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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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Your Data in the Cloud: Steps to a Seamless Migration
sponsored by Globalscape
EBOOK: 90 percent of organizations are looking at moving away from their legacy systems and into crafting a cloud strategy. Making a move to the cloud is a shift forward in many ways, and can empower organizations to accomplish much more with less. In this eBook, you'll learn about several cloud migration strategies.
Posted: 19 May 2017 | Published: 19 May 2017

Globalscape

GDPR Developments Will Dominate Storage and Compliance in 2017
sponsored by Arrow + NetApp
EGUIDE: In this expert guide, Storage Editor Antony Adshead and CEO of Vigitrust, Mathieu Gorge, discuss 2017's developments in the GDPR, as it pertains to regulatory compliance, and data backup. Read on to discover backup challenges associated with e-discovery, the evolution of data retention regulations, and more.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 11 May 2017

Arrow + NetApp

IoT: How Real-Time Data and Analytics Enable Operational Intelligence
sponsored by Teradata
RESEARCH CONTENT: This white paper explores how to update your data management and analytics strategies for the increased volumes, security risks, and complexities of IoT. Learn how to improve your organization's decision-making and start planning for you future in IoT with 10 best practice recommendations.
Posted: 17 May 2017 | Published: 17 May 2017

Teradata

5-Step Data Quality Framework For Data In Motion
sponsored by Infogix
WHITE PAPER: 6 out of 10 users don't trust their data – and this is all the more strengthened when data is flowing through a myriad of systems prior to analysis. The truth is, if your data is in motion, you may have data quality issues. Learn a 5-step data quality framework for data in motion.
Posted: 15 May 2017 | Published: 15 May 2017

Infogix

4 Mobile Security Insights for CISOs
sponsored by Lookout
WHITE PAPER: Discover the four mobile security insights that you must know, about reducing mobile risks and the business value associated with fast remediation of mobile security incidents.
Posted: 12 May 2017 | Published: 12 May 2017

Lookout

Manage, Monitor & Secure Your IoT Deployment
sponsored by VMware
WEBCAST: The Internet of Things (IoT) is the cause of the next industrial revolution. To take advantage, your IT and OT teams need total control over their IoT use cases. Take 2 minutes to watch this webcast and learn how to manage, monitor, and secure the entirety of your IoT on-premise or in the cloud.
Posted: 12 May 2017 | Premiered: May 5, 2017

VMware

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): A Pocket Guide
sponsored by DataStax
EGUIDE: Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), businesses that fail to comply and suffer a data breach could face huge fines. In this comprehensive pocket guide, learn what you need to know to comply with the GDPR, including a history of data protection, the rules of the Regulation itself, how to appropriately comply, and more.
Posted: 12 May 2017 | Published: 12 May 2017

DataStax

Tips for Finding a Compliant DaaS Platform and 3 Security Features to Look for in a Provider
sponsored by Nerdio
EGUIDE: Finding a compliant DaaS platform isn't always easy. Every organization has their own unique requirements when it comes to compliance and security needs. Use this e-guide to discover tips for finding a platform that meets your organization's needs, and discover 3 security features to look for in a provider.
Posted: 11 May 2017 | Published: 05 May 2017

Nerdio

Bracing for Digital Disruption: What the CIO Needs to Know
sponsored by Infor
WHITE PAPER: This white paper is the CIO's strategy guide to bracing for digital disruption. Learn how to shepherd the launch of new implementations and step into the future with confidence.
Posted: 10 May 2017 | Published: 28 Feb 2017

Infor

Citrix ShareFile eases IT migration to Windows 10®
sponsored by Citrix
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to discover a technology that eases OS migrations making future updates simpler. And, find out how the technology allows user data to be freed from devices, protected from overwrites and under your control.
Posted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 09 May 2017

Citrix

Hybrid Cloud & Data Fabric For Dummies
sponsored by NetApp SolidFire
WHITE PAPER: Hybrid clouds are seeing a growth in adoption rates, but we're also seeing data management challenges arise. This guide explores these challenges to the hybrid cloud model and how a data fabric addresses them.
Posted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

NetApp SolidFire

The Investigatory Powers Act 2016 and Internet Connections Records
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
RESEARCH CONTENT: This article in our Royal Holloway Information Security series examines the implication of the state's collection of Internet Connection Records under the Investigatory Powers Act 2016.
Posted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 09 May 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

MobileIron and iOS: The Security Backbone for the Modern Enterprise
sponsored by MobileIron
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to discover an EMM solution that provides a comprehensive platform that protects enterprise information wherever it lives: in the datacenter, in the cloud, in mobile apps, on mobile devices, and in motion between them.
Posted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 09 May 2017

MobileIron

Why Organizations Still Struggle to Digitally Transform & Innovate
sponsored by TechData - Veeam
WHITE PAPER: Over 80% of enterprises deal with a data availability gap. Do you know how many millions that gap is costing you? Access this white paper to learn how to close the availability and protection gaps, quantify your availability goals, see how these challenges are impacting your digital transformation strategies, and more.
Posted: 09 May 2017 | Published: 09 May 2017


IoT at Enterprise Scale: Six best practices
sponsored by VMware
RESOURCE: The Internet of Things (IoT) is introducing new challenges to traditional operations environments. Access this infographic to prepare for an onslaught of IoT use cases and refocus your strategy to focus on scale, complexity, and security.
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 08 May 2017

VMware

Computer Weekly – 9 May 2017: Casting the IT skills net wider
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, as research reveals that three-quarters of non-tech workers would be interested in a job in IT, we examine what's stopping them. We analyse the key storage elements of building a private cloud. And Bloomberg's head of data science talks about the benefits of machine learning. Read the issue now.
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 09 May 2017

ComputerWeekly.com

The 5 Features of an Always On Data Platform
sponsored by DataStax
WHITE PAPER: Access this white paper to learn about the 5 features of an always on data platform. Find out what it takes to achieve always on success, how to handle mixed workloads in real time, and more.
Posted: 08 May 2017 | Published: 08 May 2017

DataStax

Data Center Services: Trust the Professionals
sponsored by Comarch
WHITE PAPER: Whether you have an established data center, or are designing and building one, outsourcing to data center services can help stretch your budget and maximize your ROI. Access this white paper to learn about a data center service provider and IT infrastructure as a service to see how your data center stands to benefit.
Posted: 05 May 2017 | Published: 05 May 2017

Comarch

5 Ways to Boost Mobile Application Security & Craft an Effective Mobile Strategy
sponsored by BlackBerry
EGUIDE: In an era of mobile everything, organizations must adopt mobility strategies to keep up with their on-the-go workforces. However, IT continues to struggle with mobility issues, from security to cost control. Discover 5 ways to boost your mobile application security and learn how to craft the most effective mobility strategy for your organization.
Posted: 04 May 2017 | Published: 27 Apr 2017

BlackBerry

Top Mobile Security Threats IT Needs to Know About
sponsored by BlackBerry
EGUIDE: In an era of mobile everything, mobile security threats are on the rise and security is becoming increasingly important. Discover the top 5 mobile security threats that should be on your radar and the benefits of security solutions like two-factor authentication.
Posted: 04 May 2017 | Published: 27 Apr 2017

BlackBerry

How to Plan for IoT Success: Strategy and Recommendations
sponsored by VMware
WHITE PAPER: The Internet of Things is forcing us to change the way that operations and information technology departments collaborate. Access this white paper to learn how to plan, deploy and manage IoT use cases for tangible, quantifiable benefits.
Posted: 04 May 2017 | Published: 04 May 2017

VMware

Solving the Big Challenges of Big Data Governance
sponsored by TechTarget
RESOURCE: As your organization strives to become more data driven, you need to think more strategically about governing the data you're looking to be driven by. Access our expert guide, Data Governance Points Way to Better Business, to gain a better understanding on what you need to know when implementing or managing a data governance program.
Posted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 18 Mar 2014

TechTarget

The Developer's Guide to the DevSecOps Galaxy
sponsored by Veracode, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Bringing developers and operations staff together under the singular DevOps roof means trying to mesh contradictory approaches, leaving open security concerns. DevSecOps to the rescue! Access this white paper to learn about DevSecOps challenges, best practices, and more!
Posted: 03 May 2017 | Published: 03 May 2017

Veracode, Inc.

Prevent Full-Blown Breaches with Threat Response and Incident Intelligence
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The manual tasks it takes to aggregate, organize, and analyze data from all of the key systems and devices on your network can be incredibly time-consuming and can overwhelm security teams with their scope. Discover how to modernize security with threat response and incident intelligence.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 02 May 2017

Proofpoint, Inc.

Why Cybersecurity's Visibility Gap Matters, and How Organizations Can Solve It
sponsored by Proofpoint, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: This white paper explores how to close the cybersecurity visibility gap in an increasingly mobile world. Learn how to see beyond the confines of your network and endpoints to protect your people, brand, and data better.
Posted: 02 May 2017 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Proofpoint, 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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