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Estimating the $ of a Security Incident.

Using growth metrics to help forecast a bad day.

How bad would it be if we were breached?

The Executive Summary

Analyzing user and revenue growth metrics.

How do active customers typically fluctuate?

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How drastically does their MRR fluctuate?

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How much do customers fluctuate in value?

Let’s revisit their previous “bad day”.

They handled their breach really well.

Let’s estimate a *new* bad day.

Here are three future incident forecasts:

What’s up with these numbers?

What influenced my forecast?

What can be said with this data?

If a similar incident were to be handled poorly, I think there is a 90% probability we could lose $12k–$400k in MRR.

If we could handle it as well as last time, it will look more like $8k-$50k of lost MRR.

Conclusion

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