Costs of deficient security
When a breach occurs, it means your security failed. These questions
will help qualify and quantify the cost of that failure:
- How efficient are you? How many false positives distract your
security team and how many actual cyber security incidents do you
- Are you prioritizing correctly? How many cyber
security incidents have an actual business impact and qualify for
- Are you learning about your
attackers? How many cyber security incidents can be fully
investigated to determine threat actors and/or motives?
- What is your security protecting? How many of your solutions
actively support a security policy or protect a quantifiable
Costs of breach consequences
After a data breach, you need to figure out exactly what you will
lose, how much, and what to do about it. These questions will help you
calculate business losses:
- How much money will you lose based on information, such as
intellectual property (IP) or personally identifiable information
(PII), lost through the data breach?
- How much money will
you lose to notification costs, lawsuits, fines, audits and brand
damage when the data breach becomes public?
- How much time
will it take to resolve the breach—to identify and address all
affected systems, and respond to attacks?
- How much will you
be fined if your security practices don't comply with security
policies and requirements?
Cost analysis is a habit
Although many security experts only ask these questions when they
first set up their security programs, analyzing your costs is an
ongoing process. By staying alert to changes in the cost of a data
breach, you get a better sense of when and how your security programs
need to be revisited or updated. FireEye can help you develop a better
awareness of your risks and capabilities. This, in turn, will
strengthen your security posture to manage and resolve future cyber threats.
Reduce costs with adaptive defense
The FireEye Adaptive Defense approach helps reduce false positives,
ensure policy compliance, determine which threats will have a more
serious potential business impact and emphasizes best practices for
incident resolution. Advanced threat intelligence also enables you to
detect advanced malware that traditional solutions can't.