You arrive to work only to learn that your organization has experienced a data breach. As you process the moment, you begin to ask yourself a series of questions. How bad is the damage? What did the criminals access? Has critical information been stolen? A recent statistic comes to mind; 60% of hacked small and medium-sized organizations shutter their doors within six months of a cyber attack (National Cyber Security Alliance). As panic sets in you wonder, “what could we have done differently?”
As the Poneman Institute’s 2017 Cost of a Data Breach report shows, the current state of cyber security is costly and bleak. The average amount paid for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive information has reached $141. While this number has declined from 2016’s report, the average size of a data breach has increased to more than 24,000 records; overall, companies are experiencing larger breaches than ever before.
Research also shows that nearly every organization has a greater than one in four chance of experiencing a material data breach in the next 24 months. Unfortunately, once an organization has experienced a breach, they can expect to be targeted again and again.
Security experts have begun to break organizations into two categories: those who have experienced a network security breach and those who have not yet discovered they’ve been breached.
In the new age of cybercrime, a sufficiently secured network requires multiple layers of protection. There exists no one single solution that will protect you from every threat. Organizations have to build security solutions that extend beyond the perimeter and implement them before an attack occurs.
Average cost paid for each lost or stolen record
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