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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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How Effective is Your AML Auditing?
sponsored by BAE Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement strong, comprehensive anti-money laundering (AML) audit processes to help you identify and prevent financial threats. Discover what defines an effective AML audit model, how to prep your AML audit, how to overcome AML audit challenges, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

BAE Systems

Data Protection & Privacy: Next Steps and 5 Best Practices
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The internet and data privacy laws have been on a collision course for some time now – and it's accelerated by digital transformation sweeping across companies. Inside, explore the challenges that global businesses face when confronting the policy environment, and find 5 best practices to help you meet evolving data privacy and security demands.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

HPE and Intel®

Digital Remote Monitoring and How it Changes Data Center Operations and Maintenance
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: A lot happens in 10 years, and data center remote monitoring services have come a long way. Access this white paper to learn about digital remote monitoring services, how they support your data center and mobile technologies, and why it's time to replace any lingering offline monitoring.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

APC by Schneider Electric

Secure Information Exchange in the Digital Age
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Forrester Senior Analyst Heidi Shey answers five questions regarding secure information exchange (SIE) and discusses how digital transformations are changing the way that IT decision-makers have to approach SIE in the digital age.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

OpenText

Your Data on the Move: Taking Back Control of Your Most Precious Asset
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines some of the risk factors organizations face when managing their data and explores best practices for conducting risk assessments. Read on to learn about 3 main risk factors threatening your organization, 3 signs you've lost control of your data, 4 steps to regaining control over your data, and more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Globalscape

Disaster Recovery Guide: DR in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Macquarie Cloud Services
WHITE PAPER: Download this essential DR guide to gain insight into the challenges, needs, strategies, and available solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity in 2017, especially for modern, virtualized environments and the public cloud. Additionally, view a BD/DR technology comparison, and fully automated replication architecture.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Macquarie Cloud Services

Building the Business Case for Cloud Backup
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to overcome legacy VM data protection complexity with cloud-native backup and recovery. Discover why enterprises employ this method as a cost-effective alternative to traditional DR by learning 5 reasons for migrating backup and archiving to a single, cloud-native platform.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Druva Software

Accelerating Your BDR: 7 Ways to Turn Your Turtle into a Cheetah
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover 7 ways you can accelerate your backup and disaster recovery and stay ahead of your competitors.
Posted: 02 Feb 2017 | Published: 02 Feb 2017

QuorumLabs Inc.

Raiders of the Lost File Shares: Defending Enterprise Data Against Destructive Malware
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: With destructive malware ravaging the networks of governments, Aramco, Sands Corporation, and Sony Pictures, you need to adjust your tactics to ensure your continued safety. In this white paper, discover a deeper look at these recent attacks and potential countermeasures to thwart them.
Posted: 23 Jan 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

BlackBerry

The 5 Rings of Data Integration Hell Impacting Your Security
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: In this guide discover the 5 "rings of hell" that make meeting data integration requirements difficult and threaten the security of your data. Learn about the various scenarios which can cause data integration challenges, methods for data migration worth considering, and more.
Posted: 11 Jan 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Globalscape

How The US Navy Helped Transform Today's BDR Market
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how the US Navy helped transform today's BDR market. Discover an agnostic solution that fits into any environment to provide backup and disaster recovery capabilities that now offers the fastest recovery in the market, as well as the easiest backups.
Posted: 10 Jan 2017 | Published: 10 Jan 2017

QuorumLabs Inc.

Security for the Future-Ready Workforce
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: To both empower the workforce and protect the enterprise, organizations must choose the right technologies and match users to the right devices. Learn how to cover the needs of 5 future-ready worker categories, while keeping your data safe.
Posted: 05 Jan 2017 | Published: 05 Jan 2017

Dell India

Survey Findings: Data Security
sponsored by Dell India
WHITE PAPER: This data security report illuminates the data security concerns held by businesses. Learn how to obtain the business support needed to integrate data security, while mitigating the cloud and mobile risks that plague IT.
Posted: 04 Jan 2017 | Published: 04 Jan 2017

Dell India

Best Practices for Enterprise Security
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: The modern enterprise workforce calls for deep, comprehensive security to keep data protected no matter how people work. Discover best practices for securing your modern workforce, which include network security, access management, app security, and monitoring and response.
Posted: 21 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Citrix

Manage Risk by Protecting the Apps and Data that Drive Business Productivity
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Traditional perimeter-based security has been rendered ineffective by mobility and the cloud. In this infographic, learn how to successfully navigate the increasingly volatile IT business environment and take a new approach to information security.
Posted: 21 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Citrix

Two-Factor Authentication Helps Officers Protect and Serve New York
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Learn how the field officers of the Suffolk County Police Department of Long Island, NY utilize two-factor authentication to protect and serve their constituents, keep their database safe, and enable secure mobility.
Posted: 20 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

BlackBerry

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

Cloud Security and Content Management: Box Case Study
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to secure Box on the cloud, and in doing so yield more benefits than just keeping your data safe.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

IBM

Box: Securing Business Information in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to address content security challenges with Box on the cloud and enable productivity and collaboration with anyone, anywhere, and at any time, while maintaining control and compliance over your business content.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

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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