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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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Mobile Data Security
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Prudence dictates that you look for ways to supplement your mobile device management (MDM) solution with additional, more robust security controls. This white paper helps you identify the goals for your MDM strategy and select the best approach to reach those goals.
Posted: 03 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

IBM MaaS360

Top 10 Database Security Threats
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to understand the top 10 database threats and how you can protect your most valuable assets.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 02 Jun 2016

Dimension Data

HBR paper: The Danger from Within
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: The biggest threat to enterprise security is the people organizations hire and fire. Read this article from the Harvard Business Review, "Danger from Within" to learn why the number of insider cyberattacks is growing and what are 5 ways to tackle the problem.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 02 Jun 2016

Dimension Data

EMC VNX and VNXe Family with Veeam Availability Suite
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Veeam Availability Suite v9 is designed to provide enhanced availability with storage snapshots for backup, replication, and recovery tasks. This white paper covers the issues you can expect to solve by integrating this technology, and how to connect it to a storage array.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 02 Jun 2016

Veeam Software

Setting new standards in cardholder data protection
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: Learn how CartaSi implemented powerful new vulnerability scanning and penetration testing capabilities into its security process, adding new layers of defense to its customer web portals. Get Broader enhancements to data protection with the ability to monitor security-related trends across multiple portals.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Verizon

Recognize and Respond to Cyber Attacks
sponsored by Verizon
WHITE PAPER: The inability to recognize and react the lead indicators of a cyber attack can be an organization's greatest weakness. Learn how to prepare your organization to recognize and mitigate threats. Accelerate your detection capabilities so breaches can't linger.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Verizon

Extending Backup to the Cloud
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Simplify your move to the cloud with fast backup, granular recovery, and automatic transfer of backup data. Access now to see how you can achieve new levels of availability and storage efficiencies for your mission-critical virtual environments with this data backup and replication solution.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Jan 2016

Veeam Software

Client Virtualization Solutions For Government Deliver Increased Security, Mobility, and Savings
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Find out how client virtualization can help to overcome traditional client PC security and mobility challenges and enable a more secure, mobile workforce for government agencies. You'll learn how moving sensitive data from local device storage to the data center decreases endpoint security threats.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Dell and VMware

Client Virtualization Solutions For Retail Deliver Better Security, Enhanced Customer Interactions, and Reduced Cost
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Explore how client virtualization solutions are making it easier to secure customer information while improving customer interactions throughout the shopping experience.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

Dell and VMware

Client Virtualization Solutions Deliver Enhanced Security and Compliance While Lowering Costs
sponsored by Dell and VMware
WHITE PAPER: Discover how client virtualization allows you to control your data safely in a data center while enabling mobile access to data and apps and find out how you can strengthen data protection and help prevent loss, improve regulatory compliance, secure and optimize branch offices by enable business mobility, and more.
Posted: 02 Jun 2016 | Published: 03 May 2016

Dell and VMware

Data Center Applications Standards Reference Guide: Networking and Storage
sponsored by CommScope
WHITE PAPER: In this technical white paper, discover a detailed overview of the most prevalent networking and storage applications in today's modern data centers. Additionally, read on to get instruction on computer clustering, SAN and server cabling, data security, and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2016 | Published: 21 Apr 2016

CommScope

Critical Capabilities for Enterprise Data Loss Prevention
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: IT security leaders deploy enterprise data loss prevention (DLP) for three major use cases: regulatory compliance, intellectual property protection and increased visibility into how users treat sensitive data. This research evaluates DLP products for these three use cases, based on nine critical capabilities. Read on to learn more.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Digital Guardian

Integrating Host Systems With Modern Security Frameworks
sponsored by Novell Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals a practical way to bring your host systems into the modern security fold. Close the technology gap without jeopardizing business operations.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Novell Ltd.

Top Reasons Why Customers Deploy Flash Storage
sponsored by EMC
WHITE PAPER: Discover a modern, all-flash storage solution that combines built-in data protection, cloud-based management, and all inclusive software to deliver improved flash economics. See the benefits your enterprise can take advantage of with this technology.
Posted: 31 May 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

EMC

Discover Today's Unstoppable Data Reduction
sponsored by emc first distribution
WHITE PAPER: Examine a highly integrated, always-on in-line data optimization architecture that multiplies your overall investment in flash across all business apps. Extend the endurance of flash media with comprehensive data reduction for all-flash arrays, and extract the most value from your investment.
Posted: 27 May 2016 | Published: 27 May 2016

emc first distribution

Three Critical Considerations to Achieve Information Governance
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper 3 critical considerations to help you unlock the true benefits of information governance. Access now to govern, manage, and secure your data, no matter where it sits, and strategize your protection with geolocation and data sovereignty, and 2 more.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Commvault

A Comprehensive Guide to Securing Data with Database Encryption
sponsored by Gemalto
WHITE PAPER: This paper offers an overview of key approaches required to address this increased security demand. See in detail why the demand for database encryption is growing more challenging to content with. Ensure you're using the right tools with outlines of different types of encryption approaches.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Gemalto

IBM Data Protection for Virtual Environments
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Server virtualization can be quite beneficial, but it presents just as many challenges. Read on to learn about an independent research group's findings about how one major company's service sets about tackling these challenges to protect data for virtual environments.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

IBM

Data Sovereignty and Your Path to True Information Governance
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Address requirements for how and where your valuable data is stored, and discover how to overcome data sovereignty risk with a comprehensive approach to information governance. Read on to safely adopt cloud services while keeping in mind the complexity of compliance, and learn 3 strategies for reducing risk.
Posted: 24 May 2016 | Published: 24 May 2016

Commvault

Addressing NIST and DOD Requirements for Mobile Device Management (MDM)
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Mobile device management (MDM) is critical as these devices can create vulnerabilities in network security. Two major technology institutions are determining MDM requirements for government agencies. Read on for a breakdown of the best MDM practices.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

IBM MaaS360

When App is the Business, the Business is the App Vol. 3
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: IT needs to support each step in planning and developing apps to help ensure security throughout the app lifecycle. Learn the key security dangers of mobile apps in the enterprise and find out how to eliminate them in your app-driven business.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM MaaS360

When Business is the App, The App is the Business - Vol 1
sponsored by IBM MaaS360
WHITE PAPER: Businesses need to be much more mindful about safe productivity. Learn how to safely distribute and manage mobile apps, on both BYOD and COPE devices that are critical to employee productivity and smooth business operations.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM MaaS360

BI That's Compatible with the Microsoft Stack: Get Optimal Value from Your Investments
sponsored by Pyramid Analytics
WHITE PAPER: Discover a BI platform that's compatible with the Microsoft data stack, offers self-service capabilities, and empowers you to share trusted BI content. Learn how you can deliver enterprise-grade governance and security, deploy on-premises or private cloud, and more.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 20 May 2016

Pyramid Analytics

A Powerful Platform for Cloud Security Analytics
sponsored by Exabeam
WHITE PAPER: Security architects and SOC managers need a solution for integrating activity across all deployments and making sense of behavior in an open, cloud-based architecture. Discover how you can analyze account lockouts, detect unusual access patterns, and prevent data loss while allowing your organizations to continue growing with the cloud.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Exabeam

Detect Compromised Credentials with Behavioral Analytics
sponsored by Exabeam
WHITE PAPER: User behavior intelligence and security session assembly can help enterprises root out attackers that impersonate employees. Discover how the right solution can help you give more complex tasks to junior security analysts while speeding up data analysis.
Posted: 20 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Exabeam
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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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