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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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Virtual Data on Tape: Challenges and Benefits
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the benefits of storing virtual data on tape including reduced storage costs, improved data protection, and more.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 16 Dec 2014

Veeam Software

Cloud Security Survey Report 2015
sponsored by CloudPassage
ANALYST REPORT: This comprehensive survey details what information security professionals believe is the current state of cloud security.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 22 Apr 2015

CloudPassage

Security Strategies for Today's Data Warehouses
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the necessity of an end-to-end security strategy for data warehouses and gives tips for building that kind of strategy.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Jul 2013

IBM

How to Avoid Today's Top 8 Enterprise Mobility Security Issues
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: This helpful resource presents the top 8 mobile security risks that you need to be on top of right now in order to protect your business, and also provides a questionnaire designed to elucidate and resolve the gaps in your approach to mobile security.
Posted: 22 Apr 2015 | Published: 12 Dec 2014

BlackBerry

7 Best Practices for Securing Hadoop
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to develop a data life-cycle-centric approach to Hadoop security by asking yourself five integral questions. Access now to learn the 7 step program to improving your security strategy.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 Apr 2014

IBM

Monitoring Security In Cloud Environments
sponsored by CloudPassage
ANALYST REPORT: In this Dark Reading report, examine tools and practices that enterprises can use to monitor the security of cloud environments and receive notifications when their data might be at risk.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

CloudPassage

4 Steps to A Proactive Big Data Security and Privacy Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines four steps to develop a proactive approach to data security and privacy that will help you keep big data safe without hindering user performance.
Posted: 21 Apr 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2014

IBM

The Digital Guardian Managed Security Program (MSP) Technical Overview
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to simplify managing sensitive data and intellectual property protection.  Access now to learn more.
Posted: 20 Apr 2015 | Published: 18 Feb 2015

Digital Guardian

Implementing a Proactive Strategy For Data Security
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn how to implement a proactive data security strategy using a 5-step approach. Access this resource now to discover how to overcome common data security struggles.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Sep 2014

IBM

Remote access to Windows apps
sponsored by Citrix
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This guide outlines a comprehensive technology that delivers Windows-based applications to both remote users using different types of endpoints and physical workspaces. Explore the five-layer solution architecture and how each of these layers work together to provide a secure environment for delivering applications.
Posted: 17 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Citrix

Gaining Visibility, Meaningful Information Security, and Fraud Data in Seconds
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll discover how to use big data for InfoSec and fraud analytics to strengthen your security strategy.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 18 Dec 2014

White Hat Security

Evaluating the Total Cost of Ownership for Protecting Web Applications
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks down the tocal cost of web app security in the three major risk categories associated with sucessful attacks. Access now to learn how to quantify the costs of web app security compared to the costs of a breach.
Posted: 16 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Oct 2013

White Hat Security

Programmatically Identifying Multi-Page Flaws in Web Apps
sponsored by White Hat Security
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the pros and cons of several web app scanning approaches. View now to learn learn more.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

White Hat Security

Mobility in Government Services
sponsored by BlackBerry
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how to get the most out of your EMM compliance strategy. View now to explore a helpful checklist.
Posted: 15 Apr 2015 | Published: 17 Dec 2014

BlackBerry

Why Legal and Compliance Staff Need to Tune in to Cyber Risk Management
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn why a unified or converged approach to threat management is necessary to effectively fight cyber attackers and prevent costly data breaches.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

UnitedLex

Active Visibility for Multi-Tiered Security
sponsored by Gigamon
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how a multi-tiered security strategy can help you effectively deploy the security tools at your disposal.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 14 Apr 2015

Gigamon

Rules Of Engagement: A Call To Action To Automate Breach Response
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper delves into why security teams need to automate incident response (IR) plans to defend against dynamic cybercriminal attacks.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 02 Dec 2014

Digital Guardian

Comprehensive Data Protection Against Insider & Outsider Threats
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how you can implement data protection that travels with your data regardless of location or device.
Posted: 14 Apr 2015 | Published: 25 Mar 2015

Digital Guardian

Point of Sale (POS) Systems and Security
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about another perspective in POS system security. Read on for an overview of payment card systems and attack methods, as well as how to leverage the Council on CyberSecurity's 20 critical controls to your system's advantage.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Oct 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Point-of-Sale Security for Dummies
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
RESOURCE: Access this popular resource to find out how you can protect transactions at the point of sale.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 13 Apr 2015

Bit9 + Carbon Black

Mobile Security by Design: Reducing risk with an integrated approach
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, find tips and tricks for mobile security and mobile management planning.
Posted: 13 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Online Retailers: Get Specific When Defending Against Price-Scraping Bots
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains the fine print details about bots and strategies to mitigate them. Access now to learn more.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 11 Mar 2015

Distil Networks

Data Companies vs. Bots: Bot types and their impact on online data companies
sponsored by Distil Networks
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the need for real-time identification and protection against scraping bots and examines a new approach to mitigate them.
Posted: 10 Apr 2015 | Published: 04 Feb 2015

Distil Networks

It’s Not Just an IT Affair: Understanding the Risks of Cyber Breaches
sponsored by UnitedLex
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why today's cyber threats and compliance regulations require multi-disciplinary expertise and a strategic mindset that extends across the entire enterprise.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

UnitedLex

An IT Auditor's Guide to Security Controls & Risk Compliance
sponsored by Bit9 + Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides a framework for simplifying compliance enforcement and audits through six key policy controls.  Access now to learn how to achieve compliance harmony.
Posted: 09 Apr 2015 | Published: 05 Nov 2014

Bit9 + Carbon Black
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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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