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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 29 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
IT Security budget makes up 18% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 170 028
average
$ 170 028
max
$ 984 375
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 11 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 30 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
53%
Data breach
50%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
43%
Viruses & malware
43%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
40%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
40%
DDoS attacks
37%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
37%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
37%
IT Security policies violation by employees
37%
Supply chain attacks
33%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
33%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
33%
Physical loss of devices or media
33%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
33%
Targeted attacks
30%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
30%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
27%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
27%
Fileless attacks
23%
Cryptomining attacks
23%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
23%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
20%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
17%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
73%
Any cyberthreat
$ 59 844
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 25 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
70%
Endpoint Protection**
84%
Network Securitу
80%
Security for Virtualization
80%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
76%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
76%
Anti-DDoS Protection
72%
Web Security
72%
Industrial Cybersecurity
72%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
72%
Services - Security Assessment
72%
Services - Incident Response
68%
Cloud Workload Security
68%
SIEM
68%
Container Security
68%
Services - Threat intelligence
68%
Mobile Security
64%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
64%
Network Sandboxing
60%
IoT - Transportation Security
60%
Services - Security Education & Training
60%
SOAR
56%
Messaging Security
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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