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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.

IT security budget in 2021

Data provided by 216 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, -1 employees
IT Security budget makes up 31% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 7 041 712
average
$ 7 041 712
max
$ 67 500 000
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 11 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 248 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, -1 employees
54%
Data breach
47%
IT Security policies violation by employees
42%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
41%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
41%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
41%
Physical loss of devices or media
41%
Targeted attacks
40%
Viruses & malware
39%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
38%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
38%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
38%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
36%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
36%
DDoS attacks
35%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
35%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
32%
Fileless attacks
31%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
30%
Cryptomining attacks
30%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
30%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
28%
Supply chain attacks
27%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
25%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
83%
Any cyberthreat
$ 442 131
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 192 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, -1 employees
68%
Endpoint Protection**
88%
Web Security
86%
Network Securitу
81%
Security for Virtualization
78%
Mobile Security
74%
Services - Threat intelligence
73%
Cloud Workload Security
71%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
69%
Services - Security Assessment
69%
Messaging Security
65%
Services - Security Education & Training
65%
Industrial Cybersecurity
64%
Container Security
63%
Anti-DDoS Protection
62%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
62%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
61%
Services - Incident Response
57%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
56%
Network Sandboxing
54%
IoT - Transportation Security
45%
SIEM
44%
SOAR
Recommendations

Telecom companies, data centers and cloud infrastructure are frequent targets for cyberattacks. You will be the first line of defense for your clients in the case of a malware outbreak. Thus, you are encouraged to deploy a comprehensive multi-layered cybersecurity solution. Another big problem for this sector is the inappropriate use of IT resources by staff, which cannot be solved without regular cyber awareness training.

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*These statistics are based on results from an online survey of 3,063 business representatives from companies with 50 and up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2021 by Kaspersky and B2B International. Statistics based on less than 30 respondents should be used with caution, due to this being a low base.

** The methodology for measuring endpoint protection represents the penetration of endpoint protection in businesses meaning the proportion of corporate endpoints (both physical devices and virtual endpoints) that have endpoint security software installed in the average organization of this vertical and segment

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