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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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Digital Innovations and Changing Demographics are Redefining Government by the People, for the People
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
WHITE PAPER: Access this paper to learn about communicating with the different generations of people and how you'll have to handle your data. Learn how to find the right mix of traditional IT, cloud, security and mobility to provide the greatest service possible.
Posted: 07 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

HPE and Intel® Xeon

Data Protection & Privacy: Next Steps and 5 Best Practices
sponsored by HPE and Intel® Xeon
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® Xeon

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

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

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

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 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.

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

Overcome Storage Capacity Conundrums of Genomics and Precision Medicine
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Today's fastest compute environments are prevented from delivering on their promise for genomics as a result of constrained performance of the underlying storage infrastructure. Download this resource to learn how to overcome the capacity constraints of legacy storage and harness the possibility of precision medicine.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

The Current State of Data Protection in Midsize Organizations
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: Discover why and how IT security strategies are evolving from the survey results of 283 IT service providers, resellers and consultants. Discover today's key data protection trends and concerns faced by midsized organizations.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

arcserve

Reasonable Security Best Practices: Learning From Notable Data Breaches
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Has your company implemented "reasonable security"? If so, you should be able to avoid lawsuits and fines after a data breach. But what is "reasonable security," and is there a definition?
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Global Knowledge

The Essential Guide Data Protection and Disaster Recovery
sponsored by Tintri
WHITE PAPER: Download this guide to understand the must-have storage features that are essential to modern DP and DR practices;provided are specific guidelines on what to look for, how to strategize DR in your organization, and more.
Posted: 24 Mar 2017 | Published: 24 Mar 2017

Tintri

EMM Real Benefits in Today's Mobile World
sponsored by vmware airwatch
WHITE PAPER: The economy isn't standing still. For your business to succeed, your employees shouldn't either. This eBook relays the importance of unifying your infrastructure to deliver apps effectively across multiple devices. Learn how to stay on top of security and consistency with enterprise mobility management.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2017

vmware airwatch

Five Key Indicators that You Need to Adopt EMM Now
sponsored by vmware airwatch
WHITE PAPER: How do you know if your organization is ready to make the move to enterprise mobility management (EMM)? Read this white paper to determine if it is the right time to adopt EMM, especially if your organization experiences: Increased need for security and compliance, device expansion or rapid growth.
Posted: 08 Mar 2017 | Published: 08 Mar 2017

vmware airwatch

The Massive Mobile Migration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The move to mobile devices, data and apps to make work happen anytime, anywhere is continuing to experience massive adoption. Download this infographic to see the numbers you can't ignore this year.
Posted: 03 Mar 2017 | Published: 27 Apr 2016

IBM

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

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 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

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

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

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
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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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