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CURRENTS The Rising Cost of SECURITY BREACHES New Ponemon study should encourage you to be proactive I f your company faced a cyberattack this year, it could cost $3.8 million. That's according to a new study from the Ponemon Institute, a cybersecurity company based in Traverse City, Michigan. The "Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis," sponsored by IBM, found that cyberattacks are also increasing in frequency. Margarette Burnette is a freelance writer and former IBMer based in Atlanta, Georgia. "The bad guys are very sophisticated, and when they detect a vulnerability, they'll take advantage of it," says Larry Ponemon, chairman and founder of the Ponemon Institute. "If you don't have the right structure in place from a security perspective, 20 // MARCH/APRIL 2016 you could be dealing with a big problem." The Ponemon Institute examined the records of more than 350 organizations worldwide that experienced data breaches- meaning sensitive, protected or confidential data was lost or stolen and put at risk. The study includes research from more than 1,500 interviews with IT, compliance and information security professionals in 11 countries. Cost figures were determined using field-based research methods and activity-based costing, which added direct

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016

Table of Contents
Editor's Desk: A secure connection
Techbits: Sphere of influence
Infographic: Hybrid integration: Can you keep up?
Partner PoV: RACF needs complementary applications for total enterprise protection
R&D: IBM explores how affective computing can benefit society
IT Today: OpenStack solutions help address compliance needs and audit standards
Currents: Ponemon data breach study should encourage you to be proactive
Cover Story: The Future of Business: New IBM z13s and its growing ecosystem help clients unleash digital innovation with cloud agility and cybersecurity
Feature: The Mobile App Advantage: Real-world cases show how to maximize information to achieve results in the cognitive era
Tech Showcase: DevOps helps transform development practices to meet today's business demands
Tech Corner: With z/OS V2.1, IBM DB2 features include automation and copy improvements
Solutions: (E)JES V5.5; EasySMF; JE; Offline Access Recovery; SIEM Agent for IBM z/OS with IND$defender; SMA_RT V3.3
Stop Run: The Web's mainframe past isn't gone; it's archived on various sites
Reference Point - Global Events, Education, Resources for Mainframe
2016 Mainframe Solutions Edition Product Index

IBM Systems Magazine, Mainframe - March/April 2016