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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.


2016 Global Encryption Trends Study

March 2, 2016, 12:43 pm

Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the findings of the 2016 Global Trends Study, sponsored by Thales e-Security. We surveyed 5,009 individuals across multiple industry sectors in 11 countries - the United States, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Australia, Japan, Brazil, the Russian Federation, Mexico, India and Arabia (which is a combination of respondents located in Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates). 

The purpose of this research is to examine how the use of encryption has evolved over the past 11 years and the impact of this technology on the security posture of organizations. The first encryption trends study was conducted in 2005 for a US sample of respondents.   Since then we have expanded the scope of the research to include respondents in all regions of the world.

The complete report is available for download.


July 15, 2016 8:28pm
Dr. Robert Pittman

The research of 11 countries and over 5,000 individuals is great!

I would like to see granularity within the public sector, or specifically government.

Specifically, I am trying to discern and validate my organization, the County of Los Angeles, where its our premise that we are probably the only local government in the nation that mandate data encryption for all 34 departments and all contracted firms that provide services to our various County departments.

Would you concur with this premise?

And do you have any data that would support or suggest our premise?

Thank You,


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