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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.


Throughout the world, MSSPs are improving security posture and fighting cyber threats

June 30, 2016, 12:00 am

We are pleased to announce the release of our first study dedicated to the topic of managed security services providers (MSSPs), sponsored by Raytheon. A key finding of the study is that companies using MSSPs understand the primary benefits of leveraging external expertise. MSSPs are gaining in popularity by providing such services as security information and event management (SIEM), network security management (NSM), endpoint detection and response (EDR), incident response, forensics, proactive threat hunting and more.

We surveyed 1,764 IT security practitioners in North America, Europe, Middle East and Asia Pacific. The majority of these respondents agreed MSSPs help them achieve the following objectives.

• Improves security posture by providing actionable reports, building historical perspectives and proactively hunting for problems.

• Reduces the stress of hiring and retaining cyber professionals and staff. MSSPs can offer the skilled security professionals to support in-house staff.

• Provides companies with the latest technologies to meet their unique security needs.

The report provides recommendations on how to engage with traditional MSSPs. Topics covered in the report include perceptions about the characteristics and benefits of MSSPs, governance of MSSPs and regional and industry differences.

We hope you will read the full report


Dr. Larry Ponemon

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