IBM is proud to sponsor the 13th annual Cost of a Data Breach study, the industry’s gold-standard benchmark research, independently conducted by Ponemon Institute. This year’s study reports the global average cost of a data breach is up 6.4 percent over the previous year to $3.86 million. The average cost for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information also increased by 4.8 percent year over year to $148.
Download the full report to learn more about regional and industry average costs, the most common factors that influence and can help mitigate the cost of a breach, and the likelihood that another breach will occur over the next 24 months.
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