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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.


Ponemon Library Archives for June 2014
2014 Cost of Data Breach: Global
June 1, 2014, 12:00 am

Ponemon Institute released its ninth annual Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, sponsored by IBM. According to the benchmark study of 314 companies spanning 10 countries, the average consolidated total cost of a data breach increased 15 percent in the last year to $3.5 million. The study also found that the cost incurred for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information increased more than nine percent to a consolidated average of $145.

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2014 Cost of Data Breach: United States
June 2, 2014, 2:46 pm

IBM and Ponemon Institute are pleased to present the 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: United States, our ninth annual benchmark study on the cost of data breach incidents for companies located in the United States. 

Global Insights on Document Security
June 16, 2014, 12:00 am

Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the results of Global Insights on Document Security, sponsored by Adobe. The purpose of this research is to understand the challenges companies face in their document or file level security practices as a result of the adoption of such disruptive technologies as mobile devices and cloud services.


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