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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.


Risk of Insider Fraud: Second Annual Study

February 28, 2013, 8:00 am

Today we released a new study entitled the Risk of Insider Fraud: Second Annual Study . The research reveals that the number of employee-related incidents of fraud continues to remain high. However, only 44 percent of IT and IT security practitioners say their organization views the prevention of insider fraud as a top security priority and this perception has declined since we first conducted this study in 2011. Contributing to the insider risk is BYOD, employee access of enterprise systems from remote locations and lack of security protocols over edge devices. Some suggestions to address these risks include making training and awareness an important component of a security initiative and monitoring access privileges. These privileges also need to be appropriate for the employees’ role and responsibility. We hope you will read the full report that discusses the challenges organizations face in minimizing the risk of the malicious and negligent insider.  The report is available at -

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