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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 23 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 50 employees
IT Security budget makes up 21% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 116 419
average
$ 116 419
max
$ 328 125
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 27 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 50 employees
52%
Data breach
52%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
44%
Viruses & malware
44%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
41%
DDoS attacks
41%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
41%
Targeted attacks
41%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
41%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
41%
IT Security policies violation by employees
37%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
37%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
37%
Fileless attacks
37%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
37%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
33%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
30%
Physical loss of devices or media
30%
Supply chain attacks
30%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
30%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
26%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
26%
Cryptomining attacks
26%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
22%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
81%
Any cyberthreat
$ 29 964
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 24 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 50 employees
67%
Endpoint Protection**
83%
Web Security
83%
Network Securitу
75%
Mobile Security
75%
Services - Security Education & Training
75%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
75%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
71%
IoT - Transportation Security
71%
Cloud Workload Security
71%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
71%
Anti-DDoS Protection
71%
Services - Threat intelligence
67%
Network Sandboxing
67%
Security for Virtualization
67%
Messaging Security
63%
Services - Security Assessment
63%
Container Security
63%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
63%
Industrial Cybersecurity
54%
Services - Incident Response
54%
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 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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