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£200K The average cost of a single cyber attack

$£200K The average cost of a single cyber attack
IBM X-Force 2012 Mid-year Trend and Risk Report, September 2012


The painful reality of a data breach

Data breaches are among the most common and costly security failures in organisations of any size. In fact, studies show that companies are attacked an average of 2 million times a week, and that many of those attacks result in a quantifiable data breach. And with today's data moving freely between corporate networks, mobile devices, and the cloud, this disturbing trend is rapidly accelerating.

Defending against data breaches is undeniably important. But it's also important to remember that a data breach is merely a symptom of a flawed overall security strategy. At IBM, we help companies prevent data breaches, of course. But we also help them manage their security holistically, advising them on the most cost-effective solutions that fit their business needs.

On these pages you'll find resources that will help you quantify, prevent, and respond to data breaches of all varieties. And in so doing, you can begin the work of building more comprehensive, intelligent security.



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