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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.


The Rise of Nation State Attacks

October 23, 2015, 12:00 am

The Rise of Nation State Attacks, sponsored by CounterTack | MCSI and conducted by Ponemon Institute, reveals organizations’ lack of readiness to respond to nation state attacks due to an uncertainty as to what a nation state attack is and how to identify the key characteristics, methods and motives of these attacks that originate with foreign governments.

Without such understanding, a strategy to address the increasing likelihood of a nation state attack on an enterprise organization or a federal government agency will be difficult to achieve. Worse, the risk of an attack going undetected and critical organizational data exfiltrated becomes exponentially higher.

The complete study is available for download.

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