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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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The Journey to Creating Value from the GDPR
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn about the key steps on the journey to creating value from the GDPR with a strategy for building sustainable, governed data flows.
Posted: 31 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Mar 2017

IBM

Operationalize Your Organization for the GDPR
sponsored by InteliSecure
WHITE PAPER: Learn how creating a general data protection regulation framework to protect critical assets, both tangible and intangible (think IP), will enable you to operationalize your GDPR compliance.
Posted: 31 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2017

InteliSecure

5 Key Analytics and Machine Learning Takeaways
sponsored by Splunk
WHITE PAPER: Explore the top 5 analytics takeaways from Splunk's .conf2017 about everything from predictive analytics and machine data to threat intelligence.
Posted: 31 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Oct 2017

Splunk

Pathways for GDPR Readiness
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: The GDPR regulation can be used as a potential business opportunity for your company. Explore this white paper to learn more about getting a leg up with the GDPR journey, potential drawbacks of failing to comply with GDPR and how your company can benefit from GDPR.
Posted: 30 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Oct 2017

IBM

Achieving A Unified Data Governance Strategy
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Learn how you can achieve a unified data governance strategy and delve into topics like the evolution of data governance, the impact of compliance on data, analytic insights and data monetization, and more.
Posted: 30 Oct 2017 | Published: 31 Jul 2017

IBM

Are You Ready? The GDPR is Here
sponsored by IBM
WEBCAST: Non-compliance with GDPR has the potential to lead to huge fines, so now is the time to ensure you protect, govern, and know your data. Watch this webcast to learn more about preparing your organization's data and policies for GDPR.
Posted: 30 Oct 2017 | Premiered: Mar 29, 2017

IBM

Vendor Landscape: Vulnerability Management, 2017
sponsored by Tenable, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: According to a Forrester security survey, software vulnerabilities are the leading method of external intrusion in a breach. Explore this Forrester report to learn more about the vulnerability management vendor landscape and security trends that directly affect and enable business operations.
Posted: 30 Oct 2017 | Published: 30 Oct 2017

Tenable, Inc.

5 Steps to Building a Successful Vulnerability Management Program
sponsored by Tenable, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Vulnerability management is something that will never end and will need to be improved and worked on periodically to ensure the security of your enterprise.Explore this white paper to learn more about successful vulnerability management programs to protect your enterprise.
Posted: 30 Oct 2017 | Published: 27 Apr 2017

Tenable, Inc.

Computer Weekly – 31 October 2017: IT rules the waves in the Volvo Ocean Race
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we go behind the scenes at the Volvo Ocean Race to see the technology supporting the yachts around the world. A security vulnerability puts every Wi-Fi network at risk of attack – we examine the problem. And we find out how the Mercedes F1 team used data analytics to win this year's championship. Read the issue now.
Posted: 27 Oct 2017 | Published: 27 Oct 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

Multi-factor Authentication for dummies
sponsored by iovation, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The combination of username and password is the most common form of authentication and is notorious for being cybersecurity's weakest link. Inside this 53-page e-book, Multi-factor Authentication for Dummies, gain insight on multi-factor authentication and how you can protect your enterprise from identity theft, data breaches, and more.
Posted: 27 Oct 2017 | Published: 27 Oct 2017

iovation, Inc.

13 Essential Steps to Meeting the Security Challenges
sponsored by Tenable, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: While multinational companies can likely meet some of the GDPR requirements right now, most will find that they have a lot of work to do in order to meet full compliance. Key into this white paper to gain a deeper understanding of GDPR and why the regulation is important to IT professionals.
Posted: 27 Oct 2017 | Published: 27 Oct 2017

Tenable, Inc.

Find and eliminate security blind spots with always-on vulnerability management
sponsored by Tenable, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Explore this Frost & Sullivan white paper to learn more about vulnerability management: implementation, endpoints, user behavior, and more. Inside, also discover why one vulnerability management vendor received Frost & Sullivan's 2017 Visionary Innovation Leadership Award.
Posted: 26 Oct 2017 | Published: 26 Oct 2017

Tenable, Inc.

6 Key Use Cases for Securing Your Organization’s Cloud Workloads
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: According to CyberArk Software, total worldwide spending on cloud services will reach $266 billion by 2021 and SaaS will consume nearly 60% of cloud spending by then. Explore this white paper to gain insight into how you can ensure your cloud workloads and infrastructures are secure.
Posted: 26 Oct 2017 | Published: 26 Oct 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc

A Privileged Account Security Approach To GDPR Readiness
sponsored by CyberArk Software, Inc
WHITE PAPER: It is difficult to achieve GDPR compliance without securing the privileged pathways to the systems containing personal data. Key into this white paper to learn more about GDPR and how you can protect personal data within your organization.
Posted: 25 Oct 2017 | Published: 25 Oct 2017

CyberArk Software, Inc

At-Risk Data in the Cloud: 3 Strategies to Stop the Data Bleed
sponsored by Absolute
WHITE PAPER: Gartner estimates that by 2019, cloud security audits will routinely include a model that scores risk and implementation effectiveness separately. Explore this white paper to learn how you can effectively mitigate the risks threatening your enterprise's data in the cloud.
Posted: 25 Oct 2017 | Published: 25 Oct 2017

Absolute

The Race to Readiness
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: According to a study conducted by Verizon, 63% of security breaches involve weak or stolen credentials. This white paper offers 4 steps and explanations to getting a head start on GDPR data security to help your enterprise protect against breaches.
Posted: 24 Oct 2017 | Published: 24 Oct 2017

Citrix

How Cloud is Reshaping Digital ECM Strategies
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore some of the new and evolving trends in cloud-based ECM. Discover how to prioritize the capabilities that matter most to your content management strategy and weigh considerations like on-prem vs. cloud deployments, AI capabilities, advanced collaboration tools, security, and more.
Posted: 24 Oct 2017 | Published: 19 Oct 2017

Citrix

Balancing ECM User Experiences with IT Control and Security
sponsored by Citrix
EGUIDE: In this expert e-guide, we explore how you can deliver quality ECM user experiences without sacrificing IT control or security. Learn how to strike the balance and discover 7 features that help you deliver a better user experience.
Posted: 24 Oct 2017 | Published: 19 Oct 2017

Citrix

A Secure, IT-Approved File Sharing Alternative to Shadow IT
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to mitigate the security risks and Shadow IT issues associated with online file sharing services. Find out how to protect your data while still enabling employees to be productive, and uncover 5 ways to identify and eliminate Shadow IT that results from unauthorized file sharing accounts.
Posted: 24 Oct 2017 | Published: 24 Oct 2017

Citrix

7 Requirements for an Effective EFSS Platform
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to make sure you enterprise file sync and sharing (EFSS) offers the flexibility that users need without sacrificing security. Learn how to mitigate the risks associated with personal file-sharing services and uncover 7 key requirements for a sound EFSS platform.
Posted: 23 Oct 2017 | Published: 23 Oct 2017

Citrix

New Cybersecurity Regulations Adopted to Protect Financial Systems & Information
sponsored by HID Global
WHITE PAPER: According to the Symantec Internet Security Threat Report, the United States is at the top of the list for both the number of breaches by country and the number of identities stolen by country. Explore this white paper to discover how to protect your organization from data breaches.
Posted: 23 Oct 2017 | Published: 13 Oct 2017

HID Global

Meet the GDPR Regulation
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: According to a Ponemon Institute study, while 67% of respondents are aware of GDPR, only 50% of the organizations have allocated budget and started to prepare for these new regulations. This white paper offers an overview of the GDPR, why it matters, and what organizations like you need to do to prepare and comply with it.
Posted: 23 Oct 2017 | Published: 23 Oct 2017

Citrix

Protect Your Critical Oracle Databases
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
VIDEO: Join Chuck Hollis, EVP of Converged Infrastructure at Oracle, as he describes how IT leaders can improve Oracle database protection, mitigate data loss exposure, gain real-time recoverability status, and save money.
Posted: 23 Oct 2017 | Premiered: 23 Oct 2017

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

Mitigate Data Loss Exposure and Improve Your Risk Profile
sponsored by Oracle Corporation UK Ltd
VIDEO: Learn how risk management officers can improve their company's risk profile to protect Oracle DBs and mitigate data loss exposure.
Posted: 23 Oct 2017 | Premiered: 23 Oct 2017

Oracle Corporation UK Ltd

A Risk Manager’s Guide to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
sponsored by BitSight
WHITE PAPER: Noncompliance with the GDPR will result in a maximum fine of €20,000,000 or 4% of an organization's worldwide revenue, whichever is greater. In this white paper, gain a deeper understanding of the GDPR, how it will affect your organization, and how you can prepare for it.
Posted: 23 Oct 2017 | Published: 23 Oct 2017

BitSight
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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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