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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.


2014 Cost of Data Breach: United States

June 2, 2014, 2:46 pm

IBM and Ponemon Institute are pleased to present the 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: United States, our ninth annual benchmark study on the cost of data breach incidents for companies located in the United States. This year’s study reveals an interesting reversal in the costs associated with data breaches. The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information increased from $188 to $201. The total average cost paid by organizations increased from $5.4 million to $5.9 million.

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