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Does a data breach really affect your firm’s reputation?

Discussion in 'Network World' started by RSS, Jan 7, 2016.

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    RSS New Member Member

    The long-held view is that breached companies are cast aside by consumers, investors and shareholders. A breach isn’t just a temporary glitch – it’s a mistake, a faux pas, which you can’t just shake off.

    This warning that has been used by information security professionals over the course of the last five years and for good reason; nothing gets a CEO or CFO’s attention on security matters more than "this is losing us money".

    However, on closer inspection, it could be argued that this reputation argument is a falsehood.

    Over the course of the last 18 months, we’ve seen some of the biggest, most widespread, data breaches in the history of the Internet.

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