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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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Resource Center: How to Safeguard Data
sponsored by McAfee, Inc.
RESOURCE: This Ponemon Institute study, a featured resource on this custom site, details the critical components of data loss prevention (DLP) maturity and gives you eye-opening statistics on data loss incidents worldwide.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

McAfee, Inc.

Top Three Gaping Holes in Your Data Security
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside. In this Globalscape paper, you'll learn: the 3 layers most targeted (the network, data & users), bad security practices, why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Globalscape

Is Artificial Intelligence on the March to Replace Traditional IT Administrators?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at how artificial intelligence is being used to automate existing jobs, such as IT administrators and customer service agents. Capital One's European CIO talks about how to create an agile business. And we offer tips on how to deal with an Oracle software audit. Read the issue now.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Shadow IT Guide: Protect Data and Avoid Compliance Violations
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Are you sure that employees are only using IT-sanctioned ways of transferring data? If the answer is "no," then your sensitive data may be vulnerable. In this guide from Globalscape, you'll learn: what shadow IT is and its drawbacks, how to identify signs of a shadow IT problem, how to reduce shadow IT, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

Gaining Support for ITAM: Improve IT Operations Through Data Curation
sponsored by BDNA
VIDEO: Tune into this webinar to learn how to enforce enterprise-wide data consistency and improve IT operations with robust ITAM that transforms multi-source data into actionable business insight.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Premiered: 31 Jul 2016

BDNA

Five Principles for Securing DevOps
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to successfully integrate security with DevOps and learn 5 principles your security strategy must address. Furthermore, understand how DevOps and CI/CD are different from Agile development and how this difference changes the requirements for application security.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veracode, Inc.

How the Cloud Has Changed Email Archiving Forever
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: To solve mailbox bloat, CIOs are turning to email archiving solutions—but on-premises archiving is now too difficult to manage. Discover how cloud is changing email archiving, and overcome the capacity shortcomings associated with traditional systems with self-service recoverability, and more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Mimecast

Data Protection in Two Dimensions
sponsored by IBM Tectight
WHITE PAPER: Discover a better approach to SSD data protection. Learn how to implement two independent dimensions of data protection, monitor your flash media's health, managed flash failures efficiently and optimize the utilization of all your flash resources.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 01 Jan 2016

IBM Tectight

5 Essentials for Achieving Cloud Archiving Success
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Learn five essentials for achieving cloud archiving success, including guidance on how to avoid common misconceptions about cloud email archiving, and how to prepare for e-discovery and litigation with a secure storage solution.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Mimecast

Insider Security Threats: What CISOs Can Do to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Preempt Security
EGUIDE: Insider security threats will always exist, but there are steps you can take to limit their impact. Discover how to implement technical access control and authentication to ensure only the right eyes are consuming sensitive data.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

Preempt Security

Cb Defense: PCI DSS Anti-Virus Assessment
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This report shows the findings of Coalfire System Inc.'s independent technical assessment of Cb Defense next-generation antivirus platform.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

Four Top Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations are going back to the basics. The major cybersecurity trends of recent can largely be addressed by focusing on "security 101." Learn how to reduce enterprise risk and limit attackers' opportunities as much as possible.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Reviewing a Year of Serious Data Breaches, Major Attacks and New Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover which industries were hit hardest in 2015 and what these attacks mean for the future. Learn what steps you can take to prepare your security plan for growing threats in 2016 and beyond.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Five AWS Data Migration Methods to Consider and How to Overcome Common Mistakes
sponsored by UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services
EGUIDE: More enterprises are looking to store data in the public cloud, often at a fraction of the cost of on-premises storage. But transferring that data isn't straightforward. Examine 5 data migration methods for moving storage to AWS in this expert guide, as well as 4 additional mistakes to avoid when transferring servers and apps to the cloud.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services

Formulate an Enterprise Storage Capacity Plan that Doesn't Bust Your Budget
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Learn how to formulate a storage capacity plan that won't bust the IT budget; here, you will also find guidance on how to reduce component complexity with the adoption of now-affordable SSDs, all-flash arrays, and storage as a service, so as to accommodate unstructured data growth.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

IBM

The Evolution of Locky Ransomware's Javascript Downloaders
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
RESOURCE: Learn the history of the Locky ransomware virus and how to spot it. Discover how it was created and what you can do to keep it from infecting your systems.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Booz Allen Hamilton

NSS Labs Data Center IPS Test Report: IBM XGS 7100
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This report represents the independent test results of IBM Security Network Protection XGS 7100 v5.3.2.1 conducted by NSS Labs. Learn how IBM's Data Center Intrusion Prevention System (DCIPS) faired against NSS Labs' tests and how it stacks up against other DCIPS products.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

IBM

Software-Defined Storage Suite Transforms Data Capabilities
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: In today's rapidly changing business environment, data management is becoming a serious challenge for many companies. This video discusses one Software-Defined Storage suite designed to change the economics of storage. Watch now to learn about this suite and how it can store data at optimal cost, helping to maximize performance and ensure security.
Posted: 21 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 22 Dec 2015

IBM

Healthcare Ransomware Attacks: The Critical Role of Backup and 5 Steps for Response
sponsored by Xerox
EGUIDE: In early 2016 alone, healthcare organizations saw a 300% increase in daily ransomware attacks from 2015. That's why Harun Rashid, CIO of Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh, has provided 6 pointers for the prevention of a ransomware attack. And in the event that attacks still get through, read through Reda Chouffani's 5 steps for effective response.
Posted: 20 Oct 2016 | Published: 19 Oct 2016

Xerox

How IAM Can Address Unstructured Content Security Risks
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this guide, expert Sean Martin explains why IAM is an important component of unstructured data management and security. Learn how to build an asset inventory and get a better handle on all your data, unstructured or otherwise.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

IBM

How to Segment Cloud Workloads for Better Security
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Enterprise cloud workloads can be better secured by using microsegmentation. In this e-guide, Ed Moyle explains the best ways to execute a segmentation strategy.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 18 Oct 2016

IBM

Getting a Grip on Content: Empowered Content Collaboration in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Access this resource for insight into how collaboration capabilities can turn content into a competitive advantage and striking the balance between content security and access. Additionally, discover resource requirements for deploying an ECM tool, and learn more about cloud-based content management implementation.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

The Security Risks of Network Sensors in the Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, discover more about network sensors and what they mean for your organization's well-being. Learn how cybercriminals can utilize network sensors for their own malicious deeds and what you can do to prevent hackers from stealing valuable enterprise secrets.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 11 Oct 2016

IBM

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover five critical pitfalls to avoid when building a successful data protection strategy for your organization. Learn how to best navigate the various data protection solutions from digital to physical and private to public clouds while ensuring enterprise scalability.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Data protection has never been more in the forefront, as information is the lifeblood and differentiator in a constantly changing world. Discover 8 tips to help you stay ahead of the top 2016 data protection trends, ultimately helping you innovate and create business value.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas
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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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