Cleaning up data breach costs 15x more than encryption

Wednesday, 7 June 2006, 11:30 AM EST

Protecting customer records is a magnitude less expensive than paying for cleanup after a data breach or massive records loss, a research company said Tuesday.

Gartner analyst Avivah Litan said in a research note that data protection is cheaper than a data breach. She recently testified on identity theft at a Senate hearing held after the Department of Veterans Affairs lost 26.5 million vet identities.

At ITnews.

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