2015 wasn’t a good year for data centers when weighing the damage of downtime. The costs related to downtime climbed to $740,000 in 2015 for a single data center outage. That’s up from an average of $690,000 in 2013. And experts are blaming cybercrime as one of the leading causes of the outages, according to a report recently released by the Ponemon Institute and Emerson Network Power. Without significant inroads into keeping cyber attacks at bay, the damage could continue to climb.
Based on the Ponemon report, cybercrime accounted for 22