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IT security budget in 2018
Data provided by 105 respondents*
North America, All industries, 249 employees
IT Security budget makes up 24% of the total IT spend
average
$ 220 060
average
$ 220 060
max
$ 1 031 250
2018
2021
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 8 %
year
2018
2021
Security measures in place
Data provided by 121 respondents*
North America, All industries, 249 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 121 respondents*
North America, All industries, 249 employees
60%
Viruses & malware
55%
Physical loss of devices or media
54%
Data breach
48%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
46%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
45%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
45%
Incidents involving non-computing, connected devices
44%
Targeted attacks
43%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
43%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
42%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
40%
DDoS attacks
34%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
33%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
6%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
2%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
2%
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
1%
Attacks on online banking services
1%
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
74%
Any cyberthreat
$ 119 779
Average cost of one incident
Recommendations

There is an alarming tendency of growing amount of targeted attacks affecting North American businesses.

To counter this growing threat, you are encouraged to put up stronger anti-targeted attacks capabilities and better train your 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 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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