Speaking Engagement

Raleigh | CyberSecurity and Your Business

September 26, 2019

Cherry Bekaert Speaker:

Neal Beggan
Principal, Risk Assurance Services

According to the Ponemon Institute’s 12th annual “Cost of Data Breach Study,” the global average for a data breach is $3.62 million, but the average cost of a data breach in the United States has hit an all-time high of $7.35 million.

On average, 1 out of 4 organizations experience a data breach in the United States and, globally, the average is 28%. Unfortunately, the likelihood of a breach increases every year. Criminals stole two billion records through breaches in the first half of 2017 compared to 721 million records in the last six months of 2016 (a 164% increase).