Linking Breaches, Brand Reputation & Stock Prices

Linking Breaches, Brand Reputation & Stock Prices

Linking Breaches, Brand Reputation & Stock PricesLinking Breaches, Brand Reputation & Stock Prices

Data breaches can damage brands and cause stocks to tank, but many IT practitioners and CMOs don’t think their senior management understands the connection.

Average Stock Price After a Data BreachAverage Stock Price After a Data Breach

Stock prices drop an average of 5% immediately after a data breach is disclosed.

Recovery of Stock Price After Data BreachRecovery of Stock Price After Data Breach

Companies that reported superior security postures and responded quickly to a breach recovered their stock value after an average of seven days. Those with poor security postures that did not respond quickly saw their stock price decline for an average of more than 90 days.

Difference in Loss of Share PriceDifference in Loss of Share Price

The difference in the loss of share price between companies with a low security posture and those with a high security posture averaged 4%.

Effect of Data Breaches on CustomersEffect of Data Breaches on Customers

31% of consumers in the survey said they discontinued their relationship with a company that had one data breach. Of those consumers, 65% said they lost trust in the breached organization.

Customer Loss Rates Lead to Revenue LossCustomer Loss Rates Lead to Revenue Loss

Of the 113 companies sampled, 2% had low customer loss rates and an average revenue loss of $2.67 million. Those that lost more than 5% of their customers had average revenue losses of $3.94 million.

Differing Perceptions of Brand Value LossesDiffering Perceptions of Brand Value Losses

Loss of brand value is the biggest cost of a security breach for 71% of CMOs, whereas only 49% of IT practitioners see brand diminishment as the biggest cost.

Data Breach Is Top Threat to Brand ValueData Breach Is Top Threat to Brand Value

A data breach is a top threat to the reputation of a company and its brand value, but 45% of IT practitioners and 42% of CMOs don’t think brand protection is taken seriously in the C suite.

Who's Responsible for Brand Protection?Who’s Responsible for Brand Protection?

66% of IT respondents don’t think it’s their responsibility to protect their company’s brand. Of these, 50% do believe that a security incident would diminish the brand value of their company.

Allocation of Budgets to Protect BrandsAllocation of Budgets to Protect Brands

37% of CMOs said part of their marketing and communications budget goes toward brand preservation, but only 21% of IT practitioners allocate a portion of IT’s security budget to brand preservation.

Consumers' Expectations of Personal Information SecurityConsumers’ Expectations of Personal Information Security

80% of the consumers surveyed believe companies have an obligation to secure their customers’ personal information, but only 49% of CMOs and 48% of IT practitioners agree.

Who's Responsible for Controlling Access to Data?Who’s Responsible for Controlling Access to Data?

71% of consumers believe companies are obligated to control access to their personal information, but only 47% of CMOs and 46% of IT security practitioners agree.

Questioning Consumer Trust in IndustriesQuestioning Consumer Trust in Industries

80% of consumers said they trust healthcare providers to preserve their privacy and protect personal data, but only 26% of consumers trust credit card companies. Yet healthcare companies account for 34% of all data breaches, while financial organizations account for only 4.8%.

Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel
Karen A. Frenkel is a contributor to CIO Insight. She covers cybersecurity topics such as digital transformation, vulnerabilities, phishing, malware, and information governance.

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