Losing your money

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This is a Business Impact. To view all business impact, please see the Business Impact page.


Last revision (06/24/08): 06/24/2008

Description

Any company as a whole is made up of individuals. If the company experiences a revenue reduction, this translates down to a reduction in benefits for the employees and possibly even to a reduction of the number of its employees.

Risk Factors

• The financial report is impacted when an application or network service level agreement is not met.

  • Reduction in benefits for the individual.
  • Reduction in headcount for the company.
  • A company's expenses will exceed its revenues.
  • Hackers invading a network or application system.
  • PCI compliancy did not occur and the company is fined.


Examples

A Company's Expenses Exceed Its Revenues

The business looks at ways to reduce costs. Employee benefits are re-examined and modified to support reducing company cost thus reducing its yearly expenses.

Domino Impact

A hacker invades a network and finds its way through an application wall. The customer’s encrypted personal data was opened and used outside in the business market. The customer files a lawsuit against the company. The company files bankruptcy.


Related Technical Impacts

- Loss of confidentiality

- Loss of integrity

- Loss of availability

- Loss of accountability


References

  • OWASP Top 10 - Ruby on Rails version, [1]