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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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Ponemon Institute releases new study on how organizations can leapfrog to a stronger cyber security posture

April 10, 2015, 4:00 pm

Is your company’s security strategy stuck in a rut? Are you concerned that the competition is outpacing you in its ability to deal with increasingly sophisticated and stealthy cyber criminals. Ponemon Institute with sponsorship from Accenture spent several months interviewing senior level IT and IT security practitioners in 247 companies to identify the main factors that contribute to an organization’s improved security posture—or leapfrogging from a level of low to high performance in its security ecosystem.

In this report we describe differences between companies that are identified as having proactive security programs and those that are more reactive to security threats in an effort to understand how companies can advance from laggard to leader. The main factors addressed in this research are based on the following categories: security innovation, the cyber security ecosystem, how emerging cyber security threats and issues are changing the cyber security ecosystem, the CISO role, controls and governance practices to achieve a strong security posture, enabling cyber security technologies, budget and third party and supply chain issues. We hope you will read the full report: www.accenture.com/cybersecurity.
 


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