Cost of a Cyber Incident: Systematic Review and Cross-Validation

Cost of a Cyber Incident: Systematic Review and Cross-Validation.  In order to support stakeholders with understanding the impacts, costs, and losses from cyber incidents, CISA has cleared for release this October 2020 study.  The objectives of the study are to enable cyber risk analysis, understand the benefits of cybersecurity investments, and inform cybersecurity resource allocation decisions.  To achieve these objectives CISA’s study reviews cost and loss estimates for a wide range of incidents.  While the data analyzed in CISA’s Cost Study can inform the order of magnitude of the potential costs associated with more recent events such as the SolarWinds compromise and Microsoft Exchange server exploit, the impacts associated with these events are not included in the study.

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