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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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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

The Evolution of Cloud Security: Perception vs. Reality
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: This survey of over 2,200 cybersecurity professionals offers insight into both the current perception and the reality of cloud security. Access now to learn more about how security is catching up with cloud apps, and affecting areas like shadow IT, legacy security tools, popular business apps like Office 365, and more.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

BitGlass

Secure Your Connected Medical Devices
sponsored by Zingbox
WHITE PAPER: Unprotected medical devices are the top security vulnerability for the healthcare industry. Access this fact sheet to discover how to protect your medical IT network and ensure operational continuity and reliability of all your connected medical devices.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Zingbox

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

Best Practices for Ransomware Detection and Remediation
sponsored by Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware is a booming business for cybercriminals, and right now it's bigger than ever. Learn how ransomware attacks work and discover best practices to keep your files secure and your organization protected.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

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

How to Save Storage Space with Purposeful Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to effectively reduce storage capacity when performing backups by combining the strategies outlined here for flexible and powerful data protection. Based on your needs, learn when you should prioritize SLA over storage (and vice versa), best practices when backing up to tape, and more.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Veeam Software

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

IIA: Stronger Cybersecurity Starts With a Data and Analytics Strategy
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Discover why security analytics is the key to cyber security efficiency. It provides the necessary and timely visibility into network behavior and enables devices and entities acting suspiciously to be quickly identified and investigated.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

SAS

Top Three Gaping Holes in Your Data Security
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside. In this Globalscape paper, you'll learn: the 3 layers most targeted (the network, data & users), bad security practices, why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Globalscape

Shadow IT Guide: Protect Data and Avoid Compliance Violations
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Are you sure that employees are only using IT-sanctioned ways of transferring data? If the answer is "no," then your sensitive data may be vulnerable. In this guide from Globalscape, you'll learn: what shadow IT is and its drawbacks, how to identify signs of a shadow IT problem, how to reduce shadow IT, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

Assessing Application Security: A Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this SANs guide, learn the four-step method for acquiring the services you need to support a comprehensive application security (AppSec) lifecycle security program. Discover what goes into an effective AppSec team and how to acquire the resources necessary for deployment.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Veracode, Inc.

Cb Defense: PCI DSS Anti-Virus Assessment
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This report shows the findings of Coalfire System Inc.'s independent technical assessment of Cb Defense next-generation antivirus platform.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

Global Data Breach Notification Laws: Meeting Requirements and Mitigating Risks with Endpoint Security
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Discover why endpoint security is an essential component of a layered security strategy. Monitor and control devices to prevent significant data breaches and safeguard your reputation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

Top 6 Security Considerations in Migrating to Microsoft Windows 10
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Examine 6 of the most important IT security considerations in migrating to Windows 10. Discover how persistent endpoint security tools can help you address these challenges and enable your devices to stay secure beyond the operating system upgrades.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

Trends and Tactics: How IT Professionals are Approaching AppSec Today
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the strategies and tactics being implemented by IT professionals to ensure the security of their applications. Learn the obstacles they're working everyday to overcome and devise a plan of your own to mitigate your app security hardships.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veracode, Inc.

Top 10 Data Security Tips to Safeguard Your Business
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: New IT trends typically advance faster than the processes to secure them. However, as high profile data breaches hit the headlines on a daily basis, data protection regulations are catching up. Discover 10 tips on how to safeguard your business.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

At-Risk Data in the Cloud: 3 Strategies to Stop the Data Bleed
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Learn about each type of insider threat and discover strategies to mitigate their impact on your organization. Visibility through routine scans to discover sensitive data in cloud-sync folders can help IT move from paranoia or a false sense of security to peace of mind.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

Five Principles for Securing DevOps
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to successfully integrate security with DevOps and learn 5 principles your security strategy must address. Furthermore, understand how DevOps and CI/CD are different from Agile development and how this difference changes the requirements for application security.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veracode, Inc.

How the Cloud Has Changed Email Archiving Forever
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: To solve mailbox bloat, CIOs are turning to email archiving solutions—but on-premises archiving is now too difficult to manage. Discover how cloud is changing email archiving, and overcome the capacity shortcomings associated with traditional systems with self-service recoverability, and more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Mimecast

5 Essentials for Achieving Cloud Archiving Success
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Learn five essentials for achieving cloud archiving success, including guidance on how to avoid common misconceptions about cloud email archiving, and how to prepare for e-discovery and litigation with a secure storage solution.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Mimecast

Four Top Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations are going back to the basics. The major cybersecurity trends of recent can largely be addressed by focusing on "security 101." Learn how to reduce enterprise risk and limit attackers' opportunities as much as possible.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Reviewing a Year of Serious Data Breaches, Major Attacks and New Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover which industries were hit hardest in 2015 and what these attacks mean for the future. Learn what steps you can take to prepare your security plan for growing threats in 2016 and beyond.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM
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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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