83% of organisations have suffered more than one data breach*

The cost of a single data breach is reported to be $5.57M*.

What happens when you suffer a data breach? The financial and reputational impacts of a data breach are significant and extend far beyond the fines associated with their rectification. Organisations should be aware of the four factors that have an influence on the total cost of a data breach:

1.   Business Continuity

How do you continue with running the business, delivering to customers, when your data has been compromised?

2.   Reputational Damage

The effects of a data breach on an organisation’s reputation can be irreparable. Customers may decide to take their business elsewhere, putting the organisation’s future at risk.

3.   Cost of Repairing the Breach

The internal processes involved in repairing the damage and ensuring systems are back to normal can be costly. The longer this takes, the harder it is to repair the damage and get back to normal levels of operations.

4.   Increasing Levels of Fines

As data regulations become more stringent, the level of fines imposed in the event of a data breach are becoming higher and higher.

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*IBM Security - Cost of a Data Breach Report 2022

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