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 150 respondents*
Europe, All industries, 249 employees
IT Security budget makes up 20% of the total IT spend
$ 199 501
$ 199 501
$ 1 265 625
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
Attacks on online banking services
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
$ 103 635
Average cost of one incident
The smooth operation of European businesses depends on the resilience of their online services to DDoS attacks. This puts integrated DDoS attack mitigation strategies in high demand. Another key role in most cybersecurity incidents is the human factor. Thus, raising employees' cyber awareness should be one of the top priorities for European companies, especially in the wake of new GDPR regulations coming into effect in 2018.
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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.