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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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Case Study: How A Global Agro-Industrial Leader Established Security To Grow On
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
CASE STUDY: In this case study, learn how Avril Group, a major industrial and financial group in France, used Cisco Umbrella to establish consistent security coverage across a distributed global organization that continues to expand through acquisitions.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Published: 28 Jul 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Prepare Your Business For The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
sponsored by Lepide Software
WHITE PAPER: Issues relating to data privacy continue to hit the headlines on a regularbasis. The European Union have introduced the General DataProtection Regulation (GDPR), which is designed to replace the currentData Protection Directive (DPD). Learn about key considerations you'll need to consider when preparing for the GDPR.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Published: 28 Jul 2017

Lepide Software

Cisco Umbrella: How does it Improve Security Effectiveness?
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
VIDEO: Threat detection and prevention is crucial to the security of your business. Join Steve Martino, CISO of Cisco, and his staff as they explain the value of Cisco Umbrella in improving overall security effectiveness.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Premiered: 03 Feb 2017

Cisco Umbrella

3 Ways to Help Stop Data Leakage in Your Organization
sponsored by Lepide Software
EGUIDE: It seems that almost every month there's another high-profile security breach in which sensitive data is leaked. In almost every case, the end result of these data leaks is damage to the reputation and/or bottom line of the company's involved. In this guide, learn 3 ways you can help prevent data leaks within your organization.
Posted: 28 Jul 2017 | Published: 28 Jul 2017

Lepide Software

Product at-a-Glance: Cisco Umbrella for Network Security
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: In the past, desktops, business apps, and critical infrastructure were all located behind the firewall. But today, more and more is happening off-network. It's important to adapt your security to fully protect your enterprise. In this product overview, learn about Cisco Umbrella for network security.
Posted: 27 Jul 2017 | Published: 27 Jul 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Mobile Application Security: Discovering Leaks and Remediation
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: 25% of mobile apps have at least one high security risk or privacy flaw. Discover how to overcome the top issues facing mobile security and learn more about key iOS and Android vulnerabilities, mobile app security services, automated mobile app scanning, and more.
Posted: 27 Jul 2017 | Premiered: Jul 27, 2017

WhiteHat Security

How to Track Privileged Users' Activities in the Active Directory
sponsored by Lepide Software
EBOOK: Privileged account abuse can result in data breaches, downtime, and failed compliance audits. Discover a 4 step process for tracking the activities of privileged user accounts to bolster your security posture and uncover an even easier way to audit privileged accounts and manage users' activities.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 26 Jul 2017

Lepide Software

The Smart, Secure Cloud for the UK
sponsored by Google Cloud
WHITE PAPER: This document gives an overview of how security is designed into Google's technical infrastructure. Read on to learn about the lengths to which Google has gone to provide a level of security that you need in order to have confidence in your cloud deployments.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 26 Jul 2017

Google Cloud

AI, Risk-Based and Context: Trading in Your Password for the Intelligent Future
sponsored by Crossmatch
TRANSCRIPT: Weak and stolen passwords lead to data beaches, but how do you get rid of them? Join experts Kevin Beaver and Jeff Carpenter as they explore the future of authentication post-password.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 26 Jul 2017

Crossmatch

Enable Visibility and Protection in the Cloud-Connected Enterprise
sponsored by Cisco Umbrella
WHITE PAPER: How can you close visibility gaps in the cloud? Explore two cloud security strategies that can provide the visibility to help you block threats earlier, extend threat protection, and more.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

Cisco Umbrella

Secure Coding Practices: Avoid SQL Injection
sponsored by WhiteHat Security
WEBCAST: SQL injections are one of the most common web-based attacks that have the potential to destroy key databases. Watch this webcast to learn more about SQL injections, how attackers execute them in different coding languages like Java and C#, and how best to defend against them.
Posted: 26 Jul 2017 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2016

WhiteHat Security

Composite Authentication: Understand Security Beyond Passwords
sponsored by Crossmatch
TRANSCRIPT: 82% of breaches are caused by lost, easily hacked or stolen passwords, according to the Verizon DBIR. In this transcript, security experts Kevin Beaver and Jeff Carpenter discuss what composite authentication is, how it evolved, and its place in the future of security.
Posted: 25 Jul 2017 | Published: 25 Jul 2017

Crossmatch

Protect Your Sensitive Data, Achieve Compliance In a Multi-Cloud World
sponsored by HyTrust
WHITE PAPER: Multi-cloud adoption is on the rise – a recent study found that 64% of survey respondents expect to use multiple cloud service vendors. With such a rising popularity, how do you protect your sensitive data, while also properly complying, in a multi-cloud future?
Posted: 25 Jul 2017 | Published: 25 Jul 2017

HyTrust

Unified Endpoint Management for Dummies
sponsored by IBM
EBOOK: Learn about unified endpoint management (UEM) and how it helps you manage and secure the growing number of devices, apps, and data within your organization. Discover 5 core features of effective UEM, how to monitor endpoints and end-users, how to protect content and proprietary data, and more.
Posted: 24 Jul 2017 | Published: 24 Jul 2017

IBM

Optimizing Data Management Across the Application Lifecycle
sponsored by Delphix
WHITE PAPER: Businesses look to applications to differentiate themselves from competitors. As a result, applications are generating more data than ever before, making it increasingly difficult and costly to manage data across disparate systems. Learn 10 tips to remove data constraints in software development across the application lifecycle.
Posted: 20 Jul 2017 | Published: 20 Jul 2017

Delphix

How UTHealth Medical Center Handles Data
sponsored by Virtual Instruments
WEBCAST: As the world's largest medical center, UTHealth needs to operate efficiently and effectively to meet very high standards. Take 5 minutes to find out how UTHealth's IT department ensures that its clients have access to the data they need without compromising sensitive patient data.
Posted: 19 Jul 2017 | Premiered: Jun 15, 2017

Virtual Instruments

Reducing Risk and Increasing Flexibility for the Mobile Enterprise
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Mobile devices and BYOD have brought unprecedented agility to the enterprises, but with it comes new security concerns. Read this short whitepaper to learn what over 200 senior security executives had to say about the top risks and trends in data security.
Posted: 19 Jul 2017 | Published: 19 Jul 2017

Citrix

Workspaces of the Future
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Organizations need to update their operations to respond to and take advantage of the changes in end user workspace requirements. Download this white paper to discover how, Workspace as a Service (WaaS) can benefit your organization and compare the advantages of WaaS to traditional app deployments.
Posted: 19 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Citrix

4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Ransomware
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In recent years, ransomware such as Locky and KeRanger have emerged as a top threat, not just to consumers, but to businesses with high-value data. Read this whitepaper for four best practices to protect yourself from this costly threat.
Posted: 18 Jul 2017 | Published: 18 Jul 2017

Citrix

Reducing Risk and Increasing Flexibility for the Mobile Enterprise
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Mobile devices and BYOD have brought unprecedented agility to the enterprises, but with it comes new security concerns. Read this short whitepaper to learn what over 200 senior security executives had to say about the top risks and trends in data security, as well as how to overcome them.
Posted: 18 Jul 2017 | Published: 18 Jul 2017

Citrix

4 Ways to Reduce the Risk of Ransomware
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: In recent years, ransomware such as Locky and KeRanger have emerged as a top threat, not just to consumers, but to businesses with high-value data. Read this whitepaper for four best practices to protect yourself from this costly threat.
Posted: 18 Jul 2017 | Published: 18 Jul 2017

Citrix

GDPR and Citrix ShareFile
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016 with the goal to protect all EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. What is the scope of the GDPR? How does it impact your organisation? This white paper guides you so your organization can meet the needs of GDPR.
Posted: 18 Jul 2017 | Published: 27 Dec 2016

Citrix

Privacy pros in the know aren't waiting for Brexit – they're preparing for GDPR
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: Privacy professionals in the UK are not standing idle while they wait for the government to clarify data protection law after Brexit, this study from the International Association of Privacy Professionals reveals.
Posted: 18 Jul 2017 | Published: 18 Jul 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

3 Ways EFSS Enables Secure Content Collaboration for the Modern Mobile Workforce
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: When your business doesn't provide adequate digital collaboration tools, your employees are likely to use their own – potentially compromising security. Read this informative whitepaper for three ways to improve employee collaboration while ensuring compliance with security policies.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 31 May 2017

Citrix

3 Ways EFSS Enables Secure Content Collaboration
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: The sudden influx of personal devices, mobile apps, and cloud technologies requires you to establish new ways to safely share data and documents. This white paper discusses the importance of enterprise file sync and share (EFSS) in securing the future of your digital workplace.
Posted: 17 Jul 2017 | Published: 17 Jul 2017

Citrix
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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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