What a Data Breach Really Costs

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    Ericka Chickowski

Worldwide Breach Costs

Worldwide Breach Costs

The average cost of a data breach globally stood at $3.43 million last year, the equivalent of $142 per compromised customer record.
What's the most expensive country for data breaches? What's the leading cause of data breaches? And what's the biggest cost factor? The Ponemon Institute's Global Cost of a Data Breach Study represents the organization's first-ever attempt to offer a worldwide snapshot of data breach costs. Channel Insider takes a closer look.
This article was originally published on 2010-05-05