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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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Shadow IT Guide: Protect Data and Avoid Compliance Violations
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.

Cb Defense: PCI DSS Anti-Virus Assessment
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: This report shows the findings of Coalfire System Inc.'s independent technical assessment of Cb Defense next-generation antivirus platform.
Posted: 07 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Carbon Black

Global Data Breach Notification Laws: Meeting Requirements and Mitigating Risks with Endpoint Security
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Discover why endpoint security is an essential component of a layered security strategy. Monitor and control devices to prevent significant data breaches and safeguard your reputation.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

Top 6 Security Considerations in Migrating to Microsoft Windows 10
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Examine 6 of the most important IT security considerations in migrating to Windows 10. Discover how persistent endpoint security tools can help you address these challenges and enable your devices to stay secure beyond the operating system upgrades.
Posted: 04 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

Gaining Support for ITAM: Improve IT Operations Through Data Curation
sponsored by BDNA
VIDEO: Tune into this webinar to learn how to enforce enterprise-wide data consistency and improve IT operations with robust ITAM that transforms multi-source data into actionable business insight.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Premiered: 31 Jul 2016

BDNA

Trends and Tactics: How IT Professionals are Approaching AppSec Today
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover the strategies and tactics being implemented by IT professionals to ensure the security of their applications. Learn the obstacles they're working everyday to overcome and devise a plan of your own to mitigate your app security hardships.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veracode, Inc.

Top 10 Data Security Tips to Safeguard Your Business
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: New IT trends typically advance faster than the processes to secure them. However, as high profile data breaches hit the headlines on a daily basis, data protection regulations are catching up. Discover 10 tips on how to safeguard your business.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

At-Risk Data in the Cloud: 3 Strategies to Stop the Data Bleed
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Learn about each type of insider threat and discover strategies to mitigate their impact on your organization. Visibility through routine scans to discover sensitive data in cloud-sync folders can help IT move from paranoia or a false sense of security to peace of mind.
Posted: 03 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Absolute

Five Principles for Securing DevOps
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to successfully integrate security with DevOps and learn 5 principles your security strategy must address. Furthermore, understand how DevOps and CI/CD are different from Agile development and how this difference changes the requirements for application security.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Oct 2016

Veracode, Inc.

Five AWS Data Migration Methods to Consider and How to Overcome Common Mistakes
sponsored by UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services
EGUIDE: More enterprises are looking to store data in the public cloud, often at a fraction of the cost of on-premises storage. But transferring that data isn't straightforward. Examine 5 data migration methods for moving storage to AWS in this expert guide, as well as 4 additional mistakes to avoid when transferring servers and apps to the cloud.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 26 Oct 2016

UXC Oxygen and Amazon Web Services

How the Cloud Has Changed Email Archiving Forever
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: To solve mailbox bloat, CIOs are turning to email archiving solutions—but on-premises archiving is now too difficult to manage. Discover how cloud is changing email archiving, and overcome the capacity shortcomings associated with traditional systems with self-service recoverability, and more.
Posted: 28 Oct 2016 | Published: 28 Oct 2016

Mimecast

5 Essentials for Achieving Cloud Archiving Success
sponsored by Mimecast
WHITE PAPER: Learn five essentials for achieving cloud archiving success, including guidance on how to avoid common misconceptions about cloud email archiving, and how to prepare for e-discovery and litigation with a secure storage solution.
Posted: 27 Oct 2016 | Published: 27 Oct 2016

Mimecast

The Hour-By-Hour Breakdown of Threat Actors Inside Your Environment
sponsored by Armor
RESOURCE: This infographic shows you an hour by hour breakdown of a threat actor through the typical "secure" environment so you can better understand how they carry out their dastardly deeds. By knowing them better and drafting your own plan of attack, you can best prepare yourself to fight back against cyber fiends.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Armor

Case Study: Vigilias Expands Telehealth to Rural Communities
sponsored by Ambra
CASE STUDY: This brief case study illustrates how Vigilias, healthcare communications provider, overcame its outdated hardware to reduce the cumbersome number of systems, and also seamlessly provide access to studies across disparate EHRs.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

Ambra

Drive Innovation with Agile Cloud Medical Imaging
sponsored by Ambra
VIDEO: Tune into this video to learn how Partners in Health, Memorial Hermann Health System, Barrow Neurological Institute, and the Mayo Clinic were able to streamline healthcare diagnostic image exchange, automate workflow processes, and allow anytime mobile viewing with the cloud.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Premiered: 25 Oct 2016

Ambra

Game Over: 3 Scenarios Where Compliance Isn't Enough
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Discover 3 real-world "game over" scenarios to show you why simply being compliant isn't enough. Learn why compliance is just a basic first step, highlighting the need for real, proactive and ongoing security controls.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Armor

Security & Compliance Are No Gamble
sponsored by Armor
CASE STUDY: Discover how the gaming industry was able to create a more efficient, streamlined flow of processes and get military-grade security for sensitive information. Learn how your organization can reach the same level of compliance and security while allowing authorized parties to access data easily.
Posted: 25 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Armor

Block Threats with Multiple Cybersecurity Layers
sponsored by Armor
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to keep your sensitive data safe and your business up and running without interruptions. Ensure your organization, customers and sensitive data are protected by leveraging a defense-in-depth strategy that is designed with integrated security from the ground up.
Posted: 24 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

Armor

Four Top Cybercrime Trends
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Today, organizations are going back to the basics. The major cybersecurity trends of recent can largely be addressed by focusing on "security 101." Learn how to reduce enterprise risk and limit attackers' opportunities as much as possible.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

IBM

Reviewing a Year of Serious Data Breaches, Major Attacks and New Vulnerabilities
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Discover which industries were hit hardest in 2015 and what these attacks mean for the future. Learn what steps you can take to prepare your security plan for growing threats in 2016 and beyond.
Posted: 02 Nov 2016 | Published: 01 Apr 2016

IBM

Formulate an Enterprise Storage Capacity Plan that Doesn't Bust Your Budget
sponsored by IBM
EGUIDE: Learn how to formulate a storage capacity plan that won't bust the IT budget; here, you will also find guidance on how to reduce component complexity with the adoption of now-affordable SSDs, all-flash arrays, and storage as a service, so as to accommodate unstructured data growth.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 25 Oct 2016

IBM

The Evolution of Locky Ransomware's Javascript Downloaders
sponsored by Booz Allen Hamilton
RESOURCE: Learn the history of the Locky ransomware virus and how to spot it. Discover how it was created and what you can do to keep it from infecting your systems.
Posted: 26 Oct 2016 | Published: 30 Sep 2016

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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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