Data Breach Costs: 10 Ways You're Making It Worse

7. We Can Handle It Ourselves

The "circle the wagons" attitude of handling the breach in-house can be costly, according to the Ponemon Institute report. Organizations that sought outside help from a security consultancy often controlled expenses from growing out of control. Outside help can assist those in charge make level-headed decisions, following the incident response plan, even if the circumstances force pressure to deviate from the procedures, according to the Ponemon Institute.

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