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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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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

Data Security for the Digital Businesses
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
VIDEO: How do you know if your data is secure? Uncover 3 questions that will help you determine the level of protection you need for managing sensitive information in mobile-, social media-, analytics-, and cloud-based environments.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: 03 Feb 2016

HPE and Intel®

Three Critical Steps to Launch a Data Breach Response
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: This resource highlights three critical steps in launching an effective incident response plan. Learn how to assemble a team, build communication channels with that team, draft different plans around specific incidents types and offer helpful services like identity theft protection.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

AllClear ID

Build a Data Breach Response Program
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to deliver a timely, organized breach response that boosts customers' confidence, repairs customers' identities if they've been victimized and helps minimize irreparable damage to your brand. Ensure peace of mind by giving your assurance that your organization values both their identities and their loyalties.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Breach response isn't about losing data. It's about keeping your customers.
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: The time to prepare for a data breach is today. Give your customers reassurance that they are taken care of and help resolve any harm done to their identity. Learn how to respond to customer queries effectively and reduce customer response time for any size breach to as little as 48 hours.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

What I've Learned from 5,000 Data Breaches
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: As data breaches continue to increase, consumer expectations follow behind and expect well-orchestrated response time. Plan out how affected customers will be notified and supported throughout the entire data breach response process, from notification, to protection, to fraud resolution.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

AllClear ID

Protecting Your Business in the DigitalTransformation Journey
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: Businesses are responding to security threats in various ways as they go about their digital transformation. This white paper examines these threats and explains how to adopt a comprehensive approach to protection and resilience.
Posted: 29 Jun 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

HPE and Intel®

The Top Five Requirements for Secure Enterprise File Sync and Sharing
sponsored by Citrix
WEBCAST: Before you consider a file sync and share solution for your organization, you need to make sure you can provide secure IT oversight. Go in-depth with four more critical requirements that'll ensure easy flexibility, integration, solid user experience and support for a modern workspace.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Premiered: Jun 16, 2016

Citrix

Breach Response: Preparing for the Threat; Controlling the Chaos
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: Examine past breaches, in this report, to learn the tangible benefits of being well-prepared for a cyberattack, and the key features of a successful incident response plan. Discover how to emerge from every data breach with an enhanced public image of responsibility and competence.
Posted: 28 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

AllClear ID

The Top Five Requirements for Secure Enterprise File Sync and Sharing
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Before you consider a file sync and share solution for your organization, you need to make sure you can provide secure IT oversight. Go in-depth with four more critical requirements that'll ensure easy flexibility, integration, solid user experience and support for a modern workspace.
Posted: 24 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Citrix

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.

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
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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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