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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 303 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 28% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 389 069
average
$ 389 069
max
$ 2 187 500
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 13 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 344 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
53%
Data breach
48%
Viruses & malware
48%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
47%
IT Security policies violation by employees
41%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
41%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
40%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
40%
DDoS attacks
40%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
40%
Physical loss of devices or media
40%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
39%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
39%
Targeted attacks
39%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
38%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
38%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
37%
Cryptomining attacks
37%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
36%
Fileless attacks
36%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
34%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
34%
Supply chain attacks
30%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
24%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
80%
Any cyberthreat
$ 110 245
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 292 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
65%
Endpoint Protection**
86%
Network Securitу
82%
Web Security
78%
Mobile Security
76%
Security for Virtualization
76%
Cloud Workload Security
76%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
74%
Services - Threat intelligence
72%
Services - Incident Response
72%
Services - Security Assessment
71%
Messaging Security
71%
Anti-DDoS Protection
71%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
71%
Services - Security Education & Training
69%
Network Sandboxing
69%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
68%
Container Security
67%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
66%
Industrial Cybersecurity
62%
IoT - Transportation Security
54%
SIEM
50%
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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