Firms pay more to bosses following a security breach and invest less in R&D, new study finds

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Bosses get paid more after cyber security breaches to maintain their firms’ reputation, research and development spending gets cut, a study finds. Security breaches in firms have been on the rise as cyber attacks have advanced. Researchers at the Warwick Business School have found that the lasting effect of a security breach included firms paying lower dividends and less investment into research and development for up to five years following the breach.

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