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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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A Step-By-Step Guide to Finding the Right Data Protection System
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to deploy a unified, efficient data protection platform that can be leveraged to secure all data types. Whether it be data in motion or data living on your physical, cloud or hybrid environment, this white paper makes it quick and easy to pinpoint a system that best fits your security needs.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Gemalto

Six steps to control the uncontrollable
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Your employees need to be productive where and when they want to be. If you don't provide ways for them to accomplish this, they'll do it themselves. So how sure are you that you're in full control of your company? Explore six key focus areas to managing your enterprise's mobility and empowering your employees while ensuring security.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Microsoft

Security essentials for CIO's enabling mobility - their device, your data
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Your goal is to make BYOD policies feasible by seamlessly securing corporate data on the device while providing logical separation from personal activities. Learn five key steps you should consider before putting your BYOD program in place.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM MaaS360

Controlling the uncontrollable
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: 29% of workers use three or more devices, work from many locations, and use many apps, and this number is growing. The problem is enabling employees without compromising security throughout the enterprise. Read on to learn about an enterprise mobile management solution that will make the process easier than you may realize.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 11 May 2016

Microsoft

Enable Better Decisions for Everyone in Your Organization
sponsored by Pyramid Analytics
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations struggle with inefficient, overly complex business intelligence processes that leave them with fragmented data and incomplete information. Discover a business intelligence platform that empowers users outside of IT to dive into data, with the security of a governed analytics environment.
Posted: 18 May 2016 | Published: 18 May 2016

Pyramid Analytics

Encrypt Everything How to Unshare and Secure Your Sensitive Data Wherever It Resides
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: Stuck in the data protection dilemma? How do you find a way to balance critical business needs and requirements, while protecting your data from malicious threats? Learn a multitier plan that helps you protect your perimeter while also encrypting data in every level, moving or at rest.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Gemalto

Market Focus Double Vision
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: It's time to get real with security realities. Understand how to achieve greater visibility into your network traffic and learn where other organizations stand in the cyber security war.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

Gigamon

The data protection playbook for all-flash storage
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: Find out how flash storage can offer enterprises the top-notch data protection they need, all while delivering unsurpassed performance, flexibility, and return on investment. Read on to learn how else the right flash investment can improve your business now and in the future.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

E-Waste Is More Than Just Clutter
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Do you dispose of, repurpose or recycle your old IT assets and technology? Explore why and how you should create a secure and frequent IT asset disposal program for your organization to stay compliant, safe, and clutter-free.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Iron Mountain

Why IT Leaders Are Buying into Mobile Security
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: See how CIOs have zeroed-in the threat to mobile security and how they shut down attempts at breaching their networks. Read on to ensure mobility doesn't become a liability to your organization and learn how pros fend off today's data breaches.
Posted: 17 May 2016 | Published: 17 May 2016

Lookout

Windows 10 Migration Minus The Complexity
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: A Windows OS migration can be a headache for IT managers and teams, but it is possible to reduce your stress – and your company's risk – by leveraging endpoint data protection. Follow these six steps to craft a Windows 10 OS migration plan that provides data protection and governance for your enterprise.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Druva Software

Mining for Insight: Rediscovering the Data Archive
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Uncover study results that highlight the struggles enterprises have with archiving their data. Discover how to implement a consistent approach to data archiving so that you can leverage your data and improve your customer service and revenue streams.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

Iron Mountain

Definitive Guide: Securing The Mobile Enterprise
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: Mobility, IoT and cloud computing are constant (and growing) concerns for security managers as data is accessible from anywhere, even outside your perimeter. Get tips on securely managing your mobile workforce and turning mobility into an advantage.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Aruba Networks

FAQ: ShareFile Cloud for Healthcare
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access now to witness how your healthcare organization can manage patient files and meet HIPAA requirements with an EFSS service.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Citrix

The Need for Third Party Archiving
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Third-party email archiving solutions can address customer needs that basic archiving solutions, such as Microsoft's Office 365, can't achieve. Discover the benefits your enterprise can achieve with a third-party archiving solution, such as storage flexibility, advanced search capabilities, full audit of the archive and more.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Commvault

Where Network Virtualization Fits Into Data Center Initiatives
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Network virtualization is what is going to enable you to keep up with the constant advances in technology without having to sweat over too many details. See how it fits into your existing physical network, your plans for software-defined data center and much more.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 29 Jan 2016

VMware

Why Move Backup and Disaster Recovery To The Cloud
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover 20 real-world business reasons to move backup, archival, and disaster recovery (DR) to a unified cloud platform. See how public cloud can provide your enterprise with the reliability, security, and scalability you need to protect your disparate workloads.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 16 May 2016

Druva Software

8 Key Functions to Prevent Data Loss with User Behavior
sponsored by Exabeam
WHITE PAPER: User behavior analytics (UBA) provides the context needed to evaluate user behavior accurately and efficiently. It focuses on the user handling the data rather than the data itself. Learn how you can pair your DLP tools with UBA to best prevent data loss and exfiltration.
Posted: 16 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Exabeam

Overcoming 4 Key Challenges of Data Privacy
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Data privacy must be protected on a continuous basis far beyond the requirements of passing compliance audits. Learn the 4 key challenges of data privacy and how to overcome them.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Iron Mountain

5-Step Guide For GDPR Compliance
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: The GDPR is about the rules that companies must follow to ensure they are protecting PII. This white paper shows you a 5-point plan to prepare your systems to meet the new needs of GDPR data protection regulations by 2018.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Druva Software

Protecting Corporate Data Beyond the Firewall
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how a new approach to data governance can help you address the growing challenges of data tracking and monitoring beyond the corporate firewall to meet regulatory and legal requirements.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Druva Software

Everything You Need to Know About Crypto Management
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: The best way to secure sensitive information is by placing safeguards around the data itself through encryption. Learn how to better manage your encrypted data to enable greater security enforcement and overall better efficiency.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Gemalto

Secur ing Productivity in the Border less Enterprise
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: The combination of cloud and mobility can allow for great employee productivity and greater customer responsiveness. However, these new business opportunities mean nothing if you can't protect against the new security challenges they bring.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Microsoft

Jump start mobile productivity with MDM and secure file sharing
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Mobile device management is only a piece of the mobility puzzle. With mobile workers' collaboration demands are rising, making it hard to ensure the quality of service they need and the security they may not realize they need. Learn more about challenges to empowering mobile workers and how to ensure your critical data stays safe.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Citrix

Office 365: Upgrading Enterprise Security
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: You must carefully evaluate the risks associated with adopting any platform that streamlines access to company information. Examine here the security features of Microsoft Office 365, and discover the cloud security gaps that could hinder its adoption.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Symantec Corporation
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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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