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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 2021

Data provided by 97 respondents*
Europe, All industries, 99 employees
IT Security budget makes up 22% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 107 501
average
$ 107 501
max
$ 765 625
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 14 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 114 respondents*
Europe, All industries, 99 employees
43%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
42%
Data breach
37%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
36%
IT Security policies violation by employees
35%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
35%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
34%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
33%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
33%
Viruses & malware
31%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
31%
DDoS attacks
31%
Physical loss of devices or media
30%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
29%
Fileless attacks
28%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
28%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
27%
Supply chain attacks
26%
Targeted attacks
26%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
25%
Cryptomining attacks
16%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
15%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
14%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
10%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
5%
Attacks on online banking services
5%
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
4%
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
71%
Any cyberthreat
$ 68 747
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 70 respondents*
Europe, All industries, 99 employees
68%
Endpoint Protection**
75%
Network Securitу
73%
Web Security
67%
Anti-DDoS Protection
66%
Mobile Security
64%
Services - Threat intelligence
64%
Cloud Workload Security
64%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
61%
Services - Security Education & Training
58%
Industrial Cybersecurity
58%
Security for Virtualization
58%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
57%
Network Sandboxing
56%
Services - Incident Response
56%
Messaging Security
53%
Services - Security Assessment
53%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
53%
IoT - Transportation Security
52%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
50%
Container Security
47%
SIEM
40%
SOAR
13%
Services - Industrial Cybersecurity Assessment
Recommendations

The smooth operation of European businesses depends on the resilience of their online services to DDoS attacks. This puts integrated DDoS attack mitigation strategies in high demand. Another key role in most cybersecurity incidents is the human factor. Thus, raising employees' cyber awareness should be one of the top priorities for European companies, especially in the wake of new GDPR regulations coming into effect in 2018.

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*These statistics are based on results from an online survey of 3,063 business representatives from companies with 50 and up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2021 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 methodology for measuring endpoint protection 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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