Today, the pace of world change astounds us, and cybersecurity reflects that, unlike any other industry. The data from the last decade tells us an amazing — and sometimes troubling — story. In 2014, the average cost of a data breach was $3.5 million. Today, the average cost of a data breach has surged nearly 30% to $4.45 million per breach. Meanwhile, companies in the U.S. spend an average of $9.48 million per breach, according to the latest report.