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Brian Tokuyoshi | 09 Dec 2010 | 0 comments

Part of the role that Symantec takes within the security community is to work together with research groups to identify and understand the trends that shape the market. As part of this effort, Symantec is continuing the work started between PGP Corporation and Ponemon Institute to examine the usage of encryption and how it has been evolving over the years.

Ponemon Institute recently completed the “2010 US Enterprise Encryption Trends Report”, published November 2010.  This report surveyed 964 US I.T. workers in various job functions and asked about their insights into their usage of encryption technology in order to protect information assets.

One of the most interesting insights that emerged from this report is that the reason for making the decision to deploy encryption has undergone a shift. In the past, the primary driver has always been in response to a data breach. In the 2010 report, the...

Tim_Matthews | 31 Mar 2010 | 1 comment

At the recent RSA Conference in San Francisco, I had the pleasure of moderating a panel on the topic of data breaches and how to handle them.  Along with Larry Ponemon, Founder and Chairman of the Ponemon Institute, and Jerry Archer, SVP and CSO at Sallie Mae, was David Shettler from the Open Security Foundation (OSF), publishers of DataLossDB.

Post-panel, as we were walking back through Moscone, David answered a question I had been wondering about: When was the first reported data breach?  Turns out that it happened over a century ago, in 1896, where the dispensary records for the Southern California Hospital for the Insane went missing, and were thought to be stolen.  So protection of...

Tim_Matthews | 23 Sep 2009 | 0 comments

Tim Matthews - Senior Director Product Marketing

Encryption and brand management make for an unlikely pairing. While both skilled disciplines, it's hard to imagine regular meetings between the math-mad elliptic curve tinkerer and Armani-clad glad hander archetypes. But the linkage between the two has only grown stronger the more of our lives we live online.

For those not familiar with how valuable a brand can be, there’s no better place to start than the Best Global Brands report by...

Doug McLean | 15 May 2009 | 0 comments

dmclean_webfinalWe spend a lot of space on our blogs talking about the hard and soft costs of data breaches. PGP Corporation also sponsors the annual Ponemon surveys of this topic. I don't tend to focus on it in my blog because I find the crimes that cause breaches so interesting, but last week I saw some new numbers that are truly startling.  Heartland Payment Systems released their Q1 earnings report. According to this story at Forbes.com, Heartland has so far spent $12.6 million to remediate the breach they experienced in December. The...

Doug McLean | 16 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Component Costs per Record of Data Breach 2008 in the UK

Breach Components UK

Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week’s G-Blog illuminates the top components that the leading cost components of data breaches in the UK in 2008.  The full reports are available...

Doug McLean | 09 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Cost per Record U.S.

Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week’s G-Blog illuminates the cost per breached record for the last four years.  The full reports are available here.

Doug McLean | 02 Mar 2009 | 0 comments

Top Seven Causes of Data Breach 2008

Sources of Breach - UK


Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week’s G-Blog illuminates the top sources of data breaches in the UK in 2008.  The full reports are available...

Doug McLean | 23 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Cost of Breach by Industry
Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week’s G-Blog illuminates the cost of breach per record for five industrial sectors.  The full reports are available here.

Doug McLean | 16 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Average Cost of Breach Per Record

Cost of Breach by Industry UK

Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week’s G-Blog illuminates the cost of data breach on a per record basis for each of nine sectors.  The full reports are available...

Doug McLean | 09 Feb 2009 | 0 comments

Average Cost of Breach U.S.

Every year PGP Corporation sponsors a series of research projects to determine trends and costs of data breach. These projects are carried out by the Ponemon Institute. Currently, this research is carried out in the U.S., UK and Germany. This week's G-Blog illuminates the increasing cost of a data breach amongst U.S. participants in the 2008 study.  The full reports are available here.