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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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SyncDog Metropolitan Police Department Case Study
sponsored by SyncDog
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, find out how a large metro police department faced dramatic improvements of workflow and compliance for handling of crime-scene data.
Posted: 28 Sep 2017 | Published: 28 Sep 2017

SyncDog

Slow & Steady Will Not Win The Cybersecurity Race
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: Only 50% of respondents believe that security is capable of moving as fast as new release cycles, according to professionals interviewed at the RSA USA conference. Take a closer look at this infographic to uncover statistics about what IT professionals think about security technologies today.
Posted: 28 Sep 2017 | Published: 28 Sep 2017

CloudPassage

Don't Let Legacy Security Tools Hold Up PCI Compliance in the Cloud
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: Explore the top challenges of using traditional PCI security controls in a cloud environment. Learn how you can automate cloud compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard.
Posted: 27 Sep 2017 | Published: 27 Sep 2017

CloudPassage

A New Approach for Securing DevOps Environments in the Cloud
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: Don't let the rapid pace of today's technology environment hinder your security posture. Explore this white paper and reveal how to keep up with ever changing technologies and secure your DevOps environments in the cloud.
Posted: 26 Sep 2017 | Published: 26 Sep 2017

CloudPassage

The 2017 Veritas GDPR Report - Think you are Ready for GDPR- Think again
sponsored by Veritas
RESOURCE: Only 2% of companies meet GDPR compliance criteria. Where are organizations going wrong? Explore this infographic to reveal statistics regarding GDPR compliance and learn GDPR requirements your organization needs to follow to ensure readiness for the deadline.
Posted: 26 Sep 2017 | Published: 26 Sep 2017

Veritas

Information Governance: Fighting Back Against the Exponential Data Curve
sponsored by Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to create information governance that grants better visibility into your information ecosystem and effectively secures sensitive data by optimizing reporting, analytics, data visualization, and compliance.
Posted: 25 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veritas

Ransomware: All Locked Up and No Place to Go
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware is the digital version of extortion. It uses age-old tactics to carry out a modern day crime, but the elements behind it are as old as human criminal activity itself. Explore this white paper to discover recommendations and expert tips to protect against ransomware.
Posted: 25 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Kaspersky Lab

When Cryptors Attack: Timeline of a Ransomware Infection
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WHITE PAPER: The average amount of damage to SMBs caused by one cryptomalware attack is $99,000, according to a survey from Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Take a closer look at this white paper to learn about cryptomalware attacks and how to prevent your company from being targeted with cryptomalware.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 22 Sep 2017

Kaspersky Lab

Report: Lack of SSL Traffic Inspection Poses Threat to Enterprises
sponsored by A10 Networks
EGUIDE: Most companies fall short when it comes to SSL traffic inspection, according to Ponemon Institute. Read this e-guide to reveal an expert report that recognizes how lack of SSL traffic inspection is putting companies at risk.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 22 Sep 2017

A10 Networks

Expert Perspectives on Data Protection and GDPR Compliance
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
EGUIDE: A report from World Economic Forum and McKinsey & Company estimates that cyberattacks could cost the global economy $3 trillion by 2020. Read this e-guide to reveal experts' perspectives on data protection, cybersecurity, and compliance.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 20 Sep 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc

SWIFT Security Controls to be Mandatory by 2018
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
EGUIDE: Take a look at this e-guide to uncover experts' perspectives about the SWIFT security control mandate with inspections and enforcement beginning January 1, 2018.
Posted: 22 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc

Creating Trust as Mobile Banking Fraud Escalates
sponsored by HID Global
EBRIEF: Take a closer look at this white paper to uncover security risks mobile bankers are facing and what banks can do to create trust in mobile transactions
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

HID Global

Business Perception of IT Security: In the Face of an Inevitable Compromise
sponsored by Kaspersky Lab
WHITE PAPER: Companies unanimously state that cyber threats are highly damaging and that cybersecurity is one of the top requirements for business to stay afloat. Take an in-depth look at this security risk report to reveal where enterprises are seeing the most security attacks.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

Kaspersky Lab

ActivID Authentication Appliance for Enterprise
sponsored by HID Global
WHITE PAPER: While it's a necessity to provide employees, contractors, partners, and customers anytime, anywhere access to appropriate resources, it's also imperative that enterprises are able to maintain their security. Take a look at this white paper to reveal an authentication platform that can help you deliver access to the right users at the right time.
Posted: 21 Sep 2017 | Published: 21 Sep 2017

HID Global

SIEM Analysis for Security Professionals
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
EDITORIAL RESOURCE GUIDE: This expert e-guide explores why it's important that SIEM systems have an analysis interface for security professionals, as well as how advanced security analytics can safeguard your enterprise.
Posted: 20 Sep 2017 | Published: 14 Sep 2017

LogRhythm, Inc.

Managing Access to Keep Privileged Users' Credentials Secure
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: Fighting creep through privileged user management is an essential but too often overlooked security practice. Inside this handbook, experts Michael Cobb and Joseph Granneman explain why the fight against privilege creep should be at the top of your security team's to-do list.
Posted: 20 Sep 2017 | Published: 20 Sep 2017

SearchSecurity.com

As a DevOps Engineer, What Should I know about Security Tools?
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
VIDEO: Watch this webcast to uncover what you should know about security tools and protection in order to properly secure your DevOps.
Posted: 20 Sep 2017 | Premiered: 20 Sep 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc

Defender Lifecycle Model
sponsored by Gigamon
RESOURCE: In this short solution brief, learn how the Defender Lifecycle Model can help network viability to automate and accelerate the identification of threats.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2017

Gigamon

IT Security and the Devops Environment
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
VIDEO: DevOps environments are unique because of the speed and scale at which they work. Watch this webcast to reveal characteristics regarding DevOps environments as well as the security aspects of DevOps.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Premiered: 19 Sep 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc

GDPR Primer for the C-Suite and Board of Directors
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Take a closer look at this white paper to reveal what executives and board members need to know to prepare for the GDPR.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc

Achieving a Unified Data Governance Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn about recent updates to data governance and its key drivers, such as compliance, self-service analytics, big data, and data monetization.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

IBM

A 5 Minute Guide to Cognitive Search for Customer Support
sponsored by Attivio, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the basics of a cognitive search platform – from natural language processing to robust security and big data analytics – and find out how cognitive search apps can help contact centers revitalize customer interactions and self-service.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

Attivio, Inc.

Data Protection Steps for Ransomware
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: Forrester Research predicts that ransomware attacks and privacy breaches will escalate in 2017. That means organizations without ransomware protection are taking a huge risk. Access our new guide, Two Quick Data Protection Steps for Ransomware, and find out why it's more important than ever to be proactive in the fight against this epidemic.
Posted: 18 Sep 2017 | Published: 03 Apr 2017

TechTarget

Five Risk Points To Avoid In Enterprise Security
sponsored by Microsoft
RESOURCE: In this white paper, guide yourself through the 5 step course to detect and prevent advance cyberattacks.
Posted: 15 Sep 2017 | Published: 15 Sep 2017

Microsoft

How to Think like a Hacker to Stop Application Security Threats
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Find out how applying the hacker mindset when setting application security standards can help uncover flaws that vulnerability scanners might not recognize.
Posted: 19 Sep 2017 | Published: 19 Sep 2017

IBM
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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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