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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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Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uncovers five common, critical pitfalls to avoid when building a data protection strategy. Read on to learn how to navigate through these pitfalls so that your enterprise can implement a data protection solution that eliminates complexity, reduces staff inefficiencies, enables faster decisions, and accelerates your ROI.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Veritas

PCI Compliance Protect your business from data breach
sponsored by Earthlink.
WHITE PAPER: Get stronger control over PCI compliance in this white paper by learning the 12 requirements to simplify and accelerate the process. Access this resource now to learn how to proactively protect your organization from a data breach.
Posted: 01 Mar 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Earthlink.

The Role of SAM in Information Security
sponsored by Snow Software
WHITE PAPER: Software asset management (SAM) provides an organization not just with the resources it needs to generate audit and reconciliation reports, but also to support information security initiatives. Learn ways information security can be more effectively addressed with the aid of SAM.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Snow Software

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers 8 tips to staying on top of the 2016 data protection trends and solving data management challenges. Read on to learn how your enterprise can maximize the value of your data protection investment, meet more demanding SLAs, simplify management across your IT environment, and reduce costs.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Veritas

Changing the Conversation Around Backup with Dell Data Protection
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper discover Dell's new data protection solution that combines hardware, deduplication, and management software into a single platform. With this solution, your enterprise can benefit from maximized available capacity, shorter backup windows, lower backup costs, and more.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Dell, Inc.

The CIO's Guide to Avoiding IT Irrelevance: Build a Bridge with BYOD
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover 7 crucial steps to avoid IT irrelevance by beating Shadow IT with BYOD. Access this paper to view the key aspects of this EMM-based approach, and learn how to eliminate barriers for users with self-service and social ITSM, and more.
Posted: 29 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Matrix42

Oracle Backup and Recovery Strategies: Moving to Data-Protection-as-a-Service
sponsored by Oracle, in association with Intel
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reviews best practices for data protection approaches for backup up Oracle databases. Read on to discover how you can effectively protect your data and provide greater granularity on an application-by-application bases while reducing your RPO and RTO.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 22 Oct 2015

Oracle, in association with Intel

Open Source Security Needed in Development
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: With 4,000 new vulnerabilities disclosed in open source projects each year, you can't afford to use open code without knowing the risk and how to prevent them.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Black Duck Software

Gartner Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: New Gartner Market Guide for Data-Centric Audit and Protection describes the 5 DCAP capabilities that CISOs need for databases, files, big data, SaaS and IaaS. Download the guide for key findings and recommendations – and find out what Gartner has to say about Imperva DCAP capabilities across data silos.
Posted: 24 Feb 2016 | Published: 15 Dec 2015

Imperva

Secure and Manage Open Source Software
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: This resource reviews a process called, "Open Source Hygiene," which keeps software stacks and application portfolios free of known-exploitable versions of open source code.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Black Duck Software

Investing in What Matters: Looking Beyond Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Oracle, in association with Intel
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will discover 3 limitations of which you should be aware when considering converged and hyperconverged offerings for your infrastructure, and why cloud architecture might be better.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2016

Oracle, in association with Intel

Maximizing Tape Capacities with LTO-7 Technology
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: In this brief white paper, discover how you can successfully manage and protect your data growth with LTO-7 technology. With LTO-7, your enterprise can benefit from improved capacity, performance, compatibility, interchange and cost control in an open format.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2016

LTO

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

Changing the Economics of Long Term Data Retention and Archiving with LTO
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: This product specification sheet highlights LTO Ultrium format, a powerful, scalable, adaptable open tape format that can help address the growing demands of data protection. Access now to see how your enterprise can benefit from implementing LTO into your tiered storage management plan.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2015

LTO

Open source: What developers and security pros need to know
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: Whether you're a developer or security professional, get a firm grip on open source software management, compliance and security risks and solutions you need to know to keep your company safeguarded.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Black Duck Software

LTO for the Next Generation Data Center
sponsored by LTO
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uncovers the misconception that tape is unreliable and slow and highlights how LTO technology can be used to meet the performance needs of the most demanding streaming workloads. Access now to explore LTO tape's new features and use cases including linear tape file system, tape-as-NAS, deep and active archiving, and more.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2015

LTO

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
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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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