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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.


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The Cyber Hygiene Index: Measuring the Riskiest States
June 8, 2018, 10:00 am

Are the residents of certain states more aware than others about the importance of maintaining a high level of readiness in order to prevent, detect and respond to cyber-related attacks such as malware, phishing, ransomware and to identity/credential theft? The answer is yes.

Ponemon Institute recently conducted a U.S.-based survey of consumers located in all 50 states and Washington D.C. to measure consumers’ ability to protect themselves from various criminal attacks, especially in the online environment. According to the research, consumers in New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Utah, Rhode Island and Minnesota are the savviest about cybersecurity. In contrast, consumers in Florida, Wyoming, Montana, New Mexico and Illinois need to become more aware of security practices that can protect them from cyberattacks.

We hope you will take the time to download the full report

Warmest regards,

Dr. Larry Ponemon

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