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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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Battling Security Threats from Within your Organization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Access this report to discover how employees and other business partners may be taking advantage of your data. Read on and learn mitigation techniques for threats within the enterprise.
Posted: 30 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

Next-Gen SIEM: 5 Ways to Faster, Better Data Center Monitoring
sponsored by AccelOps Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a 5 step strategy to discover and mitigate threats faster while reducing IT monitoring complexity.
Posted: 30 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Nov 2012

AccelOps Inc.

Advanced Visual Analytics for the Modern Data Center
sponsored by AccelOps Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, learn how to detect trends and threats in your network and data center through enhanced visibility.
Posted: 30 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

AccelOps Inc.

Report: 2015 Cybersecurity Intelligence Index
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this report, you'll uncover the major threats to businesses worldwide over recent years, and how companies can better detect and insulate themselves from future attacks in the face of new technology.
Posted: 30 Nov 2015 | Published: 31 Jul 2015

IBM

Bring Security and Efficiency to Healthcare with Cloud Communications
sponsored by 8x8, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how cloud computing can help you more efficiently share patient information without putting any of that sensitive data at risk.
Posted: 24 Nov 2015 | Published: 24 Nov 2015

8x8, Inc.

How to Protect Your Healthcare Communications in a World of Security and Compliance Threats
sponsored by 8x8, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how you can maintain security and compliance, especially in an area of healthcare IT that's frequently overlooked: Communications.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

8x8, Inc.

Case Study: Earthquake Prompts Manufacturing Company to Protect Its Business
sponsored by Riverbed Technology, Inc.
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you will discover why one company replaced their physical servers with virtual machines and consolidated its servers and storage to optimize their disaster recovery capabilities. Read on to learn how to lower your data center costs with this infrastructure.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2014

Riverbed Technology, Inc.

Healthcare Data Access Compliance
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Concurrent logins, manual logoffs, password sharing and the lack of unique logins are putting patient records at risk, according to this research paper by IS Decisions.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

The Importance of E-Commerce and the Advantages of Moving to the Cloud
sponsored by Interoute
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers a deep dive into how cloud hosting provides a number of benefits for ecommerce solutions and provides a step by step approach to moving to the virtual data center. Get access now to learn how this strategy can provide your enterprise with a scalable, flexible e-commerce solution that can help reduce your operational costs.
Posted: 19 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Oct 2015

Interoute

How To Find Cloud Services For Any Compliance Requirement
sponsored by VMware
VIDEO: This brief video offers a quick look into a network of cloud service providers that can meet any compliance requirement, as well as enable unprecedented levels of extensibility and flexibility in your IT infrastructure.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 03 Mar 2015

VMware

A Closer Look at Microsoft Office 365 Security
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: This expert guide reviews the pros and cons of Office 365's security features. Access now to learn where Office 365's security falls short of your needs and what you can do about it.
Posted: 16 Nov 2015 | Published: 16 Nov 2015

Rackspace

Magic Quadrant for Security Information and Event Management
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this magic quadrant to learn how vendors are updating SIEM technologies for growing threat prevention needs, and how they can help you.
Posted: 12 Nov 2015 | Published: 20 Jul 2015

LogRhythm, Inc.

Enhance Security with Hardware Based Memory Protection
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
VIDEO: This video discusses a hardware based memory protection system that improves security and reliability and can fit a multitude of different data center designs. Watch now to learn how this memory protection can improve your data center security, reliability, and efficiency.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 26 Oct 2015

Oracle Corporation

Security and Performance in One Cloud Infrastructure
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
VIDEO: This brief video explains how you can build a highly secure cloud infrastructure that offers equally effective performance.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Premiered: 26 Oct 2015

Oracle Corporation

Masood Heydari Discusses the Key to Securing and Accelerating Databases and Applications
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: In this webinar, Masood Heydari discusses the next phase of hardware and software engineering. Tune in and find out how, by converging elements of database software onto processor silicon, technology has made a giant leap forward in making a fully encrypted data center.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Premiered: Oct 26, 2015

Oracle Corporation

Secure Cloud Application Usage: Protect the Business Against Cloud-Based Threats
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This essential solution brief highlights a SaaS solution that integrates cloud discovery, threat intelligence and prevention, policy enforcement, identity as a service, and more into one solution. Access now to see how this solution can simplify and secure your cloud application use as well as help protect against user and cloud-based threats.
Posted: 10 Nov 2015 | Published: 30 Sep 2015

IBM

Information Security ANZ Nov 2015
sponsored by TechTarget ANZ
EZINE: In this issue we look at the true cost of a data breach to an Australian organisation.
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Published: 09 Nov 2015


Information Security Asean November 2015
sponsored by TechTarget ANZ
EZINE: The cover story looks at the cyber crime landscape in Singapore and what organisations in the city state are doing to combat it
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Published: 09 Nov 2015


Cloud Data Encryption Made Easy
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WEBCAST: This webcast takes an in-depth look at one cloud system that accelerates data encryption in motion and at rest while protecting against malware attacks. View now to review this system and determine if it provides the security your organization needs to mitigate breaches.
Posted: 09 Nov 2015 | Premiered: Oct 26, 2015

Oracle Corporation

Secure Cloud Infrastructure: Is Private Cloud Data Safe?
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore what security measures are required from a private cloud provider in this white paper. In addition, read on to examine one private cloud platform that can help your organization to meet these security and compliance requirements.
Posted: 06 Nov 2015 | Published: 28 Oct 2015

Oracle Corporation

Lab Validation Report: Cloud NAS for the Distributed Enterprise
sponsored by Nasuni Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This exclusive report tests a cloud NAS system and assesses its file data access and control, unlimited scalability, and built-in data protection and security. Read on to discover how NAS can synchronize your data files across multiple locations and streamline the infrastructure required to manage your enterprise's unstructured data at scale.
Posted: 05 Nov 2015 | Published: 13 Aug 2015

Nasuni Corporation

CXO Guide to Security and Archiving Challenges with Office 365
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the limitations of Office 365's built in security features and how you can augement your email security strategy to block advanced threats and spear phishing attacks. Learn how to improve compliance capabilities in office 365 with several insider tips found inside this white paper.
Posted: 04 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Jul 2014

Proofpoint, Inc.

CW Europe – November 2015
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: Cloud computing has huge benefits to businesses in Europe, but data protection rules have been different for organisations in different parts of Europe.This is about to change with The final version of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) expected soon. All 28 EU member states will have one set of rules to follow.
Posted: 03 Nov 2015 | Published: 03 Nov 2015

ComputerWeekly.com

Add Value to your Business with Mobile Working from Any Device, Anytime, Anywhere
sponsored by Vodafone
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about a mobility service that allows your employees to work more efficiently and effectively from anytime, anywhere, on any device – without any constraints. You'll also explore the five key features of this strategy.
Posted: 23 Nov 2015 | Published: 23 Nov 2015

Vodafone

Don't Believe the Hype - All Containers are Not Equal
sponsored by Good Technology
WHITE PAPER: This white paper identifies various data leakage vulnerabilities and presents the questions IT needs to ask when choosing a containerization strategy.
Posted: 11 Nov 2015 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Good Technology
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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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