Data Breach Risk Calculator

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Calculate your costs and risks

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Protect your company and calculate your risk

Complete our short survey today and identify your risk profile:

  • Your company’s risk of experiencing a data breach
  • The average cost per compromised record
  • The total cost of a data breach at your company

Compare your risk profile to other companies:

  • Within and outside your industry
  • Do and do not have a Chief Information Security Officer (CISO)
  • Have a similar number of employees
  • Operate in one country or multiple countries

Calculate your costs and risks

More about the calculator


The information used to create the calculator was gathered from surveys and interviews relating to actual data loss incidents. A shadow pricing method that is commonly used in applied economic research helped to shape the survey design. The size and scope of the survey items were limited to known cost categories that cut across different industry sectors. More about the methodology.

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