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IT security budget in 2018
Data provided by 43 respondents*
North America, Industrial/Manufacturing, 1 000 employees
IT Security budget makes up 31% of the total IT spend
$ 14 798 797
$ 14 798 797
$ 101 250 000
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 13 %
Security measures in place
Data provided by 45 respondents*
North America, Industrial/Manufacturing, 1 000 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 45 respondents*
North America, Industrial/Manufacturing, 1 000 employees
Viruses & malware
Physical loss of devices or media
Data breach
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
Targeted attacks
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
DDoS attacks
Incidents involving non-computing, connected devices
Any cyberthreat
$ 1 746 375
Average cost of one incident

Industrial and manufacturing companies are suffering most from a threat that is commonly overlooked-generic malware, which gets right inside the industrial network. This means the implementation of cybersecurity solutions, that are designed for industrial and manufacturing organizations and that are aware of specific OT assets, are imperative. To further improve cybersafety, it is recommended that these organizations invest in cybersecurity services that include regular cyber awareness training.

Industrial and manufacturing companies in North America report having problems with OT infrastructure that is exposed by external connections, and sometimes falls victim to targeted attacks. Specialized OT security services like industrial cybersecurity assessments are highly recommended as well as the implementation of specialized industrial network monitoring and anomaly detection tools.

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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.

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