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July 2022

The Average Cost of a Data Breach

The Average Cost of a Data Breach

In 2021, data breach costs rose from $3.86 million to $4.24 million globally. This is the highest average total cost in the 17-year history of the IBM study.* It took an average of 287 days to identify and contain a typical breach. In the U.S., the average cost per breach was $9.05 million.

The top three affected industries include:

  • Healthcare - $9.23M

  • Financial - $5.72M

  • Pharmaceuticals - $5.04M



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