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Ponemon Institute is pleased to announce the release of Flipping the Economics of Attacks, sponsored by Palo Alto Networks. In this study, we look at the relationships between the time spent and compensation of today’s adversaries and how organizations can thwart attacks. As revealed in this research, while some attackers may be motivated by non-pecuniary reasons, such as those that are geopolitical or reputational, an average of 69 percent of respondents say they are in it for the money.

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The True Cost of Compliance: A Benchmark Study of Multinational Organizations

January 5, 2011, 4:04 am

THE COST OF NON-COMPLIANCE CAN BE MORE EXPENSIVE THAN INVESTING IN COMPLIANCE ACTIVITIES
While the average cost of compliance for the organizations in our study is $3.5 million, the cost of non-compliance is much greater.
The average cost for organizations that experience non-compliance related problems is nearly $9.4 million. Thus, investing in the compliance activities described in this study can help avoid non-compliance problems such as business disruption, reduced productivity, fees, penalties and other legal and non-legal settlement costs. 


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