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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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Three Mistakes IT Makes That Could Cost Your Organization Millions
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: IT teams are busy and there's little time for planning. When details get lost in the shuffle, mistakes happen that can carry a heavy price.
Posted: 21 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

Best Practices for Ransomware Detection and Remediation
sponsored by Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Ransomware is a booming business for cybercriminals, and right now it's bigger than ever. Learn how ransomware attacks work and discover best practices to keep your files secure and your organization protected.
Posted: 18 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Arctic Wolf Networks, Inc.

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

How to Save Storage Space with Purposeful Backups
sponsored by Veeam Software
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to effectively reduce storage capacity when performing backups by combining the strategies outlined here for flexible and powerful data protection. Based on your needs, learn when you should prioritize SLA over storage (and vice versa), best practices when backing up to tape, and more.
Posted: 15 Nov 2016 | Published: 15 Nov 2016

Veeam Software

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

Build a Defense-in-Depth Security Approach
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: Discover why a multi-layered, defense-in-depth approach to security is your best option to keep your organization protected. A robust, multi-layered approach should involve a vast array of techniques sharing threat intelligence to improve detection accuracy and deliver a maximum level of protection.
Posted: 14 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2016

TrendMicro

IIA: Stronger Cybersecurity Starts With a Data and Analytics Strategy
sponsored by SAS
WHITE PAPER: Discover why security analytics is the key to cyber security efficiency. It provides the necessary and timely visibility into network behavior and enables devices and entities acting suspiciously to be quickly identified and investigated.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

SAS

Beyond Next-Gen: Defining Future-ready Endpoint Security
sponsored by TrendMicro
WHITE PAPER: In this ESG report, discover how to achieve your desired level of high fidelity to get the most out of your endpoint protection. Learn how other organizations are buying their endpoint protection and make determinations for your own endpoint solution moving forward.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

TrendMicro

6 Ways to Put 'Secure" Back in Secure Web Gateways
sponsored by Trustwave
WEBCAST: Recent research shows 33% of malware used encryption, underscoring the importance of having an advanced secure web gateway with the capability to inspect encrypted content. Discover practical steps your organization can take to optimize protection and policy control for your web users.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2016

Trustwave

Data Analytics Used to Combat the Opioid Epidemic
sponsored by SAS
RESOURCE: Find out how the utilization of predictive analytics contributes to the development of better treatment protocols for the opioid epidemic. Learn how to take action with the comprehensive data management approaches outlined, such as automating data assembly and streamlining report generation.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

SAS

How Analytics Help to Fight Tax Fraud
sponsored by SAS
RESOURCE: In this resource Deborah Pianko, a Government Fraud Solutions Architect speaks about how predictive analytics may offer the opportunity to stop tax fraud before it takes place. Learn about predictive modeling, how to incorporate predictive analytics into existing BI programs, 3 things agencies must know about fraud detection, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

SAS

Top Three Gaping Holes in Your Data Security
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Regardless of efforts to secure your network from external threats, data breaches usually begin from inside. In this Globalscape paper, you'll learn: the 3 layers most targeted (the network, data & users), bad security practices, why Managed File Transfer is a critical component to combat bad practices, and more.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

Globalscape

Genius Project Security Guide
sponsored by Cerri.com AG
WHITE PAPER: Discover the security features you should be looking for in project management software solution. It's important for your project management software to protect your data from attacks while ensuring the availability, integrity and confidentiality.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Cerri.com AG

Outthinking Cybercrime: Prepare for the Human Factor
sponsored by Trustwave
WEBCAST: Learn some of the key risks associated with defending modern IT infrastructures and see real-world scenarios where human influence is the weak link in security.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Oct 6, 2016

Trustwave

Insider Security Threats: What CISOs Can Do to Mitigate Them
sponsored by Preempt Security
EGUIDE: Insider security threats will always exist, but there are steps you can take to limit their impact. Discover how to implement technical access control and authentication to ensure only the right eyes are consuming sensitive data.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Nov 2016

Preempt Security

Is Artificial Intelligence on the March to Replace Traditional IT Administrators?
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we look at how artificial intelligence is being used to automate existing jobs, such as IT administrators and customer service agents. Capital One's European CIO talks about how to create an agile business. And we offer tips on how to deal with an Oracle software audit. Read the issue now.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

Be Afraid of Your Shadow: What Is Shadow IT? And How to Reduce It
sponsored by Globalscape
WHITE PAPER: Are you sure that employees are only using IT-sanctioned ways of transferring data? If the answer is "no," then your sensitive data may be vulnerable. In this guide from Globalscape, you'll learn: what shadow IT is and its drawbacks, how to identify signs of a shadow IT problem, how to reduce shadow IT, and more.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Globalscape

Modern Cybercrime: Staying Ahead of The Perfect Storm
sponsored by Trustwave
WEBCAST: Discover how to get ahead of today's cyber threats using simple steps and key strategies. The more you know the better equipped you are to detect and prevent cybercrime - and ultimately protect your business.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Jul 20, 2016

Trustwave

Next Level Threats: Stopping Ransom & CEO Email fraud
sponsored by Trustwave
WEBCAST: Ransomware and CEO email fraud cause organizations billions of dollars in losses annually. This webinar reveals valuable insight from researchers, security experts and industry leaders on how to prevent ransomware and CEO fraud.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Oct 19, 2016

Trustwave

Assessing Application Security: A Buyer’s Guide
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: In this SANs guide, learn the four-step method for acquiring the services you need to support a comprehensive application security (AppSec) lifecycle security program. Discover what goes into an effective AppSec team and how to acquire the resources necessary for deployment.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Veracode, Inc.

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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