As Peter Zaitsev mentioned recently in his blog post on database support, the data breach costs can hit both your business reputation and your bottom line. Costs vary depending on the company size and market, but recent studies estimate direct costs ranging in average from $1.6M to 7.01M. Everyone agrees leaving rising security risks and costs unchecked is a recipe for disaster.
Reducing security-based outages doesn’t have a simple answer, but can be a combination of internal and external monitoring, support contracts, enhanced security systems, and a better understanding of security configuration settings.
Please take a few seconds and answer the following poll. It will help the community get an idea of how security breaches can impact their critical database environments.
If you’ve faced specific issues, feel free to comment below. We’ll post a follow-up blog with the results!
How much downtime due to security breaches have you experienced in the last year?
- None (68%, 445 Votes)
- 1-10 hours (18%, 118 Votes)
- 10-24 hours (4%, 25 Votes)
- 2 to 5 days (4%, 24 Votes)
- 24-48 hours (4%, 23 Votes)
- More (3%, 20 Votes)
Total Voters: 655
You can see the results of our last blog poll on high availability here.