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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Data Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Digital data is growing dramatically in volume and importance. This means you need a sound data lifecycle management strategy. This white paper provides expert answers to the most frequently asked questions about data lifecycle management to help you construct a rock-solid strategy.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Iron Mountain

Buyer's Guide to Enterprise Collaboration Solutions
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Content collaboration platforms provide security and ease of use so mission-critical processes aren't interrupted. Learn what to look for in these platforms and how to decide which one is right for your organization.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

IntraLinks, Inc

Compliant Digital Identity Protection for Healthcare
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Discover how you can protect identities, safeguard patient records, and enable compliance with regulations - all without disrupting fast access to healthcare applications and patient information. Learn how to make threats less threatening and ensure smooth patient care throughout your organization.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VASCO Data Security International

The Rising Face of Cyber Crime Ransomware
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Learn how ransomware is evolving - and which industries are the most susceptible to attacks. Download the latest BitSight Insight report to find out how ransomware affects each industry, and what organizations can do to prevent it.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

BitSight

Comparative Overview of File Sync and Share Platforms
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover a fully-integrated, on-premises platform for safe, secure file sharing and synchronization to allow employees to safely create and share content from mobile devices without compromising data security. Also, gain access to a comparative guide which looks at key categories of file sync and share tools.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

File Sync and Share: There’s Too Much at Stake to Compromise
sponsored by Hitachi Data Systems
WHITE PAPER: Learn about an enterprise file sync-and-share strategy that gives employees immediate access to files without bandwidth constraints or concerns over file size while giving IT a security control system over every file.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Hitachi Data Systems

Securing & Enabling the Mac-empowered Enterprise
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how you can create a comprehensive security program for your business. Learn how to implement self-service restoration, total data visibility for your IT department, techniques for securely integrating Macs into your traditionally PC environment, and more.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Sep 2016

Code42

Reeling in Ransomware Data Protection for You and Your Users
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how you can protect your devices and negate the effects of ransomware. Explore how continuous endpoint backup enables IT to quickly and easily restore files to minutes before the infection, as well as ensures that those files are healthy with no end-user intervention required.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 26 Sep 2016

Code42

Battling Malware, Intrusion, and Insider Threats with Endpoint Data Protection
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: With the growing popularity of third-party apps and BYOD initiatives, it's becoming increasingly difficult to secure your data from malware. Use this white paper to explore the potential ways in which endpoint data protection can help you build a security network focused around saving each piece of data for reliable access and retrieval.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 26 Sep 2016

Code42

Two-Factor Authentication Protects Health Data
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Discover how strong authentication and digital identity management can increase health data security while making it easier for providers to do their work. This paper also explores how patients can use this method to view and download health records from multiple portals while increasing privacy protection.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

Safeguarding Vital Data Is a Battle You Can Win
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, uncover what it means to develop data management and protection policies that reach from the core of the business out to mobile devices, the cloud and beyond. Also, learn how to be ready for whatever security challenges the world sends your way.
Posted: 24 Sep 2016 | Published: 24 Sep 2016

Intel Security

Better Together: Security and Collaboration with Backup and Box
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines a modern data mobility and security strategy that incorporates both a file sync and share app along with a comprehensive endpoint data backup platform. Access now to find out why just sync and share isn't enough to stand alone and mitigate the potentially permanent loss of critical data.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

Code42

TAG Cyber Report: 2017 Security Annual – Vol. 1
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This report provides CISO team members with detailed technical and architectural guidance based on fifty specific controls that support the reduction of cyber risk. It's a practical handbook and reference guide for the cyber security professional.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Digital Guardian

How to Secure Data Access Within the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the changing role of technology within the health sector and why healthcare organizations continue to experience major data breaches. Discover best practices to help your organization integrate and adopt security without compromising the patient experience.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

Avoid the Five Classic Fails of Enterprise Backup
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: Outdated backup technologies and patchwork add unnecessary burdens for IT and end users, increase costs, and leave the business vulnerable to disastrous data breach and data loss. This white paper highlights the five classic fails of enterprise backup, so you can avoid these common missteps.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 May 2016

Code42

Questions to Ask Your Cloud Service Provider: Know how your Data will be Protected in the Cloud
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: As you evaluate potential CSPs, keep these security, privacy, and operational questions in mind. Explore ways to determine who has access to your data, how your data is kept private, and more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Intel Security

The General Data Protection Regulation Challenge
sponsored by Close Brothers Technology Services
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines some of the problems caused by The General Data Protection Regulation and how it can be used as a catalyst for improvements in security. Find out how you'll be able to turn compliance with this new legislation into an opportunity for to improve data portability, retention, classification and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Close Brothers Technology Services

Preventing Ransomware Threats to Health Data in 10 Steps
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Health data has become some of the most sought-after personal data on the black market, making healthcare professionals and hospital systems prime targets for cybercrime – particularly ransomware attacks. This e-guide will provide you with 10 steps to avoid ransomware attacks on your health systems.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Cisco

Grow Your Business with NetApp and Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how NetApp and Veeam backup and recovery products can provide your enterprise with an efficient disaster recovery and availability solution. By combining these products, your enterprise can benefit from accelerated enterprise application performance, easy data protection and recovery, a cloud-ready data center, and more.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Veeam Software

Best Practices for Your Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this expert guide, discover 10 best practice tips to ensure your disaster recovery/business continuity plan meets your enterprise's data security needs. Also learn how backup and disaster recovery, historically treated as separately, are converging to provide a more cohesive data management plan.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

McKesson Corporation

The Modern Cybercriminal's Attempt to Stay Undetected
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This short infographic gives you an in-depth look at the timeline of the average data breach from penetration to detection. Learn the game plan of a cybercriminal looking to steal your data and prepare a defensive scheme of your own to stop hackers in any phase of the breach lifecycle.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell SecureWorks

Architecture Overview: SAP HANA with Lenovo System x and NetApp FAS/AFF Systems with NFS
sponsored by SAP/Lenovo/Intel
WHITE PAPER: This document outlines an integrated SAP HANA architecture, built with tailored data center integration, Lenovo servers, and NetApp data storage systems. Read on to utilize this architecture's data protection for business-critical SAP applications; also illustrated are guidelines for implementation, DR, development, and testing.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

SAP/Lenovo/Intel

2016 Cost of Data Breach Study United States
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Ponemon Institute Study includes data breach information over the past year from 64 organizations in 16 industry sectors located in the United States.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

Securing Data Access Within the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to better understand the changing role of technology within the healthcare sector and best practices to integrate security without compromising the patient experience.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

How Strong Is Your Electronic Healthcare Records Storage Strategy?
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: In this brief paper, you will access a checklist for evaluating how well your healthcare data storage strategy holds up to these rising EHR data volumes. Read on to discover if your data storage delivers predictability as EHR data grows, provides resilient data protection, and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Kaminario
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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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