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Reshaping Financial Services IT: CIO Best Practices for the Shift Toward Mobile Speakers: Dr. Larry Ponemon, Chairman, Ponemon Institute Ojas Rege, VP Strategy, MobileIron Session Times: April 1st 8:00 AM PDT (San Francisco) / 4:00 PM BST (London) April 2nd 9:00 AM HKT (Hong Kong) / 6:00 PM PDT (San Francisco)    Widespread consumer adoption of mobile technology has set in motion a fundamental shift within financial services organizations. CIOs are learning to leverage the power of mobility to deliver a strategic business advantage by helping their firms become more efficient and flexible. For the first time, MobileIron will share data from a Ponemon Institute survey of 400 financial services organizations about the future of BlackBerry, BYOD, apps, and governance. Join MobileIron VP of Strategy Ojas Rege and Ponemon Institute Chairman and Founder Dr. Larry Ponemon for a practical and “eyes-wide-open” look at the issues CIOs and CISOs in financial services will need to address as mobile becomes a fundamental part of their computing environment. Key topics include: • Financial services mobile adoption forecasts • Trends in migration to multi-OS environments • Dependencies for successful mobile strategy deployment • Implications of user experience and security Register Now This session will be recorded and available for replay.

 

U.S. Postal Service Tops Ponemon Institute List of Most Trusted Federal Agencies

U.S. Postal Service Tops Ponemon Institute List of Most Trusted Federal Agencies

TRAVERSE CITY, MI--June 30, 2010 – The United States Postal Service once again finds itself at the top of the Ponemon Institute’s list of most trusted federal agencies for privacy protection, according to the think tank’s 2010 Privacy Trust Study of the United States Government. The distinction represents the sixth consecutive time the Postal Service has earned top spot in the annual study.

USPS, FTC, IRS Most Trusted. Customs, Immigration, NSA Least Trusted.

TRAVERSE CITY, MI--June 30, 2010 – The United States Postal Service once again finds itself at the top of the Ponemon Institute’s list of most trusted federal agencies for privacy protection, according to the think tank’s 2010 Privacy Trust Study of the United States Government. The distinction represents the sixth consecutive time the Postal Service has earned top spot in the annual study. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) rounded out the top three positions, while Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the U.S. Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) and the National Security Agency (NSA) ranked as the least trusted.

“When you visit every door every week, trust is critical,” said Delores J. Killette, USPS Consumer Advocate and vice president. “It is the cornerstone of our mission to deliver reliable and affordable mail service to every American, as well as a great source of pride for postal employees across the country.”

The Ponemon Institute’s Privacy Trust Study of the United States Government is an opinion-based study derived from responses received from a representative cross sampling of 9312 adult-aged U.S. citizens. A comparison of the top five agencies in 2009 and 2010

Agency
2010 Privacy Trust Rank
2009 Privacy Trust Rank
United States Postal Service
1
1
Federal Trade Commission
2
2
Internal Revenue Service
3
4
National Institute of Health
4
5
Department of Veteran Affairs
5
7

 
Notable among the changes from 2009 to 2010 was the precipitous drop of the Census Bureau, which suffered a 39 percent drop in its Privacy Trust score, falling from the top five, likely attributable to the privacy-related controversy over the long-form census survey. Overall the public’s opinion of the federal government’s commitment to protecting personal privacy also fell to an all time low of 38 percent, which may have been affected by a number of political issues, such as the census as well as debate over national healthcare reform and the creation of a national health data network.
 
"Privacy and identity protection are a significant concern to U.S. consumers, and federal agencies are not beyond the public’s eye on these issues," said Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute. "Year to year our Privacy Trust Study has shown that governmental organizations are just as vulnerable to factors shaping perceptions. Those agencies at the top tend to have a more visible public role on privacy related issues, while those at the bottom have either suffered a high profile breach or else operate behind a veil of secrecy."
 
Copies of the 2010 Privacy Trust Study of the United States Government are available upon request through the Ponemon Institute.
 
 
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