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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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Case Study: Metro Diagnostic Imaging Adds Cloud to Mobile Van
sponsored by Ambra
CASE STUDY: Access this case study to learn how moving PACS to the cloud allowed Metro Diagnostic Imaging more flexibility and productivity for the mobile imaging service provider, ensuring imaging data is at the user's fingertips.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Ambra

How to Secure Data Access Within the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by VASCO Data Security International
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the changing role of technology within the health sector and why healthcare organizations continue to experience major data breaches. Discover best practices to help your organization integrate and adopt security without compromising the patient experience.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

VASCO Data Security International

Case Study: Jefferson Radiology Implements Cloud VNA
sponsored by Ambra
CASE STUDY: See how Jefferson Radiology revolutionized imaging workflows by replacing their legacy image exchange vendor and migrating to a new cloud-enabled PACS. Learn about best-in-class image management that will automate workflows and provide seamless cloud access to records.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Ambra

Avoid the Five Classic Fails of Enterprise Backup
sponsored by Code42
WHITE PAPER: Outdated backup technologies and patchwork add unnecessary burdens for IT and end users, increase costs, and leave the business vulnerable to disastrous data breach and data loss. This white paper highlights the five classic fails of enterprise backup, so you can avoid these common missteps.
Posted: 22 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 May 2016

Code42

Questions to Ask Your Cloud Service Provider: Know how your Data will be Protected in the Cloud
sponsored by Intel Security
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

Intel Security

The General Data Protection Regulation Challenge
sponsored by Close Brothers Technology Services
WHITE PAPER: This paper examines some of the problems caused by The General Data Protection Regulation and how it can be used as a catalyst for improvements in security. Find out how you'll be able to turn compliance with this new legislation into an opportunity for to improve data portability, retention, classification and more.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Close Brothers Technology Services

Case Study: Disc Comfort Fuses Image Management and the Cloud
sponsored by Ambra
CASE STUDY: Wherein lays the path to seamless, secure medical image access? Learn how to improve patient care with a medical imaging cloud that will reduce time spent loading and viewing patient CDs. Additionally, discover how connecting image management to your EHR will transform patient care.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Ambra

CareWell Streamlines Patient Journey & Reduces Risk with Cloud-Enabled PACS
sponsored by Ambra
CASE STUDY: Discover how CareWell Urgent Care streamlined image management, reduced risk of data exposure, and eliminated barriers to siloed information across the network by cloud-enabling PACS.
Posted: 21 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 2016

Ambra

The New World of Unified Image Management
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

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

SLA-Driven Data Protection Modernization: An ESG Video Interview
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In order to meet a wide variety of SLAs, you need a continuum of backup technologies suitable for every type of data protection instance. Tune into this webinar as ESG Analyst Jason Buffington and Greg Van Hise, IBM Senior Technical Staff Member, analyze today's vast range of data protection modernization issues and strategies.
Posted: 20 Sep 2016 | Premiered: 31 Mar 2016

IBM

Computer Weekly – Digital giving – transforming Save the Children with technology
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
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

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

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

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

Achieving Maximum Backup Granularity
sponsored by Veeam Software
WEBCAST: Discover a data backup and replication solution that ensures your enterprise can recover what you need, when you need it. Watch and learn how to easily browse business-critical applications, avoid data loss with item-level restores, use advanced search options to find what you need to restore, and more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 9, 2015

Veeam Software

Magrath LLP Protects Global Infrastructure with DRaaS
sponsored by Databarracks
CASE STUDY: Today's legal IT landscape has shifted – and one of a law firm's biggest fears is the threat of ransomware and the potential disruption it could cause. Find out how one law service implemented a DRaaS to deliver fast and secure recovery from any ransomware attack.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

Databarracks

Grow Your Business with NetApp and Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how NetApp and Veeam backup and recovery products can provide your enterprise with an efficient disaster recovery and availability solution. By combining these products, your enterprise can benefit from accelerated enterprise application performance, easy data protection and recovery, a cloud-ready data center, and more.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Veeam Software

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

DSSD D5 Overview: What Is The World's Fastest Storage Platform and Why Do You Need It?
sponsored by Dell EMC
WEBCAST: Are your mission-critical applications performing the way you want? Attend this webinar to find out how DSSD D5 can provide the storage performance demanded by tomorrow's mission-critical workloads, whether they are running on a traditional database infrastructure, leveraging Hadoop, or running a BI app.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Jul 8, 2016

Dell EMC

Computer Weekly – Dell Technologies aims for an intelligent, connected future
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
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

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
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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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