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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 2018
Data provided by 63 respondents*
APAC & Japan, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 27% of the total IT spend
$ 597 215
$ 597 215
$ 2 812 500
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 14 %
Security measures in place
Data provided by 68 respondents*
APAC & Japan, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 68 respondents*
APAC & Japan, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
Physical loss of devices or media
Data breach
Viruses & malware
DDoS attacks
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
Targeted attacks
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
Incidents involving non-computing, connected devices
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
Any cyberthreat
$ 188 000
Average cost of one incident

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.

In order to ensure resilience of your online services against DDoS attacks, make sure that you implement an integrated DDoS mitigation strategy. Incidents with data sharing and the physical loss of devices or media is another big issue for your region, demanding special attention during cybersecurity training.

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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 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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