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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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PACS Infrastructure in the Cloud: Addressing Security, Compliance, and TCO
sponsored by Ambra
EBOOK: Discover how to properly prevent the catastrophic loss of images, and optimize healthcare systems storage capacity, by deploying cloud-based archiving for the PACS infrastructure. Read on to create a highly agile environment for sharing and receiving medical data, and secure all expanding images on-demand.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016


Encryption Measures to Protect Growing Data
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESOURCE: The data deluge has arrived and at any one time, federal agencies will store an average of 2.63 petabytes. Flash storage provides the capacity, performance and cost-effectiveness needed but still leaves the question of security. Read on to learn how governments intend to keep their data safe and secure.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Jul 2016

Pure Storage

Squash Large Business Email Security Challenges
sponsored by Intermedia
EGUIDE: If you're a large enterprise, your security needs are unique. So don't take advice from a small organization, and learn how to accommodate the challenges specific to your size. This exclusive e-guide explores some Exchange security challenges and considerations that large enterprises face on a daily basis.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016


Achieving Maximum Backup Granularity
sponsored by Veeam Software
WEBCAST: Discover a data backup and replication solution that ensures your enterprise can recover what you need, when you need it. Watch and learn how to easily browse business-critical applications, avoid data loss with item-level restores, use advanced search options to find what you need to restore, and more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 9, 2015

Veeam Software

Magrath LLP Protects Global Infrastructure with DRaaS
sponsored by Databarracks
CASE STUDY: Today's legal IT landscape has shifted – and one of a law firm's biggest fears is the threat of ransomware and the potential disruption it could cause. Find out how one law service implemented a DRaaS to deliver fast and secure recovery from any ransomware attack.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016


Data Access Governance Solutions On-Demand Demo
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WEBCAST: This 60-minute webinar will teach you how your organization can implement a concrete data access governance program that won't break your back, or the bank. You'll learn both tactical and strategic approaches to unstructured data management and have your most important questions answered along the way.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2015


Grow Your Business with NetApp and Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how NetApp and Veeam backup and recovery products can provide your enterprise with an efficient disaster recovery and availability solution. By combining these products, your enterprise can benefit from accelerated enterprise application performance, easy data protection and recovery, a cloud-ready data center, and more.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Veeam Software

Best Practices for Your Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this expert guide, discover 10 best practice tips to ensure your disaster recovery/business continuity plan meets your enterprise's data security needs. Also learn how backup and disaster recovery, historically treated as separately, are converging to provide a more cohesive data management plan.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

McKesson Corporation

Allow Your Enterprise Greater Mobile App Security
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how your enterprise can boost the security of its information across a variety of devices, without putting unnecessary restraints on growth or accessibility. Learn how you can Allow your IT admins disable keyboard options to block unrestricted access, simply track data usage, and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016


Microsoft Office 365: Enabling More Secure Collaboration
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can best take control of Office 365's anytime-anywhere collaboration while also maintaining secure access to corporate data. Explore three steps designed to help you realize this goal quickly and securely.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

VMware, Inc.

Open Access : Restrict access where it need be restricted
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to discern who has access to your unstructured data and see all open shares on your network. Protect against malicious access, reduce security risk, fulfill compliance requirements and decrease operations expense by first accessing this valuable resource.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Data Access Governance Buyer's Guide Selecting the Right Solution to Protect Unstructured and Sensitive Data
sponsored by STEALTHbits
RESOURCE: This buyer's guide will help choose the best available Data Access Governance solution. The information contained within can be used in creating a request for information (RFI) or request for proposal (RFP) and evaluating Data Access Governance products.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


The Access Governance Challenge
sponsored by STEALTHbits
RESOURCE: Could you be 8 steps away from better data access governance? Find out why Identity Access Management or Governance products do not natively have the insight necessary to adequately manage access to resources that contain unstructured data.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Data at Rest: Pragmatic Approach to Data Security
sponsored by STEALTHbits
RESOURCE: There are also risks associated to having all that data spread throughout the IT ecosystem. Discover the risks associated with unstructured data and how to best approach these risks. Understand why getting a handle on your data at rest can get you the security results you desire.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


DSSD D5 Overview: What Is The World's Fastest Storage Platform and Why Do You Need It?
sponsored by Dell EMC
WEBCAST: Are your mission-critical applications performing the way you want? Attend this webinar to find out how DSSD D5 can provide the storage performance demanded by tomorrow's mission-critical workloads, whether they are running on a traditional database infrastructure, leveraging Hadoop, or running a BI app.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Jul 8, 2016

Dell EMC

Computer Weekly – 13 September 2016: Dell Technologies aims for an intelligent, connected future
sponsored by
EBOOK: In this week's Computer Weekly, as Dell and EMC complete the largest IT supplier merger in history, we look at the new company's strategy. Our latest buyer's guide examines a key aspect of using cloud – cloud bursting. And we assess the latest views on the UK government's plans for internet surveillance legislation. Read the issue now.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

Miercom Report - Cisco Catalyst 3650
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: The Cisco Catalyst 3650 is an enterprise access switch – ideal for branch-office deployments. Models in this versatile switch series deliver a spectrum of capabilities. This Miercom report details some of the clear business benefits that the Cisco Catalyst 3650 delivers supported by the results of hands-on testing.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Beyond Application Visibility and Control: What an NGFW Must Be
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the ways in which digital transformation is changing businesses' security, and discover why typical NGFWs that focus primarily on app visibility offer an incomplete approach to threat defense. Read on to employ a NGFW that protects across the entire attack continuum, and integrates with existing security investments.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Next-Generation Firewalls: An Investment Checklist
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What should you look for in a next-generation firewall? This paper includes a checklist against which you evaluate NGFWs. Read on now to determine the benefits a truly effective NGFW can deliver, and find one that will provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malicious activity, and more.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Future-Proofing Storage with Scale-Out Storage Software
sponsored by Red Hat
WHITE PAPER: Discover an open, scale-out storage software solution that allows enterprises to deploy cost-effective, highly available storage without compromising scale or performance. See how this storage architecture can enable your enterprise to easily share and integrate your data without risking security.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 09 Sep 2016

Red Hat

Automated Test Data Creation: An IT Manager's Review
sponsored by CA Technologies
VIDEO: Don't let manual data creation bog down IT ops. Tune into this video to discover a test data manager (TDM) that creates data on demand, allowing IT to revolutionize testing. View now to learn how to capture and recreate data models on demand from existing legacy apps with this TDM.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 29 Feb 2016

CA Technologies

3 Steps to Getting Data Access Governance off Your To Do List
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WHITE PAPER: Data Access Governance (DAG) has been that to-do item IT Security has had for years, but they just kept pushing it aside for other goals. Today, however, there are strategies which can make DAG more approachable. In this free White Paper we are going to break DAG down into 3 steps that you can use to finally check this big one off your list.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


Build a Data Access Governance Program to Control Unstructured Data
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WHITE PAPER: Following this 5 step plan will help ensure your organization has its data secured. By the end, you will know how to survey all your organization's data, focus attention where it matters most, get the right stakeholders involved, review and remediate access, and arrive at a working security model to meet both security and compliance needs.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015


The Modern Cybercriminal's Attempt to Stay Undetected
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This short infographic gives you an in-depth look at the timeline of the average data breach from penetration to detection. Learn the game plan of a cybercriminal looking to steal your data and prepare a defensive scheme of your own to stop hackers in any phase of the breach lifecycle.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell SecureWorks

IDC: Rethinking the Network as a Security Sensor and Enforcer
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
RESEARCH CONTENT: Given the amount of sensitive data traveling across enterprise networks, cybercriminals will look to use networks to accomplish their goal of data breach. This IDC technology spotlight details how to embed security tools in your network by way of a network security platform.
Posted: 08 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.
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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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