Why We Are Unique

Ponemon Institute was founded in 2002 by Dr. Larry Ponemon and Susan Jayson. The Institute is dedicated to independent research and education that advances the responsible use of information and privacy management practices within business and government. Our mission is to conduct high quality, empirical studies on critical issues affecting the security of information assets and the IT infrastructure.

Organizations engage Ponemon Institute to conduct studies on topics that support their thought leadership and marketing objectives. The Institute is best known for its annual Cost of Data Breach sponsored by IBM and the annual Encryption Trends study now sponsored by n-Cipher. Other topics, to name a few, include the cost of insider risks, endpoint security, the economics and effectiveness of security operation centers, how to prepare for a data breach, the importance of prevention in the cybersecurity lifecycle, application security, vulnerability management, third parties and the IoT risk and privileged access management.