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ALSO CALLED: Data Protection, Data-security, Data Theft, Secure Data
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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Simplifying the Complexity of the Internet of Things
sponsored by Xively by LogMeIn
RESEARCH CONTENT: To understand exactly what it takes to create strong IoT products and engage customers, Forrester conducted research into the key priorities and objects of IoT manufacturers. Access this report to explore their 4 key findings about product differentiation, device management, IoT data analysis, and third party support for manufacturers.
Posted: 25 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Xively by LogMeIn

Inside Job: A Better Strategy to Stop Insider Threats
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: Insider threats are the greatest risk to top-of-the-line cybersecurity. Your data and predictive analytics may be the best tools to protect against insider threats. This guide to insider threats walks you through a brief history of these threats, who could be considered insiders, and how to approach these issues now as well as in the future.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Infor

Protecting Mission-Critical Source Code from Application Security Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you'll learn how to test application source code for potential security vulnerabilities, so you can confidently release your organization's applications.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jul 1, 2016

IBM

Best Practices for Incorporating Cloud Services into a Comprehensive Backup and Recovery Strategy
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover 9 best practices for incorporating a cloud service as part of a backup and recovery and throughout your entire IT processes. Also learn how to choose the right provider for your enterprise's data protection needs.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

Dell, Inc.

Making the Case for Application Security Testing on Cloud
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: It presents to you the pros and cons of application security testing and penetration testing techniques. Discover how you can combat application security threats conveniently and effectively in the cloud.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Oct 20, 2015

IBM

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

85% of Customers are Dissatisfied with the Authentication Process
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: This infographic reveals what you can do to reduce the burden of authentication for your customers. Learn how to prevent fraud in your contact center, while minimizing interrogation and saving money on every call.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 24 Aug 2016

NICE Systems, Inc

Manage risk by protecting apps, data and usage
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: This white paper teaches you best practices to control apps and modern methods to secure your mobile workforce. Discover how to assure 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

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

Strategy Guide for Securing the SAP Landscape
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: Your organization should be thinking about how best to protect SAP systems. Learn how to secure SAP by taking a largely application-oriented approach, while also applying network restrictions to underlying network devices and firewalls.
Posted: 24 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Onapsis

Can Your DR Strategy Ensure Continuity in Quality Patient Care During a Disaster?
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore the benefits of engaging a managed disaster recovery (DR) services expert when it comes to your health care organization's data protection and recovery strategy. Your organization can reduce the burden on your IT staff with a disaster recovery service that meets all your patient data protection and recovery needs.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

McKesson Corporation

Best Practices for Healthcare IT Disaster Recovery in the New Threat Landscape
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Explore expert best practices for implementing a reliable and effective disaster recovery and business continuity strategy in a healthcare organization. Also discover how a DR service provider can provide you with the knowledge necessary to ensure critical patient data and systems are safe and accessible.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 23 Aug 2016

McKesson Corporation

Above Security Delivers Customer Value
sponsored by Above Security
WEBCAST: It's imperative your security vendor understands your organization's tools and services to best produce services catered to your needs. They must own your issues - take them on as their own to establish the strong relationship critical for strong security control. This short webinar shows you how to achieve these things and much more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: Jun 3, 2016

Above Security

Protect and Recovery Data with Confidence
sponsored by IBM
PRODUCT DEMO: This demonstration tool provides an at-a-glance summary of how IBM Spectrum Protect monitors and protects your backup data. See how this tool can provide your enterprise with the ability to see your data protection world in a single view, confidence that your business will continue in event of a disaster, and more.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Premiered: 23 Aug 2016

IBM

Day in the Life of a Security Admin
sponsored by RSA Softcat
WHITE PAPER: Luckily for your CISO, it's now easier than ever to allow users full access to all network tools and data with a single username and password combination. Learn how to set precise security requirements directed by the CISO for each application for any user, from anywhere, to anything.
Posted: 23 Aug 2016 | Published: 01 Jul 2016

RSA Softcat

Onapsis Research Labs: SAP Systems Security Analysis
sponsored by Onapsis
WHITE PAPER: This Onapsis Research Labs report helps you frame the business risk of an SAP cyberattack by examining your SAP application layer for known vulnerabilities.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Onapsis

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

Transform your "Good Backup" to Efficient App Availability And Recovery
sponsored by Dell, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover a data protection solution with recovery options and tools that enable enterprises to achieve optimal application availability and fast restores. This single solution can provide your enterprise with the abilities to centralize data protection and recovery across your environment, recover from public cloud storage providers, and more.
Posted: 22 Aug 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Dell, Inc.

Removing the Risk from Compliance in the Cloud
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: Within this white paper, learn how to mitigate cloud security compliance concerns by aligning with the right cloud service provider. 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

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

You May Need Additional Backup to Prevent Data Loss From Your SaaS Solutions
sponsored by Druva Software
RESOURCE: Gartner's latest research results compare and contrast the pros and cons of SaaS solutions for backup/recovery. Find out why SaaS may (or may not) fall short in preventing data loss as Gartner reviews Google Apps v. Microsoft Office 365 v. Salesforce.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 20 Jan 2015

Druva Software

Is Your MFT Ready for Digital?
sponsored by Axway
RESOURCE: The data universe is expanding and cyberattacks are increasing. As more businesses go increasingly digital, file sharing grows in importance. Explore what it means to securely go digital and prepare your managed file transfer platform to do the same.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 18 Aug 2016

Axway

Digital Business: Managed File Transfer Solutions
sponsored by Axway
WHITE PAPER: Discover a managed file transfer platform that bolsters your security during file transfer. Learn how to improve file sharing security by enabling central governance, limiting access to certain defined users, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 18 Aug 2016

Axway

Information Security and Data Privacy Practices
sponsored by Gigya
WHITE PAPER: Explore several information security and data privacy practices that will enable you to better protect your data. Topics discussed include infrastructure, data security, compliance, privacy, and more.
Posted: 18 Aug 2016 | Published: 29 Jul 2016

Gigya
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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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