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2012-09-24 18:21:26

DALLAS, Sept. 25, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With today's employees accustomed to being connected virtually anytime and anywhere, CIOs need to ensure the protection of confidential data and compliance with government mandates. AT&T* today announced the availability of AT&T Mobile Security, a new solution for businesses and organizations that strengthens AT&T's portfolio for mobile security and mobile enterprise management. AT&T Mobile Security includes device-level security,...

2012-07-17 02:32:10

WinMagic-sponsored study examined Total Cost of Ownership for full disk encryption for businesses around the world MISSISSAUGA, ON, July 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - WinMagic Inc., the global innovator in full disk encryption, along with the Ponemon Institute today announced the results of the first ever survey looking into the total cost of ownership of full disk encryption. Key findings in the study (The True Cost for Full Disk Encryption) revealed that when compared to the potential...

2012-07-11 06:25:04

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich., July 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Privacy and information security research firm the Ponemon Institute announced the results of the 2011 Privacy Trust Study for Retail Banking, measuring consumer perceptions of trustworthiness for retail banking institutes. In its ninth year, the study examines how issues related to consumer privacy and data security, and the ways in which retail banking institutions address those issues, translate to consumer opinion. Despite financial...

2012-06-26 02:27:15

COSTA MESA, Calif., June 26, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Medical identity theft is a crime of opportunity that can strike close to home. In fact, according to the Ponemon Institute®'s "Third Annual National Study on Medical Identity Theft(1)," commissioned by Experian's ProtectMyID®, half of all survey respondents indicate that they know the person responsible for stealing their identity. Further, more respondents (increased by 5 percent from 2011), reported they actually permitted family...

2012-03-05 14:00:00

CUPERTINO, Calif., March 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Employee negligence or maliciousness is the root cause of many data breaches, according to a report - "The Human Factor in Data Protection" -- released by Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Trend Micro Inc. (TYO: 4704;TSE: 4704), a global cloud security leader. Over 78 percent of respondents blame employee behaviors, both intentional and accidental, for at least one data breach within their organizations over the past two years. Click here for...

2012-02-29 07:05:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Feb. 29, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- RSA CONFERENCE -- BOOTH # 1332 -- A new "Global Study on Mobility Risks" reveals that corporate mobile devices and the bring-your-own-device (BYOD) phenomenon are rapidly circumventing enterprise security and policies. Seventy-seven percent of more than 4,000 respondents in 12 countries agree that the use of mobile devices in the workplace is important to achieving business objectives. But 76 percent also believe that these devices put...

2012-01-12 08:58:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 12, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- SafeGov.org, in partnership the Ponemon Institute, today released the findings of an exclusive survey of over 400 federal agency employees on the migration to cloud computing. The clear takeaway from the survey is that the federal agencies want to embrace the cloud, but are anxious about a "nothing but cloud" approach and the complex security issues it raises. Conducted in September 2011, the survey focused on the Obama Administration's Cloud First...

2012-01-05 08:00:00

PORTLAND, Ore., Jan. 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Hospitals and healthcare organizations will need more than a couple of aspirin to ready themselves for 2012. Industry experts representing healthcare law, privacy, security, regulatory and data breach were asked to forecast healthcare data trends for 2012. The overall forecast? Protecting patients' protected health information (PHI) should be viewed as a patient safety issue. If the right actions are not taken, experts predict healthcare...

2011-12-01 08:00:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. and PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- "Sloppy" is not a word patients want to hear at the hospital. Especially to describe the handling of patients' private medical records, insurance information and Social Security Numbers. The latest 2011 Benchmark Study on Patient Privacy and Data Security by Ponemon Institute, sponsored by ID Experts(®), is a disturbing reality check for patients. The latest research reveals that...

2011-12-01 08:00:00

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. and PORTLAND, Ore., Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The second annual benchmark study by Ponemon Institute, sponsored by ID Experts®, finds that the frequency of data breaches in healthcare organizations surveyed has increased by 32 percent, with hospitals and healthcare providers averaging four data breaches. Employee negligence is the primary culprit. According to 41 percent of healthcare organizations surveyed, data breaches involving protected...