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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 45 respondents*
LATAM, IT & Telecoms, 99 employees
IT Security budget makes up 19% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 42 747
average
$ 42 747
max
$ 328 125
2019
2022
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 15 %
year
2019
2022
YoY Dynamics
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 53 respondents*
LATAM, IT & Telecoms, 99 employees
49%
Viruses & malware
45%
Data breach
45%
Physical loss of devices or media
38%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
32%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
30%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
30%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
28%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
26%
Targeted attacks
26%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
26%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
25%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
21%
Cryptomining attacks
17%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
17%
DDoS attacks
74%
Any cyberthreat
$ 9 375
Average cost of one incident
Security measures in place
Data provided by 53 respondents*
LATAM, IT & Telecoms, 99 employees
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 against 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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