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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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Mitigating Data Sharing Risks and Leaks
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an alternative approach to reducing data sharing risks between internal teams and outside parties. View now to learn how to safeguard data and files and minimize leaks.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

Securing Cloud Computing: How to Evaluate Providers
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the state of security in the cloud. Continue reading to reveal a 21 questions-to-ask checklist of leading security practices for protecting sensitive data in the cloud.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 17 Dec 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

Manage "Lots" of Documents within a Secure Business Process
sponsored by Nuance
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper pinpoints how Toyota Industries North America met the above goals and saved money and time in the process. Access this resource now to realise the success you can gain from capturing and securing documents.
Posted: 14 May 2015 | Published: 14 May 2015

Nuance

The Collaborative Data Privacy Handbook
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: As more organizations share sensitive data, the risk of leak or theft increases.  This white paper outlines six steps to improving data privacy and sharing principles and preventing regulatory and market sanctions.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

Print Management Receives Top Marks at Edinburgh College
sponsored by Nuance
WHITE PAPER: This brief case study pinpoints the advantages of an effective MFP strategy, using Edinburgh College as an example. Discover the ways in which deploying and standardizing your print infrastructure drives budget-friendly solutions, simplifies print management, and prevents breaches.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Nuance

Case Study: A Swiss Bank Modernizes its Print Fleet
sponsored by Nuance
WHITE PAPER: This brief case study pinpoints the benefits of updating your print infrastructure, using a major Swiss bank as an example. Discover how reducing your printer fleet can save green in more ways than one.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 12 May 2015

Nuance

Food for the Hungry Stops Malware in its Tracks
sponsored by Malwarebytes Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, learn how a major non-profit eradicated malware in its network.
Posted: 08 May 2015 | Published: 08 May 2015


Driving Agility and Security with Data Center Consolidation
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores several security strategies for defending virtualized and cloud-based data centers. Access now to learn how to defend both the physical and virtual planes as you imrpove agility through consolidation.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 29 Apr 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Research Report: The Benefits of Security Analytics
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: Read this report to discover what IT pros have to say about security analytics' most useful features, its value, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Prelert

Financial Organizations: Controlling Secure Communications
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to build more structured and controlled processes for assembling, refining, and sharing information. View now to examine several case studies presenting common financial information sharing challenges and how to craft your security strategy to overcome them.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

Controlling Keys - How to Prevent Data Leaks
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an alternative keys strategy that only the consumer can directly acess over a protected communications channel. View now to learn how to control access to encrypting and decrypting cloud stored files and how you can prevent data leaks.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

Breaking Bad: The Risk of Insecure File Sharing
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the risks and vulnerabilities of using file sync and share solutions and ungoverned practices. Read on to learn the 11 key steps to protecting data in the collaborative file-sharing environment.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

Big Data Analytics: Safety in the Digital Era
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Cybercriminals cause a lot of damage. They destroy profits, erode customers' trust, and compromise safety. This white paper identifies the ways in which big data analytics improve online safety and security. Read on and explore the efficacy of big data analytics when faced with fraudsters.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

SAS

The Security and Regulatory Drivers for Information Rights Management
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines IT's complex dichotomy of document protection versus access in the mobile age, while issuing the consequences of inadequate security. Read on to ensure that your organization is avoiding the business issues that impact the information security management of corporate documents and content.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Apr 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

SSL Certificates: The Return of the DSA Algorithm
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the shortcoming of the RSA algorithm and how the Digital Signature Algorithm (DSA) developed in 1991 is making a return in a big way to trip up cybercriminals.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Published: 05 Feb 2014

Symantec Corporation

It's Time to Identify and Confront Today's Data Center Security Challenges
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to detect, isolate, and block dynamic threats with a granular security approach from inside your data center. Access now to learn why network security is a good start and how to enhance it.
Posted: 23 Apr 2015 | Published: 29 Dec 2014

VMware

Virtual Data on Tape: Challenges and Benefits
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the benefits of storing virtual data on tape including reduced storage costs, improved data protection, and more.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

Veeam Software

Security Strategies for Today's Data Warehouses
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the necessity of an end-to-end security strategy for data warehouses and gives tips for building that kind of strategy.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

IBM

7 Best Practices for Securing Hadoop
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to develop a data life-cycle-centric approach to Hadoop security by asking yourself five integral questions. Access now to learn the 7 step program to improving your security strategy.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 Apr 2014

IBM

4 Steps to A Proactive Big Data Security and Privacy Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines four steps to developing a proactive data security and privacy approach that will help you keep big data safe without hindering your ability to capitalize on that data.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

IBM

The Digital Guardian Managed Security Program (MSP) Technical Overview
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to simplify managing sensitive data and intellectual property protection.  Access now to learn more.
Posted: 20 Apr 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

Digital Guardian

Gaining Visibility, Meaningful Information Security, and Fraud Data in Seconds
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll discover how to use big data for InfoSec and fraud analytics to strengthen your security strategy.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

WhiteHat Security

Evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership for Protecting Web Applications
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the tocal cost of web app security in the three major risk categories associated with sucessful attacks. Access now to learn how to quantify the costs of web app security compared to the costs of a breach.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2013

WhiteHat Security

Programmatically Identifying Multi-Page Flaws in Web Apps
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the pros and cons of several web app scanning approaches. View now to learn learn more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

WhiteHat Security

Achieving Multi-Tiered Security
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the kind of multi-tiered security strategy that will most effectively keep your enterprise safe.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

Gigamon
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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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