We now know more than we’ve ever known about the true cost of a data breach. In addition to survey-based research, costs are discussed openly in quarterly reporting calls, made available via court documents, reported in the news, and apparent on stock indexes. The available information has taught us that data breach cost totals are staggering.
So, just what is the real cost of a data breach? To help answer this question, here is a look at several recent and past headline-making incidents.