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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 179 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 32% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 9 721 558
average
$ 9 721 558
max
$ 218 750 000
2020
2023
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 9 %
year
2020
2023
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 201 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
50%
Data breach
46%
Viruses & malware
44%
DDoS attacks
44%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
42%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
42%
IT Security policies violation by employees
40%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
40%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
39%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
39%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
38%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
38%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
37%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
37%
Physical loss of devices or media
37%
Targeted attacks
36%
Fileless attacks
36%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
35%
Supply chain attacks
35%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
34%
Cryptomining attacks
33%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
29%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
28%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
25%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
82%
Any cyberthreat
$ 874 723
Average cost of one incident
Security measures in place
Data provided by 174 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
69%
Endpoint Protection**
83%
Web Security
83%
Network Securitу
79%
Mobile Security
77%
Security for Virtualization
77%
Cloud Workload Security
75%
Services - Security Assessment
72%
Services - Threat intelligence
71%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
70%
Anti-DDoS Protection
70%
Messaging Security
70%
Industrial Cybersecurity
70%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
70%
Services - Incident Response
69%
Services - Security Education & Training
68%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
67%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
66%
Container Security
64%
IoT - Transportation Security
61%
Network Sandboxing
56%
SOAR
54%
SIEM
Recommendations

IT and telecoms companies, data centers and cloud infrastructures, are at the forefront of implementing the newest technological advances, but they are also at the forefront when it comes to encountering the most cyber threats. They have one of the highest rates of virtual infrastructure cyber incidents, not to mention the fact they have to fight off huge amounts of malware and encounter DDoS and similar attacks every day. This means that, besides building a multi-layered defense against malware, they should be using specialized security solutions optimized for virtual environments, and should invest in cyber-awareness training for their staff. Only complete fully-fledged cybersecurity solutions for data centers and cloud-based systems can ensure the continuity of service that is such an important customer consideration for these organizations when they are selecting or changing provider.

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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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