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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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Why the Cloud Should Be Part of Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the role that the cloud plays in strong data protection strategies for agile IT organizations. Access now to learn more about a hybrid approach to data management and cloud-connected backups.
Posted: 01 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2016

Microsoft

How the Cloud Has Changed Email Archiving Forever
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: To solve mailbox bloat, CIOs are turing 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

Data Protection in Two Dimensions
sponsored by EOH IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover a better approach to SSD data protection. Learn how to implement two independent dimensions of data protection, monitor your flash media's health, managed flash failures efficiently and optimize the utilization of all your flash resources.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

EOH IBM

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

Enterprise Security Gets Adaptive
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how to implement a more adaptive, integrated approach to security suited for web, mobile, cloud, and virtual environments. Uncover the 4 pillars of adaptive enterprise security that will help you defend against advanced persistent threats (APTs).
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Kaspersky Lab

Encrypting your Data Center on Oracle's SPARC Servers
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: Explore the end-to-end application security scenarios, technical prerequisites, configuration, deployment, and verification guidelines for multitier application deployments running on Oracle Solaris 11–based SPARC servers.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Game Over: 3 Scenarios Where Compliance Isn't Enough
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Discover 3 real-world "game over" scenarios to show you why simply being compliant isn't enough. Learn why compliance is just a basic first step, highlighting the need for real, proactive and ongoing security controls.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Armor

Information Security Policy Reference Guide
sponsored by Navex Global
WHITE PAPER: This guide can help any organization struggling with data protection policies put solid guidelines in place for employees to follow. Uncover a definite structure for information security, access control and compliance among many other critical areas.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Navex Global

Alleviating Oracle Database DBA Data Protection Frustration
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores frustrating issues encountered by DBAs when trying to implement Oracle database data protection. Discover how to navigate obstacles like recovery manager (RMAN) integration, recovery appliance implementation, and more.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Securing and Monitoring Access to Office 365
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to best secure and monitor your Office 365 users to fully realize its benefits. Learn why Office 365 is quickly becoming a target for many hackers as well as the challenges involved with securing it.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Imperva

Block Threats with Multiple Cybersecurity Layers
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to keep your sensitive data safe and your business up and running without interruptions. Ensure your organization, customers and sensitive data are protected by leveraging a defense-in-depth strategy that is designed with integrated security from the ground up.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Armor

Beyond Silos: Meeting the Healthcare Data Management Challenge
sponsored by Dell EMC
WHITE PAPER: Reduce data management complexities in your healthcare organization. Examine a scale-out NAS solution that will accommodate expanding data growth and optimize storage utilization.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 24 Oct 2016

Dell EMC

Your Guide to Trusted Backup and Recovery Software Solutions
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to take the pressure off your backup admins by simplifying data protection, whether it is hosted in physical, virtual, software-defined or cloud environments. Read on to optimize data protection and recovery for core apps and critical workstations.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 20 Oct 2016

IBM

Best-of-Breed Next-Generation Security For the Mid-Market
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover a security framework that integrates purpose-built, highly scalable security solutions to protect users, networks, and data center applications. Learn how to secure your network against intrusions and protect against email and web threats.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

Content Security in the Cloud Era
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover a cloud-based approach to content filtering and other benefits for network user and administrators. Learn the most effective new approaches to cloud security in the face of the changing security landscape.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

Leverage Real-Time Protection from Advanced Web Threats
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Discover a real-time web protection strategy that can target modern malware threats. Learn how to protect against dynamic, cross-component malware threats and get a full view into your past with historical views of web usage and threats, malware detected and malicious activity blocked.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover five critical pitfalls to avoid when building a successful data protection strategy for your organization. Learn how to best navigate the various data protection solutions from digital to physical and private to public clouds while ensuring enterprise scalability.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Network Security for the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today, almost every distributed enterprise demands fast, transparent access to critical information. And as the data travels fast, so too must protection around it. Discover a tightly integrated infrastructure – access, networking and security - capable of meeting these demands without compromising performance or security.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Data protection has never been more in the forefront, as information is the lifeblood and differentiator in a constantly changing world. Discover 8 tips to help you stay ahead of the top 2016 data protection trends, ultimately helping you innovate and create business value.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Enable Data Protection in the Cloud
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover a holistic platform that addresses data management and protection needs, spanning from your data center to your multi-cloud environment. Learn how to orchestrate complex end-to-end processes with custom workflow automation engines that let you set it and forget it.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Commvault

Hitachi Data Systems and Veritas: Joint Brochure
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your organization can save money, save resources and reduce risk through better, more economical data management. Learn how to transform your data into valuable information and shape it into an integral, cost-effective source of business intelligence.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Top 4 Reasons to Adopt Data Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the top 4 reasons why you must focus on deploying data lifecycle management as a strategic initiative. It also explores where and how to use specific solutions, along with the benefits of working with a partner that can offer a comprehensive approach to data lifecycle management.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Iron Mountain

Building a Data Lifecycle Management Strategy in the Era of Digital Transformation
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate and execute a data lifecycle management plan that accelerates digital transformation and enable you to meet and e-discovery requirements, improve availability, and secure data stored and archived in the cloud. Download now to fill in the gaps of your data storage strategy.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Iron Mountain

Solutions for Healthcare Providers Overview
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Discover how two-factor authentication for web-based and mobile healthcare applications will help you protect sensitive data and improve compliance posture. Start your road to an interoperable healthcare system quickly with minimal resources.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VASCO Data Security International

No Downtime, No Problem. Silverstring Protects Customers and Their Data
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Silverstring protects their customers' mounds of data and keep their site up and running without the risk of downtime. With top notch performance, availability and security, Silverstring rests assured that they can meet any IT challenge they face moving forward.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Neustar
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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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