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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 January 2015
The Open Source Collaboration Study: Viewpoints on Security & Privacy in the US & EMEA
January 28, 2015, 8:30 am

Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the Open Source Collaboration Study conducted in the US & EMEA. The study found that overall, IT professionals' perceptions of commercial open source software for messaging and collaboration are more positive than their perceptions of proprietary software. Common to both the US and EMEA, is IT professionals' dissatisfaction with their current messaging and collaboration platforms, the majority of which are proprietary solutions. And, while IT professionals in the US and EMEA disagree on the relative importance of security versus privacy, there is agreement among IT professionals that commercial open source software offers better cost, control, quality and business continuity than proprietary software. To learn more about this research sponsored by Zimbra, please download the webinar.

Ponemon Institute Announces Results of 2014 Most Trusted Companies for Privacy Study
January 28, 2015, 9:00 am

In recognition of Data Privacy Day, Ponemon Institute is pleased to announce the results of the 2014 Most Trusted Companies for Privacy Study, an annual study that tracks consumers’ rankings of organizations that collect and manage their personal information. This year, the most trusted company is Amazon. 

2014: A Year of Mega Breaches
January 28, 2015, 10:00 am

2014 will long be remembered for a series of mega security breaches and attacks starting with the Target breach in late 2013 and ending with Sony Pictures Entertainment. In the 2014: A Year of Mega Breaches study sponsored by Identity Finder, the following findings reveal changes companies are making to their security strategies.

• More resources are allocated to preventing, detecting and resolving data breaches. According to 61 percent of respondents, the budget for security increased by an average of 34 percent. Most was used for SIEM, endpoint security and intrusion detection and prevention.

• Senior management gets a wake up call and realizes the need for a stronger cyber defense posture. Sixty-seven percent of respondents say their organization made sure the IT function has the budget necessary to defend it from data breaches.

• Operations and compliance processes are changing to prevent and detect breaches. Sixty percent of respondents say they made changes to operations and compliance processes to establish incident response teams, conduct training and awareness programs and use data security effectiveness measures.

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