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Security index

32 days

Average time required to resolve a cyber crime in 2013 (compared with 24 days in 2012).1

$11.6 million

Average annualized cost of cyber crime per organization in 2013 (compared with $8.9 million in 2012).1

$2.1 billion

Projected value of the cloud-based security services market in 2013 (rising to $3.1 billion in 2015).2

1"2013 Cost of Cyber Crime Study: United States," Ponemon Institute, October 2013
2"Gartner Press Release: Gartner Says Cloud-Based Security Services Market to Reach $2.1 Billion in 2013," Gartner, Inc., October 2013

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Q: Why are malicious “insider attacks” so hard to detect and so expensive?

A: We find a lot of organizations don’t think about an inside-out type attack in the same way they think about an outside-in attack, but they could be the same thing. You could have an internal bad guy working with an external bad guy. That combination leads to a very sophisticated, stealthy, and successful attack. The most expensive attacks—the ones that lead to the theft of very, very valuable intellectual property such as a secret formula or defense design documents—often use that structure, where each party alone wouldn’t have the ability to get to the targeted information, so they work in collaboration.

—Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute, on the Discover Performance blog

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