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Securing Your Business with Cisco ASA and PIX Firewalls by Greg Abelar

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Attack Impact

In the world of modern business, owners walk a fine line between profitability and loss. Margins are being squeezed, and expenses are increasing. The last thing business owners want to worry about is additional losses caused by network security problems. It's beyond the scope of this book to conduct security expenditure versus threat risk analysis, but it is appropriate to point out that the cost of an attack can affect the profit and loss of a business. This section helps business owners understand what the impact of a security incident in their company might entail.

The impact on a business of being attacked could be manifold; such impact includes not only the obvious loss of revenue and cost of cleaning up after an attack, but ...

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