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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.


Blog Archives for December 2012
2013 State of the Endpoint
December 5, 2012, 7:00 am

Sponsored by Lumension, the 2013 State of the Endpoint is our third annual study that tracks endpoint risk in organizations, the resources to address the risk and the technologies deployed to manage threats.

This study reveals that the state of endpoint risk is not improving.  The greatest increase in IT security risk is occurring across mobile devices and third party applications.  Eighty percent of respondents indicated that laptops and other mobile data-bearing devices pose a significant security risk to their organization's networks or enterprise systems because they are not secure.

Malware attacks are also increasing. More than half of the respondents indicated their organizations experienced more than 25 malware attempts or incidents each month.  This is causing an increase in IT operating expenses.

Based on the findings, the following are a few of the recommendations:

  • Create acceptable use policies for personally owned devices in the workplace.
  • Conduct risk assessments and consider the use of an integrated endpoint security suite.
  • Establish governance practices for privileged users at the device level to define acceptable use of mobile, BYOD and corporate-owned asset as well as limit the installation of third-party applications.

For a complete report of our findings and recommendations, please read the entire study which is available at (click to download study).

Third Annual Patient Privacy & Data Security Study Released
December 6, 2012, 6:00 am

Could BYOD increase the risks of a healthcare data breach and medical identity theft? The third annual study on Patient Privacy and Data Security reveals the explosion of mobile devices used in healthcare organizations.

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