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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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Thales e-Security and Ponemon Institute collaborate to produce 2013 Global Encryption Trends Study

March 7, 2014, 12:00 am

This past February, Thales e-Security released the publication of its latest 2013 Global Encryption Trends Study. The report, based on independent research by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Thales, reveals that use of encryption continues to grow in response to consumer concerns, privacy compliance regulations and on-going cyber-attacks and yet there are still major challenges in executing data encryption policy.
The survey indicated that only 14% of organizations surveyed do not have any encryption strategy compared with 22% last year. The study also shows that there has been a steady increase in the deployment of encryption solutions used by organizations over the past nine years, with 35% of organizations now having an encryption strategy applied consistently across the entire enterprise compared with 29% last year. 
“Encryption usage continues to be a clear indicator of a strong security posture but there appears to be emerging evidence that concerns over key management are becoming a barrier to its more widespread adoption. For the first time in this study we drilled down into the issue of key management and found it emerging as a huge operational challenge. But questions are and should be asked about the broader topics of policy issues and choice of encryption algorithms – especially in the light of recent concerns over back doors, poorly implemented crypto systems and weak key management systems.”
- Dr. Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of The Ponemon Institute

“Whilst key management may be emerging as a barrier to encryption deployment, it is not a new issue. The challenges associated with key management have already been addressed in heavily regulated industries such as payments processing, where best practices are well proven and could translate easily to a variety of other verticals. With more than 40 years’ experience providing key management solutions. Thales is ideally positioned to help organizations re-assess and re-evaluate their crypto security and key management infrastructure and deliver solutions that ensure their integrity and trustworthiness.”
-Richard Moulds, vice president strategy at Thales e-Security

Download your copy of the new 2013 Global Encryption Trends Study today.


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