How Much Does a Hack Cost?


It might be the most elusive figure in the security industry. Vendors want it so they can show the value of their products. Security pros want it so they can cost justify new purchases. Attackers want it so they can measure the effectiveness of their exploits.

But after an industry-wide hunt, let us tell you: There is no single, definitive figure on the cost of security incidents.

Oh, there are data points. The problem is that they don't agree. Heck, they aren't even in the same ballpark. Check 'em out: Dark Reading - Desktop Security - How Much Does a Hack Cost? - Security News Analysis

Linked by shanmuga Friday, 18th August 2006 12:54AM