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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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Top 4 Reasons to Adopt Data Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines the top 4 reasons why you must focus on deploying data lifecycle management as a strategic initiative. It also explores where and how to use specific solutions, along with the benefits of working with a partner that can offer a comprehensive approach to data lifecycle management.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Iron Mountain

Building a Data Lifecycle Management Strategy in the Era of Digital Transformation
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to formulate and execute a data lifecycle management plan that accelerates digital transformation and enable you to meet and e-discovery requirements, improve availability, and secure data stored and archived in the cloud. Download now to fill in the gaps of your data storage strategy.
Posted: 04 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Iron Mountain

Frequently Asked Questions About Data Lifecycle Management
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Digital data is growing dramatically in volume and importance. This means you need a sound data lifecycle management strategy. This white paper provides expert answers to the most frequently asked questions about data lifecycle management to help you construct a rock-solid strategy.
Posted: 03 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Iron Mountain

IT Project: Storage Architecture ANZ
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: When it comes to storage, there are usually two main factors to consider – cost and performance. However, every organisation has its own unique set of requirements and this will inevitably shape their storage strategy. Inside this guide, we look at some examples of the strategies organisations are adopting to effectively store and manage data.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

IT Project: Storage Architecture ASEAN
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: When it comes to storage, is cost the critical factor for CIOs in ASEAN? This guide explores the factors that are influencing the adoption of storage technologies in ASEAN and the trends that you can expect to see more of in the next 2-3 years.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Policing cyber crime
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
ESSENTIAL GUIDE: This article in our Royal Holloway Security series considers the duties of the police in the UK and asks whether these roles remain realistic and achievable in cyber space
Posted: 23 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Getting a Grip on Content: Empowered Content Collaboration in the Cloud
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: Access this resource for insight into how collaboration capabilities can turn content into a competitive advantage and striking the balance between content security and access. Additionally, discover resource requirements for deploying an ECM tool, and learn more about cloud-based content management implementation.
Posted: 19 Oct 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

The Security Risks of Network Sensors in the Enterprise
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, discover more about network sensors and what they mean for your organization's well-being. Learn how cybercriminals can utilize network sensors for their own malicious deeds and what you can do to prevent hackers from stealing valuable enterprise secrets.
Posted: 17 Oct 2016 | Published: 11 Oct 2016

IBM

Top 5 Pitfalls to Avoid in Your Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover five critical pitfalls to avoid when building a successful data protection strategy for your organization. Learn how to best navigate the various data protection solutions from digital to physical and private to public clouds while ensuring enterprise scalability.
Posted: 14 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

8 Tips to Stay Ahead of the Top 2016 Data Protection Trends
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Data protection has never been more in the forefront, as information is the lifeblood and differentiator in a constantly changing world. Discover 8 tips to help you stay ahead of the top 2016 data protection trends, ultimately helping you innovate and create business value.
Posted: 13 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Five Ways to Secure Mobile Data with EMM
sponsored by vmware airwatch
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, discover five ways to improve your enterprise mobility management (EMM) policies and secure sensitive data on unsecure devices. Learn how to restrict mobile data movement and neutralize mobile data threats to improve business continuity.
Posted: 12 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

vmware airwatch

The Truth After the Hype: Improve Mobile Data Security
sponsored by vmware airwatch
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, learn how to strengthen your defenses against mobile security breaches with encryption, containerization and more. Discover the new, common vulnerabilities mobile devices and data face and best practices to manage them moving forward.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016

vmware airwatch

Hitachi Data Systems and Veritas: Joint Brochure
sponsored by HDS and Veritas
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your organization can save money, save resources and reduce risk through better, more economical data management. Learn how to transform your data into valuable information and shape it into an integral, cost-effective source of business intelligence.
Posted: 11 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

HDS and Veritas

Building an Unstructured Data Protection Program
sponsored by STEALTHbits
EGUIDE: In this e-guide learn the 3 dimensions of unstructured data risk, and how to develop a holistic approach to managing these risks in order to execute a successful unstructured data protection program in your company.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 07 Oct 2016

STEALTHbits

No Downtime, No Problem. Silverstring Protects Customers and Their Data
sponsored by Neustar
WHITE PAPER: Discover how Silverstring protects their customers' mounds of data and keep their site up and running without the risk of downtime. With top notch performance, availability and security, Silverstring rests assured that they can meet any IT challenge they face moving forward.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Neustar

Discover the Most Important App Security Testing Basics
sponsored by Synopsys
EGUIDE: Use this expert e-guide by Kevin Beaver, a 16-year veteran of the security testing world to help you better understand how testing web apps for weaknesses in your security protocols can help you identify and rectify them before threats happen.
Posted: 10 Oct 2016 | Published: 10 Oct 2016


What Are The Security Benefits of Using Thin Client Devices?
sponsored by Dell, Microsoft and Citrix
EGUIDE: Thin clients are useful endpoints for organizations that support VDI, because they provide and extra layer of protection from user-initiated security risks. In this e-guide, find out the security benefits of using thin client devices as part of your desktop virtualization strategy.
Posted: 05 Oct 2016 | Published: 04 Oct 2016

Dell, Microsoft and Citrix

E-discovery Software Brings Serious ROI to Information Governance
sponsored by Globanet Veritas
EGUIDE: Access this guide to examine the importance of leveraging tools like autoclassification and predictive coding for effective information governance. Additionally, you will discover approaches that improve ROI beyond just e-discovery.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Globanet Veritas

Data Governance: Expert Q&A and Picking The Right DG Tool
sponsored by Globanet Veritas
EGUIDE: This e-guide features a Q&A with the VP of product development for IBM Analytics about the changing world of data governance (DG), how the DG plan will play out in the cloud and the role of big data analytics in helping companies achieve stronger insights and leverage security. And learn how to buy a DG tool.
Posted: 30 Sep 2016 | Published: 28 Sep 2016

Globanet Veritas

Veritas Enterprise Vault Health Check Tool: Monitor, Analyze and Report on Areas of Critical Importance
sponsored by Globanet Veritas
DATA SHEET: This data sheet highlights an enterprise vault health check tool that provides automated Veritas Enterprise Vault archive analysis and reporting to help with the performance and integrity of your key data archives.
Posted: 29 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Globanet Veritas

Data Archiving Solutions - Archive Data with Industry Leading Systems
sponsored by Globanet Veritas
RESOURCE CENTER: All types of companies rely on their data and need archiving solutions to protect it. This resource center highlights a service provider that deploys industry-leading archive systems and solutions for organizations worldwide. Learn about this provider's professional on-site and remote support that can meet your organization's every need.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Jun 2016

Globanet Veritas

What to Look for in Web Fraud Detection Systems
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: In this TechTarget Buyer's Guide readers will learn the key features of a Web fraud detection product and how to choose the best product for their company.
Posted: 28 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Mar 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Recovering From Ransomware Starts with a Data Protection Strategy
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Stopping ransomware is almost impossible, but recovering from it doesn't have to be. Discover how to devise a solid ransomware recovery plan to successfully return your organization to normal conditions after an outbreak. Using your existing data protection tools and regular back-ups, you can ensure business continuity after disaster strikes.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 22 Sep 2016

Dell Software

Get the Most Out of Your SIEM System
sponsored by Trustwave
EGUIDE: SIEM platforms remove a huge burden from your security team and allow them to focus on other analysis-related tasks. However, SIEM systems are not infallible. Discover how to better employ your SIEM system to produce the most accurate event analysis you can hope for.
Posted: 27 Sep 2016 | Published: 23 Sep 2016

Trustwave

Ransomware Protection is Futile, but All Hope is Not Lost
sponsored by Dell Software
EGUIDE: Discover how you can avoid ransomware and save your critical files. Get advice from IT experts Trevor Pott, Michael Stump, and Timothy Warner on ways to fortify Windows systems and throw up roadblocks to make ransomware attacks less dangerous.
Posted: 26 Sep 2016 | Published: 21 Sep 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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