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 46 respondents*
North America, Retail & Wholesale, -1 employees
IT Security budget makes up 38% of the total IT spend
$ 25 678 706
$ 25 678 706
$ 281 250 000
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
$ 2 336 116
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.
Your business relies on data exchange with suppliers and customers. Cyber incidents that may happen within this exchange and the physical loss of devices or media should be given 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.