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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 2019
Data provided by 70 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
IT Security budget makes up 21% of the total IT spend
average
$ 236 426
average
$ 236 426
max
$ 1 531 250
2019
2022
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 11 %
year
2019
2022
Security measures in place
Data provided by 85 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 85 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
66%
Viruses & malware
64%
Data breach
61%
Physical loss of devices or media
59%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
55%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
52%
Targeted attacks
52%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
49%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
48%
DDoS attacks
47%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
47%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
47%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
44%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
44%
Cryptomining attacks
41%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
85%
Any cyberthreat
$ 109 202
Average cost of one incident
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 4,474 business representatives from companies with up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2019 by Kaspersky 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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