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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 Virtualization is Transforming Technology Delivery in Healthcare
sponsored by Citrix and Pure Storage
PODCAST: Tune into this podcast to hear from health IT industry leaders as they discuss how application virtualization is reshaping care delivery and improving IT security.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Premiered: Nov 17, 2016

Citrix and Pure Storage

How Virtualization is Transforming Technology Delivery in Healthcare
sponsored by Citrix and Pure Storage
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Today's healthcare organizations are struggling to meet the demands of physicians while maintaining security and privacy for patients. Download this resource as industry leaders demonstrate how application virtualization is reshaping care delivery and improving security.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 01 Dec 2016

Citrix and Pure Storage

Building Better Business Analytics to Improve BI
sponsored by Pyramid Analytics
RESOURCE: Many organizations struggle with inefficient, overly complex business intelligence processes that leave them with fragmented data and incomplete information. Learn about a business intelligence platform that empowers users outside of IT to dive into data with the security of a governed analytics environment.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Pyramid Analytics

EU data protection: Essential guide
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR will introduce new accountability obligations and stronger rights and restrictions on international data flows.
Posted: 24 Nov 2016 | Published: 24 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

3 File Transfer Mistakes that Could Be Costing You and Putting Data at Risk
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: IT teams are busy and there's little time for planning. When details get lost in the shuffle, mistakes happen that can carry a heavy price.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

Resource Center: Stop Threats and Prevent Data Loss
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
RESOURCE: Get a deeper understanding of who is behind theft, the types of data being stolen and the ways it is getting outside of organizations. Though it's difficult to completely stop, discover policies and procedures you can easily follow to reduce overall data loss.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Resource Center: How to Safeguard Data
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
RESOURCE: This Ponemon Institute study, a featured resource on this custom site, details the critical components of data loss prevention (DLP) maturity and gives you eye-opening statistics on data loss incidents worldwide.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Top Three Gaping Holes in Your Data Security
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside. In this Globalscape paper, you'll learn: the 3 layers most targeted (the network, data & users), bad security practices, why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Globalscape

Is Artificial Intelligence on the March to Replace Traditional IT Administrators?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at how artificial intelligence is being used to automate existing jobs, such as IT administrators and customer service agents. Capital One's European CIO talks about how to create an agile business. And we offer tips on how to deal with an Oracle software audit. Read the issue now.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Shadow IT Guide: Protect Data and Avoid Compliance Violations
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Are you sure that employees are only using IT-sanctioned ways of transferring data? If the answer is "no," then your sensitive data may be vulnerable. In this guide from Globalscape, you'll learn: what shadow IT is and its drawbacks, how to identify signs of a shadow IT problem, how to reduce shadow IT, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

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

Data Protection in Two Dimensions
sponsored by IBM Tectight
WHITE PAPER: Discover a better approach to SSD data protection. Learn how to implement two independent dimensions of data protection, monitor your flash media's health, managed flash failures efficiently and optimize the utilization of all your flash resources.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

IBM Tectight

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

Demo: Next-Gen Antivirus in Action
sponsored by Carbon Black
WEBCAST: Learn how next-generation antivirus protection works in this quick demonstration. Discover how to stop new and emerging malware threats, including zero-day ransomware attacks from owning your database and holding your data hostage.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Premiered: Nov 30, 2016

Carbon Black

The Evolution of Enterprise File Sync and Share
sponsored by ibm box
EGUIDE: Enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) tools have evolved significantly over the past few years. Given these changes, it can be difficult to know exactly which business needs any given tool will meet. Read on to gain an understanding of the changes happening in EFSS, the market, which deployment model is best for your organization, and more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

ibm box

Insider Security Threats: What CISOs Can Do to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Preempt Security
EGUIDE: Insider security threats will always exist, but there are steps you can take to limit their impact. Discover how to implement technical access control and authentication to ensure only the right eyes are consuming sensitive data.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

Preempt Security

Cb Defense: PCI DSS Anti-Virus Assessment
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This report shows the findings of Coalfire System Inc.'s independent technical assessment of Cb Defense next-generation antivirus platform.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

Four Top Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations are going back to the basics. The major cybersecurity trends of recent can largely be addressed by focusing on "security 101." Learn how to reduce enterprise risk and limit attackers' opportunities as much as possible.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

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

Software-Defined Storage Suite Transforms Data Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In today's rapidly changing business environment, data management is becoming a serious challenge for many companies. This video discusses one Software-Defined Storage suite designed to change the economics of storage. Watch now to learn about this suite and how it can store data at optimal cost, helping to maximize performance and ensure security.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 22 Dec 2015

IBM
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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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