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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 79 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 250 employees
IT Security budget makes up 31% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 610 805
average
$ 610 805
max
$ 3 937 500
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 87 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 250 employees
54%
Data breach
47%
IT Security policies violation by employees
46%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
46%
Viruses & malware
44%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
43%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
43%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
41%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
41%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
41%
Physical loss of devices or media
39%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
38%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
37%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
37%
Fileless attacks
34%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
34%
Targeted attacks
33%
Cryptomining attacks
33%
Supply chain attacks
33%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
30%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
30%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
29%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
28%
DDoS attacks
16%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
79%
Any cyberthreat
$ 111 896
Average cost of one incident
Security measures in place
Data provided by 79 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 250 employees
85%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
81%
Network Securitу
80%
Web Security
78%
Mobile Security
78%
Services - Incident Response
77%
Messaging Security
77%
Cloud Workload Security
76%
Services - Threat intelligence
75%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
73%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
72%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
71%
Security for Virtualization
70%
Industrial Cybersecurity
68%
Anti-DDoS Protection
68%
Services - Security Assessment
68%
Services - Security Education & Training
68%
IoT - Transportation Security
67%
Network Sandboxing
66%
Container Security
65%
Endpoint Protection**
61%
SIEM
54%
SOAR
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.

In order to ensure the resilience of your online services to DDoS attacks, make sure that you implement an integrated DDoS mitigation strategy. The physical loss of devices and 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 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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