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This is the ultimate guide to the cost of IT security. Select the details that match your company to see the average budgets your industry peers spend on IT security (by region, industry, size), what security measures they take, the major threat vectors they encounter, how much money they lose as a result, and what you can do to avoid being compromised. The Calculator has been created as an adjustable tool. The data presented can be updated and/or added to over time based on insights from customers and Kaspersky Lab.
IT security budget in 2018
Data provided by 1 736 respondents*
All regions, All industries, 99 employees
IT Security budget makes up 20% of the total IT spend
average
$ 10 180
average
$ 10 180
max
$ 133 000
2018
2021
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 14 %
year
2018
2021
Security measures in place
Data provided by 2 136 respondents*
All regions, All industries, 99 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 2 136 respondents*
All regions, All industries, 99 employees
42%
Viruses & malware
38%
Physical loss of devices or media
32%
Data breach
31%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
26%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
25%
Targeted attacks
24%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
24%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
24%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
24%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
24%
Incidents involving non-computing, connected devices
24%
DDoS attacks
23%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
18%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
2%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
1%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
1%
Attacks on online banking services
1%
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
1%
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
59%
Any cyberthreat
$ 16 384
Average cost of one incident
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*These statistics are based on results from an online survey of 6,687 business representatives from companies with up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2018 by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Statistics based on less than 30 respondents should be used with caution, due to this being a low base.

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