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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 27 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 35% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 9 191 905
average
$ 9 191 905
max
$ 67 500 000
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 14 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 30 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
57%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
53%
IT Security policies violation by employees
53%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
50%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
50%
Targeted attacks
50%
Fileless attacks
50%
Cryptomining attacks
50%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
50%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
47%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
47%
Physical loss of devices or media
47%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
47%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
47%
DDoS attacks
47%
Data breach
43%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
43%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
43%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
37%
Viruses & malware
37%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
37%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
37%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
33%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
33%
Supply chain attacks
80%
Any cyberthreat
$ 537 080
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 26 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 4 999 employees
64%
Endpoint Protection**
92%
Network Securitу
88%
Web Security
88%
Security for Virtualization
85%
Services - Security Education & Training
85%
Cloud Workload Security
81%
Services - Threat intelligence
81%
Messaging Security
81%
Container Security
77%
Industrial Cybersecurity
77%
Mobile Security
77%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
77%
Network Sandboxing
73%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
73%
Anti-DDoS Protection
73%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
73%
IoT - Transportation Security
73%
Services - Security Assessment
73%
Services - Incident Response
69%
SOAR
62%
SIEM
58%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
Recommendations

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 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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