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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 2019
Data provided by 25 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 1 000 employees
IT Security budget makes up 33% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 7 933 958
average
$ 7 933 958
max
$ 41 250 000
2019
2022
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 15 %
year
2019
2022
YoY Dynamics
Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 29 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 1 000 employees
69%
Viruses & malware
66%
Data breach
66%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
66%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
62%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
62%
Physical loss of devices or media
59%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
55%
DDoS attacks
55%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
55%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
55%
Cryptomining attacks
52%
Targeted attacks
52%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
52%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
48%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
76%
Any cyberthreat
$ 1 053 230
Average cost of one incident
Security measures in place
Data provided by 29 respondents*
META, IT & Telecoms, 1 000 employees
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 4,474 business representatives from companies with up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2019 by Kaspersky and B2B International. Statistics based on less than 30 respondents should be used with caution, due to this being a low base.

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