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 16 respondents*
META, Finance, 249 employees
IT Security budget makes up 17% of the total IT spend
$ 132 465
$ 132 465
$ 859 375
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
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
Attacks on online banking services
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
$ 44 969
Average cost of one incident
You may not have a dedicated IT person in your team, but you should know that you will, at some point, have to deal with malware – if your company operates with financial transactions, it's very likely that your business will come under cybercriminal fire sooner or later. To effectively counter this threat, install a multi-layered security solution that fends off malware, protects your valuable data from ransomware, and allows for safe banking.
Companies working in the financial sector of your region report experiencing disruption to their services, due to DDoS attacks and the inappropriate use of IT resources by staff. To ensure that doesn't happen anymore, you are advised to implement a complete integrated DDoS attack mitigation strategy, and reserve budget for cyber awareness training, which you should commission from professionals.
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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.