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RE: Statistics
From: Philip Wagenaar <pb.wagenaar () chello nl>
Date: Sat, 04 Dec 2004 18:56:15 +0100


Nobody knows real numbers. Sometimes you can read an article about how much
hackers cost a certain business, but even those numbers are estimates.

Besides, what I always have wondered and found interesting is how many
company's keep security breaches secret. It's is hard for me to believe that
a bank has never been hacked, and that a hacker caused a lot of trouble. If
this has happened there is a 100% possibility that the bank will keep the
incident behind closed doors. In fact, I believe that most hacks, involving
some amount of money in damages, but even more important, if it would be
made public the customers would lose faith in the company, all hacks are
kept secret. There is no good reason for a company to go public on a hack.

This is why I believe that any numbers you will find are based on somebody'
own estimate and is not even close to the real number, because nobody knows

Philip Wagenaar

-----Oorspronkelijk bericht-----
Van: Ralf Allar [mailto:ralf.allar () netcologne de]
Verzonden: vrijdag 3 december 2004 12:09
Aan: security-basics () securityfocus com
Onderwerp: Statistics


does anyone have a good source for security
statistics? I'm looking for numbers on how much
damage do hackers cost the industry, how many
budget was spent in security issues and so on.

Can anyone help me?


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