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 2018
Data provided by 40 respondents*
META, Retail & Wholesale, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 29% of the total IT spend
$ 4 478 993
$ 4 478 993
$ 213 512 500
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
$ 828 696
Average cost of one incident
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 in the Middle East and Africa have to deal with targeted attacks and incidents with IT infrastructure hosted by third parties. Our advice is to ensure that core IT security solutions, e.g. a comprehensive endpoint protection platform, cloud security, mobile security and anti-targeted attack solutions, are equipped with the latest and most powerful technologies.
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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 and B2B International. Statistics based on less than 30 respondents should be used with caution, due to this being a low base.