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Study: Avg. Breach Cost Is $136 Per Record


June 5, 2013

Ponemon Institute and Symantec have released a study indicating human errors and system problems were the causes of two-thirds of data breaches in 2012, and the average breach cost is now up to $136 per record, The Wall Street Journal reports. The issues involved included “employee mishandling of confidential data, lack of systems controls and violations of industry and government regulations,” the report states. The study also found financial services incidents to be the most costly. (Registration may be required to access this story.)
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