The bad news is that it’s impossible to protect your organization for 100% against data breaches. Whenever you use computer systems to store valuable data, you are vulnerable. However, there are some measures you can implement to reduce the risk significantly…

When you are confronted with a data breach, you’ll want to close the leak first, which results in IT-related costs. You also have to communicate quite intensively to several stakeholders during the entire process. On top of that, your organization might also have to pay regulatory fines (SOx, GDPR, NIS, …) and legal costs. And last but not least, long tail costs, caused by the loss of customers, and a damaged reputation and goodwill make the total cost even higher.