As consumers’ concerns about their digital privacy continue to grow and who is responsible for guarding it remains unclear, new research conducted by Ponemon Institute reveals a lack of empowerment consumers feel when it comes to their data privacy. Address privacy risks The research points to a privacy gap between the consumer data protection individuals…

While corporations today are more knowledgeable about security threats and prepared to respond to data breaches, there are key areas in which progress declined in 2019, according to a study conducted by the Ponemon Institute. Prepare beyond your data breach response plan Sixty-eight percent of respondents say their organization has put more resources toward security…

IT security practitioners are aware of good habits when it comes to strong authentication and password management, yet often fail to implement them due to poor usability or inconvenience, according to Yubico and Ponemon Institute. The conclusion is that IT security practitioners and individuals are both engaging in risky password and authentication practices, yet expectation…

The majority of companies (77 percent) continue to use or plan to use automation in the next three years, according to a Ponemon Institute and DomainTools survey. The biggest takeaway in this year’s study is that 51 percent of respondents now believe that automation will decrease headcount in the IT security function, an increase from…

Organizations are not making progress in reducing their endpoint security risk, especially against new and unknown threats, a Ponemon Institute study reveals. 68% IT security professionals say their company experienced one or more endpoint attacks that compromised data assets or IT infrastructure in 2019, an increase from 54% of respondents in 2017. Zero-day attacks continue…

There’s a clear lack of accountability, especially on the board and among C-suite executives, and a lack of confidence in determining the efficacy of security technologies. AttackIQ and Ponemon Institute surveyed 577 IT and IT security practitioners in the United States who are knowledgeable about their organizations’ IT security strategy, tactics, and technology investments. “Enterprise…

The majority of organizations don’t know if the security tools they deploy are working, and are not confident they can avoid data breaches, according to AttackIQ. AttackIQ released the report based on Ponemon Institute research evaluating the efficacy of enterprise security strategies. Ponemon surveyed 577 IT and IT security practitioners in the United States who…

Encryption deployment increases as organizations struggle to address compliance requirements

As organizations embrace the cloud and new digital initiatives such as the IoT, blockchain and digital payments the use of trusted cryptography to protect their applications and sensitive information is at an all-time high. With corporate data breaches making the headlines on an almost daily basis, the deployment of an overall encryption strategy by organizations…

Third parties: Fast-growing risk to an organization’s sensitive data

The Ponemon Institute surveyed more than 1,000 CISOs and other security and risk professionals across the US and UK to understand the challenges companies face in protecting sensitive and confidential information shared with third-party vendors and partners. According to the findings, 59 percent of companies said they have experienced a data breach caused by one…

CISOs are feeling less confident than ever about cyber risk and data security

Chief Information Security Officers are feeling less confident than ever about cyber-risk and data security this year, according to a survey conducted by Ponemon Institute in late 2017. As today’s climate of high-profile data breaches continues, 67% of respondents believe their companies are more likely to fall victim to a cyberattack or data breach in 2018….