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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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Investing in What Matters: Looking Beyond Converged Infrastructure
sponsored by Oracle, in association with Intel
WHITE PAPER: In this resource, you will discover 3 limitations of which you should be aware when considering converged and hyperconverged offerings for your infrastructure, and why cloud architecture might be better.
Posted: 23 Feb 2016 | Published: 23 Feb 2016

Oracle, in association with Intel

Stress Testing: A View from the Trenches
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will learn about various financial institutions and how well they are rising to the stress test challenge. See what areas are progressing and what areas still need to get up to speed.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

SAS

Financial Instruction Advantage and the Optimization of Information Processing
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: This white paper shows you a greater capability of model risk assessment. Avoid headline-grabbing risks and pressure from regulators by anticipating what's coming.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

SAS

Open source: What developers and security pros need to know
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: Whether you're a developer or security professional, get a firm grip on open source software management, compliance and security risks and solutions you need to know to keep your company safeguarded.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Black Duck Software

A Guide to Easing Your Big Data and Hadoop Management
sponsored by Rackspace
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, you will discover how to reap the benefits of big data without getting bogged down in deployment, optimization and maintenance challenges—by utilizing a big data management platform. Read on key into Hadoop management challenges and how to overcome them.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

Rackspace

Think You Have Application Security Covered? Think again.
sponsored by Black Duck Software
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper and learn about some of the complications developers have when dealing with open source application development.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Black Duck Software

Norton Cyber Security Insights Report – UK Insights
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: More than 12 million British people have experienced cybercrime in the past year, this UK summary of the Norton Cyber Security Insights Report reveals.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 17 Feb 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

HBR paper: The Danger from Within
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: The biggest threat to enterprise security is the people organizations hire and fire. Read this article from the Harvard Business Review, "Danger from Within" to learn why the number of insider cyberattacks is growing and what are 5 ways to tackle the problem.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 24 Sep 2014

Imperva

How an Identity Management System can Improve Mobile Security
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
EGUIDE: This e-guide teaches you about identity access management, which defines user permissions to your network. A large part of this system involves mobile device access as network access from remote locations becomes more frequent.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 16 Feb 2016

Oracle Corporation

Understanding the Shared Responsibility of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines your responsibilities in managing your data in your cloud and gives you seven best practices to keep it secure.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 30 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

Understanding Cloud Security: The AWS Shared Responsibility Model
sponsored by Alert Logic
RESOURCE: This white paper discusses the different responsible entities required to maintain strong enterprise cloud security.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Alert Logic

Keep Your Data Protected with Scalar Tape Libraries
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
RESOURCE: Installing a tape library with proactive and automated monitoring and management can reduce administration time and service interruptions, keeping your IT staff focuses on other business objectives. Access this exclusive offer for a free tape library today.
Posted: 22 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

Delivering the NHS Network of the Future
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource describes a holistic networking and security solution for NHS organizations that enables you to secure patient data across the network regardless of location. Discover how a single service can deliver high performance and eliminate redundant devices.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Achieve a Complete Data Protection Strategy in 3 Easy Steps
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
RESOURCE: You can eliminate the challenges of protecting and storing your virtual data by combining a deduplication appliance, tape library, and backup and replication software. Check out this exclusive storage offer for a free tape library today.
Posted: 19 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

Internal Segmentation Firewalls for the Healthcare Industry
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how an internal segmentation firewall can benefit your enterprise by addressing internal threats and reducing data breaches in healthcare. View this resource to discover how you can securely deliver platforms that can enhance patient care, improve provider efficiency, and better comply with regulatory mandates.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 29 Oct 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

End-to-End Security for Next-Generation Distributed Healthcare
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover an end-to-end network security solution for next-generation distributed healthcare. Learn how to enable patient interaction through mobile devices and apps while protecting data and delivering high-speed performance and universal access.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 11 Jun 2015

Fortinet, Inc.

Podcast: Protecting Your Crown Jewels from Devastating Data Breaches
sponsored by Lancope
PODCAST: Using these tools and tactics, you can identify advanced attacks and protect the crown jewels on your network.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Premiered: Feb 16, 2016

Lancope

Upgrade Your Drive Technology With LTO Tape Drives
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
RESOURCE: Upgrade your drive technology and benefit from faster performance, fewer service contracts, lower tape vaulting costs and as an added bonus through this exclusive offer, get 20 free pieces of LTO media for every drive you purchase. View now as this offer expires soon.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Quantum Corporation

Network Security for the Digital Classroom
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this brief resource to uncover top network security strategies for educational institutions. Discover how you can efficiently manage bandwidth, protect data, and meet compliance standards in the classroom.
Posted: 18 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Secure Your Data Storage With LTO Tape Drives
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
RESOURCE: Upgrade your drive technology and benefit from faster performance, fewer service contracts, lower tape vaulting costs and as an added bonus through this exclusive offer, get 40 free pieces of LTO media when you upgrade. View now as this offer expires soon.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation

AWS & Alert Logic Case Study
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This case study shows you the results of Concep and how they gained comprehensive network threat and intrusion detection capabilities.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Alert Logic

7 Best Practices of Cloud Security
sponsored by Alert Logic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper give you steps you should take and point of interest you should review in your network security.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 27 Jan 2016

Alert Logic

Higher Education Network Security: Satisfying Today's Bandwidth-Hungry Students
sponsored by Fortinet, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This resource presents a strategy that helped a leading higher education institution protect their network without slowing it down or affecting availability. Learn about benefits like in-depth visibility and reporting of network activities, identity-centric authentication for device security, and much more.
Posted: 17 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Fortinet, Inc.

Simplify Data Management and Monitoring
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper highlights a deduplication backup appliance that reduces OPEX, management time, and unpredictability associated with other backup appliances and self-monitoring tools. Access now to see how this appliance can enable your enterprise to improve your data management with active monitoring, reliability, and speedy resolution time.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jul 2014

Quantum Corporation

Artico NAS Storage Appliance: Improve Access to More Data
sponsored by Quantum Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses how a NAS archiving solution with policy-based tiering to cloud, object storage, and tape can alleviate archive data management challenges and improve the efficiency of backup storage. Read on to see how this solution can lower costs of storing more data, automate data preservation and protection, and more.
Posted: 16 Feb 2016 | Published: 31 Jan 2016

Quantum Corporation
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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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