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Quantifying the data breach epidemic

Building a business case for security investment begins with quantifying the threat. Data breach statistics abound on the web. But not all data breaches statistics are reported, and some victims aren't even aware they've been compromised. IBM conducts its own research – in part collected from the thousands of clients whose networks we monitor – and we share our data breach statistics in the reports you'll find on this page. And we can assure you; the data breach threat is very real, and very costly. To learn more about today’s critical threats and how companies are responding, download one of our comprehensive reports.



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C-level executives quantify the threat to the brand in the Reputational Risk and IT Study.



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Data Breach Statistics - 43 percent of C-level executives say negligent insiders are the greatest threat to sensitive dataData Breach Statistics - 43 percent of C-level executives say negligent insiders are the greatest threat to sensitive data



The C-suite perspective



75% of companies say IT risks impact customer satisfaction and brand reputation75% of companies say IT risks impact customer satisfaction and brand reputation


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