Health industry ranks highest in per capita breach cost

Data breaches are most expensive for the health industry, a June 2017 Ponemon Institute report found.

Sponsored by IBM Security, the Ponemon Institute interviewed 419 companies from 13 countries about costs they incurred after a data breach. The institute also released an accompanying report focused on U.S. respondents.

Across industries, the overall mean for per capita data breach cost was $141, according to Ponemon Institute's analysis. Here are the 10 industries with the highest per capita costs in fiscal year 2017.

1. Health: $380

2. Financial: $245

3. Services: $223

4. Education: $200

5. Life science: $188

6. Technology: $165

7. Retail: $154

8. Communications: $150

9. Industrial: $149

10. Energy: $137

Click here to view the full report.

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