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 22 respondents*
North America, Government, 249 employees
IT Security budget makes up 26% of the total IT spend
$ 255 014
$ 255 014
$ 665 000
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
$ 85 550
Average cost of one incident
For companies working with government entities it is imperative to be 100% compliant with national legislature. Among the top concerns for your company are incidents with malware and the inappropriate use of IT resources by staff. While the first concern is effectively addressed by a comprehensive multi-layered security solution, the second requires raising cyber awareness among employees with training from cybersecurity professionals.
North American government institutions have been affected by targeted attacks with increasing frequency. This requires them to have stronger anti-targeted attack capabilities and better train their security 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 and B2B International. Statistics based on less than 30 respondents should be used with caution, due to this being a low base.