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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.


2012 Payment Security Practices Survey: United States

July 9, 2012, 12:00 am


(Click to download study) A secure payment process is essential to maintaining customer confidence and trust when making online purchases and sharing financial information. Managing payment security involves securing payment data across an organization’s full order lifecycle, from the point of payment acceptance through fraud management, fulfillment, customer service, funding and financial reconciliation and transaction record storage.

In this study, we focused on organizations that range from having at least one million transactions to more than six million transactions annually (Level1 & 2 Merchants). We surveyed 474 individuals in IT and IT security in these organizations. Most of the respondents report to the chief information officer and chief information security officer. 

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