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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 2020
Data provided by 43 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 40% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 414 537
average
$ 414 537
max
$ 2 406 250
2020
2023
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 14 %
year
2020
2023
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 44 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
57%
Data breach
57%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
57%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
57%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
55%
IT Security policies violation by employees
55%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
55%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
52%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
52%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
52%
Cryptomining attacks
52%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
50%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
50%
Physical loss of devices or media
48%
Viruses & malware
48%
Targeted attacks
45%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
45%
DDoS attacks
45%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
43%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
43%
Fileless attacks
39%
Supply chain attacks
34%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
25%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
25%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
84%
Any cyberthreat
$ 140 310
Average cost of one incident
Security measures in place
Data provided by 36 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
92%
Web Security
83%
Network Sandboxing
83%
Services - Security Education & Training
81%
Network Securitу
81%
Cloud Workload Security
78%
Services - Security Assessment
78%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
78%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
78%
Security for Virtualization
78%
Messaging Security
75%
Industrial Cybersecurity
75%
Anti-DDoS Protection
75%
Mobile Security
75%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
72%
IoT - Transportation Security
69%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
69%
Services - Incident Response
69%
Services - Threat intelligence
67%
SOAR
64%
Container Security
64%
Endpoint Protection**
64%
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.

IT and Telecom companies operating in your region are the first to witness targeted attacks affecting you or your clients. Your ability to deal with attacks depends on the quality of your cybersecurity officers, which can be improved via specialized training. The physical loss of devices and media is another big issue for your region, demanding special attention during cyber awareness training.

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*These statistics are based on results from an online survey of 5,266 business representatives from companies with 50 and up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2020 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 significant increase in the IT security budget in 2020 may be caused by the change of the survey sample for several verticals and significant fluctuations in budgets in these verticals.

** The methodology for measuring endpoint protection has been changed: now it 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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