The 2018 Cost of Data Breach Study: Impact of Business Continuity Management (BCM)1 sponsored by IBM, analyzes the financial and reputational benefits of having a BCM program in advance of a data breach. According to the research, BCM programs can reduce the per capita cost of data breach, the mean time to identify (MTTI) and the mean time to contain (MTTC) a data breach and the likelihood of experiencing such an incident over the next two years.