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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 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

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

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 (Veeam and Commvault). Learn how they compare on 5 important factors that you should be considering when looking to purchase data protection and information management.
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

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

10 Reasons You Should Consider Commvault for Data Protection
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to make the right choices in data center backup and recovery software. You'll learn 10 reasons why choosing the right vendor is critical to your organization's future and how to be prepared for virtually every technology transition ahead.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

Guide to Encrypted Traffic Management
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: This short guide will help you understand how encrypted traffic is growing and how it's increasingly being exploited. Get tips on how to protect your SSL/TLS traffic, and learn how to effectively monitor your network traffic for potential intrusions.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Blue Coat Systems

Remote and Branch Offices: Leveraging Modern Storage and Data Centers
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how remote and branch offices (ROBOs) can build the modern data center, a highly virtualized environment that leverages up-to-date storage and has a cloud strategy in place. Uncover useful tips and options for setting up critical systems like backup, recovery, replication, and more.
Posted: 17 Nov 2016 | Published: 16 Nov 2016

Veeam Software

Modern Cybercrime - What's Happening, Why it's Happening and How You Can Respond
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: Learn about recent instances of cyberattacks to better understand how they operate and what damage they cause. Stay ahead of cybercriminals and out of tomorrow's headlines by ensuring you're operating securely and your incident response plan is ready for prime time.
Posted: 16 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Trustwave

Operations Management with Veeam and VMware vSphere
sponsored by Veeam Software
DATA SHEET: Discover a virtualization platform designed to remediate system issues, optimize infrastructure capacity, and maintain the availability requirements of today's always-on enterprises. Read on to also utilize fast and flexible recovery of virtualized apps and data, uniting VM backup and replication.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Veeam Software

New EU Security Requirements and You
sponsored by Blue Coat Systems
WHITE PAPER: Discover new EU security requirements and learn what you can do to get ready. Create a holistic approach to data protection and infrastructure security to best avoid compliance risk.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Blue Coat Systems

5 Ways to Achieve Big Data Protection
sponsored by Commvault
WHITE PAPER: Take a look at 5 key issues you must consider as you begin to embrace Big Data protection. Discover why organizations see Big Data protection as a huge challenge and learn the best strategies for protecting Big Data assets the same as you would "regular" data assets.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Commvault

Resource Center: Stop Threats and Prevent Data Loss
sponsored by Intel Security
RESOURCE: Get a deeper understanding of who is behind theft, the types of data being stolen and the ways it is getting outside of organizations. Though it's difficult to completely stop, discover policies and procedures you can easily follow to reduce overall data loss.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Intel Security

Resource Center: How to Safeguard Data
sponsored by Intel Security
RESOURCE: This Ponemon Institute study, a featured resource on this custom site, details the critical components of data loss prevention (DLP) maturity and gives you eye-opening statistics on data loss incidents worldwide.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Intel Security
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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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