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Cost of a Data Breach: How Much Can You Afford to Lose?

Created: 22 Aug 2012
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According to the latest "Cost of a Data Breach Study," conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by Symantec, breaches now cost organizations $ 5.5 million on average. Negligent insiders and malicious attacks are the top causes. The study also found that organizations with a CISO responsible for data protection can reduce breach costs by up to 35 percent.

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