Ponemon, however, said that certain technologies, such as Security Information and Event Manager (SIEM) offerings can help companies better cope with cyber assaults. "The silver lining is that some organizations seem to do a better job managing the cost of cyber attacks," he said. "It seems that some organizations that use certain types of technology do better than others."
SIEM software offerings are sold by the likes of HP and its arch rival
, now part of
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HP, which is currently in the throes of a massive 5-year
, has been ramping up its efforts around security, grabbing security management and compliance specialist
for $1.5 billion in 2010, the same year that it clinched a deal for privately-held security software maker
. In 2009 the Palo Alto, Calif.-based firm grabbed network security firm
Shares of HP dipped 1.29% to $14.54 on Monday.
plans to host a Webinar to discuss cyber security at 6 p.m. ET on Monday, Oct. 22. You can register
Written by James Rogers in New York.