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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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Data Security Reports
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Case Study: Coca-Cola Reduces its Migration Timeline by 33%
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper pinpoints savvy strategies for email migration, using CCBCC as an example. Discover ways to transition with ease of installation, technical support and cost-cutting migration technology.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Published: 28 Sep 2012

Dell Software

Maximizing the Efficiency of a Loan's Lifecycle
sponsored by Nuance
VIDEO: Manual, paper-based loan processes expose banks to longer delays, errors, and customer attrition. This featured video lays out concerns and strategies to leverage financial institutions' most critical process. Discover the benefits of expediting loans with collaborative technologies.
Posted: 13 May 2015 | Premiered: 23 Mar 2015

Nuance

Print Management Receives Top Marks at Edinburgh College
sponsored by Nuance
WHITE PAPER: This brief case study pinpoints the advantages of an effective MFP strategy, using Edinburgh College as an example. Discover the ways deploying and standardizing your print infrastructure drives budget-friendly solutions and prevents breaches.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Nuance

Case Study: A Swiss Bank Modernizes its Print Fleet
sponsored by Nuance
WHITE PAPER: This brief case study pinpoints the benefits of updating your print infrastructure, using a major Swiss bank as an example. Discover how reducing your printer fleet can save green in more ways than one.
Posted: 12 May 2015 | Published: 12 May 2015

Nuance

SQL Injection in MySQL
sponsored by Rackspace
RESOURCE: This article is intended to discuss some of the ways that MySQL databases can be exposed via SQL Injection techniques.
Posted: 11 May 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2014

Rackspace

Research Report: The Benefits of Security Analytics
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: Read this report to discover what IT pros have to say about security analytics' most useful features, its value, and more.
Posted: 05 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

Prelert

Financial Organizations: Controlling Secure Communications
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to build more structured and controlled processes for assembling, refining, and sharing information. View now to examine several case studies presenting common financial information sharing challenges and how to craft your security strategy to overcome them.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

Controlling Keys - How to Prevent Data Leaks
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores an alternative keys strategy that only the consumer can directly acess over a protected communications channel. View now to learn how to control access to encrypting and decrypting cloud stored files and how you can prevent data leaks.
Posted: 04 May 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

Case Study: Secure File Sharing with Investors
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
CASE STUDY: This case study examines how an identity and access management program can protect data shared with collaborators and investors. View now to learn how to mitigate data leaks and theft.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

Securing Shared Files and Data
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how one aerospace and defense supplies leader was able to improve identity and access management (IAM) to classified files and documents and improve user experience and security. Read on now to learn how you can provision and secure data access to collaborators.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

IntraLinks, Inc

Breaking Bad: The Risk of Insecure File Sharing
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the risks and vulnerabilities of using file sync and share solutions and ungoverned practices. Read on to learn the 11 key steps to protecting data in the collaborative file-sharing environment.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 15 Oct 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

Running the Risk: Why a Generation of Sharing Could Be Good for Business
sponsored by Aruba Networks
WHITE PAPER: This insightful research report discusses how businesses can develop a mobile-aware culture that nurtures innovation, collaboration, and productivity, while minimizing the risk of data loss.
Posted: 01 May 2015 | Published: 01 May 2015

Aruba Networks

Big Data Analytics: Safety in the Digital Era
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Cybercriminals cause a lot of damage. They destroy profits, erode customers' trust, and compromise safety. This white paper identifies the ways in which big data analytics improve online safety and security. Read on and explore the efficacy of big data analytics when faced with fraudsters.
Posted: 30 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Apr 2015

SAS

Securing Shared Data through FSS systems
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how a robust file sync and share (FSS) system can secure data accessed by collaborators.
Posted: 29 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Dec 2014

IntraLinks, Inc

Securing the Mobile Enterprise Environment
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to explore best practices for addressing security issues for the mobile enterprise environment, including those for establishing secure mobile access and mobile device security. Discover solutions designed to help your organization maintain tight network and mobile device security while still enhancing employee productivity.
Posted: 29 Apr 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Examining the Current Cyber Risks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: With attacks no longer a question of "if" but "when," it's crucial to know what your enemies are up to. This white paper examines the prevalent vulnerabilities in organizations today, how hackers are exploiting them, and which tools they are using to get the job done.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

Hewlett-Packard Company

Why a Secure Enterprise Workspace is the Best Approach for Mobile Productivity
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Inside this white paper, explore how a secure enterprise workspace can help to improve mobile productivity while meeting your organizations requirements for security, manageability, and configurability.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

The Security and Regulatory Drivers for Information Rights Management
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines IT's complex dichotomy of document protection versus access in the mobile age, while issuing the consequences of inadequate security. Read on to ensure that your organization is avoiding the business issues that impact the information security management of corporate documents and content.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Apr 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

Securing Collaborative Data
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how to secure remote users and manage documents to eliminate multiple versions and confusion.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

Advanced Threat Protection for Dummies
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This free e-book gives you essential information on advanced threat protection (ATP), including tips for using big data security analytics and best practices for advanced threat mitigation.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

Faster Speed-to-Market Through Secure Information Sharing
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
CASE STUDY: This case study explores how to securely manage file systems and reduce complexity. Read on now to learn how to simplify data sharing with partners without the risk of data loss.
Posted: 28 Apr 2015 | Published: 04 Dec 2013

IntraLinks, Inc

Keeping Applications Safe with Whitelisting
sponsored by Digital Guardian
EGUIDE: This e-guide outlines the basics of whitelisting filtering approaches and explores how to use them for advanced malware protection.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 08 Apr 2015

Digital Guardian

The Secure Mobile Enterprise
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to build a secure mobile enterprise. Learn the four essential components that provide complete security coverage for mobile workspaces and explore the key steps and solutions that can help to deliver each of these areas.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 27 Apr 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Data Center Security: A Comprehensive Guide to Mitigating Data Center Risks
sponsored by Alcatel-Lucent
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn about a holistic approach to data center security that will detect more threats, launch more effective counterattacks and better protect your data overall.
Posted: 27 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

Alcatel-Lucent

Avoiding the Headlines: 5 Critical Security Practices to Implement Now
sponsored by CloudPassage
VIDEO: Inside this webinar, join Adrian Sanabria, Senior Security Analyst at 451 Research, and Amrit Williams, CTO of CloudPassage to learn five best practices to put in place in order to avoid a security breach within your organization.
Posted: 24 Apr 2015 | Premiered: 24 Apr 2015

CloudPassage
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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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