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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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The True Cost of Compliance: A Benchmark Study of Multinational Organizations
January 5, 2011, 4:04 am

While the average cost of compliance for the organizations in our study is $3.5 million, the cost of non-compliance is much greater.
The average cost for organizations that experience non-compliance related problems is nearly $9.4 million. Thus, investing in the compliance activities described in this study can help avoid non-compliance problems such as business disruption, reduced productivity, fees, penalties and other legal and non-legal settlement costs. 

National Survey on Data Center Outages
September 30, 2010, 9:00 am

Ponemon Institute and Emerson Network Power are pleased to present the results of the National
Survey on Data Center Outages. The purpose of this study is to determine the frequency and root
causes of unplanned data center outages. (Click to download study)

Economic Impact of Privacy on Online Behavioral Advertising
April 17, 2010, 10:01 am

(click to download study) Independent Ponemon Institute research looks into the controversial behavioral advertising industry to understand from marketers their experience with the medium’s success, and how consumer perceptions of trust or lack thereof are affecting investments.

2010 Most Trusted Companies for Privacy
February 28, 2010, 10:01 am

US Consumers
(click to download study) The only objective study that asks US consumers to name and rate organizations they believe are most committed to the privacy of their personal information.

How Global Organizations Approach the Challenge of Protecting Personal Data
February 17, 2010, 11:01 am

(click to download study) How data privacy perceptions and practices around the globe inform and influence data protection practices. More than 5,500 business leaders were surveyed.

Making Web 2.0 Work
February 17, 2010, 11:01 am

(click to download study) Ponemon Institute with sponsorship from IBM conducted a study of Web 2.0 users in the US, Brazil, Russian Federation, People's Republic of China, Singapore, Sweden and Germany to understand their perceptions about responsibility when using Internet collaboration tools.

2010 Access Governance Trends Survey
January 18, 2010, 4:01 pm

(click to download study) This second annual study examines access governance practices in US organizations. The objective of this study is to track perspectives of IT security and compliance practices about how well they are achieving access governance within their organizations.

Electronic Health Information at Risk: A Study of IT Practitioners
November 1, 2009, 12:00 am

The Electronic Health Information at Risk study was conducted by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by LogLogic. The purpose of the study is to determine from IT practitioners in healthcare organizations how secure they believe electronic patient health records are —especially those records stored in databases. (Click to download study)

Annual Privacy Trust Study for Retail Banking
January 17, 2008, 11:01 am

(click to download study) It should come as no surprise that trust is increasingly important in customers’ loyalty to their bank. While overall trust in the industry is down, banks that experienced a significant data breach also experienced a significant decline in their trust scores. This study also reveals there is a correlation between customers’ trust and how long they remain with the same bank. Customers expect their bank to have protective measures in place to guard their data. If that expectation is not met, they will change banks.

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