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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 49 respondents*
North America, All industries, 99 employees
IT Security budget makes up 27% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 175 276
average
$ 175 276
max
$ 4 812 500
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 53 respondents*
North America, All industries, 99 employees
41%
Viruses & malware
40%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
39%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
39%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
38%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
37%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
36%
Data breach
36%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
36%
Physical loss of devices or media
35%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
34%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
33%
Targeted attacks
33%
IT Security policies violation by employees
32%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
31%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
31%
Supply chain attacks
31%
Cryptomining attacks
28%
Fileless attacks
28%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
28%
DDoS attacks
14%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
12%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
11%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
9%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
2%
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
2%
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
2%
Attacks on online banking services
61%
Any cyberthreat
$ 105 225
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 23 respondents*
North America, All industries, 99 employees
60%
Endpoint Protection**
81%
Web Security
79%
Network Securitу
75%
Services - Threat intelligence
74%
Services - Incident Response
73%
Network Sandboxing
72%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
71%
Cloud Workload Security
70%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
69%
Industrial Cybersecurity
69%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
69%
Services - Security Assessment
68%
IoT - Transportation Security
66%
Mobile Security
63%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
60%
Messaging Security
57%
Security for Virtualization
56%
Container Security
54%
SIEM
54%
Services - Security Education & Training
49%
SOAR
48%
Anti-DDoS Protection
8%
Services - Industrial Cybersecurity Assessment
Recommendations

There is an alarming tendency of growing amount of targeted attacks affecting North American businesses.

To counter this growing threat, you are encouraged to put up stronger anti-targeted attacks capabilities and better train your security professionals.

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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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