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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 39 respondents*
META, Industrial/Manufacturing, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 24% of the total IT spend
average
$ 146 731
average
$ 146 731
max
$ 859 375
2018
2021
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 18 %
year
2018
2021
Security measures in place
Data provided by 43 respondents*
META, Industrial/Manufacturing, 999 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 43 respondents*
META, Industrial/Manufacturing, 999 employees
49%
Viruses & malware
44%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
44%
Physical loss of devices or media
42%
Data breach
35%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
35%
Incidents involving non-computing, connected devices
33%
DDoS attacks
33%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
33%
Targeted attacks
33%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
30%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
28%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
23%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
19%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
70%
Any cyberthreat
$ 153 458
Average cost of one incident
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Long gone are the times when an air gap would have been considered efficient. Today, industrial and manufacturing companies are just as vulnerable to malware as any other connected enterprise. However, with operational continuity vital, it is worth considering a cybersecurity solution specifically optimized for industrial operations. Another big problem for this sector is the inappropriate use of IT resources by staff, which cannot be solved without regular cyber awareness training.

The physical loss of devices and media, and, to some extent, targeted attacks, are a big issue for industrial and manufacturing companies in your region, demanding special attention during cybersecurity training. Training should occur regularly and involve renowned cybersecurity 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.

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