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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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How to Become a Superstar Security Leader
sponsored by Google Cloud
RESEARCH CONTENT: Be the superstar security leader your fellow executives need. This report looks at the biggest changes in firms' expectations of their CISOs and provides specific examples of how top information security professionals rise to those occasions. Download the Forrester report today and secure your future.
Posted: 08 Aug 2017 | Published: 13 Feb 2017

Google Cloud

How EMM Can Help With GDPR Compliance
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: Explore how a comprehensive EMM program can be an important part of your GDPR compliance initiative. Uncover an overview of GDPR principles, 7 tips to deploy EMM for GDPR compliance, and more.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 07 Aug 2017

MobileIron

The Security Benefits of Prioritizing Critical Data Assets
sponsored by InteliSecure
WHITE PAPER: Do you know what your critical data assets are? This 6-part white paper explores how to define your critical data assets so you can save time and money, all while improving your security posture.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 07 Aug 2017

InteliSecure

Meeting Top Data Protection Challenges
sponsored by Avnet
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores a strategy that can help you meet top data protection challenges, including cloud security, GDPR requirements, and ransomware attacks.
Posted: 07 Aug 2017 | Published: 07 Aug 2017

Avnet

Cybersecurity Myths Debunked
sponsored by HelpSystems
WEBCAST: What do security experts Michael Bruemmer, Kevin Beaver, Troy Hunt and 3 others have to say about common IT security myths? Learn the truth about 6 misconceptions now.
Posted: 04 Aug 2017 | Premiered: Aug 4, 2017

HelpSystems

Streamline Authentication with Voice Biometrics to Improve Contact Center Customer Experiences
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Discover how voice biometrics (VB) streamlines your entire customer authentication system, improves contact center efficiency, enhances security for sensitive customer data, and creates better overall customer experiences.
Posted: 04 Aug 2017 | Published: 04 Aug 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

How to Create a Cybersecurity Policy for Your Organization
sponsored by HelpSystems
WHITE PAPER: Discover a 4-step plan to build a cybersecurity policy for your organization. As a bonus, uncover additional resources to create a data breach response plan.
Posted: 04 Aug 2017 | Published: 04 Aug 2017

HelpSystems

The Race to Meet GDPR Compliance
sponsored by HyTrust
WHITE PAPER: No matter where you are in the world, if you do business within the EU, you need to be prepared for GDPR compliance. This white paper provides an overview of the GDPR so you can get ready.
Posted: 04 Aug 2017 | Published: 04 Aug 2017

HyTrust

How UEBA Reduces the Threat of Insider Data Leakage
sponsored by Veriato, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Insider access means an employee can learn where sensitive data resides, the value of that data, and the best times to initiate an attack. This white paper examines how you can stop insider data leaks.
Posted: 03 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Aug 2017

Veriato, Inc.

Effective Incident Response Through User Activity Monitoring
sponsored by Veriato, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The longer a cyber incident remains undiscovered, the more likely it will be that the organization will realize a significant data breach. Explore how to achieve effective incident response through user activity monitoring.
Posted: 03 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Aug 2017

Veriato, Inc.

Secure Cellular Connectivity Empowers BlueNRGY's Global Reach
sponsored by Aeris
CASE STUDY: IoT and machine-to-machine (M2M) connectivity enables networks to overcome critical issues like interrupted services, security breaches, and high implementation and maintenance costs. Discover how BluNRGY enabled secure cellular connectivity for IoT in 190 countries and with more than 550 carriers.
Posted: 03 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Aug 2017

Aeris

GDPR is Coming
sponsored by HyTrust
WHITE PAPER: The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect on May 25th 2018 – significantly changing the rules for how organizations protect the private data of EU citizens. Gain a deeper understanding of the GDPR regulation and insight into solutions that will help organizations meet its stringent compliance requirements.
Posted: 03 Aug 2017 | Published: 03 Aug 2017

HyTrust

Demystifying Workflow: Making Sense of Making Process Make Sense
sponsored by Nintex
EBOOK: Find out how to efficiently automate your workflows to avoid bottlenecks or breakdowns in productivity and collaboration. Learn how to seamlessly connect employees with the content they need, use an intuitive, drag-and-drop workflow designer, and build your automation strategy.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2017

Nintex

CW Benelux August 2017
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: The Netherlands is building itself a bit of a reputation when it comes to applying the latest technologies to some of the challenges facing people and businesses today.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 10 Aug 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Securing Industrial IoT Technology: 4 Key Considerations
sponsored by Bayshore Networks
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to stop cyberthreats before they can damage critical industrial assets and systems by going inside one cyberattack launched against energy organization Consolidated Power. See how they used an industrial cyber protection platform and uncover 4 considerations for IIoT security.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 02 Aug 2017

Bayshore Networks

80/20: The New and Not-So New World of OT and IoT Security
sponsored by Atos
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the new environments of operational technology (OT) and the Internet of Things (IoT), acknowledging the risks within, with proven security tools and practices. Learn how to use the new 80/20 rule to navigate and simplify OT and IoT into manageable segments.
Posted: 02 Aug 2017 | Published: 26 Jul 2017

Atos

Impact of General Data Protection Regulation on Storage Systems
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Examine the impact the GDPR will have on your storage systems, and learn to mitigate the risk of data breach from uncontrolled access with media-level data encryption for flash and legacy storage media, geographically dispersed data, and more. Download now to ensure your organization is GDPR-compliant.
Posted: 31 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

IBM

Strengthen Your Ransomware Strategy
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WEBCAST: Everyone knows that ransomware is a significant concern, but there are many questions surrounding this threat. It's time to get answers. Use this webinar to strengthen your ransomware strategy, as it walks you through the security functions to help you detect, prevent, and recover from attacks.
Posted: 31 Jul 2017 | Premiered: Jul 17, 2017

AdvizeX Technologies

The Future of I.T. Security starts with Virginia Tech
sponsored by Virginia Tech Online
WHITE PAPER: Data breaches are costly – in revenue and reputation – and organizations are actively looking for talented professionals who can help protect data stores. Learn what issues are keeping CIOs up at night, and the career opportunities available in this growing field.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Published: 28 Jul 2017

Virginia Tech Online

Case Study: How A Global Agro-Industrial Leader Established Security To Grow On
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how Avril Group, a major industrial and financial group in France, used Cisco Umbrella to establish consistent security coverage across a distributed global organization that continues to expand through acquisitions.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Published: 28 Jul 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Prepare Your Business For The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
sponsored by Lepide Software
WHITE PAPER: Issues relating to data privacy continue to hit the headlines on a regularbasis. The European Union have introduced the General DataProtection Regulation (GDPR), which is designed to replace the currentData Protection Directive (DPD). Learn about key considerations you'll need to consider when preparing for the GDPR.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Published: 28 Jul 2017

Lepide Software

Cisco Umbrella: How does it Improve Security Effectiveness?
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
VIDEO: Threat detection and prevention is crucial to the security of your business. Join Steve Martino, CISO of Cisco, and his staff as they explain the value of Cisco Umbrella in improving overall security effectiveness.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Premiered: 03 Feb 2017

Cisco Umbrella

3 Ways to Help Stop Data Leakage in Your Organization
sponsored by Lepide Software
EGUIDE: It seems that almost every month there's another high-profile security breach in which sensitive data is leaked. In almost every case, the end result of these data leaks is damage to the reputation and/or bottom line of the company's involved. In this guide, learn 3 ways you can help prevent data leaks within your organization.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Published: 28 Jul 2017

Lepide Software

Product at-a-Glance: Cisco Umbrella for Network Security
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: In the past, desktops, business apps, and critical infrastructure were all located behind the firewall. But today, more and more is happening off-network. It's important to adapt your security to fully protect your enterprise. In this product overview, learn about Cisco Umbrella for network security.
Posted: 27 Jul 2017 | Published: 27 Jul 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Mobile Application Security: Discovering Leaks and Remediation
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: 25% of mobile apps have at least one high security risk or privacy flaw. Discover how to overcome the top issues facing mobile security and learn more about key iOS and Android vulnerabilities, mobile app security services, automated mobile app scanning, and more.
Posted: 27 Jul 2017 | Premiered: Jul 27, 2017

WhiteHat Security
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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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