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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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Managing Data is Key to a Successful Multi-Cloud Strategy
sponsored by Veritas
RESOURCE: 90% of enterprises will have multi-cloud deployments by 2018. While cloud adoption is growing dramatically, only 31% have mature strategies in place. The key to a successful strategy? Data management. Read this infographic to learn about the key aspects of data management that you will need to nail down to implement a successful cloud strategy.
Posted: 19 Oct 2017 | Published: 19 Oct 2017

Veritas

What is Multi-factor Authentication?
sponsored by HID Global
WEBCAST: Users and passwords can be the weakest link in your security profile. Watch this webcast to uncover an overview of multi-factor authentication to protect your company.
Posted: 19 Oct 2017 | Premiered: Oct 19, 2017

HID Global

Check Your Armor: What's Your Most Vulnerable Cybersecurity Spot?
sponsored by Simeio
WHITE PAPER: When a company experiences a data breach, hack or other compromise to infrastructure or assets, the company does not realize all of the risk mitigation steps that were overlooked. This white paper reveals a comprehensive identity checklist to ensure your company does not fall victim to a data breach in the first place.
Posted: 19 Oct 2017 | Published: 19 Oct 2017

Simeio

Complying with GDPR: What All Organizations Need to Know
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: With GDPR rapidly approaching, companies are now facing the "Big 3": tough reporting, more responsibility, and bigger fines. Explore this white paper to gain a better understanding of GDPR regulations as well as a breakdown of the new penalties, the implications of BYOD and more.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 18 Oct 2017

Absolute

A Minute in the Life of Google's Security Infrastructure
sponsored by Google Cloud
WHITE PAPER: Defending the world's largest network against persistent and constantly evolving cyber threats has driven Google to architect, automate, and develop advanced tools to help keep us ahead. This report outlines how we've built and evolved our defenses so you can apply the same architectural decisions to your own business.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 18 Oct 2017

Google Cloud

5 Steps to Implement & Maintain PCI DSS Compliance
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: Achieving and maintaining Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) compliance can be difficult. Explore this white paper to uncover steps to take to make the compliance process easy and secure.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 18 Oct 2017

AlienVault

10 Tips to Thrive in the Subscription Economy
sponsored by Adyen
WHITE PAPER: Learn 10 tips to thrive in the subscription economy so that you can improve customer experiences and discover a payment platform designed to help you optimize growth across online, in-app, and in-store channels.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 18 Oct 2017


Threat Intelligence Evaluator's Guide
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: One of the most critical weapons that can be used in cyber defense is threat intelligence. This white paper reveals a threat intelligence guide to help you evaluate service providers, so that you can pick which is best for you in preventing, detecting, and responding to emerging threats.
Posted: 18 Oct 2017 | Published: 18 Oct 2017

AlienVault

Veritas Strengthens Position in Multicloud, Hybrid IT World with Cloud Data Management and Protection Strategies
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This IDC Market Perspective focuses on multicloud, hybrid IT world. By adding to its collaboration with AWS, Microsoft Azure, and Red Hat OpenStack, Veritas now has a partnership with Google and IBM, and is strengthening its position to provide holistic information management capabilities and data protection in the multicloud, hybrid IT world.
Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2017

Veritas

4 Ways to Ensure a Smooth Windows 10 Migration
sponsored by Citrix
RESOURCE: Download this resource to discover a workspace suite that can help enable a smooth Windows 10 transition with a 4-pronged approach to address challenges with app migration, managing Windows 10 desktops, managing all devices, and securing company data.
Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2017

Citrix

2017 Veritas GDPR Report Chapter 1
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: According to the Veritas 2017 GDPR Report, 86% of organizations worldwide are concerned that a failure to adhere to the upcoming GDPR could have a major negative impact on their business.
Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2017

Veritas

7 Features You'll Find in the Most Advanced DLP Systems
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Cloud services and mobile devices have made the challenges of safeguarding company data even more severe. Explore this white paper to find 7 key features to look for when evaluating a DLP system for your company.
Posted: 17 Oct 2017 | Published: 17 Oct 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Anti-Virus Comparative
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Malicious software poses an ever-increasing threat, not only because the number of malware programs are increasing, but also due to the continuously changing threat-landscape. Uncover results from the Malware Protection Test and the Exploit Test to compare 7 endpoint security vendors.
Posted: 16 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Case Study: Hyundai Department Store Group
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
CASE STUDY: Hyundai Department Store Group faced the challenges of needing to comply with the South Korean Personal Information Protection Act and put customers at ease that their personal information would be protected. In this case study, explore how Hyundai overcame this issue by implementing data loss prevention strategies.
Posted: 16 Oct 2017 | Published: 16 Oct 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Amazon Web Services: Overview of Security Processes
sponsored by Amazon Web Services
WHITE PAPER: You may be wondering, "how does AWS help ensure that my data is secure?" This document delivers the answer to this question and is intended to provide an overview of the security processes involved with Amazon Web Services.
Posted: 16 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Amazon Web Services

GDPR Strategy Guide
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: The GDPR obliges businesses to understand and map how personal data flows throughout their organization in the form of Article 30 record. Jump start your compliance journey with this Veritas GDPR Strategy Guide to Article 30 creation.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 13 Oct 2017

Veritas

5 Data Management Tips to Build a Successful Multi-Cloud Strategy
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Many organizations are utilizing a multi-cloud strategy but without proper data management, this environment can increase costs and business risk. Learn how to maximize the benefits of the multi-cloud environment through these 5 data management tips.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 28 Apr 2017

Veritas

The Buck Stops Where?
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: By 2020, Gartner estimates that 75% of Fortune 500 companies will treat vendor risk management as a board-level initiative to mitigate brand and reputation risk. In this white paper, gain insight into how data breaches are affecting both large and small businesses and how these businesses can mitigate their risks of future data breaches.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 13 Oct 2017

BitSight

11 Steps IT Needs to Take When Adopting Cloud Apps and Services
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Cloud apps introduce a new threat vector, with lots of credentials floating around that provide direct access to business critical data. This white paper provides planning strategies for adopting cloud apps as well as information on managing the human factor.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Published: 13 Oct 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

New Zealand Transport Agency Customer Success Story
sponsored by OpenText
VIDEO: Watch this brief video case study to find out how the NZ Transport Agency used enterprise content management as a service (ECMaaS) to improve the way they store, share, protect, and manage digital information.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Premiered: 13 Oct 2017

OpenText

Hydro Tasmania Customer Success Story
sponsored by OpenText
VIDEO: Watch this brief video case study to find out how Hydro Tasmania unified scattered information and resolved content inefficiencies in their SAP, ERP, and SharePoint environments.
Posted: 13 Oct 2017 | Premiered: 13 Oct 2017

OpenText

How Splunk Enables Fast Data Science for Cybersecurity Operations
sponsored by Splunk
WEBCAST: Discover how to bridge the gap between data scientists and security analysts to accelerate intelligence for cybersecurity operations. Plus, find out how Splunk's machine learning-enabled analytics provides a unified system for collecting, digesting, and querying data.
Posted: 12 Oct 2017 | Premiered: Sep 30, 2017

Splunk

Why Data Protection Is the Cornerstone of Modern Enterprise Security
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: According to IDC, by 2020, the amount of digital data is expected to reach 44ZB. In this white paper, explore various trends in data protection and security as well as an information-centric approach to data protection.
Posted: 12 Oct 2017 | Published: 12 Oct 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

A 5 Minute Guide to Cognitive Search for the Life Sciences
sponsored by Attivio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about cognitive search platforms and find out how to analyze any type of data, integrate behavioral data to personalize user experiences, scale for big data, enhance data security, and more.
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 | Published: 11 Oct 2017

Attivio, Inc.

Endpoint Security - Market Quadrant 2016
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: By 2020, the endpoint security market is expected to grow over $5.8 billion. This report offers an analysis of the market for endpoint security.
Posted: 11 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
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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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