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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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An Agent of Change in an Era of Intensifying Threats
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Discover a defense system tailored specially for your network that includes advanced sandboxing with CPU-level detection. Take the on-going cyberwar back to your cyberthieves' doorsteps by understanding the tools they use, their chosen attack vectors and the methods they employ.
Posted: 19 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Aug 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Computer Weekly – 20 September 2016: Digital giving – transforming Save the Children with technology
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we talk to global charity Save the Children to find out how technology is helping to transform its work. We go behind the scenes at the UK's most secretive court as it discusses bulk data surveillance. And we analyse the often contradictory experiences of firms implementing SAP's Hana platform. Read the issue now.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 20 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Root Out Ransomware
sponsored by SearchSecurity.com
EBOOK: This TechGuide explores the nature of the threat and the latest ransomware trends. It outlines several steps information security pros should take in order to heighten their organization's resistance and prevent ransomware attacks.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

SearchSecurity.com

Preventing Ransomware Threats to Health Data in 10 Steps
sponsored by OpenDNS
WHITE PAPER: Health data has become some of the most sought-after personal data on the black market, making healthcare professionals and hospital systems prime targets for cybercrime – particularly ransomware attacks. This e-guide will provide you with 10 steps to avoid ransomware attacks on your health systems.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

OpenDNS

How Healthcare Organizations are Tackling IoT Device Management
sponsored by OpenDNS
EGUIDE: Connected medical devices are becoming more widespread in healthcare, but security and management options are limited for IT teams. This e-guide will teach you how to devise a plan to secure each device from surface attacks and cyberthreats. Plus, see how several vendors are tackling this problem and offering tools to keep patient data safe.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 14 Sep 2016

OpenDNS

PACS Infrastructure in the Cloud: Addressing Security, Compliance, and TCO
sponsored by Ambra
EBOOK: Discover how to properly prevent the catastrophic loss of images, and optimize healthcare systems storage capacity, by deploying cloud-based archiving for the PACS infrastructure. Read on to create a highly agile environment for sharing and receiving medical data, and secure all expanding images on-demand.
Posted: 16 Sep 2016 | Published: 16 Sep 2016

Ambra

Measures to Protect Our Growing Data
sponsored by Pure Storage
RESOURCE: The data deluge has arrived and at any one time, federal agencies will store an average of 2.63 petabytes. Flash storage provides the capacity, performance and cost-effectiveness needed but still leaves the question of security. Read on to learn how governments intend to keep their data safe and secure.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Jul 2016

Pure Storage

Squash Large Business Email Security Challenges
sponsored by Intermedia
EGUIDE: If you're a large enterprise, your security needs are unique. So don't take advice from a small organization, and learn how to accommodate the challenges specific to your size. This exclusive e-guide explores some Exchange security challenges and considerations that large enterprises face on a daily basis.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

Intermedia

2016 Data Threat Report: Trends in Encryption and Data Security
sponsored by Vormetric
WHITE PAPER: Access this report now to learn statistics from around the globe describing how large enterprises are misplacing their security dollars and what you can do to best protect your sensitive data in today's hostile cyber environment.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

Vormetric

Achieving Maximum Backup Granularity
sponsored by Veeam Software
WEBCAST: Discover a data backup and replication solution that ensures your enterprise can recover what you need, when you need it. Watch and learn how to easily browse business-critical applications, avoid data loss with item-level restores, use advanced search options to find what you need to restore, and more.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Sep 9, 2015

Veeam Software

Magrath LLP Protects Global Infrastructure with DRaaS
sponsored by Databarracks
CASE STUDY: Today's legal IT landscape has shifted – and one of a law firm's biggest fears is the threat of ransomware and the potential disruption it could cause. Find out how one law service implemented a DRaaS to deliver fast and secure recovery from any ransomware attack.
Posted: 15 Sep 2016 | Published: 15 Sep 2016

Databarracks

STEALTHbits Solutions for Addressing Real World Security and Compliance
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WHITE PAPER: This document discusses four deployments of STEALHbits and how these organizations fit the solutions into their existing infrastructure.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 01 Aug 2016

STEALTHbits

Data Access Governance Solutions On-Demand Demo
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WEBCAST: This 60-minute webinar will teach you how your organization can implement a concrete data access governance program that won't break your back, or the bank. You'll learn both tactical and strategic approaches to unstructured data management and have your most important questions answered along the way.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Premiered: Dec 31, 2015

STEALTHbits

Grow Your Business with NetApp and Veeam
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how NetApp and Veeam backup and recovery products can provide your enterprise with an efficient disaster recovery and availability solution. By combining these products, your enterprise can benefit from accelerated enterprise application performance, easy data protection and recovery, a cloud-ready data center, and more.
Posted: 14 Sep 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

Veeam Software

Allow Your Enterprise Greater Mobile App Security
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explains how your enterprise can boost the security of its information across a variety of devices, without putting unnecessary restraints on growth or accessibility. Learn how you can Allow your IT admins disable keyboard options to block unrestricted access, simply track data usage, and more.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

MobileIron

Microsoft Office 365: Enabling More Secure Collaboration
sponsored by VMware, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can best take control of Office 365's anytime-anywhere collaboration while also maintaining secure access to corporate data. Explore three steps designed to help you realize this goal quickly and securely.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

VMware, Inc.

Open Access : Restrict access where it need be restricted
sponsored by STEALTHbits
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to discern who has access to your unstructured data and see all open shares on your network. Protect against malicious access, reduce security risk, fulfill compliance requirements and decrease operations expense by first accessing this valuable resource.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

STEALTHbits

Buyer's Guide - DAG
sponsored by STEALTHbits
RESOURCE: This buyer's guide will help choose the best available Data Access Governance solution. The information contained within can be used in creating a request for information (RFI) or request for proposal (RFP) and evaluating Data Access Governance products.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

STEALTHbits

The Access Governance Challenge
sponsored by STEALTHbits
RESOURCE: Could you be 8 steps away from better data access governance? Find out why Identity Access Management or Governance products do not natively have the insight necessary to adequately manage access to resources that contain unstructured data.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

STEALTHbits

Data at Rest: Pragmatic Approach to Data Security
sponsored by STEALTHbits
RESOURCE: There are also risks associated to having all that data spread throughout the IT ecosystem. Discover the risks associated with unstructured data and how to best approach these risks. Understand why getting a handle on your data at rest can get you the security results you desire.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

STEALTHbits

4 Countermeasures to Protect Against Ransomware
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Learn not only why ransomware is one of the favored tools of the cybercriminal, but also how enterprises fall prey to it, how it attacks their systems, and how to prevent it. Also learn common pitfalls when preparing to combat this threat, and four countermeasures to keep your data safe.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

TrendMicro

Computer Weekly – 13 September 2016: Dell Technologies aims for an intelligent, connected future
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EBOOK: In this week's Computer Weekly, as Dell and EMC complete the largest IT supplier merger in history, we look at the new company's strategy. Our latest buyer's guide examines a key aspect of using cloud – cloud bursting. And we assess the latest views on the UK government's plans for internet surveillance legislation. Read the issue now.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 13 Sep 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Miercom Report - Cisco Catalyst 3650
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
PRODUCT OVERVIEW: The Cisco Catalyst 3650 is an enterprise access switch – ideal for branch-office deployments. Models in this versatile switch series deliver a spectrum of capabilities. This Miercom report details some of the clear business benefits that the Cisco Catalyst 3650 delivers supported by the results of hands-on testing.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 27 Feb 2015

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Beyond Application Visibility and Control: What an NGFW Must Be
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore the ways in which digital transformation is changing businesses' security, and discover why typical NGFWs that focus primarily on app visibility offer an incomplete approach to threat defense. Read on to employ a NGFW that protects across the entire attack continuum, and integrates with existing security investments.
Posted: 12 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Best Practices for Your Disaster Recovery/Business Continuity Plan
sponsored by McKesson Corporation
WHITE PAPER: In this expert guide, discover 10 best practice tips to ensure your disaster recovery/business continuity plan meets your enterprise's data security needs. Also learn how backup and disaster recovery, historically treated as separately, are converging to provide a more cohesive data management plan.
Posted: 13 Sep 2016 | Published: 12 Sep 2016

McKesson Corporation
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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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