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.
IT security budget in 2019
Data provided by 881 respondents*
All regions, All industries, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 25% of the total IT spend
$ 7 952 497
$ 7 952 497
$ 101 250 000
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
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
$ 946 436
Average cost of one incident
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*These statistics are based on results from an online survey of 4,474 business representatives from companies with up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2019 by Kaspersky and B2B International. Statistics based on less than 30 respondents should be used with caution, due to this being a low base.