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

8. Lack Of Experience

Organizations that suffered two or more data breaches often contained breach costs over time, the Ponemon Institute found. Chief security officers nearly always say that the first breach they encountered was the most stressful -- yet rewarding experience -- of their career. Experienced organizations sometimes learn from past mistakes made during a breach and refine incident response plans so the second or third breach response is conducted more efficiently.

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