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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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The Massive Mobile Migration
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The move to mobile devices, data and apps to make work happen anytime, anywhere is continuing to experience massive adoption. Download this infographic to see the numbers you can't ignore this year.
Posted: 03 Mar 2017 | Published: 27 Apr 2016

IBM

UBM Dark Reading & VMware AirWatch® Webinar
sponsored by vmware airwatch
WEBCAST: In this session, we'll cover how VMware Workspace™ ONE™ can help drastically simplify the deployment of Office 365 and provide the security controls to protect your sensitive information that is stored in corporate email, OneDrive, and SharePoint.
Posted: 03 Mar 2017 | Premiered: Mar 3, 2017

vmware airwatch

7 Ways Windows 10 Changes the Enterprise
sponsored by vmware airwatch
EBOOK: Read this new flipbook to unlock insights into the seven game-changing features that make Windows 10 "ready for today's mobile-cloud era" —and how IT can deliver a cloud-first unified approach to modern OS management and security.
Posted: 03 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

vmware airwatch

The Next Wave of Content Management
sponsored by Box
VIDEO: Examine the key trends in the enterprise content management (ECM) market and take a closer look at Box's capabilities as an ECM and collaboration platform. Learn about the top 5 ECM trends that Forrester Research has been tracking and how they're affecting the way organizations work and communicate.
Posted: 03 Mar 2017 | Premiered: 27 Feb 2017

Box

The Potential ROI of Box ECM and Collaboration
sponsored by Box
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Forrester Total Economic Impact Report investigates the potential ROI organizations can realize from implementing Box's ECM and collaboration platform. Discover how to facilitate faster collaboration, lower your TCO, and improve data security.
Posted: 03 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Box

The Potential ROI of Fraud Detection and Prevention Tools
sponsored by BAE Systems
RESEARCH CONTENT: This Forrester Total Economic Impact report examines an analytical platform that provides organizations with the tools to detect, investigate, and prevent insurance fraud while minimizing the impact to genuine customers. Discover the potential ROI of this fraud detection and prevention platform, deployed either on-premise or in the cloud.
Posted: 03 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 May 2016

BAE Systems

Do You Know Who I Am? Know Your Customer Systems Market Update
sponsored by BAE Systems
WHITE PAPER: Explore how Know Your Customer (KYC) systems provide organizations with the processes and workflows they need to assess the risk customers pose both at account opening and over time. Learn how to leverage KYC to boost customer onboarding and due diligence, improve risk management, integrate AML with KYC systems, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

BAE Systems

How Effective is Your AML Auditing?
sponsored by BAE Systems
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to implement strong, comprehensive anti-money laundering (AML) audit processes to help you identify and prevent financial threats. Discover what defines an effective AML audit model, how to prep your AML audit, how to overcome AML audit challenges, and more.
Posted: 02 Mar 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

BAE Systems

The Current State of Blockchain Compliance
sponsored by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we examine blockchains and how they're affecting digital enterprise assets and cybersecurity. Discover how these distributed ledgers relate to Bitcoin and data security. Plus, learn how blockchain innovation and apps like smart contracts are affecting compliance.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017


Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning: Cybersecurity Advances
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EZINE: In this issue of Information Security magazine, we look at machine learning in security and how recent advances may bolster your defenses.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 01 Mar 2017

SearchSecurity.com

Ransomware: Everything You Need to Know
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn about ransomware and the different ways it can attack your systems. Find out how to foil ransomware attacks with disaster recovery strategies, respond to an ongoing ransomware attack, recover from attacks that have already entered your system, and more.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Anti-Money Laundering: Combatting Rising Threats and Meeting Regulations
sponsored by BAE Systems
RESEARCH CONTENT: With the cost of non-compliance continuing to rise, learn how banking and financial institutions are bolstering their anti-money laundering (AML) systems. Plus, discover how to derive further value from AML platforms by leveraging their ability to provide a multi-sourced, dynamic, and up-to-date view of customer account data to create key insights.
Posted: 01 Mar 2017 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

BAE Systems

Data Protection & Privacy: Next Steps and 5 Best Practices
sponsored by HPE and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: The internet and data privacy laws have been on a collision course for some time now – and it's accelerated by digital transformation sweeping across companies. Inside, explore the challenges that global businesses face when confronting the policy environment, and find 5 best practices to help you meet evolving data privacy and security demands.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

HPE and Intel®

Digital Remote Monitoring and How it Changes Data Center Operations and Maintenance
sponsored by APC by Schneider Electric
WHITE PAPER: A lot happens in 10 years, and data center remote monitoring services have come a long way. Access this white paper to learn about digital remote monitoring services, how they support your data center and mobile technologies, and why it's time to replace any lingering offline monitoring.
Posted: 28 Feb 2017 | Published: 30 Dec 2016

APC by Schneider Electric

When Downtime Takes a Bite out of Your Budget
sponsored by Globalscape
EBOOK: Unplanned downtime and data loss will ultimately affect an organization's bottom line. Discover how to develop a robust data protection strategy that helps defend your most critical assets and learn how to create visibility into data transfers, meet compliance, simplify disaster recovery, and more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Globalscape

Secure Information Exchange in the Digital Age
sponsored by OpenText
WHITE PAPER: Forrester Senior Analyst Heidi Shey answers five questions regarding secure information exchange (SIE) and discusses how digital transformations are changing the way that IT decision-makers have to approach SIE in the digital age.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Jan 2017

OpenText

Your Data on the Move: Taking Back Control of Your Most Precious Asset
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: This white paper examines some of the risk factors organizations face when managing their data and explores best practices for conducting risk assessments. Read on to learn about 3 main risk factors threatening your organization, 3 signs you've lost control of your data, 4 steps to regaining control over your data, and more.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Globalscape

Disaster Recovery Guide: DR in Virtualized Environments
sponsored by Macquarie Cloud Services
WHITE PAPER: Download this essential DR guide to gain insight into the challenges, needs, strategies, and available solutions for disaster recovery and business continuity in 2017, especially for modern, virtualized environments and the public cloud. Additionally, view a BD/DR technology comparison, and fully automated replication architecture.
Posted: 27 Feb 2017 | Published: 27 Feb 2017

Macquarie Cloud Services

Seeking secure Wi-Fi
sponsored by MicroScope
EZINE: An issue looking at the issues around wireless networking, the dangers of advertising with some hints of verticals that are spending
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

MicroScope

Omnichannel Authentication: Balancing Humanity and Technology
sponsored by NICE Systems, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to make authentication processes less cumbersome for your customers with technology for secure, simple engagement.
Posted: 24 Feb 2017 | Published: 24 Feb 2017

NICE Systems, Inc

6 Questions Answered About Safe Harbor Getting Struck Down
sponsored by Symantec & Blue Coat Systems
RESOURCE: This infographic quickly answers 6 common questions asked about the repercussions of Safe Harbor being struck down including the origins of the ruling, who the ruling applies to, how to comply with cloud systems, and more.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2016

Symantec & Blue Coat Systems

Complying with the European General Data Protection Regulation
sponsored by Quest
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper now to learn what GDPR compliance means to your organization, what steps you must take to remain compliant, key GDPR provisions, and more.
Posted: 23 Feb 2017 | Published: 23 Feb 2017

Quest

Cloud, Mobility, Big Data: Future Proof Your Organization with Consolidation
sponsored by Matrix42
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to optimize all of your existing workflows and manage them effectively. In the face of growing big data, cloud, and mobile adoption, learn how to leverage a business process automation platform for hybrid environments that facilitates integrations, boosts compliance, and enhances reporting.
Posted: 22 Feb 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Matrix42

Enabling Secure Collaboration across Microsoft Tools and Devices
sponsored by Box
WHITE PAPER: This paper explores how to leverage a collaboration platform in conjunction with popular Microsoft tools like Office 365, Windows, Intune, and Outlook. Discover how to manage content securely and easily across mobile and desktop devices to empower users to sync, share, edit, and collaborate with up-to-date versions of all of your important files.
Posted: 21 Feb 2017 | Published: 20 Feb 2017

Box

Building the Business Case for Cloud Backup
sponsored by Druva Software
WHITE PAPER: Download this resource to overcome legacy VM data protection complexity with cloud-native backup and recovery. Discover why enterprises employ this method as a cost-effective alternative to traditional DR by learning 5 reasons for migrating backup and archiving to a single, cloud-native platform.
Posted: 16 Feb 2017 | Published: 16 Feb 2017

Druva 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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