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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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The New World of Unified Image Management in Healthcare
sponsored by Ambra
EBOOK: In order to truly embrace a collaborative care environment, the future of interoperable medical imaging lies in the cloud. Download this e-book to discover how implementing cloud-based PACS will enhance digital imaging workflows, boost storage capabilities, grow your network, and improve patient care.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

Ambra

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

PACS Infrastructure in the Cloud: Addressing Security, Compliance, and TCO
sponsored by Ambra
EBOOK: Discover how to properly prevent the catastrophic loss of images, and optimize healthcare systems storage capacity, by deploying cloud-based archiving for the PACS infrastructure. Read on to create a highly agile environment for sharing and receiving medical data, and secure all expanding images on-demand.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Ambra

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.

The Modern Cybercriminal's Attempt to Stay Undetected
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: This short infographic gives you an in-depth look at the timeline of the average data breach from penetration to detection. Learn the game plan of a cybercriminal looking to steal your data and prepare a defensive scheme of your own to stop hackers in any phase of the breach lifecycle.
Posted: 09 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Dell SecureWorks

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

2016 Cyber Security Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This in-depth analysis outlines what IT and security professionals learned from 2015's cyberattacks. Discover which industries were most targeted, the role insiders played in exploitation of vulnerabilities and, most importantly, what you can do to avoid catastrophic data loss.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

IBM

The Right Backup and Recovery Solution Can be a Business Enabler
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Your data protection strategy needs to deliver the quality and service levels required to enable your digital business. Discover a backup solution built on a converged platform that enables efficient and cost-effective data management that will truly help put your data to good use.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

Veritas

Protecting Large Scale Environments with Veritas NetBackup
sponsored by Veritas
DATA SHEET: In this resource, discover a comprehensive, converged backup platform that supports both physical and virtual infrastructures. This solution can support your present and future data protection needs with benefits such as lower ongoing operating costs, greater scalability, simplified maintenance, and more.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 25 Aug 2016

Veritas

Frost & Sullivan Best Practices Research: Network Security Forensics
sponsored by RSA
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you a comprehensive set of technologies for incident detection and network security forensics that will greatly improve you security posture. Learn how to achieve depth and real-time visibility into the inbound and outbound communications traversing your network.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA

Preventing Ransomware Threats to Health Data in 10 Steps
sponsored by Cisco
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

How Healthcare Organizations are Tackling IoT Device Management
sponsored by Cisco
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

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

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

2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Ponemon Institute study encapsulates the results of 383 organizations from 12 countries gathering recent data breach trends and costs of remediation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

Is the Hybrid Storage Array Dying?
sponsored by Dell EMC
EGUIDE: Is hybrid storage heading toward extinction? Discover if hybrid storage with HDDs is indeed a dying breed, as well as examine the challenges confronting today's flash data storage simplification. Additionally, learn the top 9 reasons for the increased adoption of object-level storage.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

Dell EMC

Utilizing SSD Flash and Object Storage: Should Both Be Used Simultaneously?
sponsored by Dell EMC
EGUIDE: Is it possible to increase object storage performance by as much as 100 times? Now may be the time to deploy SSD flash and object storage together, and in this guide, learn the performance and reliability benefits of utilizing both simultaneously. As a bonus, read on to access seven tips for improving data storage efficiency.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

Dell EMC

Trends in SAP Cybersecurity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this Ponemon Institute study, which encapsulates the survey results of 607 IT and IT security practitioners, is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how organizations are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

IBM

7 Key Challenges to Value-Based Care: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care With Information Management
sponsored by Information Builders
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to address some of the challenges of moving towards value-based healthcare with a strategy for improving the way patient data is collected, managed, and exchanged. Access now to find out more about an integrated approach to master data management, data quality, information management, and more.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

Information Builders

Computer Weekly – 30 August 2016: Get protected
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: It is not uncommon for computer systems to be compromised by a company's own employees. In this week's issue we look at the Sage data breach, which highlights the risk every organisation faces from its staff. Staff are often motivated by revenge, but sometimes internal logins can be compromised, enabling hackers to circumvent firewalls.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

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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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