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5 Costly Hacker Attacks Plaguing Enterprises

Security firm Solutionary, which analyzed data from more than 2,000 customers, found many common security weaknesses and threats force firms to open their wallets. Here are five of them.

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Controlling Skyrocketing Security Costs

An analysis of security threats in 2012 conducted by managed security services provider Solutionary found dozens of common costly security weaknesses plaguing large and small organizations. DDoS attacks can cost a firm more than $6,000 an hour, said Don Gray, chief security strategist of the Pittsburgh-based firm. Malware infections can cost $3,000 a day, Gray said. Having the right controls in place and being able to appropriately execute a response plan can help control the costs, he said.

Here's a look at five of the most common security threats Solutionary found, as well as advice on how to reduce security costs.

 
 
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