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 Lab.
IT security budget in 2018
Data provided by 48 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 29% of the total IT spend
$ 11 718 938
$ 11 718 938
$ 140 625 000
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
IT and telecoms companies, data centers and cloud infrastructures, are at the forefront of implementing the newest technological advances, but they are also at the forefront when it comes to encountering the most cyber threats. They have one of the highest rates of virtual infrastructure cyber incidents, not to mention the fact they have to fight off huge amounts of malware and encounter DDoS and similar attacks every day. This means that, besides building a multi-layered defense against malware, they should be using specialized security solutions optimized for virtual environments, and should invest in cyber-awareness training for their staff. Only complete fully-fledged cybersecurity solutions for data centers and cloud-based systems can ensure the continuity of service that is such an important customer consideration for these organizations when they are selecting or changing provider.
IT and telecoms companies operating in your region deal with a wide range of threats, from targeted attacks and DDoS attacks to incidents with partners, suppliers and infrastructure hosted by third parties, along with data leaks from internal services. Therefore, they are encouraged to equip themselves with anti-targeted attack solutions, DDoS protection, data center security solutions, and reserve some of their budget for a cybersecurity services contract.
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*These statistics are based on results from an online survey of 6,687 business representatives from companies with up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2018 by Kaspersky Lab and B2B International. Statistics based on less than 30 respondents should be used with caution, due to this being a low base.