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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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Designing an Adaptive Security Architecture for Protection From Advanced Attacks
sponsored by Intel Security
ANALYST REPORT: Let Gartner show you how to shift your security mindset from incident response to continuous response. Access now to learn how you can adapt your security system architecture to "always on" monitoring to better protect your network when perimeter defenses fail.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 12 Feb 2014

Intel Security

Information Sharing Defeats Data Security Threats
sponsored by Anomali
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you about information sharing to quell security problems. Learn how to share information with trusted peers adhere to standards and integrate ith popular security software. Access now to enable information sharing that best suits your business' needs.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Anomali

It’s Time to Get Real With SDN and NFV
sponsored by Accelerated Concepts
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you a universal network appliance that uses NFV technology and comes at a price point that sets a breakthrough standard for the entire industry. Access now to learn about a simple, inexpensive and open path to SDN to develop new services, improve network performance and drive new business opportunities.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Accelerated Concepts

Cloud computing storage key management
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: Jagat Paudel addresses key management in cloud computing storage in this thesis from our Royal Holloway security series.
Posted: 04 May 2016 | Published: 04 May 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Advanced Threats: Integrating a Sandbox into your Infrastructure
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers you the ultimate combination of proactive mitigation, visibility and rich reporting. Access now to learn about antivirus and threat-scanning technology, dual-level sandboxing and the option of additional integration with the cloud.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Fortinet, Inc.

Data Breach Investigation Report
sponsored by Verizon
RESOURCE: This report gives you statistics from over 100,000 incidents, of which 3,141 were confirmed data breaches. It shows you important breach trends from the past year with charts and figures to illustrate the threat landscape.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 03 May 2016

Verizon

Client Virtualization Solutions Deliver Enhanced Security and Compliance While Lowering Costs
sponsored by Dell, Inc., Intel and VMware
WHITE PAPER: As a financial services institution, you need to make data security, audit compliance, and risk mitigation a top priority while also adapting to highly demanding and increasingly mobile customers. Find our how client virtualization allows you to control your data safely in a data center while enabling mobile access to data and apps.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 03 May 2016

Dell, Inc., Intel and VMware

The Executive's Guide to the 2016 Global Threat Intelligence Report
sponsored by Dimension Data
WHITE PAPER: This white paper offers insights on the latest security threats and offers best practices for protecting your organization from cybersecurity attacks as they grow in sophistication. Access now to receive comprehensive data from 24 security ops centers that'll provide you with a highly accurate representation of the global threat landscape.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Dimension Data

Case Study: OnX Enterprise Solutions Implements Integrated Data Management
sponsored by Commvault
VIDEO: This brief webcast highlights one enterprise's implementation of a single integrated data management solution that manages all different copies of data. Access now to witness how you can utilize this solution to improve your customer service and data storage operations.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Premiered: 17 Dec 2015

Commvault

Taking Container Security to the Next Level Final
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the security concerns around container use and details how you can enact measures to mitigate the dangers. Access now and learn how you can protect code integrity when containers are in use and safely utilize open source code in general.
Posted: 03 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Black Duck Software

Protect and Preserve Data Retained Short or Long Term
sponsored by Iron Mountain
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: This resource highlights a secure, cloud-based archive solution that can protect and preserve data and enable access to data whenever you need it. Read now to see how you can ensure your data is secure, durable, and easily manageable with a scalable, flexible cloud archive system.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 02 May 2016

Iron Mountain

Email Threats: Key features of an email gateway security solution
sponsored by LogicNow
WHITE PAPER: What are the key features of an email gateway security solution? Find out inside, plus – get an overview of the changing face of email threats.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

LogicNow

The Total Economic Impact Of Forcepoint's SureView Insider Threat
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: This Forrester report shows you an appliance-based security system that monitors and investigates internal threats across all endpoints and channel communications. View not and learn how you can gain visibility that other network devices cannot.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

Forcepoint

Virtualization Best Practices Guide
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to best protect your virtual desktops through a wide range of Windows-based environments. Access now and learn how to get file-level anti-malware protection, network-level protection and cloud-assisted, real time threat data and the best security approach for your organization's needs.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Kaspersky Lab

Global IT Security Risks Survey Report
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: This report shows you the results of a security survey of organizations across industries. Access now for exclusive insight into the views, opinions and strategies of IT professionals from around the world.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Kaspersky Lab

What Is the Cost of One More Test?
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives you up to date statistics on today's cyber threat landscape and shows you how you can get ahead with early prevention. Access now to see where other organizations failed and how you may better protect yourself against today's most dangerous attacks.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Ixia

The Workstation Monitoring Imperative
sponsored by Intersect Alliance
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to better monitor your corporate data as it travels along your workstations – see who is accessing this data and where it's being stored and accessed. Access now to not only better secure your data, but also adhere to current compliance standards like PCI DSS, HIPPA and SOX and FISMA.
Posted: 02 May 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

Intersect Alliance

A Computer Weekly Buyer's Guide to Access Control
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: In this 11-page buyer's guide, Computer Weekly looks at why IAM is taking centre stage in business access policies, how IT and security managers can retain control of systems as the workplace changes, and considers the options for extending internal IT management processes to external users.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 03 May 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Unlocking Business Success: The Five Pillars of User Risk Mitigation
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you how to embrace a BYOD policy for your organizations and best practices for visibility into all user activity. Access now to gain a formidable defense against both malicious and unintentionally harmful insiders.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Forcepoint

Data Theft Prevention The Key to Security, Growth & Innovation
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you a holistic approach to protecting your critical data. Learn about cybersecurity from a Data Theft Prevention perspective, which is broader in scope and more effective in defending sensitive information.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Forcepoint

Six Steps To A Better Security Strategy
sponsored by AllClear ID
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you'll learn six steps to create an effective security strategy that's linked with key business interests for great success.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 22 Jan 2016

AllClear ID

Best Practices for Protecting Patient Data in the Cloud
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: Now that many healthcare organizations are using cloud computing to store and share sensitive patient information, they must figure out how to extend data loss prevention (DLP) strategies to include cloud storage. Discover best practices for applying DLP to the cloud.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 01 Mar 2016

Digital Guardian

Top Cloud Storage Considerations for CIOs
sponsored by Commvault
RESOURCE: Discover in this infographic how to increase IT agility and innovation, and create seamless access to your critical data and applications, by way of cloud infrastructure implementation. Access now to learn why cloud is quickly becoming the top storage choice for companies worldwide, and take advantage of cloud-run DR.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Commvault

Rapid Recovery, Live Recovery: Recover From a System Failure in Minutes
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights "live recovery," a recovery solution that instantly runs or resumes physical or virtual machines on any virtual platform, directly from the backup file. Read on to witness a demo of this recovery solution that shows how you can recover a sever failure in a few simple steps,
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Dell Software

Stop Thinking About Your Backups: It's Time to Focus On Recovery
sponsored by Dell Software
WHITE PAPER: This brief white paper highlights four major areas where enterprises should redefine recovery goals, including recovery time objective (RTO), recovery point objective (RPO), day-to-day restoration, and disaster recovery. Read on to learn how you can ensure a more efficient and secure backup and recovery process.
Posted: 29 Apr 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Dell Software
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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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