VGW: For the past 6 years, data tracking agencies have estimated approximately 100 million breaches of data each year. While this may sound like an insanely high number, consider now that for 2011, Sony has 100 million breaches on their own. The magnitude of this is starting to become clearer. However his statement contained more frightening information as he details that it is estimated for each of these records breached, it costs approximately $214 in clean-up. That means that for a breach involving 100 million records, the total dollar value skyrockets to $21 billion. Keep in mind that this figure does not include the national investigation agencies involved such as Homeland Security or the FBI. That total, Spafford guesstimates at around an addition $100 million. Who foots this bill? The U.S. taxpayers, naturally.