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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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CW ASEAN – July 2017: Be alert to threats
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: With cyber threats intensifying in recent years, the role of threat intelligence in anticipating and mitigating threats has become more important than ever. In this month's CW ASEAN, we explore how to make the most out of threat data feeds in an intelligence-driven security strategy.
Posted: 13 Jul 2017 | Published: 13 Jul 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

CW ANZ – July 2017: Cyber security plan bears fruit
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: Australia's Cyber Security Strategy has made significant headway over the past year, but the jury is still out on its long-term impact. In this month's CW ANZ, we take a look at the progress of Australia's national cyber security blueprint and what else needs to be done to better protect Australia's interests in the global cyber security landscape.
Posted: 13 Jul 2017 | Published: 13 Jul 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Become An IT Hero: Giving your team the flexibility they want and the security they need
sponsored by Box
EBOOK: In the modern-day workplace, it's become more common for the lines to blur between which apps and tools are appropriate for business collaboration. Learn why using cloud content management can help to improve employee collaboration methods
Posted: 12 Jul 2017 | Published: 12 Jul 2017

Box

Recovering From a "WannaCry" Infection Without Paying
sponsored by Actifio
PRODUCT DEMO: Did you get hit with a WannaCry ransomware attack? In this, demo, learn how to easily combat a WannaCry attack by using Actifio to restore your file server to a clean point-in-time and recover your files, without paying any ransom.
Posted: 12 Jul 2017 | Premiered: 12 Jul 2017

Actifio

The Data Economy Report: 2017 Edition
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: IT has been, willingly or otherwise, thrust into the spotlight and cloud is seeing explosive growth. Access this report to learn why organizations are flocking to the cloud for salvation from the rising seas of data.
Posted: 12 Jul 2017 | Published: 12 Jul 2017

Pure Storage

Air-Gap, Isolated Recovery, and Ransomware: Cost vs. Value
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Have you been thinking about air-gapping your infrastructure with scheduled updates to protect against ransomware? Download this resource to examine a thorough profile detailing isolated recovery—including its limitations—and determine its effectiveness in confronting undetected ransomware file encryption.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Published: 26 Jun 2017

Rubrik

Protecting Sensitive Corporate Data Against the Full Spectrum of Mobile Risk
sponsored by Lookout
WEBCAST: Download this webcast to discover a full EMM platform that will protect sensitive corporate data against the full spectrum of mobile risks, from software vulnerabilities to behavior and configuration threats.
Posted: 26 Jun 2017 | Premiered: Jun 6, 2017

Lookout

Top 7 Reasons to Optimize Network Security with a Security Delivery Platform
sponsored by Gigamon
EBOOK: Uncover the top 7 reasons to optimize your network security model with a security delivery platform, ranging from evolving attacks like malware-as-a-service to the rise of SecOps.
Posted: 19 Jun 2017 | Published: 19 Jun 2017

Gigamon

Analyzing the Malware Threat
sponsored by Symantec
WHITE PAPER: Find out how malware is evolving to circumvent commonly used defensive measures by learning to avoid behavior detection. Learn more about how this advanced malware functions, how to identify it, and how to neutralize it with cloud generation malware analysis.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Symantec

The App is the Endpoint
sponsored by Blue Cedar
WHITE PAPER: Uncover 5 fundamental reasons why security leaders are moving away from a device management paradigm and instead are focusing on treating the app as the endpoint.
Posted: 14 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Blue Cedar

A Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to EU General Data Protection
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: The race is on to get ready for GDPR next year. In this 16-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at how to deal with data under the regulation, how compliance will affect businesses, and what organizations should do to prepare.
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 | Published: 30 May 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 13 June 2017: Tips for buying hyper-converged systems
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we examine the growing market for hyper-converged infrastructure, and assess the options available. We ask mature users of the cloud what's next for their migration to off-premise systems. And we analyse how retail supply chains are developing to keep up with online and mobile shopping trends.
Posted: 12 Jun 2017 | Published: 13 Jun 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Solving Fundamental Data Quality Challenges
sponsored by BDNA
WHITE PAPER: Data quality is one of the most important requirements for IT asset management (ITAM) and IT service management (ITSM). Find out what you need to do in the rationalization, refresh, security, automation and planning steps to improve your data quality, and your overall quality of life.
Posted: 01 Jun 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

BDNA

Moving Your Big Data Strategy to the Cloud: A How-To-Guide
sponsored by Rackspace Intel
EBOOK: Big data priorities are shifting to address new demands. But legacy systems are becoming too expensive to maintain, causing many to look to the cloud for an answer. Explore the challenges of moving big data to the cloud, and discover how to overcome them.
Posted: 31 May 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Rackspace Intel

Transform IT and Reduce Risk With Converged Infrastructure and Availability Software
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how converged infrastructure systems can be leveraged in tandem with availability tools to significantly enhance application availability, improve business agility, simplify IT operational management, lower costs, and mitigate risk.
Posted: 31 May 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Veeam Software

Reliable Data Protection Designed for Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Modernizing your data center can seem overwhelming, especially when you consider the exponential data growth you can expect to realize every year. Access this white paper to learn about data protection and backup for virtualized environments.
Posted: 31 May 2017 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Veeam Software

What the new EU data protection rules mean for IT marketers
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
WEBCAST: The new EU data protection laws are top of the agenda for IT buyers this year – find out what opportunities this presents for IT marketers.
Posted: 30 May 2017 | Premiered: May 30, 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Information Protection in the Web and Cloud Era
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Explore a modern approach to data protection in the web and cloud era. Uncover 5 requirements for a modern DLP tool.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Safe Adoption of Cloud Applications
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Gartner predicts that nearly 40% of enterprise IT application spend will be shifted to cloud versus on-premise by 2020. Access this white paper for major considerations you will need to focus on when looking for cloud app security.
Posted: 26 May 2017 | Published: 26 May 2017

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Managing IoT Data: What to Consider
sponsored by Bayshore Networks
RESEARCH CONTENT: In this interview with Carrie MacGillivray, the vice president for IDC's IoT and mobility teams, learn about two key issues: How to protect IoT data, and how to transform it into meaningful insights that enhance decision-making.
Posted: 24 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Bayshore Networks

Fast Track Containers to Production
sponsored by Diamanti
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to fast track containers to production, increase your scalability, address containerized app requirements with converged infrastructure, enable automatic persistent storage for containers, and more.
Posted: 23 Jun 2017 | Published: 23 Jun 2017

Diamanti

Object Storage Architecture: Mitigating Complexity, Capacity, and Archival Concerns
sponsored by HGST
EGUIDE: This expert resource serves as your full guide to object storage implementation, with cloud workload, sync-and-share, API-accessible storage, and more use cases examined. Download now to gain full access, learning how object storage maintains the unstructured data deluge, and view an object vs. file vs. block storage bake off.
Posted: 21 Jun 2017 | Published: 12 Jun 2017

HGST

Develop Your Information Security Management System
sponsored by SAI Global IT Risk Manager (Formerly Modulo Risk Manager)
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Forrester Research report explores how to use an information security management system (ISMS) to improve risk management and strengthen security processes. Find out how to derive daily value from an ISMS, increase customer data protection, leverage KPIs and threat intelligence, and more.
Posted: 01 Jun 2017 | Published: 19 Jan 2017

SAI Global IT Risk Manager (Formerly Modulo Risk Manager)

Moving Mountains: Tackling Disparate Systems with Data Integration
sponsored by Globalscape
EBOOK: This e-book explores how to create a data integration roadmap for complex, disparate systems management. Discover how to mitigate potential data security risks and reduce maintenance costs with managed file transfer (MFT), and uncover 4 signs that you're facing disparate systems challenges.
Posted: 23 May 2017 | Published: 23 May 2017

Globalscape

GDPR Developments Will Dominate Storage and Compliance in 2017
sponsored by Arrow + NetApp
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, Storage Editor Antony Adshead and CEO of Vigitrust, Mathieu Gorge, discuss 2017's developments in the GDPR, as it pertains to regulatory compliance, and data backup. Read on to discover backup challenges associated with e-discovery, the evolution of data retention regulations, and more.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 11 May 2017

Arrow + NetApp
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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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