Why We Are Unique
Ponemon Institute was founded in 2002 by Dr. Larry Ponemon. Headquartered in Michigan, Ponemon Institute is considered the pre-eminent research center dedicated to privacy, data protection and information security policy. Our annual consumer studies on privacy trust are widely quoted in the media and our research quantifying the cost of a data breach has become valuable to organizations seeking to understand the business impact of lost or stolen data.
Our research has made Ponemon Institute a thought leader on trends in corporate and government practices, consumer perceptions and potential cyber and insider threats that will affect the collection, management, and safeguarding of sensitive and confidential information. Our benchmark studies on privacy and data security practices provide guidance on how organizations can become better at building trust with their customers, employees, and business partners.
We offer independent assurance and strategic advisory services to help companies enhance the effectiveness of their privacy and data protection programs and meet compliance and regulatory requirements in the United States and abroad.
Ponemon Institute is the parent organization of the Responsible Information Management Council. The RIM Council has members from leading multinational corporations and focuses on the development and execution of ethical principles for the collection and use of personal, sensitive, or confidential information. The RIM Council enables both seasoned privacy practitioners and those new to the profession to network and learn how to be as successful as possible in their organizations in both the private and public sectors.
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