What truly affects the cost of a data breach? Ponemon Institute’s latest study of 350 organizations around the globe details both the cost and impact of data breaches, with breakdowns by industry and in the United States.
Uncovering the Risks of SAP Cyber Breaches by Ponemon Institute
How are organizations truly managing cybersecurity risks in their SAP ecosystem? Ponemon Institute’s latest study of 607 global IT security practitioners reveals senior level perceptions about SAP, its security challenges, and the risk of data breaches and cyberattacks.
Read this white paper to learn about how to get smart about insider threat prevention, including how to guard against privileged user breaches, stop data breaches before they take hold, and take advantage of global threat intelligence and third party collaboration.
Delegating data security to IT teams does not absolve the responsibility business leaders have to protect data. Forrester Consulting surveyed 150 IT, security, and risk decision makers and examined their approach to protecting their company’s critical data and information and communicating data risk to senior business executives.
Read this report to gain a better understanding of:
? Who is most accountable to external parties following a data breach
? The importance for business executives to have visibility into data security metrics
? How to overcome challenges to equip business executives with data security information
? When executive level security tools can improve business executives ability to proactively manage data risk
The perimeter continues to dissolve, and the definition of endpoint is evolving, according to results of the SANS 2016 Endpoint Security Survey, now in its third year.
As we might expect, 90% or more consider desktops, servers, routers, firewalls and printers to be endpoints that need to be protected. After that, respondents include other less-typical devices in their definition of endpoints that warrant protection: 71% include building security (access/ surveillance), 59% include employee-owned mobile devices and 40% consider industrial control systems as endpoints that need to be protected. Some respondents also consider POS devices, smart cars, emulated endpoints in the cloud and wearables as endpoints needing protection, highlighting the diversity of thinking among respondents.
An interactive white paper describing how to get smart about insider threat prevention - including how to guard against privileged user breaches, stop data breaches before they take hold, and take advantage of global threat intelligence and third-party collaboration.
Security breaches are all over the news, and it can be easy to think that all the enemies are outside your organization. But the harsh reality is that more than half of all attacks are caused by either malicious insiders or inadvertent actors.1 In other words, the attacks are instigated by people you’d be likely to trust. And the threats can result in significant financial or reputational losses.
IBM Security and Ponemon Institute are pleased to release the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Overview. According to our research, the average total cost of data breach for the 419 companies participating in this research decreased from $4.00 to $3.62 million The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information also significantly decreased from $158 in 2016 to $141 in this year’s study. However, despite the decline in the overall cost, companies in this year’s study are having larger breaches. The average size of the data breaches in this research increased 1.8 percent
A recent survey by IBM and the Ponemon Institute of more than 2,400 security professionals worldwide turned up some astounding findings: While more than half—53 percent—of respondents said that in the past two years they had suffered at least one data breach, and nearly three quarters—74 percent—said that in the past one year they had faced threats from human error, only 25 percent have an incident management plan in place to address the inevitable. And two thirds—66 percent—lack confidence that their company can effectively
recover from an attack.
Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the results of Uncovering the Risks of SAP Cyber Breaches sponsored by Onapsis. The purpose of this study is to understand the threat of an SAP cyber breach and how companies are managing the risk of information theft, modification of data and disruption of business processes. The companies represented in this study say their SAP platform has been breached an average of two times in the past 24 months.
IBM Security and Ponemon Institute are pleased to present the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study: United States, our 12th annual benchmark study on the cost of data breach incidents for companies located in the United States. The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information increased from $221 to $225. The average total cost experienced by organizations over the past year increased from $7.01 million to $7.35 million. To date, 572 U.S. organizations have participated in the benchmarking process since the inception of this research.
When you’re presented with IT security metrics, your
question is: What does this mean for my business? And
ultimately, what data should I be most concerned with? The
point is, not all data deserves equal protection. A more effective
approach is to understand:
• Which data is most critical (also known as “crown jewels”)?
• Where does that data reside?
• How is it exposed to security risks?
• What potential impact would a security breach to this data
have on your organization?
• What are the appropriate steps to take based on the
Published By: SilverSky
Published Date: Mar 26, 2014
The average employee sends and receives about 110 emails each day or 29,000 emails per year. One in every 20 of those emails contains “risky” data – from sensitive attachments to social security numbers to protected health information to valuable corporate secrets that set your organization apart. All of this risky data can become toxic to your company if it’s hacked or suffers a breach – causing reputational damage, customer loss, heavy fines and decreased competitive edge. SilverSky’s Email DLP is powered by IBM technology.
Download SilverSky’s Email DLP white paper to review the 5 strategies your organization should be doing to protect your email.
With 2.5 billion employee-owned mobile devices in the workplace today, enterprises are struggling to capture the business benefits while bracing their IT infrastructure against data breaches and a deluge of mobile traffic. A new study reveals that the most mobile-savvy organizations are employing specific best practices, including mobile planning, integration, optimization and management to achieve mobile infrastructure maturity.
Learn why it is crucial to protect against data breaches and see how you can save your company from potential risks by taking the right steps to avoid breaches and maintain your organization’s reputation.
In the wake of the recent Sony data breach, customer and company privacy issues have become a hot topic in the media and the tech sector. The Sony incident and other widely covered consumer-facing data breaches experienced by Target, Home Depot, JPMorgan Chase and others have had a significant financial impact on these companies.
Experts are projecting that both the number of incidents and the cost of dealing with data breaches will increase in 2015. To combat these attacks, businesses must respond with a heightened awareness of cybersecurity as well as increased spending on enterprise security as needed. Designating high level executives to lead security and hiring certified security experts are among the best practices for stronger IT security in 2015 and beyond.
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Data breaches are more than a security problem. A significant attack can shake your customer base, partner relations, executive staff, profits, and revenue. Historic data breaches have cost executives their jobs, resulted in major revenue losses and damaged brand reputations. In a 2014 study of 700 consumers about brand reputation by Experian and the Ponemon Institute, data breaches were reported as the most damaging occurrence to brand reputation, exceeding environmental disasters and poor customer service.1 In a world where data breaches have become commonplace, what steps can be taken to minimize damage?
Today’s threat landscape has forced us, once again, to evolve how we think about and deliver effective security to protect endpoints (PCs, Macs, Linux, mobile devices, etc). Malware today is either on an endpoint or it’s headed there. Advanced malware is dynamic, can compromise environments from an array of attack vectors, take endless form factors, launch attacks over time, and can quickly exfiltrate data from endpoints. Such malware, including polymorphic and environmentally aware malware, is very good at masking itself and evading traditional security tools, which can lead to a breach. As a result, it’s no longer a question of “if” malware can penetrate defenses and get onto endpoints, it’s a question of “when”.
Criminal groups behind today's cyberattacks have become better organized, introducing reconnaissance activity, custom malware, evasion techniques, and other sophisticated tactics that place a burden on traditional security defenses. The litany of high-profile data breaches is impacting every industry and prompting organizations of all sizes to respond by modernizing their IT security infrastructure. The battlefield continues to be at the endpoint, where attackers typically strike to gain initial access to the corporate network. Most organizations have been waging this battle using traditional antivirus at the endpoint, a solution that has received a lot of improvements over its more than 25 years of existence but clearly isn't keeping up with attacker sophistication. Emerging endpoint specialized threat analysis and protection (STAP) products can either replace or complement antivirus by adding behavioral analysis and continuous system and user activity monitoring to identify new and s
IBM sponsored the and Ponemon Institute examined the actual costs of data breaches at 61 US companies and drew on the results of more than 500 interviews to reveal the true costs of data breaches today, from detection and escalation to customer churn. Read the analyst research to find out the average number of breached records per company, the real reasons most data breaches occur, the capital outlays that a breach requires, and the rate at which customers abandon companies after a breach occurs.
The security threat landscape is rapidly evolving: from risks with the proliferation of mobile devices to the increased sophistication of organized cyber criminals and geopolitical threats. Healthcare has a significant burden with the dubious distinction of having the highest per record data breach cost among all regulated industries.
As information security continues to rise to the top of the enterprise priority list, what used to be an easy-to-control environment, with all data stored behind the corporate firewall, is no longer. Shadow IT, mobile computing, consumer IT, and cloud computing are all transforming enterprise IT. Workers using unsecured networks and devices without encryption are also a concern, as data breaches cost organizations millions of dollars in fines, data loss, investigations, and customer backlash.
Published By: xMatters
Published Date: Feb 04, 2015
Staying on top of cutting-edge communication trends can be the difference in saving lives during a disaster or even preserving customer loyalty by notifying people during a major business interruption.
Get the complimentary report written by industry expert Dr. Steven B. Goldman and learn the important trends you need to be aware of in 2015, including:
• The increase in security budgets, as well as fines and lawsuits
• The continuing rise in data breaches and malicious cyber attacks
• The impact of social media on crisis preparations and response
• Why natural disasters may be the least of your worries
• And most importantly, how to survive the robot uprising!
Keeping data secure in a mobile environment is not just a daunting challenge, but a critical requirement. Loss and theft of computers leaves sensitive data vulnerable, creating serious financial and legal risks.
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