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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.


Tag: employee negligence
The Human Factor in Data Protection
January 12, 2012, 12:00 am


(Click to download study) Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the results of The Human Factor in Data Protection. Sponsored by Trend Micro, this research focuses on how employees and other insiders can put sensitive and confidential information at risk and what organizations are doing to reduce this risk.

According to 78 percent of respondents, their organizations have experienced a data breach as a result of negligent or malicious employees or other insiders. Employees losing laptops or other mobile devices, mishandling of data at rest and in motion and malicious employees or other insiders are the root causes of many of these data breaches in organizations.

The Business Case for Data Protection: What Senior Executives Think about Data Protection
February 6, 2012, 12:00 am

(Click to download study) What Senior Executives Think about Data Protection, conducted by Ponemon Institute
and sponsored by IBM, was conducted to determine what corporate executives believe are the
most important factors and activities to consider when safeguarding sensitive information and
complying with increasing regulation, including the data breach notification laws that now exist in
more than 45 states.

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