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Executive Guidance for 2016: Managing the Hidden Causes of Data Breaches

Published: 14 September 2016

ID: G00340875

Analyst(s): Marketing Research Team


Due to changes in technology, and the exponential growth of information collected, analyzed and stored, companies are finding themselves more susceptible to data breaches when the amount of data collected outpaces the ability to protect it. These breaches are not only costly from a financial standpoint, averaging at $4 million per incident, but also harmful to a company’s reputation. In addition, privacy failures often trigger legal requirements, slowing down the business and creating enterprise-level headaches. Read our latest Executive Guidance to learn how you can protect your company from the hidden causes of data breaches, and also reap the benefits of big data.

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