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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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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.

How the Cloud Has Changed Email Archiving Forever
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: To solve mailbox bloat, CIOs are turning to email archiving solutions—but on-premises archiving is now too difficult to manage. Discover how cloud is changing email archiving, and overcome the capacity shortcomings associated with traditional systems with self-service recoverability, and more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Mimecast

5 Essentials for Achieving Cloud Archiving Success
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Learn five essentials for achieving cloud archiving success, including guidance on how to avoid common misconceptions about cloud email archiving, and how to prepare for e-discovery and litigation with a secure storage solution.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Mimecast

Case Study: Vigilias Expands Telehealth to Rural Communities
sponsored by Ambra
CASE STUDY: This brief case study illustrates how Vigilias, healthcare communications provider, overcame its outdated hardware to reduce the cumbersome number of systems, and also seamlessly provide access to studies across disparate EHRs.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

Ambra

Drive Innovation with Agile Cloud Medical Imaging
sponsored by Ambra
VIDEO: Tune into this video to learn how Partners in Health, Memorial Hermann Health System, Barrow Neurological Institute, and the Mayo Clinic were able to streamline healthcare diagnostic image exchange, automate workflow processes, and allow anytime mobile viewing with the cloud.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 25 Oct 2016

Ambra

Is Your Data Secure?
sponsored by Commvault
INFORMATION CENTER: BYOD in the enterprise is here to stay, creating new data security challenges as employees move data to the cloud through a multitude of devices. This infographic provides 9 BYOD security facts to help you further develop and refine your BYOD strategy.
Posted: 18 Oct 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Commvault

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

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

Healthcare Ransomware Attacks: The Critical Role of Backup and 5 Steps for Response
sponsored by Xerox
EGUIDE: In early 2016 alone, healthcare organizations saw a 300% increase in daily ransomware attacks from 2015. That's why Harun Rashid, CIO of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, has provided 6 pointers for the prevention of a ransomware attack. And in the event that attacks still get through, read through Reda Chouffani's 5 steps for effective response.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Xerox

How IAM Can Address Unstructured Content Security Risks
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this guide, expert Sean Martin explains why IAM is an important component of unstructured data management and security. Learn how to build an asset inventory and get a better handle on all your data, unstructured or otherwise.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

IBM

How to Segment Cloud Workloads for Better Security
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Enterprise cloud workloads can be better secured by using microsegmentation. In this e-guide, Ed Moyle explains the best ways to execute a segmentation strategy.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

IBM

Getting a Grip on Content: Empowered Content Collaboration in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Access this resource for insight into how collaboration capabilities can turn content into a competitive advantage and striking the balance between content security and access. Additionally, discover resource requirements for deploying an ECM tool, and learn more about cloud-based content management implementation.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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