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
$ 6 845 799
$ 6 845 799
$ 101 250 000
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
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.