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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 178 respondents*
All regions, Finance, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 27% of the total IT spend
average
$ 344 011
average
$ 344 011
max
$ 2 109 375
2018
2021
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 14 %
year
2018
2021
Security measures in place
Data provided by 209 respondents*
All regions, Finance, 999 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 209 respondents*
All regions, Finance, 999 employees
55%
Viruses & malware
52%
Physical loss of devices or media
50%
Data breach
47%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
44%
DDoS attacks
43%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
41%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
39%
Targeted attacks
38%
Incidents involving non-computing, connected devices
37%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
36%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
35%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
35%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
34%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
30%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
19%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
19%
Attacks on online banking services
19%
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
18%
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
78%
Any cyberthreat
$ 138 342
Average cost of one incident
Recommendations

You may not have a dedicated IT person in your team, but you should know that you will, at some point, have to deal with malware - if your company operates with financial transactions, it's very likely that your business will come under cybercriminal fire sooner or later.

To effectively counter this threat, install a multi-layered security solution that fends off malware, protects your valuable data from ransomware, and allows for safe banking.

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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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