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Data breaches impact both internal functions and external relationships, with operations, finance, and intellectual property most affected in 2017, according to Cisco survey

Business Functions Most Affected by Data Breaches
2016 – 2017 (percentage of respondents)

Note: Data based on Cisco’s 2018 Security Capabilities Benchmark Study (SCBS), which surveyed 3,600 chief security officers (CSOs) and security operations (SecOps) managers from 26 countries
Proof Point Findings:
  • Data Breaches – Incidents that resulted in confirmed data access and disclosure by unauthorized parties
  • Internal Functions – Operations (38%), finance (29%), and intellectual property (27%) top business functions affected by data breaches in 2017, according to Cisco survey
  • External Impact – Brand reputation (27%), customer retention (25%), business partnerships (20%) and supplier relationships (18%) also impacted
  • Key Growth Drivers – Include increasing number and sophistication of global cyberattacks and growing volume of data and business processes migrated to cloud
Accelerator: Cybersecurity
Market Disruption: Intellectual Property
Sector: Cross-sector

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