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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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Ransomware: Everything You Need to Know
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines ransomware and the different ways it can attack your systems. Find out how to foil ransomware attacks with disaster recovery strategies, respond to an ongoing ransomware attack, recover from attacks that have already entered your system, and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Anti-Money Laundering: Combatting Rising Threats and Meeting Regulations
sponsored by BAE Systems
RESEARCH CONTENT: With the cost of non-compliance on the rise, learn how banking and financial institutions are bolstering their anti-money laundering (AML) systems. Plus, discover how to derive further value from AML platforms by leveraging their ability to provide a multi-sourced, dynamic, and up-to-date view of customer account data to create key insights.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

BAE Systems

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

When Downtime Takes a Bite out of Your Budget
sponsored by Globalscape
EBOOK: Unplanned downtime and data loss will ultimately affect an organization's bottom line. Discover how to develop a robust data protection strategy that helps defend your most critical assets and learn how to create visibility into data transfers, meet compliance, simplify disaster recovery, and more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Globalscape

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

Disaster Recovery Guide: DR in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Macquarie Cloud Services
WHITE PAPER: Download this essential DR guide to gain insight into the challenges, needs, strategies, and available solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity in 2017, especially for modern, virtualized environments and the public cloud. Additionally, view a BD/DR technology comparison, and fully automated replication architecture.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Macquarie Cloud Services

Seeking secure Wi-Fi
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: An issue looking at the issues around wireless networking, the dangers of advertising with some hints of verticals that are spending
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

MicroScope

Omnichannel Authentication: Balancing Humanity and Technology
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make authentication processes less cumbersome for your customers with technology for secure, simple engagement.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

6 Questions Answered About Safe Harbor Getting Struck Down
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: This infographic quickly answers 6 common questions asked about the repercussions of Safe Harbor being struck down including the origins of the ruling, who the ruling applies to, how to comply with cloud systems, and more.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Complying with the European General Data Protection Regulation
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to learn what GDPR compliance means to your organization, what steps you must take to remain compliant, key GDPR provisions, and more.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

Quest

Cloud, Mobility, Big Data: Future Proof Your Organization with Consolidation
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to optimize all of your existing workflows and manage them effectively. In the face of growing big data, cloud, and mobile adoption, learn how to leverage a business process automation platform for hybrid environments that facilitates integrations, boosts compliance, and enhances reporting.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Matrix42

Enabling Secure Collaboration across Microsoft Tools and Devices
sponsored by Box
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how to leverage a collaboration platform in conjunction with popular Microsoft tools like Office 365, Windows, Intune, and Outlook. Discover how to manage content securely and easily across mobile and desktop devices to empower users to sync, share, edit, and collaborate with up-to-date versions of all of your important files.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

Box

Building the Business Case for Cloud Backup
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to overcome legacy VM data protection complexity with cloud-native backup and recovery. Discover why enterprises employ this method as a cost-effective alternative to traditional DR by learning 5 reasons for migrating backup and archiving to a single, cloud-native platform.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Druva Software

Backup target features expand use cases and evolve for better data protection
sponsored by Hedvig Inc
EGUIDE: Disk-based backup targets have evolved to become far more than just cheap disk arrays. It is vital to understand the different capabilities these systems can offer. In this guide discover new features such as in-place recovery - that allows a virtual machine to instantiate its data store directly from an appliance.
Posted: 15 Feb 2017 | Published: 13 Feb 2017

Hedvig Inc

Manage Application Security Risks to Help Protect your Organization’s Critical Data
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Effective application security is really a matter of managing risk. Learn how to develop application security when you build an asset inventory, assess the business impact, and 3 more ways to mitigate risks to your most crucial assets.
Posted: 14 Feb 2017 | Published: 14 Feb 2017

IBM

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

Tackling Insider Threats
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Security is an inside job. Insiders are responsible for more than 40% of data loss. Whether it's intentional or accidental, you need to stop it with policy development, event monitoring, and incident response—backed by a strong set of data loss prevention tools. Learn more. Read Tackling Insider Threats.
Posted: 13 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Intel Security

Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky
sponsored by Intel Security
RESEARCH CONTENT: 90% of companies now use cloud services, not all of it sanctioned by IT. Moreover, more sensitive data is being stored in the cloud outside the visibility and control of IT. Learn more "Building Trust in a Cloudy Sky."
Posted: 10 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

Intel Security

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

How to Plan Your Hybrid Cloud Backup Strategy
sponsored by Colospace Inc.
EGUIDE: Considering using hybrid cloud to backup your business? It can get complicated very quickly if you're not sure what you're doing. This e-guide walks you through everything you need to know to establish, or strengthen, your cloud backup strategy.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

Colospace Inc.

Top 10 Reasons Quorum Beats the Competition
sponsored by QuorumLabs Inc.
PRODUCT REVIEW: Discover how Quorum's backup and disaster recovery solution can benefit your enterprise and how they compare to the competition.
Posted: 08 Feb 2017 | Published: 08 Feb 2017

QuorumLabs Inc.

Lowering Business Risk with Data
sponsored by Cloudera
WHITE PAPER: Companies must stay one step ahead of looming risks. Learn how you can reduce your overall risk exposure by more effectively leveraging your data.
Posted: 07 Feb 2017 | Published: 07 Feb 2017

Cloudera

Ensure A Safe, Successful Move To The Cloud With A Good Information Governance Plan
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The benefits of moving data to the cloud are numerous, but doing so without an information governance plan in place can cause more problems than it solves. In this white paper, learn how you can create an effective information governance methodology and increase your success of migrating safely to the cloud.
Posted: 06 Feb 2017 | Published: 06 Feb 2017

IBM

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
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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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