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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 82 respondents*
APAC & Japan, Retail & Wholesale, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 22% of the total IT spend
average
$ 6 845 799
average
$ 6 845 799
max
$ 101 250 000
2018
2021
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 14 %
year
2018
2021
Security measures in place
Data provided by 84 respondents*
APAC & Japan, Retail & Wholesale, 4 999 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 84 respondents*
APAC & Japan, Retail & Wholesale, 4 999 employees
64%
Physical loss of devices or media
61%
Viruses & malware
58%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
56%
Data breach
56%
DDoS attacks
55%
Targeted attacks
55%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
55%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
54%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
54%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
54%
Incidents involving non-computing, connected devices
54%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
49%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
45%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
76%
Any cyberthreat
$ 1 369 907
Average cost of one incident
Recommendations

Retail and wholesale companies rely heavily on the staff they employ. In the digital age, they encounter cyberthreats such as malware, the inappropriate use of IT infrastructure by staff, and the physical loss of devices or media containing sensitive data. While the malware threat can be effectively mitigated by up-to-date information security solutions, including security solutions for POS terminals, the only way to improve the IT security performance of staff is through regular cyber-awareness training.

Retail and wholesale companies operating in Japan and APAC often have to deal with incidents that occur within IT infrastructure hosted by third parties or during data exchange with their suppliers. Sometimes incidents involve cloud services as well. Therefore, it is recommended that these organizations invest in the latest IT security technologies and services, especially embedded systems protection, data center security and cloud security solutions. Setting aside part of their budget for a cybersecurity services contract is also a good idea.

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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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