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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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Data Security White Papers (View All Report Types)
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Forward Thinking Backup: Data Protection for the Digital Business
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the challenges of protecting data in today's digital world and highlights a converged backup and recovery platform with scalable storage appliances that enable cost savings and simplified management. Access now to see the benefits this platform can provide, including instant data recovery, cloud integration, and more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Veritas

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This white paper uncovers five common, critical pitfalls to avoid when building a data protection strategy. Read on to learn how to navigate through these pitfalls so that your enterprise can implement a data protection solution that eliminates complexity, reduces staff inefficiencies, enables faster decisions, and accelerates your ROI.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Veritas

New Rules of Data Security Virtual Portal
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This portal is your hub for the latest data security strategies and best practices. Watch this series of informative videos to help shed light on the real world implications of data breaches, the importance of ensuring regulatory compliance and how to leverage best breed security solutions.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2015

IBM

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This resourceful white paper offers 8 tips to maximize the value of your data protection investment and stay on top of the 2016 data protection trends. Read on to learn how your enterprise can accelerate your digital transformation, reduce cost and complexity, get ahead of exponential data growth, and more.
Posted: 22 Jan 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

Veritas

8 Noble Truths of Backup and Recovery
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides eight guidelines for successful backup and recovery. Access now and learn how to effectively protect your data and prevent data loss after a potential disaster.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Acronis

The Data Protection Playbook For All-Flash Storage
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover four key factors to consider when optimizing efficiency and reducing the cost of data backup in your flash environment. Read on to utilize flash-integrated flat backup, learn how to combine snapshots and backups for best-practice data protection, and more.
Posted: 21 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Simplifying Server Workload Migrations With Effective Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper describes the challenges faced when migrating production systems to dissimilar hardware or another hypervisor platform. Read on to see how a backup technology can address these challenges and allow your enterprise to migrate production workloads to and from any platform, support disaster recovery and system replication, and more.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Acronis

ROI of IT Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the importance of a disaster recovery (DR) solution using an ROI analysis as an argument for the investment. Read on to learn how your enterprise can choose a DR and business continuity strategy that will match your needs and how to calculate ROI for your DR solutions.
Posted: 20 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Acronis

Evaluating Cloud Security Solution for Amazon Web Services
sponsored by Palerra Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This buyer's guide outlines various requirements you must consider when purchasing an AWS security solution.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Palerra Inc.

The Threat Landscape of 2015
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: This report examines new technological trends and discusses what these trends mean for your security.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2015

Forcepoint

Forrester Total Economic Impact (TEI) Study of IBM Security Guardium
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper you will learn how to improve process efficiency while meeting security and compliance requirements. Continue reading to learn how you can reduce the time and cost of compliance.
Posted: 19 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

IBM

Data Theft Prevention: The Key to Security, Growth and Innovation
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how Data Theft Prevention allows you to successfully embrace technological change and new opportunities.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

Forcepoint

Realizing the Value of Test Data Management
sponsored by CA Technologies.
WHITE PAPER: This paper describes common problems and potential benefits of Test Data Management (TDM) in a testing and development environment. Debunk assumptions that could be holding you back from better TDM, learn why masking production data is not a simple solution, and discover a more efficient and easier TDM policy.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

CA Technologies.

Migrating Your Company's PCs: Best Practices and Tips
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides best practices and guidelines for ensuring your backup systems are prepared when migrating current, outdated PC fleet to new PCs, laptops, and tablets. Read on to learn how an efficient, reliable backup solution can allow you to migrate to new PCs smoothly and successfully.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Acronis

Compliant Calling: How Mobile Industry Regulations Influence Financial Services
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to enforce the highest standard of call compliance in your enterprise by ensuring mobile calls are recorded and under the control of network administrators. Access this white paper to understand how financial organizations are addressing the challenges of mobile call recording compliance.
Posted: 18 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Jan 2016

BlackBerry

A CIO's Guide to the Data Quality Tools Market: Benefits and Shortcomings
sponsored by Trillium Software
WHITE PAPER: In this CIO white paper, you will evaluate the current data quality tool market's offerings. Read on to learn how to deploy metadata management, adaptors for specific data structure types, and more in your IT infrastructure to bolster operations support.
Posted: 15 Jan 2016 | Published: 18 Nov 2015

Trillium Software

The Perceived Effectiveness of Traditional Security Solutions in the Cloud
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: The report presents research from a survey of high-level security professionals at major North American organizations on their attitudes toward cloud security, key adoption drivers, and the effectiveness of traditional security solutions in cloud environments.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

CloudPassage

Gartner Report: The Five Characteristics of an Intelligence-Driven Security Operations Center
sponsored by ThreatConnect
WHITE PAPER: Develop an intelligence-driven security operations center (SOC) approach by learning these 5 requirements and modify your security strategy from an exception-based process to a continuous one.
Posted: 13 Jan 2016 | Published: 02 Nov 2015

ThreatConnect

Risk Report: Hacktivism and Encryption at the Forefront of Cyber-Attacks
sponsored by SurfWatch Labs
WHITE PAPER: This white paper illustrates the latest trends in the cyber risk landscape showing how unencrypted computers and other devices plague IT. Continue reading to learn why you can't afford to ignore data and device encryption.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2015

SurfWatch Labs

Is Your Network Safe? Identifying Most Overlooked Endpoint of Them All
sponsored by HP Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will highlight the most critical vulnerabilities that network-connected printers pose. Read on now to enforce user authentication, admin passwords, and printer feature restriction for your network-connected endpoints.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

HP Limited

The Insecurity of Network-Connected Printers: Address Hardcopy Document Security
sponsored by HP Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this exclusive report, you will examine the risks dredged up by insecure printers and other peripheral devices in your business, as well as discover several best-in-class action strategies and practices for addressing end-point device and hardcopy document security.
Posted: 12 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2015

HP Limited

Data Protection with Zero Data Loss Recovery Appliance
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights an Oracle data loss recovery appliance that delivers data protection-as-a-service and accelerates database performance. Read on to see how this self-contained solution can enable your enterprise to recover quickly and benefit from less downtime and data loss.
Posted: 11 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Oracle Corporation

Untapped Data Backup & Protection Processess
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This essential e-guide discusses the pros and cons of mounting backups versus recovering from backups and highlights untapped data protection processes such as backup, DR, and archiving. Access now to gain expert insight on choosing the right data protection solutions for your enterprise.
Posted: 11 Jan 2016 | Published: 11 Jan 2016

Datto, Inc.

SSL/TLS Visibility: Determining Your Network Security Blind Spot Cost
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper will assist you in calculating the cost of leaving the SSL/TLS network security blind spot open to hackers and presents strategies to mitigate risks.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 16 Dec 2015

Blue Coat Systems

A Guide to Advanced Threat Detection for Sensitive Enterprise IP
sponsored by Interset Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will explore the unique challenges of protecting critical enterprise data and examine a holistic approach to protecting your sensitive data that utilizes advanced behavioral analytics to safeguard your high-value IP.
Posted: 08 Jan 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Interset Software Inc.
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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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