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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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Content Security in the Cloud Era
sponsored by Barracuda Networks
WHITE PAPER: Discover a cloud-based approach to content filtering and other benefits for network user and administrators. Learn the most effective new approaches to cloud security in the face of the changing security landscape.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Barracuda Networks

The Security Risks of Network Sensors in the Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, discover more about network sensors and what they mean for your organization's well-being. Learn how cybercriminals can utilize network sensors for their own malicious deeds and what you can do to prevent hackers from stealing valuable enterprise secrets.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 11 Oct 2016

IBM

Leverage Real-Time Protection from Advanced Web Threats
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Discover a real-time web protection strategy that can target modern malware threats. Learn how to protect against dynamic, cross-component malware threats and get a full view into your past with historical views of web usage and threats, malware detected and malicious activity blocked.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Data Lakes for Dummies
sponsored by Dell EMC
EBOOK: Download this e-book to delve into the depths of the data lake, and discover how with it you can manage unstructured data flexibly, securely, and adaptively. Serve the increased reach of your enterprise by leveraging scale‐out storage architecture and automated tiering to manage massive data growth.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 17 Oct 2016

Dell EMC

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover five critical pitfalls to avoid when building a successful data protection strategy for your organization. Learn how to best navigate the various data protection solutions from digital to physical and private to public clouds while ensuring enterprise scalability.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

How to Provide Simple, Secure Access to All of Your Organization's Synced Content
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WEBCAST: You need to provide your employees with a way to work collaboratively and securely with external partners—otherwise they may put your content at risk. Watch this quick video to learn how to securely collaborate and share files with external partners.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Premiered: Oct 13, 2016

IntraLinks, Inc

Network Security for the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Today, almost every distributed enterprise demands fast, transparent access to critical information. And as the data travels fast, so too must protection around it. Discover a tightly integrated infrastructure – access, networking and security - capable of meeting these demands without compromising performance or security.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Having Trouble Sharing Content Externally?
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
MICROSITE: While most companies are fixing their security breaches and data leaks, they aren't addressing the security gaps that come from external content sharing. Access this blog to learn how to ensure secure collaboration between internal and external partners, and make sure that your security efforts don't go to waste.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 23 Jun 2016

IntraLinks, Inc

Enable Collaboration without Compromising Content
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
CASE STUDY: Chances are that you need to do work with outside parties, but you're concerned that doing so puts your content at risk. Find out what Young New Yorkers, a non-profit organization, did to ensure that they could maintain their collaborative efforts without compromising content security.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Data protection has never been more in the forefront, as information is the lifeblood and differentiator in a constantly changing world. Discover 8 tips to help you stay ahead of the top 2016 data protection trends, ultimately helping you innovate and create business value.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Enable Data Protection in the Cloud
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover a holistic platform that addresses data management and protection needs, spanning from your data center to your multi-cloud environment. Learn how to orchestrate complex end-to-end processes with custom workflow automation engines that let you set it and forget it.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Commvault

It's 2016— Do You Know Where Your Content and Data Is?
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
MICROSITE: Do you know where your content goes once it leaves the company? Who can access it? There's been so much focus on accessing content faster and from further away, but we've lost track of security. Access this blog to learn about data sovereignty and how to track your data no matter where it goes.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

IntraLinks, Inc

Hitachi Data Systems and Veritas: Joint Brochure
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your organization can save money, save resources and reduce risk through better, more economical data management. Learn how to transform your data into valuable information and shape it into an integral, cost-effective source of business intelligence.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Building an Unstructured Data Protection Program
sponsored by STEALTHbits
EGUIDE: In this e-guide learn the 3 dimensions of unstructured data risk, and how to develop a holistic approach to managing these risks in order to execute a successful unstructured data protection program in your company.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 07 Oct 2016

STEALTHbits

Discover the Most Important App Security Testing Basics
sponsored by Synopsys
EGUIDE: Use this expert e-guide by Kevin Beaver, a 16-year veteran of the security testing world to help you better understand how testing web apps for weaknesses in your security protocols can help you identify and rectify them before threats happen.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016


Top 4 Reasons to Adopt Data Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the top 4 reasons why you must focus on deploying data lifecycle management as a strategic initiative. It also explores where and how to use specific solutions, along with the benefits of working with a partner that can offer a comprehensive approach to data lifecycle management.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Iron Mountain

Miami Children's Hospital Tackles Explosive Data Growth with Scale-out Storage
sponsored by Dell EMC
VIDEO: David Bratt, Director of Technology Services at Miami Children's Hospital, explains how IT is transforming patient care delivery. Tune in to learn how scale-out storage will manage the explosion of healthcare data, as well as how the utilization of data lakes will foster dynamic business growth.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 31 Mar 2015

Dell EMC

Building a Data Lifecycle Management Strategy in the Era of Digital Transformation
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate and execute a data lifecycle management plan that accelerates digital transformation and enable you to meet and e-discovery requirements, improve availability, and secure data stored and archived in the cloud. Download now to fill in the gaps of your data storage strategy.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Iron Mountain

Solutions for Healthcare Providers Overview
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Discover how two-factor authentication for web-based and mobile healthcare applications will help you protect sensitive data and improve compliance posture. Start your road to an interoperable healthcare system quickly with minimal resources.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

VASCO Data Security International

Partners Healthcare Redefines Health IT with Data Lake Utilization
sponsored by Dell EMC
VIDEO: Tune into this video as Brent Richter, Associate Director of IS Operations at Partners Healthcare, illustrates a strategic solution to health IT's most important big data challenge (easy and secure access to EHRs and EMRs): data lake utilization.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 18 Sep 2015

Dell EMC

Frequently Asked Questions About Data Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Digital data is growing dramatically in volume and importance. This means you need a sound data lifecycle management strategy. This white paper provides expert answers to the most frequently asked questions about data lifecycle management to help you construct a rock-solid strategy.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Iron Mountain

Five Ways to Secure Mobile Data with EMM
sponsored by vmware airwatch
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, discover five ways to improve your enterprise mobility management (EMM) policies and secure sensitive data on unsecure devices. Learn how to restrict mobile data movement and neutralize mobile data threats to improve business continuity.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

vmware airwatch

The Truth After the Hype: Improve Mobile Data Security
sponsored by vmware airwatch
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, learn how to strengthen your defenses against mobile security breaches with encryption, containerization and more. Discover the new, common vulnerabilities mobile devices and data face and best practices to manage them moving forward.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

vmware airwatch

No Downtime, No Problem. Silverstring Protects Customers and Their Data
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Silverstring protects their customers' mounds of data and keep their site up and running without the risk of downtime. With top notch performance, availability and security, Silverstring rests assured that they can meet any IT challenge they face moving forward.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Neustar

What Are The Security Benefits of Using Thin Client Devices?
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
EGUIDE: Thin clients are useful endpoints for organizations that support VDI, because they provide and extra layer of protection from user-initiated security risks. In this e-guide, find out the security benefits of using thin client devices as part of your desktop virtualization strategy.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
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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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