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 1 478 respondents*
All regions, All industries, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 24% of the total IT spend
$ 301 754
$ 301 754
$ 1 968 750
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
Attacks on online banking services
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
$ 135 618
Average cost of one incident
With more than 20 years of experience in studying malware as it evolved from hacktivism to advanced threats, we still observe that viruses, worms and trojans remain on the top of threats that businesses today encounter on daily basis. It means that whichever industry you belong to, your cybersecurity should be built upon the firm foundation of a multi-layered defense solution, incorporating advanced behavioral detection engine and top-notch expertise augmented with machine learning, powered by cloud-assisted threat intelligence network.
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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.