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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.


2011 Cost of Data Breach: United States

March 5, 2012, 12:00 am

(click to download study) Symantec Corporation and Ponemon Institute are pleased to present 2011 Cost of Data Breach Study: United States, our seventh annual benchmark study concerning the cost of data breach incidents for U.S.- based companies. While Ponemon Institute research indicates that data breaches continue to have serious financial consequences for organizations, there is evidence that organizations are becoming better at managing the costs incurred to respond and resolve a data breach incident. In this year’s study, the average per capita cost of data breach has declined from $214 to $194. 

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