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The Cybersecurity Readiness Study is the first study to benchmark the practices of US and European organizations and their ability to respond and recover quickly from a cyber attack. As shown in another Ponemon Institute study on the Cost of a Cyber Crime2, such an attack can disrupt critical business operations and have serious financial consequences. Interviews were conducted with 131 IT security leaders in 89 separate organizations. An analysis of the qualitative responses enabled us to create a profile of 30 organizations we identified as cyber ready. Similarly, we also identified 27 organizations that appear to be most vulnerable to serious attacks. The following table summarizes the most salient differences.