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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 20 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
IT Security budget makes up 35% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 576 771
average
$ 576 771
max
$ 3 325 000
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 26 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
62%
Data breach
54%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
54%
Targeted attacks
54%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
54%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
50%
Supply chain attacks
50%
Fileless attacks
50%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
46%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
46%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
46%
Viruses & malware
46%
Physical loss of devices or media
46%
Cryptomining attacks
42%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
42%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
42%
DDoS attacks
42%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
38%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
38%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
38%
IT Security policies violation by employees
38%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
35%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
35%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
23%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
69%
Any cyberthreat
$ 97 703
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 20 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 249 employees
59%
Endpoint Protection**
75%
IoT - Transportation Security
75%
Mobile Security
75%
Security for Virtualization
70%
Services - Threat intelligence
70%
Services - Incident Response
70%
SIEM
70%
Messaging Security
70%
Network Securitу
70%
Web Security
65%
Services - Security Education & Training
60%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
60%
Industrial Cybersecurity
60%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
60%
Container Security
60%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
60%
Network Sandboxing
60%
Anti-DDoS Protection
60%
Services - Security Assessment
55%
Cloud Workload Security
55%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
50%
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.

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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