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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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Stop Attacks Hiding Under the Cover of SSL Encryption
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This brief infographic lays out sobering statistics about encrypted traffic attacks and vulnerabilities and presents an encrypted traffic management approach to mitigating risks.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 09 Dec 2013

Blue Coat Systems

Security and Privacy on the Encrypted Network
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper walks you through security policies to ensure that data doesn't leak out through encrypted tunnels. Read on now to learn how to improve your security strategy.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Published: 20 Jan 2015

Blue Coat Systems

Using Backup Software For Secure, Offsite Data Protection
sponsored by Asigra
WEBCAST: Access this Q&A video to hear from Craig Cook, Director of OnDemand Services at Long View Systems, about why he chose Asigra for a secure backup solution that allowed the consulting and managed services provider to go to market with a cloud backup offering.
Posted: 07 Apr 2015 | Premiered: Aug 31, 2014

Asigra

Revolutionizing Advanced Threat Protection
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper suggests ways for you to create a comprehensive security system that works against today's complex threat landscape.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Blue Coat Systems

TOP 5 CRITICAL CAPABILITIES FOR YOUR MALWARE SANDBOXING STRATEGY
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover the top five criteria of effective malware sandboxing.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2014

Blue Coat Systems

On the Front Lines: How IT Can Manage Real-Time Risks
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn the basics of managing risk in your enterprise. While a challenge, this resource explains why analytics and data management consultants are your main line of defense that allow you to detect threats.
Posted: 06 Apr 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Hewlett-Packard Limited

The Security Under the Hood of One File Sharing Provider
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
WHITE PAPER: Explore the security architecture under the hood of Dropbox in this in-depth white paper. View now to learn how your files stay secure and out of the hands of nefarious users. Read on to learn the ins and outs and the security measures available to admins.
Posted: 31 Mar 2015 | Published: 21 Jan 2015

Dropbox for Business

The Shifting Role of IT Balancing Corporate Needs and Employee Expectations
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn what you need to do to effectively secure your enterprise data in this world of BYOA movements.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 28 Mar 2014

Dropbox for Business

Rethinking Data Protection for MSPs
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the cloud data protection challenges facing businesses today and explains how you can better keep your customers' data secure.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 25 Feb 2015

Datto, Inc.

Endpoint Solutions for DaaS Facilitated Virtualized Desktops
sponsored by ViewSonic Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Access this informative white paper to find out how cloud-hosted virtual desktops – or DaaS – offer an alternative solution to achieve the benefits of desktop virtualization for any organization that finds VDI prohibitive due to cost, staffing constraints or other factors.
Posted: 27 Mar 2015 | Published: 22 Sep 2014

ViewSonic Corporation

7 Essential Benefits of Hybrid Cloud Backup
sponsored by Datto, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore 7 reasons every MSP—and every SMB—should embrace the hybrid cloud for data protection.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Datto, Inc.

Anomaly Detection: Finding Black Swans in Big Data
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This white paper introduces an anomaly detection system that cuts through big data to find even the subtlest threats.
Posted: 26 Mar 2015 | Published: 24 Jan 2015

Prelert

Why Every IT Security Team Needs Anomaly Detection Software
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you the ins and outs of anomaly detection, including how it works and what its benefits are.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Prelert

Security Analytics:Anomaly Detection for IT Security
sponsored by Prelert
VIDEO: Watch this video to learn how anomaly detection systems use advanced analytics to uncover even the subtlest cybercriminals.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Premiered: 25 Mar 2015

Prelert

More Accurate Security Anomaly Detection
sponsored by Prelert
WEBCAST: This webcast explores how machine learning can move around false positives and find the real threats.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 25, 2015

Prelert

The Executive's Guide to Breach Response
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Limited
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper for a step-by-step guide on how to lead your organization through a crisis with comprehensive planning, sound leadership, and more.
Posted: 25 Mar 2015 | Published: 31 Jan 2015

Hewlett-Packard Limited

Get a Closer Look at Security Alerts
sponsored by Prelert
WEBCAST: Watch this webinar to discover how anomaly detection can update your IT for today's security environment.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 24, 2015

Prelert

Uncover the Abnormal with Anomaly Detection
sponsored by Prelert
WEBCAST: This webcast shows you how to uncover abnormal network behavior with the help of security analytics and anomaly detection.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Premiered: Mar 24, 2015

Prelert

The Secret To Finding Unknown IT Security Threats
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief article to discover how predictive analytics and adaptable machine learning can enhance your security and protect you from even the worst threats.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

Prelert

Distilling Alert Noise to Find Real Problems
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: Read this brief article to discover how anomaly detection programs can lower your rates of false positives and make security management much more efficient.
Posted: 24 Mar 2015 | Published: 04 Mar 2015

Prelert

7 Ways to Find Rogue Users
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: This article gives you seven foolproof steps towards setting up insider security with less disruption and better accuracy.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 03 Apr 2014

Prelert

Case Study: Catching Virtual Thieves
sponsored by Prelert
WHITE PAPER: In this brief case study, discover a crime on intellectual property that came very close to slipping through the cracks.
Posted: 23 Mar 2015 | Published: 16 Jan 2015

Prelert

A New Approach to Remote Replications
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This resource examines the steps organizations can take in order to improve network utilization and speed up data transfer for more effective remote replication.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 01 Apr 2015

IBM

An Innovative Storage System for Your Business Needs
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover a storage management system designed to deliver higher performance, scalability and agility.
Posted: 01 Apr 2015 | Published: 28 Feb 2015

IBM

Protecting Data With Secure Collaboration Solutions
sponsored by Dropbox for Business
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn how a consulting firm evaluated the balance between security and usability for a popular cloud-based file sharing service.
Posted: 30 Mar 2015 | Published: 30 Jan 2015

Dropbox for Business
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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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