According to the National Cyber Security Alliance, 60% of SMEs & SMBs that are hacked go out of business within 6 months. Running a business is a risky proposition. Developing and maintaining a successful business in the technology driven age can be quite difficult. When it comes to security, a data breach can quickly escalate into a devastating event that has the ability to completely ruin a brand.
IBM reported that the average total cost of a breach ranges from $2.2 million to $6.9 million, depending on the number of compromised records. The average loss rises to $6.9 million when the number of compromised records are 50,000. It is $2.2 million for less than 10,000 records.