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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 2019
Data provided by 18 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
IT Security budget makes up 15% of the total IT spend
average
$ 126 881
average
$ 126 881
max
$ 1 203 125
2019
2022
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 8 %
year
2019
2022
Security measures in place
Data provided by 24 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 24 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
63%
Data breach
58%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
58%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
54%
Targeted attacks
54%
Viruses & malware
50%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
50%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
46%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
46%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
46%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
46%
Physical loss of devices or media
42%
DDoS attacks
42%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
38%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
33%
Cryptomining attacks
75%
Any cyberthreat
$ 102 742
Average cost of one incident
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 4,474 business representatives from companies with up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2019 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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