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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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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.

HIPAA Compliance & Risk Management
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Develop a proactive strategy to circumvent security problems before they occur. Learn the latest HIPAA regulation requirements to improve internal procedures and reduce threats. Understand the possible threats and formulate policies on how to protect data while conforming to the necessary regulations.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Armor

Are You a Security-First Organization?
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Regulations are not intended to tell businesses how to structure their security efforts, they are intended to be used as a guide against which the chosen security structure can be checked. Learn how to better structure your security posture to actually protect your assets rather than just looking like you're protecting them.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Armor

See How Apps are Being Hacked
sponsored by Arxan
WEBCAST: This webcast illustrates some of the ways hackers are breaking into your mobile applications. See real life examples of how mobile app hacking is becoming easier and faster than ever before.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Arxan

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

How Automation Provisions and Maintains Physical, Virtual, and Cloud Servers
sponsored by BMC
DATA SHEET: Find out how you can accelerate vulnerability resolution, lower costs of remediation, and avoid major security incidents with automated management, control, and enforcement of server configuration changes in the data center and cloud.
Posted: 11 Jul 2016 | Published: 11 Jul 2016

BMC

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

9 Steps to Build a Better Insider Threat Program
sponsored by Forcepoint
WEBCAST: While your IT system can be a witness, victim or enabler, insider threats are more than a technology problem. Policy, process, controls, risk management, auditing and monitoring all play critical roles in managing this invisible vulnerability. Learn 9 ways to manage and mitigate insider threats within your organization.
Posted: 06 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Forcepoint

State of Application Security Report
sponsored by Arxan
WHITE PAPER: You know why mobile apps must be secure, now learn why in this white paper. It provides recommendations for how organizations and consumers can minimize the risk of their mobile apps being hacked and how app developers can improve protection.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Arxan

It’s Time for a “Protect From Within” Mentality
sponsored by Forcepoint
WEBCAST: It's time to realign spending to match the most daunting and damaging threat - the insider. Take an in-depth look at how to establish an insider threat program and protect your organizations most important data.
Posted: 05 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Forcepoint

6 Pillars of Big Data: How to Harness Data with Tableau
sponsored by Tableau Software
WHITE PAPER: Big data is changing the way we approach analysis and modern industry. Is your organization equipped to take on new big data changes? In this white paper, learn about the 6 pillars of big data strategy you should focus on, how you can create a visual representation of your data right away, and gain access to insights in real-time.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Tableau Software

Technologies to Thwart Insider Threats
sponsored by Forcepoint
WEBCAST: Two factors drive the insider threat problem - user behavior and data movement. Technology that can monitor, record and replay unusual activity while defeating unsanctioned transfers of data best protect you from data loss. Learn how the right tools can keep your data and employees safe.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Forcepoint

A Business Case For Funding Your Insider Threat Program
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: Insider threat is a growing issue that often exceeds expectations. While most organizations go to great lengths implementing background checks to vet employees; often the accidental insider and outsider turned insider (due to compromise), are overlooked. It is time for a new protect from within mentality.
Posted: 01 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Forcepoint

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

7 Key Factors of a Highly Effective Application Protection Solution
sponsored by Arxan
WHITE PAPER: An effective application protection strategy is paramount to safeguarding the integrity and confidentiality of an application. This white paper discusses the 7 key factors that enable effective application protection, mitigating binary code risks and combating the latest security threats.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Arxan

Successfully Migrating Personnel Data from SAP ERP Human Capital Management to Employee Central
sponsored by Accenture
WHITE PAPER: Before migrating personnel data to SAP's Employee Central, adjustments and modifications are necessary to legacy SAP ERP HCM data. This report introduces a solution that converts data for migration that focuses on quality, consistency, and protection against risk and errors.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Accenture

How CISOs Tackle Insider Threat Data Protection
sponsored by Forcepoint
WEBCAST: Threats from within are a high priority for CISOs; even your best employees can put your data at risk. What technologies can help protect you and your employees? Hear how a real-world CISO plans, implements, and manages an insider threat program.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Premiered: May 1, 2016

Forcepoint

Privileged Users
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: Damage caused by Privileged Users is the most extensive, hardest to mitigate, and hardest to detect. However, a solution exists to mitigate the threat of Privileged User abuse. Read the "Privileged Users: Superman or Superthreat?" whitepaper for best practices and strategies for mitigating the threat within your organization.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Forcepoint

Defeating the Threat Within
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: Your critical data can be stolen by someone who interacts with your network daily. You need the right plan before it happens. Learn about the new wave of insider threats and start planning now.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Forcepoint

Unlocking Business Success: The Five Pillars of User Risk Mitigation
sponsored by Forcepoint
WHITE PAPER: Innovative practices lead to innovative results. Using our pillars to build a security program helps businesses develop user visibility and behavioral context. Total awareness — "seeing" the extent of your user behavior — starts with five pillars and ends with unquestioned success.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Published: 01 May 2016

Forcepoint

Global Data Protection Index Highlights
sponsored by Dell EMC
VIDEO: EMC's Global Data Protection Index of 2016 revealed that most businesses are still unprepared for new, emerging threats. Discover the outlook of data protection strategies around the world, and learn how to prepare for the rapidly changing landscape of threats to enterprise data.
Posted: 30 Jun 2016 | Premiered: 28 Jun 2016

Dell EMC

Breach response: It's about keeping your customers safe
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

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
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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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