Saturday, April 30, 2011

Cost of a data breach climbs higher

Well worth paying attention, whether you are in privacy or security, in business or investing in businesses, CIPP or CISSP:

Cost of a data breach climbs higher - Dr. Ponemon's blog

"The latest U.S. Cost of a Data Breach report, which was just released today, shows that costs continue to rise. This year, they reached $214 per compromised record and averaged $7.2 million per data breach event. The fact is that individuals still care deeply about their personal information and they lose trust in companies that fail to protect it.

It’s not only direct costs of a data breach, such as notification and legal defense costs that impact the bottom line for companies, but also indirect costs like lost customer business due to abnormal churn. This year’s study showed some very interesting results. In my view, there are a few standout trends."