62% of organizations expect to be compromised in 2016 so if your organization has not yet been a victim of a data breach, it most likely will be at some point in time. Data breaches occur frequently and one of the more unsettling aspects of them is the timeframe it takes for an organization to even realize that a breach has occurred. On average, it takes 206 days for a breach to be detected and at that point a lot of the damage cannot be undone without considerable financial costs.
This infographic from Blue Coat depicts the life cycle of a data breach from start to finish. In order to prevent a breach happening at all, organizations should research and consider investing in a strong incident response plan. The cost to implement could very well pale in comparison to the financial consequences of a huge breach.