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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 April 2018
Ponemon Institute and Kilpatrick Townsend release The Second Annual Study on the Cybersecurity Risk to Knowledge Assets
April 25, 2018, 2:00 pm

The key takeaway of this research is that companies’ awareness of the risk to knowledge assets has increased since the first study was conducted. Which is having a positive impact on their ability to safeguard these high value assets. Specifically, more companies are making the protection of knowledge assets an integral part of their IT security strategy and boards of directors are requiring assurances that knowledge assets are managed and safeguarded appropriately.

The heightened awareness of the threats is also influencing the adoption of specific technologies designed to protect knowledge assets. The ones for which use is increasing most rapidly include big data analytics, identity management and authentication and SIEM.

The report also provides best practices based on the experiences of organizations that self-report they are highly effective in safeguarding knowledge assets. Such practices include a greater attention to restricting employee access to knowledge assets based on need to know. These organizations also are more likely to conduct audits to ensure adherence to their practices and policies that safeguard knowledge assets. They are significantly more likely to have independent audits by third parties.

We hope you will download the full report:

Warmest regards,

Dr. Larry Ponemon
Chairman & Founder

Data Breaches Caused by Insiders Increase in Frequency and Cost
April 26, 2018, 12:00 am

Ponemon Institute and ObserveIT have released The 2018 Cost of Insider Threats: Global Study, on what companies have spent to deal with a data breach caused by a careless or negligent employee or contractor, criminal or malicious insider or a credential thief. While the negligent insider is the root cause of most breaches, the bad actor who steals employees’ credentials is responsible for the most costly incidents.

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