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How much would a data breach cost your business?

The 2020 Cost of a Data Breach Report explores financial impacts and security measures that can help your organization mitigate costs

Cost of a Data Breach Report 2020

Review key findings and best practices. See how much a data breach might cost your business and how to mitigate potential damages.

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Cost of a Data Breach Report highlights

USD 3.86 million

Average total cost of a data breach

United States

Most expensive country: USD 8.64 million


Most expensive industry: USD 7.13 million

280 days

Average time to identify and contain a breach

Calculate breach costs by industry and geography

A data breach can have far-reaching consequences, causing financial losses and affecting an organization’s operations and compliance in the short term. And a major breach in the headlines can potentially damage reputation for years to come, leading to lost business and a competitive disadvantage.

Independently conducted by the Ponemon Institute, and based on quantitative analysis of 524 recent breaches across 17 geographies and 17 industries, the annual Cost of a Data Breach Report offers exceptional insights and benchmarks to help organizations improve security posture and mitigate financial and brand damages.

Download the Cost of Data Breach Study to learn more about the global impact of a data breach and how data breaches affect individual nations. ]]>