexities within Healthcare
sponsored by Actiance
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can provide doctors and patients diverse communications coupled with strong compliance and data protection. Uncover 5 ways to mitigate legal and security risks in your healthcare organization.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 25 Apr 2016

Actiance

Overview of the Asia-Pacic Intrusion Detection & Prevention Systems Market
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how greatly IDS/IPS is growing in Asia Pacific and methods they are using to stay ahead of advanced threats. Access now and learn how to improve your organization's awareness of these threats and prepare yourself against sophisticated attacks in the future.
Posted: 25 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Stop the Bad Guys Cold: Securing Your Mobile Data
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about the growing popularity of mobile endpoint solutions. They contain a spectrum of capabilities ranging from a simple solution set to a mobile protection platform. Access now to see critical security features that your solution set must have.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault

A Foundation for Next-Generation Datacenter and Cloud-Based Security
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Your data is a constant target for cybercriminals. Not only are they coming up with new threats, but they are constantly improving the existing ones. With more technology at your fingertips, attackers have more choices. Access this white paper to learn about a security solution that covers your datacenter and the common attack avenues.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 29 May 2015

Citrix

Security essentials for CIO's enabling mobility - their device, your data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you how to safely embark on your own BYOD program. The main goal is to show you how BYOD is a feasible option for your organization by seamlessly securing corporate data and applications on each devices while providing separation from personal activity and data.
Posted: 22 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

IBM

How Healthcare Organizations Both Enable Mobile Users and Stay Compliant
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to stay HIPAA compliant even when mobile devices come into play. Read on to uncover insight for securing your enterprise and BYOD to protect sensitive data, and learn about containerization, application-wrapping, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

BlackBerry

Top Reasons to Choose EMC Isilon Scale-Out NAS
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights 8 reasons why your enterprise should consider investing in a scale-out NAS solution with a single volume, single file system architecture. Access now and discover how you can improve your storage scalability, efficiency, and flexibility, and expand your data lake.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

EMC

Next-Generation IPS in the Era of Targeted Attacks
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper talks about the future of IPS and gives you statistics from the current IPS market. Access now to learn about the features, capabilitie, costs and impacts of next-generation IPS and the future of cyberattacks in general.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

IBM

Data Center Applications Standards Reference Guide: Networking and Storage
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: In this technical white paper, discover a detailed overview of the most prevalent networking and storage applications in today's modern data centers. Additionally, read on to get instruction on computer clustering, SAN and server cabling, data security, and more.
Posted: 21 Apr 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

CommScope

The Power of Collaboration with an Expiration Date
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: As more and more enterprises move toward collaboration methods that incorporate revocation or expiration, the enterprise file synchronization and sharing (EFSS) space is moving in that direction as well.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

BlackBerry

Six Tools Users Need for Mobile Files And How to Provide Them Securely
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies and details the key tools users need and outlines what IT should consider in evaluating these products. Access now to discover how you can safely access, share, sync and collaborate on even the most sensitive files through any device.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

BlackBerry

Securing the Internet of Things: 6 Crucial Steps
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Although a majority of large companies are actively working on Internet of Things (IoT) initiatives, data security continues to be a low priority for boards of directors. This resource explores the new security risks prompted by the IoT and reveals 6 crucial actions that you need to take to counteract them.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

Software-Defined Scale-Out NAS: Simple and Efficient Storage for Enterprise Edge Locations
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses a software-defined storage solution with scale-out NAS that extends the data lake to enterprise edge locations. Read on to learn how this solution can reduce your costs and simplify management by consolidating your unstructured data, eliminating inefficient storage silos, and streamlining data protection.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

EMC

Traditional Backup Vs. Modern Data Protection
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: From this resource, you will compare traditional backup versus modern data protection, and discover a holistic, single platform approach that will protect your company's vital data. Read on to examine the advantages modern data protection offers over traditional backup.
Posted: 20 Apr 2016 | Published: 20 Apr 2016

Commvault
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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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