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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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EU data protection: Essential guide
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR will introduce new accountability obligations and stronger rights and restrictions on international data flows.
Posted: 24 Nov 2016 | Published: 24 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

3 File Transfer Mistakes that Could Be Costing You and Putting Data at Risk
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: IT teams are busy and there's little time for planning. When details get lost in the shuffle, mistakes happen that can carry a heavy price.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

Guide to Encrypted Traffic Management
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This short guide will help you understand how encrypted traffic is growing and how it's increasingly being exploited. Get tips on how to protect your SSL/TLS traffic, and learn how to effectively monitor your network traffic for potential intrusions.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

New EU Security Requirements and You
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover new EU security requirements and learn what you can do to get ready. Create a holistic approach to data protection and infrastructure security to best avoid compliance risk.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Data Analytics Used to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
sponsored by SAS
RESOURCE: Find out how the utilization of predictive analytics contributes to the development of better treatment protocols for the opioid epidemic. Learn how to take action with the comprehensive data management approaches outlined, such as automating data assembly and streamlining report generation.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

SAS

How Analytics Help to Fight Tax Fraud
sponsored by SAS
RESOURCE: In this resource Deborah Pianko, a Government Fraud Solutions Architect speaks about how predictive analytics may offer the opportunity to stop tax fraud before it takes place. Learn about predictive modeling, how to incorporate predictive analytics into existing BI programs, 3 things agencies must know about fraud detection, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

SAS

Resume Business Faster with Engineered Oracle Database Recovery
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
VIDEO: This brief video examines the only backup and recovery system co-engineered with Oracle databases and Oracle cloud. Access now to discover a zero data loss recovery appliance that will minimize the time it takes to recover your databases fully with cloud-connected automated backups that eliminate silos and vastly improve user experiences.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Premiered: 26 Oct 2016

Oracle Corporation

Top Three Gaping Holes in Your Data Security
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside. In this Globalscape paper, you'll learn: the 3 layers most targeted (the network, data & users), bad security practices, why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Globalscape

Is Artificial Intelligence on the March to Replace Traditional IT Administrators?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at how artificial intelligence is being used to automate existing jobs, such as IT administrators and customer service agents. Capital One's European CIO talks about how to create an agile business. And we offer tips on how to deal with an Oracle software audit. Read the issue now.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Shadow IT Guide: Protect Data and Avoid Compliance Violations
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Are you sure that employees are only using IT-sanctioned ways of transferring data? If the answer is "no," then your sensitive data may be vulnerable. In this guide from Globalscape, you'll learn: what shadow IT is and its drawbacks, how to identify signs of a shadow IT problem, how to reduce shadow IT, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

Cb Defense: PCI DSS Anti-Virus Assessment
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This report shows the findings of Coalfire System Inc.'s independent technical assessment of Cb Defense next-generation antivirus platform.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

Five Principles for Securing DevOps
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to successfully integrate security with DevOps and learn 5 principles your security strategy must address. Furthermore, understand how DevOps and CI/CD are different from Agile development and how this difference changes the requirements for application security.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veracode, Inc.

Why Email Security Matters: The Advantages of Hosted Protection
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
EBOOK: Discover the key advantages of hosted email protection. Learn this method's detailed protection mechanisms, which include blacklisting, antispam engines that look for telltale signatures, and real-time message source evaluation.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Solarwinds MSP

Plan for Disaster Recovery Based on Specific Threat Considerations
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
EBOOK: Benjamin Franklin's adage 'an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure' holds true for disaster recovery scenarios. Being proactive is better than being reactive. Download this e-book to access 5 key questions to ask yourself when planning and future-proofing your disaster recovery strategies.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

Solarwinds MSP

How to Choose the Right Disaster Recovery Solution
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
EBOOK: In this e-book, you will learn how to formulate tactical backup and recovery by considering the possible disasters, matching them with the data sets to be protected, and identifying key recovery objectives. Read on to build a DR solution requirements list that specifically matches your organization's needs.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

Solarwinds MSP

The Evolution of Enterprise File Sync and Share
sponsored by ibm box
EGUIDE: Enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) tools have evolved significantly over the past few years. Given these changes, it can be difficult to know exactly which business needs any given tool will meet. Read on to gain an understanding of the changes happening in EFSS, the market, which deployment model is best for your organization, and more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

ibm box

Resource Center: Stop Threats and Prevent Data Loss
sponsored by Intel Security
RESOURCE: Get a deeper understanding of who is behind theft, the types of data being stolen and the ways it is getting outside of organizations. Though it's difficult to completely stop, discover policies and procedures you can easily follow to reduce overall data loss.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Intel Security

Resource Center: How to Safeguard Data
sponsored by Intel Security
RESOURCE: This Ponemon Institute study, a featured resource on this custom site, details the critical components of data loss prevention (DLP) maturity and gives you eye-opening statistics on data loss incidents worldwide.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Intel Security

Insider Security Threats: What CISOs Can Do to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Preempt Security
EGUIDE: Insider security threats will always exist, but there are steps you can take to limit their impact. Discover how to implement technical access control and authentication to ensure only the right eyes are consuming sensitive data.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

Preempt Security

Four Top Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations are going back to the basics. The major cybersecurity trends of recent can largely be addressed by focusing on "security 101." Learn how to reduce enterprise risk and limit attackers' opportunities as much as possible.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Reviewing a Year of Serious Data Breaches, Major Attacks and New Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover which industries were hit hardest in 2015 and what these attacks mean for the future. Learn what steps you can take to prepare your security plan for growing threats in 2016 and beyond.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Five AWS Data Migration Methods to Consider and How to Overcome Common Mistakes
sponsored by UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services
EGUIDE: More enterprises are looking to store data in the public cloud, often at a fraction of the cost of on-premises storage. But transferring that data isn't straightforward. Examine 5 data migration methods for moving storage to AWS in this expert guide, as well as 4 additional mistakes to avoid when transferring servers and apps to the cloud.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services

Formulate an Enterprise Storage Capacity Plan that Doesn't Bust Your Budget
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Learn how to formulate a storage capacity plan that won't bust the IT budget; here, you will also find guidance on how to reduce component complexity with the adoption of now-affordable SSDs, all-flash arrays, and storage as a service, so as to accommodate unstructured data growth.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

IBM

The Evolution of Locky Ransomware's Javascript Downloaders
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
RESOURCE: Learn the history of the Locky ransomware virus and how to spot it. Discover how it was created and what you can do to keep it from infecting your systems.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton

NSS Labs Data Center IPS Test Report: IBM XGS 7100
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This report represents the independent test results of IBM Security Network Protection XGS 7100 v5.3.2.1 conducted by NSS Labs. Learn how IBM's Data Center Intrusion Prevention System (DCIPS) faired against NSS Labs' tests and how it stacks up against other DCIPS products.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

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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