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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 2020
Data provided by 123 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
IT Security budget makes up 30% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 258 874
average
$ 258 874
max
$ 1 425 000
2020
2023
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 13 %
year
2020
2023
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 146 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
48%
Data breach
45%
Viruses & malware
42%
IT Security policies violation by employees
42%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
41%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
38%
DDoS attacks
38%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
37%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
36%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
36%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
35%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
34%
Physical loss of devices or media
34%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
33%
Targeted attacks
33%
Supply chain attacks
32%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
32%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
32%
Cryptomining attacks
31%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
29%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
28%
Fileless attacks
27%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
26%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
23%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
78%
Any cyberthreat
$ 91 468
Average cost of one incident
Security measures in place
Data provided by 128 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
78%
Network Securitу
74%
Web Security
72%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
70%
Services - Security Assessment
70%
Anti-DDoS Protection
69%
Messaging Security
69%
Services - Threat intelligence
67%
Endpoint Protection**
67%
Cloud Workload Security
66%
Services - Incident Response
63%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
63%
Mobile Security
62%
Security for Virtualization
61%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
59%
Network Sandboxing
59%
Container Security
59%
Industrial Cybersecurity
59%
IoT - Transportation Security
58%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
52%
Services - Security Education & Training
47%
SIEM
43%
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 5,266 business representatives from companies with 50 and up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2020 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 significant increase in the IT security budget in 2020 may be caused by the change of the survey sample for several verticals and significant fluctuations in budgets in these verticals.

** The methodology for measuring endpoint protection has been changed: now it 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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