Ponemon Institute
Sign Up for the Ponemon News Feed for special reports and important updates regarding privacy and security

News & Updates

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.


Dr. Ponemon's Blog

April 6, 2009, 5:02 pm

Welcome to my new blog. I look forward to sharing some of our thought provoking research. I also look forward to receiving your comments and questions. Stay tuned.


December 9, 2011 10:30am
Tom Grubb

Device fingerprinting -- fraud prevention technology that identifies a computer and assigns it a unique ID -- is the "new new thing" in online fraud prevention.

My prior work in the data encryption business with a technology provider exposed me to the issues around data privacy and introduced me to Dr. Ponemon -- now privacy has entered the realm of my current work with ThreatMetrix, a device identification fraud prevention solution provider.

This article on CNET raises some interesting privacy issues around device fingerprinting:

Tempest in a teapot?

December 9, 2011 10:29am

Thank you for your research and this blog. It is invaluable to back up policy with facts!

December 9, 2011 10:27am

Dr. Ponemon,
Your company's research in the area of privacy trust of U.S. government agencies has become an invaluable resource in my military duties assessing the policy risks involved with DoD/US Gov strategy to protect our critical national cyberspace infrastructure.
The public/private/govt partnerships required for this activity are critically dependent on the perceptions of public trust held by the government institutions tasked with carrying out these monumental security tasks.
Unfortunately, many of the leaders of these organizations are either unaware of your rankings or pretend they are of no value when they are ranked near the bottom (DHS, NSA, etc) so keep up the great work getting this type of information into the national debate.

December 9, 2011 10:27am
Don Lloyd Cook

Always good to have a new forum for privacy discussions. Has there been an announcement through IAPP?

Security (23)
Privacy (22)
global security (1)
Providers (1)