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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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Ponemon Library Archives for March 2014
Fourth Annual Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security
March 26, 2014, 12:00 am


The Fourth Annual Study on Patient Privacy & Data Security, sponsored by ID Experts, reveals new and expanded threats to the security and privacy of patient information in the U.S. healthcare system. The Affordable Care Act (ACA) is seen as a contributing factor because of the documented insecure websites, databases and health information exchanges that are highly vulnerable to insider and outsider threats. While the total number of data breaches has declined slightly over previous years, almost every healthcare organization represented in this research had a data breach. The study also found that healthcare organizations continue to struggle to comply with increasing complex federal and state privacy and security regulations.

The complete study is available for download.

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