Cost of a Data Breach Report highlights

USD 3.92 million

Average total cost of a data breach

United States

Most expensive country: USD 8.19 million


Most expensive industry: USD 6.45 million

25,575 records

Average size of a data breach

2019 Cost of a Data Breach Report

Data breaches can cause devastating financial losses and affect an organization’s reputation for years. From lost business to regulatory fines and remediation costs, data breaches have far reaching consequences.

The annual Cost of a Data Breach Report, conducted by the Ponemon Institute and sponsored by IBM Security, analyzes data breach costs reported by 507 organizations across 16 geographies and 17 industries. Read the report to discover all the factors that influence?the cost of a data breach and which security measures can help organizations reduce the financial impact.

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