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 (MM/DD/YY): 06/24/2008


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


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