Ponemon Institute released its ninth annual Cost of Data Breach Study: Global Analysis, sponsored by IBM. According to the benchmark study of 314 companies spanning 10 countries, the average consolidated total cost of a data breach increased 15 percent in the last year to $3.5 million. The study also found that the cost incurred for each lost or stolen record containing sensitive and confidential information increased more than nine percent to a consolidated average of $145.
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IBM and Ponemon Institute are pleased to present the 2014 Cost of Data Breach Study: United States, our ninth annual benchmark study on the cost of data breach incidents for companies located in the United States.
Ponemon Institute is pleased to present the results of Global Insights on Document Security, sponsored by Adobe. The purpose of this research is to understand the challenges companies face in their document or file level security practices as a result of the adoption of such disruptive technologies as mobile devices and cloud services.