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 98 respondents*
META, All industries, 1 000 employees
IT Security budget makes up 32% of the total IT spend
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$ 6 035 307
$ 6 035 307
$ 101 250 000
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
The META region is very fast-growing in terms of information technology and telecommunication development. Generally, the economy's growth strategy is to create an environment that will attract global business, promoting regional development and commercial success. Cybercriminals are well-aware of this approach and believe the META region offers them good opportunities to monetize cyberattacks. Our advice to META businesses is that they should understand the risks, and implement a strong IT security risk mitigation strategy, involving high levels of security awareness enablement for employees. It’s also very important to ensure that core IT security solutions, e.g. endpoint protection platform, cloud security, mobile security and anti-targeted attack solutions, are equipped with the latest and most powerful technologies.
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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.