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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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Frequently Asked Questions About Data Lifecycle Management
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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

IT Project: Storage Architecture ANZ
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EGUIDE: When it comes to storage, there are usually two main factors to consider – cost and performance. However, every organisation has its own unique set of requirements and this will inevitably shape their storage strategy. Inside this guide, we look at some examples of the strategies organisations are adopting to effectively store and manage data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

IT Project: Storage Architecture ASEAN
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EGUIDE: When it comes to storage, is cost the critical factor for CIOs in ASEAN? This guide explores the factors that are influencing the adoption of storage technologies in ASEAN and the trends that you can expect to see more of in the next 2-3 years.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Policing cyber crime
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security series considers the duties of the police in the UK and asks whether these roles remain realistic and achievable in cyber space
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Case Study: Metro Diagnostic Imaging Adds Cloud to Mobile Van
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CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how moving PACS to the cloud allowed Metro Diagnostic Imaging more flexibility and productivity for the mobile imaging service provider, ensuring imaging data is at the user's fingertips.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Ambra

Case Study: Jefferson Radiology Implements Cloud VNA
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CASE STUDY: See how Jefferson Radiology revolutionized imaging workflows by replacing their legacy image exchange vendor and migrating to a new cloud-enabled PACS. Learn about best-in-class image management that will automate workflows and provide seamless cloud access to records.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Ambra

Protect Yourself from Antivirus: Why Traditional AV Doesn't Offer Meaningful Security Value
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: Traditional antivirus (AV) is no longer the solution to preventing endpoint breaches—it's the problem. Access this resource to learn why traditional AV no longer offers meaningful security value for your organization, and see how to get started protecting your endpoints without AV.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Case Study: Disc Comfort Fuses Image Management with athenahealth
sponsored by Ambra
CASE STUDY: Wherein lays the path to seamless, secure medical image access? Learn how to improve patient care with a medical imaging cloud that will reduce time spent loading and viewing patient CDs. Additionally, discover how connecting image management to your EHR will transform patient care.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Ambra

Case Study: CareWell Streamlines Patient Journey & Reduces Risk
sponsored by Ambra
CASE STUDY: Discover how CareWell Urgent Care streamlined image management, reduced risk of data exposure, and eliminated barriers to siloed information across the network by cloud-enabling PACS.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Ambra

The New World of Unified Image Management in Healthcare
sponsored by Ambra
EBOOK: In order to truly embrace a collaborative care environment, the future of interoperable medical imaging lies in the cloud. Download this e-book to discover how implementing cloud-based PACS will enhance digital imaging workflows, boost storage capabilities, grow your network, and improve patient care.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Ambra

Computer Weekly – Digital giving – transforming Save the Children with technology
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to global charity Save the Children to find out how technology is helping to transform its work. We go behind the scenes at the UK's most secretive court as it discusses bulk data surveillance. And we analyse the often contradictory experiences of firms implementing SAP's Hana platform. Read the issue now.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

5 Steps to Raising Ransomware Resistance
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This TechGuide explores the nature of the threat and the latest ransomware trends. It outlines several steps information security pros should take in order to heighten their organization's resistance and prevent ransomware attacks.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

SearchSecurity.com

E-discovery Software Brings Serious ROI to Information Governance
sponsored by Globanet Veritas
EGUIDE: Access this guide to examine the importance of leveraging tools like autoclassification and predictive coding for effective information governance. Additionally, you will discover approaches that improve ROI beyond just e-discovery.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Globanet Veritas

Data Governance: Expert Q&A and Picking The Right DG Tool
sponsored by Globanet Veritas
EGUIDE: This e-guide features a Q&A with the VP of product development for IBM Analytics about the changing world of data governance (DG), how the DG plan will play out in the cloud and the role of big data analytics in helping companies achieve stronger insights and leverage security. And learn how to buy a DG tool.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Globanet Veritas

Veritas Enterprise Vault Health Check Tool: Monitor, Analyze and Report on Areas of Critical Importance
sponsored by Globanet Veritas
DATA SHEET: This data sheet highlights an enterprise vault health check tool that provides automated Veritas Enterprise Vault archive analysis and reporting to help with the performance and integrity of your key data archives.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Globanet Veritas

Data Archiving Solutions - Archive Data with Industry Leading Systems
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RESOURCE CENTER: All types of companies rely on their data and need archiving solutions to protect it. This resource center highlights a service provider that deploys industry-leading archive systems and solutions for organizations worldwide. Learn about this provider's professional on-site and remote support that can meet your organization's every need.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Globanet Veritas

What to Look for in Web Fraud Detection Systems
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EBOOK: In this TechTarget Buyer's Guide readers will learn the key features of a Web fraud detection product and how to choose the best product for their company.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Recovering From Ransomware Starts with a Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Stopping ransomware is almost impossible, but recovering from it doesn't have to be. Discover how to devise a solid ransomware recovery plan to successfully return your organization to normal conditions after an outbreak. Using your existing data protection tools and regular back-ups, you can ensure business continuity after disaster strikes.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Dell Software

Get the Most Out of Your SIEM System
sponsored by Trustwave
EGUIDE: SIEM platforms remove a huge burden from your security team and allow them to focus on other analysis-related tasks. However, SIEM systems are not infallible. Discover how to better employ your SIEM system to produce the most accurate event analysis you can hope for.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Ransomware Protection is Futile, but All Hope is Not Lost
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Discover how you can avoid ransomware and save your critical files. Get advice from IT experts Trevor Pott, Michael Stump, and Timothy Warner on ways to fortify Windows systems and throw up roadblocks to make ransomware attacks less dangerous.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Dell Software

Securing Data Access Within the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to better understand the changing role of technology within the healthcare sector and best practices to integrate security without compromising the patient experience.
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

7 Critical Components for Cybersecurity Readiness
sponsored by Dimension Data
EGUIDE: This guide shows you seven elements of cyber security readiness critical for every organization. Expert Peter Sullivan outlines the most important components that your organization needs for a high degree of situational awareness into your network operations and utilization.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Dimension Data

Veritas NetBackup Appliances: Reducing Cost and Complexity
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights a fully integrated appliance for backup and recovery with highly scalable storage appliances that lowers costs and simplifies operations. Discover 7 ways in which appliances can enhance your backup infrastructure.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Veritas

How Strong Is Your Electronic Healthcare Records Storage Strategy?
sponsored by Kaminario
WHITE PAPER: In this brief paper, you will access a checklist for evaluating how well your healthcare data storage strategy holds up to these rising EHR data volumes. Read on to discover if your data storage delivers predictability as EHR data grows, provides resilient data protection, and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Kaminario

Preventing Ransomware Threats to Health Data in 10 Steps
sponsored by Cisco
WHITE PAPER: Health data has become some of the most sought-after personal data on the black market, making healthcare professionals and hospital systems prime targets for cybercrime – particularly ransomware attacks. This e-guide will provide you with 10 steps to avoid ransomware attacks on your health systems.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Cisco
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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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