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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 353 respondents*
North America, All industries, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 28% of the total IT spend
average
$ 10 448 618
average
$ 10 448 618
max
$ 101 250 000
2018
2021
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 11 %
year
2018
2021
Security measures in place
Data provided by 388 respondents*
North America, All industries, 4 999 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 388 respondents*
North America, All industries, 4 999 employees
62%
Physical loss of devices or media
62%
Viruses & malware
51%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
48%
Data breach
46%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
43%
Targeted attacks
43%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
43%
DDoS attacks
41%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
40%
Incidents involving non-computing, connected devices
39%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
39%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
39%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
35%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
10%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
6%
Attacks on online banking services
6%
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
6%
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
5%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
75%
Any cyberthreat
$ 1 507 621
Average cost of one incident
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North America is one of the most developed regions from an IT and telecommunications standpoint, which makes this area a high priority for attackers armed with the latest cyberthreats. So North American companies should be ready to be ‘early adopters,’ implementing all the latest IT security technologies e.g. anti-targeted attack systems, EDR, industrial security systems and threat intelligence, as soon as they become available. A cloud security strategy is critical, as so many business processes in this region are dependent on public cloud infrastructures (such as AWS and AZURE).

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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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