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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 42 respondents*
North America, Industrial/Manufacturing, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 33% of the total IT spend
average
$ 467 522
average
$ 467 522
max
$ 1 968 750
2018
2021
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 15 %
year
2018
2021
Security measures in place
Data provided by 46 respondents*
North America, Industrial/Manufacturing, 999 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 46 respondents*
North America, Industrial/Manufacturing, 999 employees
65%
Viruses & malware
65%
Physical loss of devices or media
63%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
61%
Data breach
54%
Incidents involving non-computing, connected devices
54%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
52%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
52%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
50%
DDoS attacks
50%
Targeted attacks
50%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
46%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
43%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
35%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
85%
Any cyberthreat
$ 135 482
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, along with the electronic leakage of data from internal systems is a big issue for North American industrial and manufacturing companies. This demands special attention during cybersecurity training. Such training should occur regularly and involve renown 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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