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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 62 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 25% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 8 548 734
average
$ 8 548 734
max
$ 101 250 000
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 9 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 72 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
46%
Data breach
44%
IT Security policies violation by employees
42%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
42%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
42%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
40%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
40%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
38%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
38%
Targeted attacks
38%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
38%
Viruses & malware
36%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
36%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
36%
Physical loss of devices or media
35%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
35%
DDoS attacks
35%
Fileless attacks
32%
Cryptomining attacks
32%
Supply chain attacks
31%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
29%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
28%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
25%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
15%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
75%
Any cyberthreat
$ 479 818
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 58 respondents*
Europe, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
66%
Endpoint Protection**
93%
Network Securitу
90%
Services - Incident Response
86%
Mobile Security
84%
Industrial Cybersecurity
84%
Web Security
83%
Cloud Workload Security
83%
Security for Virtualization
78%
Messaging Security
78%
Services - Security Assessment
78%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
76%
Anti-DDoS Protection
76%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
74%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
72%
Container Security
71%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
69%
Services - Security Education & Training
69%
Services - Threat intelligence
67%
Network Sandboxing
60%
IoT - Transportation Security
60%
SOAR
55%
SIEM
Recommendations

IT and telecoms companies, data centers and cloud infrastructures, are at the forefront of implementing the newest technological advances, but they are also at the forefront when it comes to encountering the most cyber threats. They have one of the highest rates of virtual infrastructure cyber incidents, not to mention the fact they have to fight off huge amounts of malware and encounter DDoS and similar attacks every day. This means that, besides building a multi-layered defense against malware, they should be using specialized security solutions optimized for virtual environments, and should invest in cyber-awareness training for their staff. Only complete fully-fledged cybersecurity solutions for data centers and cloud-based systems can ensure the continuity of service that is such an important customer consideration for these organizations when they are selecting or changing provider.

European IT and telecoms companies have to counter targeted attacks and withstand DDoS attacks. We recommend they do this with the latest IT security solutions, combined with threat intelligence and cybersecurity services, anti-targeted attack and DDoS protection.

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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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