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 40 respondents*
META, Retail & Wholesale, -1 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
Being an agile company in the retail and wholesale segment means you have no time to lose on fixing the consequences of malware infections on your systems. You are encouraged to deploy a comprehensive multi-layered cybersecurity solution in order to prevent an infection from happening. Another big problem for this sector is the inappropriate use of IT resources by staff, which cannot be solved without regular cyber awareness training.
With the wide range of hosting options provided in your region, incidents with third-party cloud services have become usual. It means in order to add an extra layer of defense to your systems, you should consider deploying a cloud security solution. The physical loss of devices and media, along with electronic leaks from internal resources are two additional issues for your region, demanding special attention during cybersecurity training.
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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.