Average cost per data breach in the United States 2006-2019

In 2019, the average cost to businesses affected by a data breach in the United States amounted to 8.19 million U.S. dollars, up from 7.91 million U.S. dollars in the previous year. The global average cost per data breach was 3.92 million U.S. dollars.

Average organizational cost to a business in the United States after a data breach from 2006 to 2019

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Sources

Release date

July 2019

Region

United States

Survey time period

2006 to 2019

Supplementary notes

Total breach costs include: lost business resulting from diminished trust or confidence of customers; costs related to detection, escalation, and notification of the breach; and ex-post response activities, such as credit report monitoring.
The date is dated in the year of publication rather than the fieldwork completion date.

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