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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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Data Security Reports
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Cloud Security Concerns and the Perceived Effectiveness of Traditional Security Solutions in a Cloud Environment
sponsored by CloudPassage
WHITE PAPER: The report presents research from a survey of high-level security professionals at major North American organizations on their attitudes toward cloud security, key adoption drivers, and the effectiveness of traditional security solutions in cloud environments.
Posted: 13 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

CloudPassage

Free Demo: Enhancing Data Protection with Enterprise Storage Management
sponsored by IBM
SOFTWARE DEMO: Take a look at this free demo to discover how the right storage manager can help you overcome the challenges of enterprise data protection.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Premiered: 10 Jul 2015

IBM

How the Hackers Get In: Experiences from Real-Life Security Breaches
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
PODCAST: In this Podcast, you'll find firsthand accounts of the tactics used by cybercriminals from none other than Don Smith, Technology Director for a leader in information security systems. Heighten your awareness of spear phishing and other common attacks that lead to security breaches.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 10, 2015

Dell SecureWorks

Modernizing Data Protection for the SMB
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this video, two security experts discuss the data protection challenges that face SMBs today and provide suggestions for overcoming these challenges.
Posted: 10 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jul 10, 2015

IBM

Effective Data Protection for Your Virtual Environment
sponsored by IBM
VIDEO: This video discusses the capabilities of a strong virtual data protection system to demonstrate how you can best protect data in your virtual environment.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Premiered: 08 Sep 2014

IBM

Lab Review: What is Needed for Virtual Environment Data Security?
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, a product that claims to protect data in virtual environments is tested to reveal its capabilities.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Aug 2014

IBM

Case Study: Ensuring Data Management and Security, Regardless of Volume
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how a major research database ensured data protection and efficient management despite its large data volume.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

IBM

Top 4 Security Concerns of the SaaS Delivery Model
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper addresses security concerns brought forth by cloud and SaaS models, including identity management, data storage, and data transmission. Learn the imperatives of built-in security features when it comes to your deployment.
Posted: 09 Jul 2015 | Published: 09 Jul 2015

SAP

The Holistic Approach To Preventing Targeted Attacks
sponsored by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly SilverSky)
WHITE PAPER: This white paper analyzes exactly what happened during the Target hack so you can know how to avoid Target's fate.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly SilverSky)

Case study: Ensuring Email Productivity and Security
sponsored by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly SilverSky)
WHITE PAPER: This case study describes how a consulting firm enhanced email productivity and security through outsourcing.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 08 Jul 2015

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly SilverSky)

Cloud Requires Dynamic Security
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: This brief infographic presents the top security challenges and the four imperatives to safeguard your organization's cloud environment and reduce risk.
Posted: 08 Jul 2015 | Published: 10 Dec 2014

IBM

Website Security Threat Report Part 2
sponsored by Symantec Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Download part 2 of this Website Security Threat Report for the latest on the fast-evolving world of targeted attacks - from cyber espionage tactics to denial of service, spear-phishing and watering hole attacks.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

Symantec Corporation

Complexity and Data Growth Driving Environments Toward a New Generation of Data Protection
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Access this research report to discover the key challenges that IT infrastructure professionals are faced with, and learn how backup and DR solutions are evolving as a result.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

Acronis

Data Protection for Higher Education
sponsored by Acronis
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover why it's important to protect institution data and the challenges that higher education institutions face with data protection.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Mar 2015

Acronis

Information Security Asean July 2015
sponsored by TechTarget ANZ
EZINE: Cyber-crime is a global phenomenon. No business is safe if they fail to implement the right security products and policies.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015


Information Security ANZ July 2015
sponsored by TechTarget ANZ
EZINE: Analysts and security experts discuss the current risk factors in the ANZ region.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015


A Focus on Cloud Security, So You Can Focus on Business
sponsored by SAP
WHITE PAPER: This white paper stresses the critical importance of information protection in a cloud environment. Discover ways to implement security controls and practices in your SaaS strategy.
Posted: 07 Jul 2015 | Published: 07 Jul 2015

SAP

Taking Control of File Sharing Services
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: This white paper discusses the security challenges of cloud-based file sharing services and gives tips on how to enjoy their productivity benefits without putting your business at risk.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Mimecast

Presentation Transcript: Modern Cloud Storage Solutions
sponsored by NetApp
TRANSCRIPT: In this resource, four storage experts discuss how to maintain data retention and rapid recover time in the modern, hybrid IT environment.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

NetApp

Deploying Enterprise Mobility While Ensuring Corporate Data and Device Security
sponsored by IBM
CASE STUDY: Read this case study to find out how RailCom, a versatile professional telematics specialist in the Netherlands, switched their field technicians to smartphones with ease using a flexible, cloud-based mobile solution.
Posted: 06 Jul 2015 | Published: 24 Jul 2014

IBM

Big Data: Moving from Hype to Confidence
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents survey results that reveal just how much organizations are using – or not using – big data.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2014

IBM

Insider Threat Patterns and Ways of Prevention
sponsored by Varonis
EGUIDE: This expert guide addresses the danger of accidental insider threats, giving you insight into how to prevent these threats from happening and how you can analyze network activity to stop unusual actions.
Posted: 02 Jul 2015 | Published: 02 Jul 2015

Varonis

Ensuring Data Security in the Cloud and on Endpoints
sponsored by WinMagic
WEBCAST: This webcast explores the risks of cloud file sync and share services and how to ensure data protection in the cloud.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2015

WinMagic

NetApp AltaVault Cloud-Integrated Storage
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This solution brief highlights a particular type of storage that enables customers to securely back up data to any cloud at up to 90% less cost compared to on-premises solutions.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 18 Jun 2015

NetApp

NetApp Is Accelerating Your Data Protection Strategy to the Clouds
sponsored by NetApp
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper makes it clear that improving data backup and recovery is a top priority for IT groups in organizations of all sizes.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jan 2015

NetApp
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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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