A two-year pay freeze isn't likely to hurt the government in hiring and retaining infosec pros. People often choose to work for the government for a higher cause, to play a vital role in protecting the national interest.
"The effort with which an organization can recognize, analyze and respond to an incident will limit the damage and lower the cost of recovery," says Don Weber, former incident response professional at IBM.
Malicious criminal attacks have doubled, and the average cost of a data breach has increased to $204 per compromised record.
These are the headlines from the 5th annual "Cost of a Data Breach" study by the Ponemon Institute.