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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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Aftermath of a Data Breach Study

January 9, 2012, 12:00 am

 

We are pleased to present the findings of the Aftermath of a Data Breach  conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Experian® Data Breach Resolution. The study was conducted to learn what organizations did to recover from the financial and reputational damage of a data breach involving customer and consumer records.

 Consumer and customer information collected by organizations is at great risk due to employee negligence, insider maliciousness, system glitches or attacks by cyber criminals. Since 2005, according to the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse (PRC), 543 million records containing sensitive information have been breached. PRC says this number is conservative because they track only those breaches that are reported in the media and many states do not require companies to report data breaches to a central clearinghouse.


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