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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 41 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 250 employees
IT Security budget makes up 29% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 310 279
average
$ 310 279
max
$ 1 968 750
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 11 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 45 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 250 employees
60%
Data breach
51%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
47%
IT Security policies violation by employees
42%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
42%
Fileless attacks
42%
Cryptomining attacks
42%
Physical loss of devices or media
42%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
40%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
40%
Targeted attacks
40%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
40%
Viruses & malware
38%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
36%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
36%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
36%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
36%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
33%
Supply chain attacks
33%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
31%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
29%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
29%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
29%
DDoS attacks
24%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
82%
Any cyberthreat
$ 115 435
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 38 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 250 employees
64%
Endpoint Protection**
89%
Network Securitу
87%
Web Security
87%
Cloud Workload Security
84%
IoT - Transportation Security
84%
Messaging Security
84%
Security for Virtualization
84%
Services - Security Education & Training
79%
Industrial Cybersecurity
79%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
79%
Services - Threat intelligence
79%
Mobile Security
76%
Services - Security Assessment
74%
Services - Incident Response
71%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
71%
Network Sandboxing
71%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
71%
Container Security
68%
SIEM
66%
SOAR
66%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
66%
Anti-DDoS Protection
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 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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