The conference call was brief. Tense, on our end, but brief.
“Mr. Vinston, we were able to negotiate them down to $3 million,” the voice on the other end of the call told our CEO. “My advice is to weigh that amount against the cost of rebuilding your environment, PR damage, and the business disruption.”
“Thank you, Max,” our CEO replied before hanging up on the consultant our cyber-insurance policy provided. He looked at me, then at the heads of our legal and finance departments. Then back at me.
“You’re the CISO, Tom,” he said. “How much worse is this going to get?”
I wish I had a better response. “The truth is, Jim, I don’t know.”