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ALSO CALLED: Data Protection, Data-security, Data Theft, Secure Data
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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10 REASONS TO TEST, NOT GUESS
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This infographic gives you 10 reasons you should test, not guess the strength of your security. Create a testing plan based on these 10 reasons and strengthen your security posture through more informed decision making.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Trustwave

Improve Your Security Posture in 5 Steps
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Explore a multi-layer defense program against attacks. This approach can help you avoid infection, halt propagation, stop exfiltration and unify your security systems. Access now to uncover the top 5 ways to improve your security posture.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Security Pressures Report
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: The recommendations in this report serve as a reliable compass of where your security efforts need to be. Use these suggestions to not only ease pressure, but to improve your security posture overall.
Posted: 18 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Can Secure Cloud Storage Solve the Long-Term Archiving Dilemma?
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Explore the cloud-based archive solutions market, and discover the benefits of object storage as flexible software construct for digital archives. Together, cloud services and object storage can provide your enterprise with the ability to leverage an object storage repository without building a large infrastructure for it.
Posted: 13 Jul 2016 | Published: 13 Jul 2016

Iron Mountain

Lightning-Fast Virtual System Recovery
sponsored by arcserve
WEBCAST: Discover a unified data protection solution with instant, efficient virtual machine recovery and migration capabilities and watch a demonstration on how this solution works. Explore how this virtual system backup can provide your enterprise with improvements in RPO, RTO, database performance, and more.
Posted: 12 Jul 2016 | Premiered: May 20, 2016

arcserve

Case Study: Outwood Grange Academics Trust Ensures Teaching Continuity with UDP
sponsored by arcserve
CASE STUDY: Explore one organization's decision to deploy a Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution to streamline and protect their diverse IT infrastructure and backup tools. By implementing this UDP system, your enterprise can reduce your backup windows and storage needs, achieve longer data retention times, and more.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

arcserve

Protecting Your Data in the Digital Transformation Journey
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Application performance enables competitive advantage by increasing productivity, but could you be wasting time with servers that aren't secure? Discover a number of overarching rules and business attributes to help protect your organization's data.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

HPE and Intel®

Office 365: Cloud Data Security Considerations to Explore Before Adopting
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
EGUIDE: IT and security pros are excited about the benefits that Office 365 in the cloud can deliver, but it's important to understand how data security will be impacted. Explore 4 things to consider to ensure you're doing what's right to protect data in the cloud. In addition, security expert Dave Shackleford reviews security pros and cons of Office 365.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Pivot3 Marries Erasure Coding and Hyperconvergence
sponsored by Pivot3
WHITE PAPER: Discover a hyper-converged infrastructure platform that implements scalar erasure codes to deliver higher storage efficiency and greater resilience than data replication. Explore how to enable efficient, resilient data protection in your hyper-converged environment.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Pivot3

Stop Future Threats though Careful Examination of the Malware Lifecycle
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: This e-guide takes a look at the malware lifecycle and explores how advanced attacks have evolved. Learn how specific advanced attacks work and how you can benefit from studying malware lifecycles to detect and defend against future attacks.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 08 Jul 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Advantages vs. Disadvantages of Taking a "Hack Back" Approach to Cyber Crime
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: This e-guide discusses hacking back as a viable option to combat hacking attempts. Expert Kevin Beaver discusses the merits and drawbacks of an "offense is the best defense" approach to security and how to implement more permanent security tools moving forward.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Best Practices for Monitoring Today's Murky Threat Environment
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: In today's murky threat environment, even cybersecurity firms are vulnerable to attack – proving that there is no such thing as "100% secure." Access this e-guide for tips from security expert Michael Cobb to help you prepare for a security vendor hack. Plus, learn the latest network monitoring means for rooting out fast-moving malicious actors.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Data Science Roles and Industries Infographic
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: This infographic helps you explore how the different members of the data science team perform the necessary actions associated with analytics. Learn what roles and functions are required in a variety of industries, ranging from education to banking and finance, in order to fully leverage data and analytics.
Posted: 07 Jul 2016 | Published: 07 Jul 2016

IBM

The Pros and Cons of Microsegmentation for your Virtualized Environments
sponsored by NTT Com Security (UK) Ltd
EGUIDE: Microsegmentation is said to improve usability and security by establishing "zero trust" zones where more granular access controls can be enforced. In this e-guide learn from information security expert, Kevin Beaver, as he dives into the pros and cons of microsgmentation to determine if it can help your virtualization security needs.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

NTT Com Security (UK) Ltd

Customer Use Cases: Implementing Unified Data Protection Solutions
sponsored by arcserve
EGUIDE: In this e-guide, witness how two institutions in the UK streamlined their data backup and recovery systems by implementing a Unified Data Protection (UDP) solution with physical and virtual server backup. Discover the benefits they achieved and how they successfully integrated this solution.
Posted: 27 Jun 2016 | Published: 24 Jun 2016

arcserve

QRadar: Expert SIEM Product Overview
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Looking for all the security features IBM's security information and event management (SIEM) tool has to offer? Look no further. Principal consultant, Karen Scarfone takes an unbiased look into QRadar. Learn how its features allow easy collection of log data from hosted assets, operating systems, applications, vulnerabilities, and user behavior.
Posted: 23 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

IBM

Data Refinement: Facilitating the data-driven organization
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Packed with findings from architecture and app development pros, this Forrester Research report will help development and IT teams better understand why a good data refinement strategy is a business imperative, why architects and developers don't' see data the same way, where the hybrid cloud fits in when defining data refinement success, and more.
Posted: 22 Jun 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

IBM

Mobile Data Security Threats: Hype vs. Reality
sponsored by Lookout
EGUIDE: As threats such as mobile malware evolve, so do the tools to combat them. It's a chess match, and you must stay well-educated to ensure protection. In this e-guide, learn about today's common mobile threats so you can prepare your network to combat them.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Lookout

Object Storage Architecture Removes File Crawl Issues
sponsored by Cloudian
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, find out the many differences of object storage that make it that much more efficient and economical fit for your enterprise, such as active or cold archiving, search, analytics, and more.
Posted: 20 Jun 2016 | Published: 06 Jun 2016

Cloudian

Enterprise Email and Office 365 Security
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
EGUIDE: One way to secure enterprise email is to issue digital certificates, so employees can digitally sign and encrypt their email messages. Explore more of what experts are saying about corporate information protocols that transcend topographies.
Posted: 17 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

The Impact of Not Keeping Up with Cybercriminals
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
EGUIDE: Organizations are struggling to keep up with rapid changes in security techniques by cybercriminals. In this expert guide, explore the 4 main threats that occurred in 2015, how social media is increasing as a source of brand and compliance risk, and receive a product overview of Proofpoint Enterprise Protection.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Proofpoint, Inc.

Ensuring Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Through Hybrid Cloud
sponsored by Equinix
TRANSCRIPT: Data storage experts discuss the benefits of leveraging agile and cost-effective hybrid cloud disaster recovery solutions to protect important data. Discover how hybrid cloud DR and BC can enable your enterprise to efficiently recover full systems and implement automatic backups that can reduce your RPO and RTO.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Equinix

Making the Most of Hybrid Cloud for Backup and Archiving
sponsored by Equinix
TRANSCRIPT: Data storage experts, Jeff Kaplan, Domenic Steinbrueck, and Don Wiggins, discuss how cloud backup and archiving can improve both data reliability and recovery. Discover how your enterprise can achieve a greater amount of utility and flexibility when it comes to capturing and utilizing your data, without risking security.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Equinix

DLP Tools Essential to Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Intel Security
EGUIDE: Network-based data loss prevention (DLP) tools are designed to track, log and prevent unauthorized access to sensitive data. In this e-guide, learn more about DLP concepts, and products designed to support a robust sensitive data protection strategy.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Intel Security

Six Steps to Buying Data Loss Prevention Products
sponsored by Intel Security
EGUIDE: Data loss prevention (DLP) products allow organizations to protect sensitive data that could cause grave harm if stolen or exposed. There are six important steps an organization should follow when looking to procure the right DLP products and tools for your enterprise.
Posted: 14 Jun 2016 | Published: 07 Jun 2016

Intel Security
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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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