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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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Discover the Cloudification of Healthcare IT
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESOURCE: Is clinical data safe in the cloud? Is the cloud compliant? Access this post to hear what your health IT peers have to say about the cloudification of health IT, and their respective decisions to adopt, or not adopt, cloud platforms.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

Tackle Insider Threats Head-On By Building A Proactive Security Culture
sponsored by Intel Security
WHITE PAPER: More than 40% of data loss is caused by company insiders. Use this white paper to find ways your company can reduce the chance of internal data loss by fostering a trusted security culture, creating employee profiles, and more.
Posted: 09 Dec 2016 | Published: 09 Dec 2016

Intel Security

Clayton Utz Achieves Information Security and Data Protection Goals
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
WHITE PAPER: In this case study, you'll learn how one law firm ensured simple administration of the rapid growth in data for themselves and their clients. Read on and discover ways to support business and IT requirements for cost-effective data storage.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

An MSP Guide to Selling IT Security
sponsored by Solarwinds MSP
WEBCAST: Discover a roadmap to enhance your MSP offering with security services, a detailed methodology in taking a layered security approach, and 5 tips for selling IT security. Access now to unveil how to expand upon your existing toolkit and evolve your MSP to an MSSP.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Premiered: Dec 7, 2016

Solarwinds MSP

Overcome Storage Capacity Conundrums of Genomics and Precision Medicine
sponsored by Pure Storage
WHITE PAPER: Today's fastest compute environments are prevented from delivering on their promise for genomics as a result of constrained performance of the underlying storage infrastructure. Download this resource to learn how to overcome the capacity constraints of legacy storage and harness the possibility of precision medicine.
Posted: 07 Dec 2016 | Published: 07 Dec 2016

Pure Storage

The Current State of Data Protection in Midsize Organizations
sponsored by arcserve
WHITE PAPER: Discover why and how IT security strategies are evolving with this survey of 283 IT service providers, resellers and consultants. Discover today's key data protection trends and concerns faced by midsized organizations.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

arcserve

Revitalizing Storage Infrastructure: AUT Tackles Expanding Data Problems
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Enterprise
CASE STUDY: Follow Aukland University of Technology's journey to discovering a secure storage platform that radically improved their ability to deliver high performance storage capabilities to staff and students. Discover how they enabled better data management, shored up their infrastructure with enhanced backups, and more.
Posted: 06 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise

CW Europe: December 2016 - February 2017
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: Security continues to be a huge pan-European challenge for governments and businesses harnessing the latest technologies. In this quarter's CW Europe, we feature two articles focusing on security in Europe and what authorities and IT firms are doing to reduce risks.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Published: 15 Dec 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Demo: Next-Gen Antivirus in Action
sponsored by Carbon Black
WEBCAST: Learn how next-generation antivirus protection works in this quick demonstration. Discover how to stop new and emerging malware threats, including zero-day ransomware attacks from owning your database and holding your data hostage.
Posted: 05 Dec 2016 | Premiered: Nov 30, 2016

Carbon Black

APIs and Mobile: Creating an Integrated Physical-Digital Consumer Experience
sponsored by TIBCO Software Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how retailers are leveraging APIs to improve mobile strategies and enhance consumer engagement. Discover how APIs make your digital assets consumable in any sort of app across a variety of platforms, allowing you to improve customer experiences without sacrificing security for sensitive data.
Posted: 02 Dec 2016 | Published: 03 Oct 2016

TIBCO Software Inc.

Reasonable Security Best Practices: Learning From Notable Data Breaches
sponsored by Global Knowledge
WHITE PAPER: Has your company implemented "reasonable security"? If so, you should be able to avoid lawsuits and fines after a data breach. But what is "reasonable security," and is there a definition?
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Global Knowledge

5 Questions to Ask Data Protection Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Protecting your data is paramount to your business continuity and success, so you should be asking the tough questions to any data protection vendor you're considering. Discover 5 questions to ask data protection and information management vendors.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 30 Nov 2016

Commvault

Comparing Data Protection and Information Management Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Uncover a comparison of two data protection and information management vendors. Learn differences on 5 important factors, such as scalability, innovation, value, and more.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

Important Considerations for Comparing Data Protection Vendors
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: What should you look for when comparing data protection vendors? Discover how factors like the scope of your data, cloud storage and, most importantly, risk should affect your decision.
Posted: 30 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

Building Better Business Analytics to Improve BI
sponsored by Pyramid Analytics
RESOURCE: Many organizations struggle with inefficient, overly complex business intelligence processes that leave them with fragmented data and incomplete information. Learn about a business intelligence platform that empowers users outside of IT to dive into data with the security of a governed analytics environment.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

Pyramid Analytics

The Evolution of Cloud Security: Perception vs. Reality
sponsored by BitGlass
WHITE PAPER: This survey of over 2,200 cybersecurity professionals offers insight into both the current perception and the reality of cloud security. Access now to learn more about how security is catching up with cloud apps, and affecting areas like shadow IT, legacy security tools, popular business apps like Office 365, and more.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 28 Nov 2016

BitGlass

When "Free" is not Free: The True Costs of Open Source
sponsored by Rogue Wave Software
WEBCAST: In this webinar, director of product management and OSS expert, Richard Sherrard examines how to know exactly what packages are used in your company, specific technical, security, and licensing hurdles that many organizations face and What "free" actually means when it comes to OSS.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2016

Rogue Wave Software

How Midmarket IT Leaders Can Improve Their Data Security
sponsored by Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.
RESOURCE: This Gartner report was put together to help midmarket organizations overcome their resource constraints and improve their security postures.
Posted: 28 Nov 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

EU data protection: Essential guide
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EGUIDE: The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on 25 May 2018. GDPR will introduce new accountability obligations and stronger rights and restrictions on international data flows.
Posted: 24 Nov 2016 | Published: 24 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

The Future Of Data Security And Privacy: Growth And Competitive Differentiation
sponsored by Absolute
ANALYST REPORT: Data security and privacy is a competitive differentiator in today's data-centric business environments. In this Forrester report, learn how to put security closer to your data and gain that competitive advantage over your peers. Get greater visibility to control access to resources and watch user behavior diligently.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 07 Jul 2016

Absolute

The Evolution of Enterprise File Sync and Share
sponsored by ibm box
EGUIDE: Enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) tools have evolved significantly over the past few years. Given these changes, it can be difficult to know exactly which business needs any given tool will meet. Read on to gain an understanding of the changes happening in EFSS, the market, which deployment model is best for your organization, and more.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

ibm box

Solving the DLP Puzzle: Learnings for a Successful Deployment
sponsored by Intel Security
PODCAST: What steps do you take to implement a mature DLP strategy? What are some of the best practices for long term DLP success? And how are data breaches evolving? In this podcast, a security industry veteran answers these questions and more so you can solve the DLP puzzle.
Posted: 22 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Sep 8, 2016

Intel Security

Eight Emerging Data Center Trends to Follow in 2016
sponsored by Chatsworth Products Europe
EGUIDE: Learn how to develop a stronger infrastructure plan that embraces the Internet of Things as it becomes more widespread. Discover what Henrique Cecci, a research director at Gartner Inc., believes are the top 8 emerging trends that will affect data center facilities moving forward.
Posted: 08 Dec 2016 | Published: 05 Dec 2016

Chatsworth Products Europe

How Virtualization is Transforming Technology Delivery in Healthcare
sponsored by Citrix and Pure Storage
PODCAST: Tune into this podcast to hear from health IT industry leaders as they discuss how application virtualization is reshaping care delivery and improving IT security.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Premiered: Nov 17, 2016

Citrix and Pure Storage

How Virtualization is Transforming Technology Delivery in Healthcare
sponsored by Citrix and Pure Storage
PRESENTATION TRANSCRIPT: Today's healthcare organizations are struggling to meet the demands of physicians while maintaining security and privacy for patients. Download this resource as industry leaders demonstrate how application virtualization is reshaping care delivery and improving security.
Posted: 01 Dec 2016 | Published: 01 Dec 2016

Citrix and Pure Storage
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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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