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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.

IT security budget in 2021

Data provided by 52 respondents*
All regions, Retail & Wholesale, 99 employees
IT Security budget makes up 18% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 47 968
average
$ 47 968
max
$ 306 250
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 10 %
year
2021
2024
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 56 respondents*
All regions, Retail & Wholesale, 99 employees
40%
Data breach
39%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
35%
Physical loss of devices or media
34%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
34%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
32%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
32%
IT Security policies violation by employees
32%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
31%
Targeted attacks
31%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
31%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
30%
Viruses & malware
29%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
29%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
28%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
28%
Fileless attacks
28%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
26%
Cryptomining attacks
26%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
25%
DDoS attacks
23%
Supply chain attacks
12%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
10%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
6%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
67%
Any cyberthreat
$ 38 768
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 16 respondents*
All regions, Retail & Wholesale, 99 employees
70%
Endpoint Protection**
94%
Network Securitу
89%
Mobile Security
89%
Messaging Security
83%
Anti-DDoS Protection
83%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
81%
Web Security
80%
Services - Security Education & Training
80%
Cloud Workload Security
78%
Services - Security Assessment
76%
IoT - Transportation Security
74%
Security for Virtualization
72%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
72%
Services - Incident Response
72%
Services - Threat intelligence
67%
Network Sandboxing
64%
Container Security
61%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
59%
Industrial Cybersecurity
53%
SIEM
53%
SOAR
51%
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Recommendations

Being an agile company in the retail and wholesale segment means you have no time to lose on fixing the consequences of malware infections on your systems. You are encouraged to deploy a comprehensive multi-layered cybersecurity solution in order to prevent an infection from happening. Another big problem for this sector is the inappropriate use of IT resources by staff, which cannot be solved without regular cyber awareness training.

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*These statistics are based on results from an online survey of 3,063 business representatives from companies with 50 and up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2021 by Kaspersky and B2B International. Statistics based on less than 30 respondents should be used with caution, due to this being a low base.

** The methodology for measuring endpoint protection represents the penetration of endpoint protection in businesses meaning the proportion of corporate endpoints (both physical devices and virtual endpoints) that have endpoint security software installed in the average organization of this vertical and segment

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