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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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Overview: Modern Data Center Security
sponsored by Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how to address these challenges with comprehensive and dynamic security for data centers. Uncover key capabilities of comprehensive threat prevention.
Posted: 11 Nov 2016 | Published: 11 Nov 2016

Check Point Software Technologies Ltd.

Which Embedded Analytics Tool is Right For You?
sponsored by GoodData
WHITE PAPER: This report from the Eckerson Group helps you sift through the pile of BI vendors and find the one that's right for your company. Inside you'll find 12 criteria for evaluating embedded analytics solutions, as well as 5 strategies for implementing your new program so you can find the best way to put your data to work for you.
Posted: 11 Nov 2016 | Published: 30 Apr 2016

GoodData

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

Preventing internal Cybersecurity Breaches
sponsored by Navex Global
WEBCAST: Get insight from security experts on the various types of cybersecurity threats created by a lack of employee awareness. Learn how to develop an effective cybersecurity training program to prevent and solve potential insider issues.
Posted: 10 Nov 2016 | Premiered: Oct 31, 2016

Navex Global

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

Mitigate the Threat of Ransomware in Health IT
sponsored by VASCO, INC.
EGUIDE: Hospitals and health systems are prime targets for ransomware attacks, so health IT teams must know how to respond – and quickly. In this e-guide, health IT expert Reda Chouffani shares 5 steps for responding to hospital ransomware attacks, and 10 ways to stop ransomware from targeting your health data in the first place.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 08 Nov 2016


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

10 Essential Best Practices for Virtual Server Backups
sponsored by Computerworld Business Solutions
EBOOK: This e-book explores the specific challenges of creating a data protection and backup strategy for virtual servers. Uncover 10 helpful best practices that will boost your disaster recovery strategy, like making use of hypervisor tools, using snapshots responsibly, and 8 more.
Posted: 09 Nov 2016 | Published: 09 Nov 2016

Computerworld Business Solutions

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

Resume Business Faster with Engineered Oracle Database Recovery
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
VIDEO: This brief video examines the only backup and recovery system co-engineered with Oracle databases and Oracle cloud. Access now to discover a zero data loss recovery appliance that will minimize the time it takes to recover your databases fully with cloud-connected automated backups that eliminate silos and vastly improve user experiences.
Posted: 08 Nov 2016 | Premiered: 26 Oct 2016

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

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

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

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

Healthcare Data Privacy: 5 Basic Steps to Secure Your Patient Records
sponsored by Xerox
RESOURCE: Discover 5 basic steps to securing EHRs and enacting robust patient information protection. Additionally, get tips on re-thinking your cyber incident response plan to account for new and increasing forms of ransomware that attempt to attack and impact the reputation of your organization.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 05 Oct 2016

Xerox

As Healthcare Data Expands, So Should Security
sponsored by Xerox
RESOURCE: Access this post to learn how to ensure data integrity and promote population health management (PHM) initiatives without sacrificing HIPAA compliance.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 29 Feb 2016

Xerox

Computer Weekly – 8 November 2016: The march of the robot workers
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

Mitigating Security Risk from Partners, Affiliates and Suppliers
sponsored by Dell SecureWorks
WHITE PAPER: Discover tips and guidelines for managing a third party's security posture so that you can strengthen your own. Learn how to assess a third-party's potential risk carefully so you can mitigate the threat of data loss and financial ruin.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Dell SecureWorks

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

Using Metrics to Manage Your Application Security Program
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This SANs resource help you measure your application security (AppSec) program and ensure AppSec is part of your organization's culture moving forward.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 May 2016

Veracode, Inc.

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.

Top 5 Reasons Why You Need an AppSec Program
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: A variety of misconceptions lead to the lag in AppSec adoption, but the reality is you need an AppSec program. Learn the top 5 reasons why in this white paper.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veracode, 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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