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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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Computer Weekly – 2 August 2016: Giving fashion a digital makeover
sponsored by ComputerWeekly.com
EZINE: In this week's Computer Weekly, we find out how one of the UK's biggest mail order retailers is moving to digital. We examine the growing importance of network function virtualisation. And a year after Microsoft turned Lync into Skype for Business, we assess how the unified communications product is faring. Read the issue now.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 02 Aug 2016

ComputerWeekly.com

451 Research: Vormetric Enters Encryption Gateway Fray with Latest Extension to Its Platform Strategy
sponsored by Vormetric
ANALYST REPORT: This 451 Research report offers a current analysis of Vormetric's recent product releases, including the solutions offering tokenization with dynamic data masking, Teradata support, and cloud encryption gateway. The report also offers analysis of the Vormetric Data Security Platform strategy
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Vormetric

Secure Hosting Creates Foundation for Innovative Telemedicine
sponsored by BT
CASE STUDY: In this case study, you will learn how to employ a reliable communications service delivery partner that tailors exacting requirements for your data protection. Access now to examine fully redundant configuration that provides fail-safe availability, intrusion detection and prevention, managed backup, and more.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BT

Extend Your Storage Options without Compromising on Security, Reliability
sponsored by BT
WHITE PAPER: Cloud-based object storage solution can exploit the power of cloud to deliver data to where it needs to be and provide enhanced security and durability that cloud storage solutions often do not. Discover the benefits your enterprise can reap with this storage solution, including easy data migration, automated data replication, and more.
Posted: 29 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2014

BT

Putting Military Strategy to Work Against Malicious Activity
sponsored by AlienVault
WHITE PAPER: Discover how your enterprise can put the OODA Loop philosophy (developed by US Air Force military strategist John Boyd) to work in combating data breeches. Lean to observe a crisis from all angles, review events in the context of other activity on network to establish a timeline, quickly implement remediation on affected assets, and more.
Posted: 27 Jul 2016 | Published: 27 Jul 2016

AlienVault

Cb Endpoint Security Platform
sponsored by Carbon Black
WHITE PAPER: Discover how to stop more attacks, see more threats, and close every vulnerability your endpoints currently have. Utilize both machine learning and behavioral analytics to analyze all available endpoint data. The end result: zero-gap protection for all your endpoints.
Posted: 26 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Carbon Black

Rethinking Data Discovery And Data Classification
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: Many see data discovery and classification as a Sisyphean task. This Forrester report breaks down why S&R pros struggle with data discovery and security and advises how to best approach data classification moving forward.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Oct 2014

IBM

Cost of a Data Breach Calculator
sponsored by IBM
RESOURCE: This short survey helps you identify your organization's risk profile, which includes your organization's risk of experiencing a data breach, the average cost per compromised record and the total cost of a data breach to your organization.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

IBM

Accelerated i/O: Move Large Data Sets Into and Out Of the Cloud
sponsored by Signiant, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how to automate secure data movement to and from AWS S3 and Microsoft Azure Blob cloud object storage. Learn how to inject large amounts of data into the cloud while taking care to maintain the order of the data stream in the event of data loss.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 25 Jul 2016

Signiant, Inc.

Infographic – IRM Underground Data Center
sponsored by Iron Mountain
WHITE PAPER: Discover one of the most secure data centers in the universe, built 220 feet underground, wrapped in 220,000 square feet of vault. It houses some of the world's greatest treasures; learn how it can protect your precious assets.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Iron Mountain

Key Features and Functions of EMC Isilon in Big Data Workflows
sponsored by EMC
ANALYST REPORT: This white paper evaluates a scale-out data lake platform that provides robust multi-protocol ingest capabilities to make it easier to build a Big Data workflow in a data lake. Learn more about the key features of this solution and see how it can enable your enterprise to simplify your data management operations and keep your data secure.
Posted: 25 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Mar 2016

EMC

Secure, Scalable Collaboration with Predictable GPU Acceleration and Low TCO
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: Discover how manufacturers can stay competitive in today's economy with VDI powered by hardware-based GPU virtualization technology and see benefits including empowering mobility and collaboration, safeguarding sensitive data, efficient IT management, and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

AMD

How Industry Collaboration Mitigates Cybersecurity Risks
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Discover in this white paper how APAC business leaders can actively share cybersecurity resources, expertise, and best practices to collectively build defenses. Read on to learn how to integrate cybersecurity into HR policies, expansion strategies, staff training processes, and more.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

Reducing Cyber Risk in the Legal Sector: The Blurred Boundaries of Trust
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Download this white paper to shore up your legal firm's cybersecurity defenses by adopting security intelligence tools, as well as examine the top five use-cases for centralized monitoring within the legal sector. Learn how to reduce risk through faster detection and response by identifying key areas of vulnerability.
Posted: 22 Jul 2016 | Published: 22 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

How Strongarm's Malware Protection Solution Works
sponsored by eTECH Channel
DATA SHEET: You need an efficient way to stop malware from damaging your customers' businesses. Discover simple and automated malware protection that will help you protect customer networks while minimizing complexity.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

eTECH Channel

Easy Collaboration and Version Control with Full GPU Performance and Data Security
sponsored by AMD
WHITE PAPER: Learn how VDI powered by hardware-based virtualized GPU technology empowers GPU-accelerated mobility and collaboration while simplifying version control, safeguarding sensitive data, and more.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 30 Jun 2016

AMD

Defending the Indefensible: Preparing for an Uncertain Digital Future
sponsored by LogRhythm, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: The following discussion explores fundamental challenges in enforcing cybersecurity measures, the financial burden of prevailing security approaches, and suggested solutions to overcome vulnerabilities in existing infrastructures. Access now to learn what CSOs are saying about the state of corporate cybersecurity.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 21 Jul 2016

LogRhythm, Inc.

10 REASONS TO TEST, NOT GUESS
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This infographic gives you 10 reasons you should test, not guess the strength of your security. Create a testing plan based on these 10 reasons and strengthen your security posture through more informed decision making.
Posted: 21 Jul 2016 | Published: 31 Dec 2015

Trustwave

The Most dangerous cyber security threat might be sitting next to you
sponsored by Imperva
WHITE PAPER: This infographic shows you different departments throughout your organization and the high risk actions they perform every day. Whether they be malicious users, compromised users or just careless users, it's possible your own employees are the biggest threat to your data security right now.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Imperva

Online Phishing
sponsored by Navex Global
WEBCAST: Through real world examples and quizzes throughout, learn how to spot phishing scams and enable your employees to do the same. Protect your organization from illegitimate emails with this short, interactive resource.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Premiered: Jun 1, 2016

Navex Global

Reference Guide: Acceptable Use Policy
sponsored by Navex Global
WHITE PAPER: This reference guide provides an example of an acceptable use policy of computer systems at an organization. Use this sample as a guideline for developing your own policy.
Posted: 20 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Navex Global

IT Security for Retail
sponsored by Trustwave
WHITE PAPER: This white paper emphasizes a multi-layer defense program against attacks. This approach helps you avoid infection, halt propagation, stop exfiltration and unify your security systems.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Trustwave

Simple, Secure, Affordable Hosted Archiving
sponsored by eTECH Channel
WHITE PAPER: Explore a reliable and secure enterprise archiving solution that eliminates the need for additional storage management by securing data in off-site locations. Discover how this solution can enable your enterprise to boost the efficiency of your diagnostics, search and recovery, and data security capabilities.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 19 Jul 2016

eTECH Channel

Get the Incident Responder’s Field Guide: Lessons from a Fortune 100 Incident Response Leader
sponsored by Digital Guardian
WHITE PAPER: The Digital Guardian Incident Responder's Field Guide provides a formal, coordinated approach for responding to security attacks that affect information assets. Written by Tim Bandos, a former Fortune 100 cyber security leader, this e-book provides easy-to-follow steps for crafting an Incident Response plan.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Published: 01 Jun 2016

Digital Guardian

Tale of the Tape: Moving Backup and Recovery to the Cloud
sponsored by Iron Mountain
VIDEO: Discover a cloud-based data replication solution that effectively protects and recovers data and boosts the efficiency of storage with high-speed reliable connectivity. Watch and explore how this solution can allow your enterprise to simplify recovery and preserve data for the long-term.
Posted: 19 Jul 2016 | Premiered: 31 Aug 2015

Iron Mountain
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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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