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Calculate your company's security profile

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 29 respondents*
APAC & Japan, Retail & Wholesale, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 22% of the total IT spend
View analytics for previous years
$ 19 811 147
$ 19 811 147
$ 343 750 000
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 13 %
YoY Dynamics
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 32 respondents*
APAC & Japan, Retail & Wholesale, 4 999 employees
Viruses & malware
Data breach
Physical loss of devices or media
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
Targeted attacks
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
DDoS attacks
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
Cryptomining attacks
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
Any cyberthreat
$ 878 775
Average cost of one incident
Security measures in place
Data provided by 32 respondents*
APAC & Japan, Retail & Wholesale, 4 999 employees

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 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.

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