You spend time responding to an incident instead of working in your business
When you know something is wrong, you often don't actually know what is causing it or how bad it is. With a cyber incident, you'll usually need the help of specialist investigators or forensic auditors to conduct a review or audit to figure out what's happened and how bad the situation is. You might also need help restoring, recreating, or replacing your data. This expertise doesn't come cheap, but there are steps you can take to keep associated costs from destroying your bottom line.