Data Protection in Numbers
Every single security vendor sells on fear! Fear of fines, fear of business interruption and fear of brand erosion. Whilst we believe that this traditional sales approach is flawed, it is important to identify the impact that data protection can have. The financial impact is clear to see but there is a hidden cost as well which is the operational cost of investigation, mediation and correction of issues which have arisen. When discussing data protection within your business these numbers can help you build your business case.
Cost and causes of data breaches
Who suffers data breaches?
have suffered staff-related security breaches.
(Source: UK Department for Business Innovation and Skills: 2014 Information Security Breaches Survey conducted by PWC)
have suffered a data breach.
(Source: Symantec Study 2013)
The growth rate for security incidents year on year since 2009 is 68%.
(Source: PWC Global State of Information Security Survey 2015)