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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 Lab.
IT security budget in 2018
Data provided by 265 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 28% of the total IT spend
$ 7 087 287
$ 7 087 287
$ 101 250 000
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 17 %
Security measures in place
Data provided by 316 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 316 respondents*
All regions, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
Viruses & malware
Physical loss of devices or media
Data breach
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
DDoS attacks
Targeted attacks
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
Incidents involving non-computing, connected devices
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
Any cyberthreat
$ 1 119 014
Average cost of one incident

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 6,687 business representatives from companies with up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2018 by Kaspersky Lab 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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