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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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Protecting the 3 Areas of Secure Mobility
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Protect the three areas of secure mobility, whether your users are accessing data locally, on your corporate network, or through a cloud service. Discover how to drive transformative mobility without adding risk to your network and data.
Posted: 20 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

BlackBerry

Best Practices for Healthcare Data Breach Prevention
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: As healthcare records grow in value and popularity in underground markets, it's more important than ever to have airtight data protection and breach prevention protocols in place to keep patients' information safe. Whether you're in healthcare or another industry, learn how to keep information secure with data breach protection best practices.
Posted: 16 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Absolute

Six Steps to Effective Healthcare Data Breach Response
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Healthcare organizations must take into consideration these 6 steps to an effective data breach response. You'll learn how to not only minimize the damage from an incident, but also avoid reputational ruin through patient notification and timely updates of the situation.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Absolute

The Cost of a Data Breach: Healthcare Settlements Involving Lost or Stolen Devices
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Whether it is from human error or malicious outsiders, a diligent IT department can diminish the risk of lost or stolen data. Learn 7 best practices healthcare organizations can put in place to ensure the safety of patient information on mobile devices.
Posted: 15 Dec 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Absolute

The Foundation of Next-Gen Enterprise Security is Embedded in your Endpoints
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: As the lines between corporate and personal have blurred, or even blended altogether, the enterprise security team has less and less true control over all of the endpoints being used by employees. Learn how to activate embedded security in your endpoints to ensure complete protection of your valuable assets.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Absolute

IDC Technology Spotlight: Modern "Embedded" Endpoint Security
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: This IDC Technology Spotlight explains why modern endpoint security strategies need an innovative approach that maintains always-on IT connectivity to corporate laptops and mobile devices. Learn how to maintain vigilance and identify threats at the earliest stages before a breach can occur.
Posted: 14 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Absolute

Secure Email Against Targeted Phishing Attacks
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: To protect against targeted phishing attacks and other email-borne malware, you need the ability to identify infected traffic before your users click on it. Discover how you can extract malicious content from all emails before they hit your users' inboxes and neutralize attacks early without impacting user experience.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

The History of Ransomware
sponsored by KnowBe4
WHITE PAPER: Learn a brief history of ransomware, its evolution and the different malware families it's been a part of. By understanding where ransomware came from and how it's attacked in the past, you can best predict where it's going in the future and design an effective defense strategy for your organization.
Posted: 13 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

KnowBe4

Tackle Insider Threats Head-On By Building A Proactive Security Culture
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: More than 40% of data loss is caused by company insiders. Use this white paper to find ways your company can reduce the chance of internal data loss by fostering a trusted security culture, creating employee profiles, and more.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2016

Intel Security

Clayton Utz Achieves Information Security and Data Protection Goals
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, you'll learn how one law firm ensured simple administration of the rapid growth in data for themselves and their clients. Read on and discover ways to support business and IT requirements for cost-effective data storage.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

An MSP Guide to Selling IT Security
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
WHITE PAPER: Discover a roadmap to enhance your MSP offering with security services, why you should take a layered security approach, and 5 tips for selling IT security. Access now and unveil how to expand upon your existing toolkit and evolve from MSP to MSSP.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Solarwinds MSP

Ransomware: Mitigating the Threat
sponsored by Zerto
WHITE PAPER: Discover more about recent advancements in ransomware, where it's going and what you can do you protect your files. Learn steps you must take before a ransomware attack hits to ensure its crippling effects don't threaten your business.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Zerto

Overcome Storage Capacity Conundrums of Genomics and Precision Medicine
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Today's fastest compute environments are prevented from delivering on their promise for genomics as a result of constrained performance of the underlying storage infrastructure. Download this resource to learn how to overcome the capacity constraints of legacy storage and harness the possibility of precision medicine.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

Reasonable Security Best Practices: Learning From Notable Data Breaches
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Has your company implemented "reasonable security"? If so, you should be able to avoid lawsuits and fines after a data breach. But what is "reasonable security," and is there a definition?
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Global Knowledge

5 Questions to Ask Data Protection Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Protecting your data is paramount to your business continuity and success, so you should be asking the tough questions to any data protection vendor you're considering. Discover 5 questions to ask data protection and information management vendors.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Commvault

Comparing Data Protection and Information Management Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a comparison of two data protection and information management vendors (Veeam and Commvault). Learn how they compare on 5 important factors that you should be considering when looking to purchase data protection and information management.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

Important Considerations for Comparing Data Protection Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: What should you look for when comparing data protection vendors? Discover how factors like the scope of your data, cloud storage and, most importantly, risk should affect your decision.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

3 File Transfer Mistakes that Could Be Costing You and Putting Data at Risk
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: IT teams are busy and there's little time for planning. When details get lost in the shuffle, mistakes happen that can carry a heavy price.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

10 Reasons You Should Consider Commvault for Data Protection
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to make the right choices in data center backup and recovery software. You'll learn 10 reasons why choosing the right vendor is critical to your organization's future and how to be prepared for virtually every technology transition ahead.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

Guide to Encrypted Traffic Management
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This short guide will help you understand how encrypted traffic is growing and how it's increasingly being exploited. Get tips on how to protect your SSL/TLS traffic, and learn how to effectively monitor your network traffic for potential intrusions.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Remote and Branch Offices: Leveraging Modern Storage and Data Centers
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how remote and branch offices (ROBOs) can build the modern data center, a highly virtualized environment that leverages up-to-date storage and has a cloud strategy in place. Uncover useful tips and options for setting up critical systems like backup, recovery, replication, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

Veeam Software

Modern Cybercrime - What's Happening, Why it's Happening and How You Can Respond
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn about recent instances of cyberattacks to better understand how they operate and what damage they cause. Stay ahead of cybercriminals and out of tomorrow's headlines by ensuring you're operating securely and your incident response plan is ready for prime time.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Trustwave

New EU Security Requirements and You
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover new EU security requirements and learn what you can do to get ready. Create a holistic approach to data protection and infrastructure security to best avoid compliance risk.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

5 Ways to Achieve Big Data Protection
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at 5 key issues you must consider as you begin to embrace Big Data protection. Discover why organizations see Big Data protection as a huge challenge and learn the best strategies for protecting Big Data assets the same as you would "regular" data assets.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

Build a Defense-in-Depth Security Approach
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Discover why a multi-layered, defense-in-depth approach to security is your best option to keep your organization protected. A robust, multi-layered approach should involve a vast array of techniques sharing threat intelligence to improve detection accuracy and deliver a maximum level of protection.
Posted: 14 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2016

TrendMicro
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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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