How much will that cost?
Data breaches certainly are priceless when it comes to reputation damage and loss of customers. However, The Poneman Institute recently issued a report that quantifies the monetary cost: First Annual Cost of Cyber Crime Study- Benchmark Study of U.S. Companies. It's definitely a fascinating read and I'll tell you what, this chart should be a wake-up call to every company out there in terms of the need to lock down data, not just the perimeter:
Oncee again, excellent information produced by Poneman.