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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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Manage Threats with Governance and a DLP Suite
sponsored by Varonis
EGUIDE: This expert guide discusses the benefits of both governance and data loss prevention (DLP) solutions, and it gives advice for being smart when implementing these systems.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 01 Jul 2015

Varonis

Designing the Modern Data Warehouse Environment
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To trust your data, you must be informed about data governance. This white paper provides a stepping stone to ensuring the consistency, cleanliness, correctness, and security of your data. Access now to learn governance best practices.
Posted: 01 Jul 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

IBM

Enhancing Microsoft BitLocker for Your Enterprise
sponsored by WinMagic
WEBCAST: While BitLocker is a popular data encryption option, there are some gaps in the technology that need filling. This webcast explores how to enhance BitLocker to protect data at rest on any endpoint.
Posted: 30 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Dec 17, 2014

WinMagic

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: 30 Jun 2015 | Published: 30 Jun 2015

NetApp

Data Encryption Demystified: Seven Common Misconceptions and the Solutions that Dispel Them
sponsored by WinMagic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents the top 7 myths and misconceptions about encryption and how new approaches dispel them. Access this helpful resource now to get caught up on today's encryption technology and learn why it should be a part of your modern cybersecurity strategy.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 27 May 2015

WinMagic

Simplifying Data at Rest Encryption and Security
sponsored by WinMagic
WEBCAST: This webcast explores full-disk encryption and how it can simplify securing data at rest as well as access management and network security.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Jun 10, 2015

WinMagic

A Guide to Managing Microsoft BitLocker in the Enterprise
sponsored by WinMagic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to ensure comprehensive FDE on all platforms and devices.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Published: 10 Apr 2014

WinMagic

Data Protection in the Cloud: Are you Protecting Customers and Employees
sponsored by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly SilverSky)
WEBCAST: In this webcast, you will learn the 7 questions to ask vendors to know the level of data protection to expect before migrating to the cloud.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Nov 20, 2014

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly SilverSky)

What We Can Learn from Recent Data Breaches and the ShellShock Vulnerability
sponsored by BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly SilverSky)
WEBCAST: In this webcast, some of the most well-known data breaches are analyzed to reveal how they occurred and what lessons they can teach us.
Posted: 29 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Oct 16, 2014

BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly SilverSky)

Moving to the Cloud? Then It’s Time to Consider Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why software-defined storage (SDS) provides a flexible, as well as efficient, architectural approach to the cloud, along with lower costs through highly virtualized infrastructure, simplified management and use of commodity hardware.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2015

IBM

Keep Corporate Data Secure in a BYOD World
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
EGUIDE: Access this expert eGuide to learn the secrets of securing your data from the three common threat vectors by ensuring you have the right VPN features.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Five Pillars of Transparent Data Security
sponsored by WinMagic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the 5 essential pillars of transparent data security to remove workflow and performance burdens.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 19 Dec 2012

WinMagic

What Consumers Believe About Cloud File Sharing & Why That’s a Warning to IT Pros
sponsored by WinMagic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores the pros and cons of three file sync and share security strategies. Continue reading to learn the 3 crucial aspects for securing files destined for the cloud and how to appropriately evaluate the risks of cloud file sync and share approaches.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 20 Apr 2015

WinMagic

The Truth About Data-At-Rest Encryption & the Cloud
sponsored by FireHost Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains why some methods of encryption are weaker than others and suggests ways to implement the strongest encryption standards for your data-at-rest.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2015

FireHost Inc.

6 Steps for Preventing Insider Threats
sponsored by Varonis
WEBCAST: This webcast outlines six ways you can stay safe from the ever-present threat of insider attacks.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Premiered: Jun 26, 2015

Varonis

All-Flash Arrays for Big Data Workloads
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals why all-flash storage for big data is a practical option for storing your data.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2015

IBM

Case Study: Enhancing a Leading Bank's File Monitoring
sponsored by Varonis
WHITE PAPER: This case study describes how a leading bank is able to monitor every bit of its data, down to the last file touch.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2015

Varonis

Insider Threats: The Unexpected Risk
sponsored by Varonis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper reveals just how prevalent insider threats are and gives you advice on stopping them.
Posted: 26 Jun 2015 | Published: 26 Jun 2015

Varonis

Inside Big Data for Finance
sponsored by Dell, Inc. and Intel®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines the best strategies for utilizing big data in the financial sector.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

Dell, Inc. and Intel®

Get Control of Cloud Based File Synchronization Services
sponsored by Varonis
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, discover how you can allow your employees to use file synchronization without putting your data at risk.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Varonis

Understanding Data Protection Regulations in the US
sponsored by Varonis
WHITE PAPER: This white paper outlines several important security regulations in the United States and gives advice on successfully meeting all of them.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

Varonis

Privacy Compliance Strategies from Leading Records Management Professionals
sponsored by IntraLinks, Inc
EGUIDE: This expert e-guide explores records and information management (RIM) professionals, and their likelihood to play a big role as businesses place increasing importance on privacy compliance. Uncover an interview with RIM expert John Isaza for insights on developing these programs.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

IntraLinks, Inc

Top Five Things to Look for in Software-Defined Storage
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: This informative white paper reveals the top 5 things to look for in an SDS solution and SDS provider.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

IBM

Five Things You Must Know About Microsoft BitLocker
sponsored by WinMagic
WHITE PAPER: This white paper presents a 5 step strategy to resolve all BitLocker security issues.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 17 Jun 2015

WinMagic

Ignore Compliance, Focus on Security
sponsored by FireHost Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how enterprises that focus on security first to address an organization's sensitive data will solve compliance requirements along the way. Instead of following a compliance checklist, learn to tackle the 5 risk assessment methodologies to mitigate threats and ensure confidentiality.
Posted: 25 Jun 2015 | Published: 25 Jun 2015

FireHost Inc.
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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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