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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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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

Manage Application Security Risks to Help Protect your Organization’s Critical Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Effective application security is really a matter of managing risk. Learn how to develop application security when you build an asset inventory, assess the business impact, and 3 more ways to mitigate risks to your most crucial assets.
Posted: 14 Feb 2017 | Published: 14 Feb 2017

IBM

How to Keep Your Data Secure In An Increasingly Insecure World
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: Digital information has completely transformed the way we live and do business. But with this change comes the need for strong data security measures to protect vital information. In this white paper, explore important data security topics and considerations, including data breaches, regulations and standards, drive decommissioning and more.
Posted: 13 Feb 2017 | Published: 01 Nov 2015

Micron

Tackling Insider Threats
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Security is an inside job. Insiders are responsible for more than 40% of data loss. Whether it's intentional or accidental, you need to stop it with policy development, event monitoring, and incident response—backed by a strong set of data loss prevention tools. Learn more. Read Tackling Insider Threats.
Posted: 13 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Intel Security

How to Prepare for Out-of-Control Data Growth
sponsored by Micron
WHITE PAPER: If you're ready for a storage refresh, access this infographic to prepare for the big data deluge by adopting flash to extend scalability, enhance virtualization support, simplify storage capacity management, and more. You'll also clue into the main drivers behind software-defined storage adoption, as told by IT pros.
Posted: 09 Feb 2017 | Published: 09 Feb 2017

Micron

Lowering Business Risk with Data
sponsored by Cloudera
WHITE PAPER: Companies must stay one step ahead of looming risks. Learn how you can reduce your overall risk exposure by more effectively leveraging your data.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 07 Feb 2017

Cloudera

Ensure A Safe, Successful Move To The Cloud With A Good Information Governance Plan
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of moving data to the cloud are numerous, but doing so without an information governance plan in place can cause more problems than it solves. In this white paper, learn how you can create an effective information governance methodology and increase your success of migrating safely to the cloud.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

IBM

Disaster Recovery Guide
sponsored by Zerto
WHITE PAPER: Use this Disaster Recovery Guide to gain insight into the challenges, needs, strategies, and available solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity, especially in modern, virtualized environments and the public cloud. And compare different BD/DR technologies.
Posted: 03 Feb 2017 | Published: 02 Feb 2017

Zerto

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.

How to Plan For The General Data Protection Regulation & Govern Your Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Customer information can offer invaluable insights into trends, behavior and spending habits. However, using and storing personal information can also be a big risk to organizations if not handled properly. In this white paper, learn about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including how to protect and govern your organization's data.
Posted: 02 Feb 2017 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

IBM

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

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

McAfee Enterprise Security Manager: Discover. Prioritize. Respond. Adapt.
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to optimize security operations with real-time and historical visibility to improve operational efficiency across your entire security infrastructure. Resolve threats faster with fewer resources, reduce complexity and shut down new threats as they emerge.
Posted: 12 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Intel Security

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

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

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
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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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