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According to IBM Cost of a Data Breach Report 2021, which examines ways to mitigate risks:

Data breach costs also rose from USD 3.86 million to USD 4.24 million, the highest average total cost in the 17-year history of this report.

Among top concerns cited are misconfigurations and regulatory compliance failures. This year’s research study looked closely at the impacts of regulatory compliance failures. Out of a selection of 25 cost factors that either amplify or mitigate data breach costs, compliance failures was the top cost amplifying factor.

Key finding


Average cost of a breach at organizations with high level compliance failures. The study examined the difference in “longtail costs” in breaches at organizations in highly regulated industries versus those in industries with less stringent data protection regulations. Highly regulated industries defined to include energy, healthcare, consumer goods, financial, technology, pharmaceuticals, communication, public sector and education. Organizations in retail, industrial, entertainment,

media, research services, and hospitality were considered to be in a low regulatory environment. In the analysis of industries in the high versus low regulation categories, we concluded that regulatory and legal costs may have contributed to higher costs in the years following a breach.

Kyle Brasseur, Editor in Chief of Compliance Week highlights key topics 

 from Compliance Week 2022. Among them, DOJ Criminal Division head Kenneth Polite Jr. delivered a keynote address at Day 2 of the Conference with an emphasis on COO empowerment.

As noted, the ambitious SEC is just getting started - Two months removed from game-changing rule proposals regarding cybersecurity incident reporting and climate-related disclosures, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) isn’t resting on its laurels. As the pace is picking up on policy innovation, leaders need to find a way to keep up. They also held Compliance Week’s first-ever executive leadership think tank, which featured forward-thinking compliance, risk, and governance practitioners exchanging ideas without fear of attribution.

From the lingering effects of the COVID pandemic, supply chain disruptions, and the impacts of the Russian conflict, there is no shortage of challenges facing today's leadership teams. As organizations worldwide seek to leverage the competitive advantages and advanced capabilities of new and emerging technologies, a critical success factor is an effective governance strategy and approach. 

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