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Cost of a Data Breach Report highlights

USD 3.86 million

Average total cost of a data breach

United States

Most expensive country: USD 8.64 million


Most expensive industry: USD 7.13 million

280 days

Average time to identify and contain a breach

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A data breach can have far-reaching consequences, causing financial losses and affecting an organization’s operations and compliance in the short term. And a major breach in the headlines can potentially damage reputation for years to come, leading to lost business and a competitive disadvantage.

Independently conducted by the Ponemon Institute, and based on quantitative analysis of 524 recent breaches across 17 geographies and 17 industries, the annual Cost of a Data Breach Report offers exceptional insights and benchmarks to help organizations improve security posture and mitigate financial and brand damages.

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