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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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Data Security Reports
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Top Five Things to Look for in Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals the top 5 things to look for in an SDS solution and SDS provider.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

IBM

Five Things You Must Know About Microsoft BitLocker
sponsored by WinMagic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a 5 step strategy to resolve all BitLocker security issues.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

WinMagic

Ignore Compliance, Focus on Security
sponsored by FireHost Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how enterprises that focus on security first to address an organization's sensitive data will solve compliance requirements along the way. Instead of following a compliance checklist, learn to tackle the 5 risk assessment methodologies to mitigate threats and ensure confidentiality.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

FireHost Inc.

The Peripheral You're Not Managing, and The Risk It Poses
sponsored by Nuance
WEBCAST: This webcast discusses the hidden security risk multi-function printers and other devices pose and gives advice for mitigating that risk.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Jun 9, 2015

Nuance

NetApp AltaVault Cloud-Integrated Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief highlights a particular type of storage that enables customers to securely back up data to any cloud at up to 90% less cost compared to on-premises solutions.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2015

NetApp

Medical Record Privacy: Why Patients are Losing Trust
sponsored by FireHost Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the guidelines healthcare IT organizations must follow to let patients know their privacy is valued as highly as their health.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

FireHost Inc.

Tips For Securing Cloud-Based ECM And Enterprise Collaboration Tools
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
EGUIDE: This e-guide explores how companies can use enterprise collaboration tools to brainstorm ideas in a secure, recordable fashion. Join Forrester's Rob Koplowitz as he explains adoption trends for compliant technological teamwork, and learn the competitive potential of deploying sooner than later.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

Into the Breach: Lessons from Real Security Incidents
sponsored by Varonis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines three devastating security breaches from start to finish, helping you to learn from the mistakes of these compromised businesses and to better keep yourself safe.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Varonis

Limiting Widespread Data Access
sponsored by Varonis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the problem of universal access to sensitive data and gives suggestions for solving this problem without interfering with the business process.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 24 Jun 2015

Varonis

Case Study: Boston University Achieves Heightened Protection for Sensitive Data
sponsored by Varonis
WHITE PAPER: Access this case study to discover how Boston University implemented DLP that gives insight into both where sensitive data is located and who has access to it.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2014

Varonis

Waste and Risk: The Problems Posed by Printers
sponsored by Nuance
VIDEO: This humorous video demonstrates how easily a simple print job can go wrong – and what you can do to stop that from happening.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 22 Apr 2015

Nuance

Why Scan to E-Mail Has Made Your Printers a Threat
sponsored by Nuance
VIDEO: This brief video explains why scanning and accidentally e-mailing documents to the wrong place can make your printer one of your company's greatest liabilities.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 03 Apr 2015

Nuance

Understand the Threat Landscape
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This infographic provides you with some essential statistics regarding the rising problem of cybercrime.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Data Breach Risk Calculator
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: With this risk calculator, you can answer a few simple questions to determine how much your organization would lose in a data breach.
Posted: 24 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

What You Need to Know Now for Modern Backup
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Processor Intel® Xeon®)
WHITE PAPER: This buyer's guide describes the capabilities of an effective data backup system and gives advice for selecting one that both meets your needs and your budget.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited & Intel® (Processor  Intel® Xeon®)

Overcome Three of Today's Biggest End User Pain Points
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: This resource reveals 3 of the most critical IT challenges centered around end users today, providing tips on addressing these pain points without spending too much time or money doing so.
Posted: 23 Jun 2015 | Published: 22 Jun 2015

Dell and Microsoft

Gain Control of Sensitive Documents
sponsored by Nuance
VIDEO: Take a look at this brief video to discover just how dangerous an insecure printer can be, and to learn what you can do to protect your sensitive documents.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Premiered: 03 Apr 2015

Nuance

It’s Time to Refresh Your Organization’s Laptop Fleet
sponsored by Dell and Microsoft
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore top tips to help maintain optimal data security as it moves from device to device, without affecting employee productivity. Also, learn the benefits of refreshing client operating systems and how this can be key to keeping your system secure.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Published: 22 Jun 2015

Dell and Microsoft

Navigating 5 Common Challenges to PCI 3.0 Compliance
sponsored by FireHost Inc.
WEBCAST: This webcast explores 5 common challenges to PCI DSS 3.0 compliance.
Posted: 22 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Jun 22, 2015

FireHost Inc.

10 Ways to Protect Your Company From a Data Breach
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WEBCAST: This webcast presents a 10 step strategy to tightening retail security and maintaining PCI compliance.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Apr 4, 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Corporate Data: A Protected Asset or a Ticking Time Bomb?
sponsored by Varonis
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper for in-depth research into the growing risks and challenges to productivity that data growth and a lack of internal controls currently present for organizations of all sizes.
Posted: 19 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Varonis

How to Create the Secure Mobile Enterprise
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to build a secure mobile enterprise. Learn the four essential components that provide complete security coverage for mobile workspaces and explore the key steps and solutions that can help to deliver each of these areas.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 27 Apr 2015

Dell, Inc.

NetApp Is Accelerating Your Data Protection Strategy to the Clouds
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper makes it clear that improving data backup and recovery is a top priority for IT groups in organizations of all sizes.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

NetApp

Shore Up Your Office 365 Attack Surface
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This exclusive e-guide reviews the Office 365 suite's security features, including how to take advantage of its benefits and what challenges you may encounter.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 15 Jun 2015

SearchSecurity.com

NetApp AltaVault Cloud-Integrated Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief highlights a particular type of storage that enables customers to securely back up data to any cloud at up to 90% less cost compared to on-premises solutions.
Posted: 18 Jun 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2015

NetApp
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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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