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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 24 respondents*
LATAM, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
IT Security budget makes up 35% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 482 784
average
$ 482 784
max
$ 4 812 500
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 10 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 27 respondents*
LATAM, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
56%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
52%
Data breach
41%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
41%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
41%
Viruses & malware
41%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
37%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
37%
Physical loss of devices or media
37%
Targeted attacks
37%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
37%
DDoS attacks
33%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
30%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
30%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
30%
Cryptomining attacks
30%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
30%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
26%
Supply chain attacks
26%
IT Security policies violation by employees
22%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
22%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
22%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
15%
Fileless attacks
11%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
81%
Any cyberthreat
$ 108 661
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 23 respondents*
LATAM, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
64%
Endpoint Protection**
83%
Web Security
83%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
74%
Services - Threat intelligence
74%
Services - Security Education & Training
74%
Mobile Security
74%
Anti-DDoS Protection
74%
Network Securitу
74%
Security for Virtualization
70%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
70%
Industrial Cybersecurity
70%
Container Security
70%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
70%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
70%
Services - Incident Response
65%
Cloud Workload Security
65%
Network Sandboxing
65%
Messaging Security
65%
Services - Security Assessment
52%
IoT - Transportation Security
48%
SOAR
39%
SIEM
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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