How much does a wireless breach cost?

By | June 14, 2006

I am conducting a presentation on the importance of wireless security to an internal group. I am looking for recent statistics or surveys describing wireless attack incidents, the cost associated with the damage incurred, and the cost of resolving the compromise to the network. Any information or direction would be greatly appreciated.

As corporate and government wireless usage and the enforcement of “no wireless” policies becomes more prevalent, we are seeing more information on wireless-related security breaches become part of the public domain. In addition, there is increasing legislative focus at the federal, state, and local levels on the prevention of identity theft and protection of sensitive data – of which wireless security is a key component.

It is not always easy to get details on the specific costs associated with attacks since that information is often – for obvious reasons – highly guarded, but the Privacy Rights Clearinghouse has estimated that since February 2005, the personal information of 55 million Americans has been compromised.Read Full Story

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