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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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Jump start mobile productivity with MDM and secure file sharing
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Mobile device management is only a piece of the mobility puzzle. With mobile workers' demands rising, it is hard to ensure the quality of service they need and the security they may not realize they need. Learn more about challenges to empowering mobile workers and how to ensure your critical data stays safe.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Citrix

Data Restoration Services: Vendor Guide for IT
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover a data restoration solution that eliminates resource-consuming legacy systems while still providing access to archived data. Access now to discover the benefits this solution can provide to your enterprise, including reduced data center power/cooling costs, faster responses to restore requests, consolidated silos of tape, and more.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

Iron Mountain

Protecting Threats in a Small Business Environment
sponsored by CDW
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for insights on how small businesses can more efficiently handle their security infrastructure. Even without an extensive IT staff, small businesses can deploy a robust, easy-to-manage security platform protecting your data and your reputation.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

CDW

Your Software: Does the End Justify the Business Value Means?
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Explore important productivity issues and offers tips for enhancing your approach to data management and protection. Learn how to improve your administrative, IT task, and organization productivity with a data management software solution.
Posted: 13 May 2016 | Published: 13 May 2016

Commvault

Making the Case for Cloud-to-Cloud Backup
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn the importance of backing up cloud storage with a layered approach that integrates efficient data management processes, SaaS application training, robust password policies, and automated backup. Discover how you can ensure your information is secure and readily available whenever you need it.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 11 Dec 2015

Datto, Inc.

Endpoint Encryption Keeps Your Data Safe
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover customizable solutions to keep your enterprise data safe using endpoint encryption. Confidently ensure consistent and persistent data protection across all your network devices with a proven solution that allows you to secure data on office desktop PCs, Macs, mobile laptops, VDI workstations.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intel Security

Analyzing the ROI of Cyber Situational Awareness
sponsored by Digital Shadows
WHITE PAPER: While there are unquantifiable returns associated with greater cyber awareness, there are also calculable cost savings and returns. Access now to learn how you can demonstrate cost savings in a tangible way to your board members.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Digital Shadows

IT Security Vendor Analysis by Bizety
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines five major vendors and evaluates their security solutions. Learn how well they can coordinate their systems to successfully secure your web infrastructure and online data.
Posted: 12 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Distil Networks

The MSP’s Complete Guide to Cyber Security
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: Don't put off security talks until after it's too late. This white paper gathers stats and facts about cybersecurity in regards to SMBs. Learn about common cybersecurity mistakes SMBs constantly make and tips on how to approach cloud security.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intronis

Plan for Hybrid Data Protection Media
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper discusses how to implement a hybrid data protection media strategy that will enable your enterprise to achieve the agility needed to meet demands within your budgetary limits. Access now to learn how the combination of tertiary disk, cloud, and tape can result in a foolproof data protection strategy.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Druva Software

IBM QRadar - Sense and Detect Modern Threats with the Most Sophisticated Security Analytics Platform
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to "sense" chains of malicious activities and rapidly deploy security tools across your entire network including cloud-based resources. Access now to greatly improve your remediation efforts and minimize potential damage to your organization.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Eliminate On-Premise Tape Management with Cloud-Based Data Protection
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights a scalable, secure cloud-based data protection solution that eliminates the need for on-premise tape backup. See the benefits this software can provide to your enterprise, such as modernized backup and recovery, cost-efficient data replication, reliable network connection, and more.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 11 May 2016

Iron Mountain

Snapshot Management & Replication: A Buyer's Checklist
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for a checklist that will enable your enterprise to determine the 'must-have" features needed for snapshots to deliver what you require in your application environment or private cloud. See how you can realize the full potential of snapshots.
Posted: 11 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault

A New Approach to Data Center Security
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Network perimeter security isn't good enough anymore. Micro-segmentation allows us to secure the data center from the inside and ensure that breaches are stopped before the can spread. Read on to learn more about a security solution that features micro-segmentation and how it will benefit your organization.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

VMware

Making the Case for a Hybrid Backup Strategy
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cost-effective hybrid backup and recovery solution that combines cloud network-based replication with tape-based archiving. Read on to see how you can ensure high levels of security and compliance without a hybrid data protection solution that won't raise your overall data costs.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 10 May 2016

Iron Mountain

Leveraging the Public Cloud for Enterprise Data Protection
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses leveraging the public cloud for data backup, archiving, and disaster recovery (DR). Access now to see how cloud can enable your enterprise to not only improve the efficiency, reliability, and security of your enterprise, but also boost your total cost of ownership and save on your data protection strategy.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 10 May 2016

Druva Software

A Secure, IT-approved Alternative to Personal File Sharing Services in the Enterprise
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Personal file sharing invites data leakage and compliance violations by allowing files being shared to escape beyond IT's control. Simply blocking network access of personal file sharing services is no longer a viable option. Learn how enterprise-ready file sharing solutions exceed employee needs while securing and mobilizing business data.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

The Ultimate Guide to Selling Cloud Backup
sponsored by Intronis
WHITE PAPER: This e-book outlines steps for guidance and best practices for providing cloud backup as a service. Access now to learn how to lay the foundation for a cloud backup service, how to overcome common security and cost challenges, and how to develop a top sales team that will sell your cloud backup effectively.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Intronis

Seven Reasons Why Micro-Segmentation is Powerful to Have and Painless to Add
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Data center attacks are on the rise. Physical security and firewalls aren't enough. Micro-segmentation is one of the breakthrough security benefits of network virtualization. Access this white paper to learn about 7 key factors that make micro-segmentation a powerful and painless tool to incorporate.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

VMware

Server Backup: A Premier, Automated Cloud Backup Solution
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a cloud backup solution that automates the backup process with features such as continuous data protection, flexible retention settings, security that goes beyond data encryption, and an optional local appliance for faster restorations. Access now to learn how your enterprise can enhance your backup.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Iron Mountain

Threat Defense Isn't Just About Detection: It's How Your Respond
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to leverage endpoint detection and response (EDR) to create truly intelligent endpoints that automatically detect and respond to threats before they do their damage. Additionally, read on to see 5 criteria to look for when researching EDR solutions so you can determine which are most proactive in helping to prevent attacks.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Security

The Risks of Email and the Rewards of Innovative Encryption
sponsored by ZixCorp
WHITE PAPER: This white paper helps you better understand your organization's need for email encryption. It offers a comprehensive look at the types of people inside and outside of your business who may be exchanging sensitive customer or corporate information.
Posted: 10 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

ZixCorp

ShareFile Enterprise Security White Paper
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about an enterprise follow-me data solution that enables IT to deliver a robust data sharing and sync service that meets the mobility and collaboration needs of users and the data security requirements of the enterprise.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Citrix

Secure file sharing in the enterprise
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: As companies grow globally and more dispersed, file sharing becomes more critical. If an organization does not provide a solution, employees will find one -- or more -- for themselves. Access this white paper to learn about ensuring secure data sharing and a file sharing solution that solves several sharing problems.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Citrix

Modern Snapshot Management: Enhancing Application Protection and Recovery
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses integrating array-based snapshot technologies with an existing data protection approach to improve manageability, recovery, and protection. Discover how you can deliver faster and more granular application-aware data recovery performance with less effort, complexity, and cost.
Posted: 09 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Commvault
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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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