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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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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

Securing Office 365 Is Easier Than You Think
sponsored by Palo Alto Networks
WHITE PAPER: SaaS security concerns can no longer be ignored: Discover how to safely enable Office 365. Read on to address O365-specific security concerns, including details on how to secure O365 from malware insertion and data loss, gain visibility into SaaS usage, and more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Palo Alto Networks

Questions to Ask Your Cloud Service Provider: Know how your Data will be Protected in the Cloud
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: As you evaluate potential CSPs, keep these security, privacy, and operational questions in mind. Explore ways to determine who has access to your data, how your data is kept private, and more.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Protect Yourself From Antivirus
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

Transition to a More Flexible Infrastructure with Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: Discover a software-defined storage solution with tools that can help your organization deploy storage faster for growing data. This storage suite can simplify and support the growth of your business, allowing you to stay ahead your competitors.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 28 Jan 2016

IBM

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
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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

Computer Weekly – Dell Technologies aims for an intelligent, connected future
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EBOOK: In this week's Computer Weekly, as Dell and EMC complete the largest IT supplier merger in history, we look at the new company's strategy. Our latest buyer's guide examines a key aspect of using cloud – cloud bursting. And we assess the latest views on the UK government's plans for internet surveillance legislation. Read the issue now.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Beyond Application Visibility and Control: What an NGFW Must Be
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the ways in which digital transformation is changing businesses' security, and discover why typical NGFWs that focus primarily on app visibility offer an incomplete approach to threat defense. Read on to employ a NGFW that protects across the entire attack continuum, and integrates with existing security investments.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Next-Generation Firewalls: An Investment Checklist
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: What should you look for in a next-generation firewall? This paper includes a checklist against which you evaluate NGFWs. Read on now to determine the benefits a truly effective NGFW can deliver, and find one that will provide actionable indications of compromise to identify malicious activity, and more.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Federal Agencies Have a BYOD Program, Like It or Not
sponsored by Lookout
RESEARCH CONTENT: Shadow BYOD introduces a risk of sensitive data leakage due to its lack of visibility and control of access. This report details how shadow BYOD has become a concern for the federal government. Access now to learn about shadow BYOD and how to properly manage personal devices by taking using mobile device management and security solutions.
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Lookout

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
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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

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 Umbrella
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 Umbrella

How Healthcare Organizations are Tackling IoT Device Management
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
EGUIDE: Connected medical devices are becoming more widespread in healthcare, but security and management options are limited for IT teams. This e-guide will teach you how to devise a plan to secure each device from surface attacks and cyberthreats. Plus, see how several vendors are tackling this problem and offering tools to keep patient data safe.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

Cisco Umbrella

Squash Large Business Email Security Challenges
sponsored by Intermedia
EGUIDE: If you're a large enterprise, your security needs are unique. So don't take advice from a small organization, and learn how to accommodate the challenges specific to your size. This exclusive e-guide explores some Exchange security challenges and considerations that large enterprises face on a daily basis.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

Intermedia

Best Practices for Your Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this expert guide, discover 10 best practice tips to ensure your disaster recovery/business continuity plan meets your enterprise's data security needs. Also learn how backup and disaster recovery, historically treated as separately, are converging to provide a more cohesive data management plan.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

McKesson Corporation

How To Get the Most Out of SOCs
sponsored by ServiceNow
EGUIDE: This e-guide teaches you how to refocus your security efforts on detection through continuous monitoring and greater network visibility. Learn how to set up your security operations center (SOC) to achieve more timely detection capabilities and learn from industry-recognized security expert Eric Cole, on how to get the most out of SOCs.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

ServiceNow

A themed issue looking at the latest trends in print management
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: A themed issue of the ezine looking at the opportunities for the channel in the managed print world
Posted: 02 Sep 2016 | Published: 02 Sep 2016

MicroScope

2016 Cost of Data Breach Study United States
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Ponemon Institute Study includes data breach information over the past year from 64 organizations in 16 industry sectors located in the United States.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

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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