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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 53 respondents*
LATAM, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 31% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 331 458
average
$ 331 458
max
$ 2 953 125
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 16 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 56 respondents*
LATAM, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
54%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
48%
Data breach
46%
Viruses & malware
45%
IT Security policies violation by employees
41%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
39%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
36%
DDoS attacks
34%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
32%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
32%
Cryptomining attacks
30%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
30%
Targeted attacks
30%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
30%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
29%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
29%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
27%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
27%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
27%
Supply chain attacks
27%
Fileless attacks
27%
Physical loss of devices or media
25%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
23%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
21%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
86%
Any cyberthreat
$ 80 931
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 50 respondents*
LATAM, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
74%
Endpoint Protection**
90%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
90%
Web Security
90%
Network Securitу
88%
Anti-DDoS Protection
86%
Security for Virtualization
84%
Mobile Security
84%
Services - Threat intelligence
82%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
80%
Services - Security Education & Training
80%
Services - Security Assessment
80%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
80%
Cloud Workload Security
80%
Container Security
78%
Messaging Security
78%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
76%
Services - Incident Response
76%
Industrial Cybersecurity
74%
IoT - Transportation Security
72%
Network Sandboxing
56%
SIEM
56%
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 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 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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