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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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Top 7 Reasons to Optimize Network Security with a Security Delivery Platform
sponsored by Gigamon
EBOOK: Uncover the top 7 reasons to optimize your network security model with a security delivery platform, ranging from evolving attacks like malware-as-a-service to the rise of SecOps.
Posted: 19 Jun 2017 | Published: 19 Jun 2017

Gigamon

Analyzing the Malware Threat
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Find out how malware is evolving to circumvent commonly used defensive measures by learning to avoid behavior detection. Learn more about how this advanced malware functions, how to identify it, and how to neutralize it with cloud generation malware analysis.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

The App is the Endpoint
sponsored by Blue Cedar
WHITE PAPER: Uncover 5 fundamental reasons why security leaders are moving away from a device management paradigm and instead are focusing on treating the app as the endpoint.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Blue Cedar

A Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to EU General Data Protection
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: The race is on to get ready for GDPR next year. In this 16-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at how to deal with data under the regulation, how compliance will affect businesses, and what organizations should do to prepare.
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 | Published: 30 May 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 13 June 2017: Tips for buying hyper-converged systems
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the growing market for hyper-converged infrastructure, and assess the options available. We ask mature users of the cloud what's next for their migration to off-premise systems. And we analyse how retail supply chains are developing to keep up with online and mobile shopping trends.
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 | Published: 13 Jun 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

IoT in Retail: Engaging the Connected Customer
sponsored by SAS
RESEARCH CONTENT: Discover how retailers can optimize their management of IoT data to anticipate customer needs and engage them where they choose to connect – mobile, in-store, or online. Find out how to update your analytics strategy to handle IoT volumes in order to generate insights that empower you to keep up with connected customers.
Posted: 08 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

SAS

The Impact of IoT in the Manufacturing Sector
sponsored by Aruba Networks
VIDEO: Watch this brief video to learn how to connect IoT data from sensors on disparate devices to a single, common platform that allows manufacturers to bolster security, integrate siloed data and workflows, collaboratively share insights across teams, and more.
Posted: 06 Jun 2017 | Premiered: 27 Feb 2017

Aruba Networks

How IoT-Powered Smart Offices Boost Efficiency and Innovation
sponsored by Aruba Networks
VIDEO: Sound IoT strategies promise better productivity and innovation, and bad ones threaten security breaches and wasted investments. Learn how to improve your IoT/big data strategy and apply to data integration, data security, collaboration, and more.
Posted: 05 Jun 2017 | Premiered: 27 Feb 2017

Aruba Networks

Your Business Is Only As Fast As Your Data: Data Management Playbook
sponsored by Google Cloud
ANALYST REPORT: This data management overview from Forrester Research explains the need to enable self-service access to real-time data. Use the 12 reports in this data management playbook to discover, plan, act, and optimize your data management practices.
Posted: 02 Jun 2017 | Published: 11 Mar 2016

Google Cloud

Solving Fundamental Data Quality Challenges
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Data quality is one of the most important requirements for IT asset management (ITAM) and IT service management (ITSM). Find out what you need to do in the rationalization, refresh, security, automation and planning steps to improve your data quality, and your overall quality of life.
Posted: 01 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

BDNA

Transform IT and Reduce Risk With Converged Infrastructure and Availability Software
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how converged infrastructure systems can be leveraged in tandem with availability tools to significantly enhance application availability, improve business agility, simplify IT operational management, lower costs, and mitigate risk.
Posted: 31 May 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Veeam Software

Reliable Data Protection Designed for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Modernizing your data center can seem overwhelming, especially when you consider the exponential data growth you can expect to realize every year. Access this white paper to learn about data protection and backup for virtualized environments.
Posted: 31 May 2017 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Veeam Software

What the new EU data protection rules mean for IT marketers
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WEBCAST: The new EU data protection laws are top of the agenda for IT buyers this year – find out what opportunities this presents for IT marketers.
Posted: 30 May 2017 | Premiered: May 30, 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Information Protection in the Web and Cloud Era
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Explore a modern approach to data protection in the web and cloud era. Uncover 5 requirements for a modern DLP tool.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Safe Adoption of Cloud Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Gartner predicts that nearly 40% of enterprise IT application spend will be shifted to cloud versus on-premise by 2020. Access this white paper for major considerations you will need to focus on when looking for cloud app security.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 26 May 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Managing IoT Data: What to Consider
sponsored by Bayshore Networks
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this interview with Carrie MacGillivray, the vice president for IDC's IoT and mobility teams, learn about two key issues: How to protect IoT data, and how to transform it into meaningful insights that enhance decision-making.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Bayshore Networks

Managing Machine Data from POS, IoT, Sensors, and Other Data Sources
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to enhance your big data strategies so that you can derive actionable intelligence from your organization's machine data. Discover how to optimize the value of your machine data from point-of-sales (POS) systems, IoT sensors, smart devices, and more to support analytics and data security.
Posted: 23 May 2017 | Published: 23 May 2017

Splunk

Do You Know Where Your Data Is? Three Common Data Management Problems & How to Fix Them
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Knowing the location of your data plays a crucial role with keeping it secure. When you find yourself jumping through hoops in order to protect, monitor, or report on your data, then you're not getting the most out of your IT infrastructure. Is your current IT infrastructure helping you—or hurting you? Access this e-book to find out.
Posted: 23 May 2017 | Published: 23 May 2017

Globalscape

Middleware and Operating System Machine Data
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to enhance your big data strategies so that you can derive actionable intelligence from your organization's machine data. Find out how to optimize the value you get from the machine data created by middleware and OS and support data security, analytics, and more.
Posted: 23 May 2017 | Published: 23 May 2017

Splunk

Your Data in the Cloud: Steps to a Seamless Migration
sponsored by Globalscape
EBOOK: 90 percent of organizations are looking at moving away from their legacy systems and into crafting a cloud strategy. Making a move to the cloud is a shift forward in many ways, and can empower organizations to accomplish much more with less. In this eBook, you'll learn about several cloud migration strategies.
Posted: 19 May 2017 | Published: 19 May 2017

Globalscape

GDPR Developments Will Dominate Storage and Compliance in 2017
sponsored by Arrow + NetApp
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, Storage Editor Antony Adshead and CEO of Vigitrust, Mathieu Gorge, discuss 2017's developments in the GDPR, as it pertains to regulatory compliance, and data backup. Read on to discover backup challenges associated with e-discovery, the evolution of data retention regulations, and more.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 11 May 2017

Arrow + NetApp

The Internet of Relevant Things
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: The Internet of Things (IoT) term itself can be misleading, so it is important to consider one thing before going into a project: relevancy. Access this white paper to learn how to evaluate your IoT projects for business relevancy and better manage projects with secure networking without compromising usability.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 18 Jan 2017

Aruba Networks

What GDPR Means for Your Security Strategy
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Due to the GDPR, compliance is mandatory by 25th May 2018. Access this whitepaper to discover what data security requirements are laid down by the GDPR, and how to ensure your organization is ready.
Posted: 20 Jun 2017 | Published: 20 Jun 2017

Dell SecureWorks

Develop Your Information Security Management System
sponsored by SAI Global IT Risk Manager (Formerly Modulo Risk Manager)
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Forrester Research report explores how to use an information security management system (ISMS) to improve risk management and strengthen security processes. Find out how to derive daily value from an ISMS, increase customer data protection, leverage KPIs and threat intelligence, and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2017 | Published: 19 Jan 2017

SAI Global IT Risk Manager (Formerly Modulo Risk Manager)

Moving Mountains: Tackling Disparate Systems with Data Integration
sponsored by Globalscape
EBOOK: This e-book explores how to create a data integration roadmap for complex, disparate systems management. Discover how to mitigate potential data security risks and reduce maintenance costs with managed file transfer (MFT), and uncover 4 signs that you're facing disparate systems challenges.
Posted: 23 May 2017 | Published: 23 May 2017

Globalscape
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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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