I'm sure there is a lot of exaggeration on the effects of an incident. Some business tend to fell more the effects of an incident than others, for instance. We can tell that the retail business can survive pretty much harmless to an incident, like we saw with TJX and so many others. But what about payment services companies?
The last two examples are really interesting, CardSystems and Heartland. CardSystem is out of business because of its incident. Heartland is surviving, but take a look at their share price:
The impact can be zero? Yes it can, but it depends on a series of factors, like the organization business, details of the incident (what type of information has leaked, how it happened) and how the organization dealt with it.
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