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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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Computer Weekly – 30 August 2016: Get protected
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EZINE: It is not uncommon for computer systems to be compromised by a company's own employees. In this week's issue we look at the Sage data breach, which highlights the risk every organisation faces from its staff. Staff are often motivated by revenge, but sometimes internal logins can be compromised, enabling hackers to circumvent firewalls.
Posted: 26 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Aug 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Manage Risk by Protecting Apps, Data and Usage
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: When it comes to securing vulnerabilities, especially in apps, there are 5 best practices you can follow. This white paper provides and overview of how to ensure privacy, protect sensitive information and enable compliance of apps and data without compromising workforce flexibility and productivity.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Citrix

Removing the Risk from Compliance in the Cloud
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WHITE PAPER: Learn how to mitigate cloud security compliance concerns by aligning with the right cloud service provider. Discover how to ensure responsibilities are shared for meeting compliance and security requirements and maintain a stringent information security policy.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

VMware

Extracting actionable data from banking malware
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ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series demonstrates how actionable data can be extracted from banking malware and how it can be used to defend against highly damaging cyber attacks from organised criminal gangs.
Posted: 17 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Rubrik and VMware Virtual SAN (VSAN)
sponsored by Rubrik
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper for an introduction to software-defined storage and VMware VSAN, VSAN as an object datastore, Rubrik converged data management, and how Rubrik and VSAN work together to simplify your data center.
Posted: 11 Aug 2016 | Published: 11 Aug 2016

Rubrik

4 Steps to a Tapeless Backup Environment: A Guide For Data Management Success
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: A tapeless environment can enhance data backup, recovery, and disaster recovery and highlights the critical considerations and decisions that should be made to do so. Read on and access a 4 step outline for successful migration to a tapeless strategy.
Posted: 04 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Iron Mountain

A Security Assessment of Android Full-disk Encryption
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EGUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security Series describes an attack on Android 5.0 full disk encryption and discusses potential countermeasures.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 02 Aug 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Computer Weekly – 2 August 2016: Giving fashion a digital makeover
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EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how one of the UK's biggest mail order retailers is moving to digital. We examine the growing importance of network function virtualisation. And a year after Microsoft turned Lync into Skype for Business, we assess how the unified communications product is faring. Read the issue now.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 02 Aug 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

2016 Cost of Data Breach Study United States
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WHITE PAPER: This Ponemon Institute Study includes data breach information over the past year from 64 organizations in 16 industry sectors located in the United States.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

2016 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This Ponemon Institute study encapsulates the results of 383 organizations from 12 countries gathering recent data breach trends and costs of remediation.
Posted: 01 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

Is the Hybrid Storage Array Dying?
sponsored by Dell EMC
EGUIDE: Is hybrid storage heading toward extinction? Discover if hybrid storage with HDDs is indeed a dying breed, as well as examine the challenges confronting today's flash data storage simplification. Additionally, learn the top 9 reasons for the increased adoption of object-level storage.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

Dell EMC

Utilizing SSD Flash and Object Storage: Should Both Be Used Simultaneously?
sponsored by Dell EMC
EGUIDE: Is it possible to increase object storage performance by as much as 100 times? Now may be the time to deploy SSD flash and object storage together, and in this guide, learn the performance and reliability benefits of utilizing both simultaneously. As a bonus, read on to access seven tips for improving data storage efficiency.
Posted: 30 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

Dell EMC

Trends in SAP Cybersecurity
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The purpose of this Ponemon Institute study, which encapsulates the survey results of 607 IT and IT security practitioners, is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how organizations are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Feb 2016

IBM

7 Key Challenges to Value-Based Care: Ensuring Patient-Centered Care With Information Management
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WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to address some of the challenges of moving towards value-based healthcare with a strategy for improving the way patient data is collected, managed, and exchanged. Access now to find out more about an integrated approach to master data management, data quality, information management, and more.
Posted: 29 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Aug 2016

Information Builders

How One Company Integrated Its Infrastructure with Hadoop
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Learn about how one company that used the Kafka Messaging tool with Hadoop to extend its data integration architecture to incorporate big data in real time. Discover how the company was able to improve customer services, security, and data management, and how you can do the same.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Apr 2016

Intel Corporation

From Data to Action: Your Guide to Analytics
sponsored by Intel Corporation
ANALYST REPORT: You've followed the big data trend and collected more data than you may need—now what? In this comprehensive guide to analytics, learn everything from using data to propel your business forward, to extracting value from almost any analytics project, to securing big data.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Intel Corporation

Big Data: Securing Apache Hadoop Platform
sponsored by Intel Corporation
WHITE PAPER: While Hadoop does wonders for data management, it was not designed with security in mind. Read about Hadoop security challenges and discover 6 ways to improve Hadoop security. Find out where the balance lies between security and big data flow.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Intel Corporation

Five Ways to Secure Mobile Data with EMM
sponsored by Hewlett Packard Enterprise
EGUIDE: For most organizations it's a matter of when, not if, their data will be attacked. But enterprise mobility management (EMM) tools can help keep mobile data secure. This e-guide details five ways to secure mobile data with EMM.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 19 Aug 2016

Hewlett Packard Enterprise

Ease Backup Woes with Cost-Efficient Data Archiving
sponsored by Rubrik
EGUIDE: George Crump, President of Storage Switzerland, highlights how a modern data archiving solution can dramatically reduce the amount of data that needs to be backed up and managed on a daily basis. Read on and discover multiple data archiving storage and software solutions that can save your enterprise money and ease backup issues.
Posted: 19 Aug 2016 | Published: 17 Aug 2016

Rubrik

Webcast - Enhancing Enterprise Security in 2016 – Part 2
sponsored by Intel
WEBCAST: Discover how sharing threat intel can pay huge dividends in shifting the balance of power away from the bad guys and allow your organization to operate normally. Learn what exactly threat intel encapsulates and how you can utilize it to improve your organization's cyber defenses.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Mar 31, 2016

Intel

Leading the Data-Driven Transformation: The CIO & The New Age of Data Quality
sponsored by Trillium Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover the top 6 challenges modern CIOs face, and explore how to leverage data quality to propel CIO success. Learn the best practices for sustainable information management strategies, allowing your CIOs to transform your business models through data-driven digitization.
Posted: 15 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Trillium Software

The Threat Defense Lifecycle — Why Traditional Security Fails
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to navigate the new world of cyber threats and security tools while maintaining an open mind towards new strategies and priorities. Collaborate with business pros and innovate to fortify existing defenses and establish new bulwarks against threats lurking around the corner.
Posted: 08 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

Intel Security

Scale-Out NAS vs. Object Storage
sponsored by SearchStorage.com
EZINE: This issue of storage magazine explores the strengths and weaknesses of scale-out NAS and object storage, offering expert advice on how to choose the right option for your enterprise's needs. Also discover tips to improve your storage efficiency, a breakdown of enterprise file sync and share deployment models, and more.
Posted: 03 Aug 2016 | Published: 03 Aug 2016

SearchStorage.com

Five Quick Tips on Microsoft Azure Management
sponsored by Rackspace
EGUIDE: Since 2015, Microsoft claims its cloud service has seen an increase in adoption with more than 10,000 new customers signing up for Azure each week. This e-guide explores five resources to help you get better acquainted with some of the key features of Microsoft's cloud offering.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Rackspace

Healthcare CIOs Address Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities
sponsored by Optum
EGUIDE: As breaches continue in healthcare, it's imperative that CIOs know what best practices and technologies they should be implementing to safeguard their organization. Discover the proven practices that best stave off healthcare cybersecurity vulnerabilities based on advice from four CIOs attending HIMSS 2016.
Posted: 01 Aug 2016 | Published: 28 Jul 2016

Optum
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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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