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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 217 respondents*
North America, All industries, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 30% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 456 663
average
$ 456 663
max
$ 2 812 500
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 13 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 235 respondents*
North America, All industries, 999 employees
52%
Data breach
47%
IT Security policies violation by employees
46%
Viruses & malware
45%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
45%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
44%
Physical loss of devices or media
42%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
41%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
41%
Targeted attacks
41%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
41%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
40%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
40%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
39%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
39%
DDoS attacks
39%
Supply chain attacks
38%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
37%
Cryptomining attacks
37%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
33%
Fileless attacks
22%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
16%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
15%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
13%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
10%
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
9%
Attacks on online banking services
8%
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
72%
Any cyberthreat
$ 201 858
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 124 respondents*
North America, All industries, 999 employees
65%
Endpoint Protection**
90%
Network Securitу
89%
Web Security
79%
Cloud Workload Security
78%
Mobile Security
77%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
75%
Security for Virtualization
75%
Services - Threat intelligence
74%
Messaging Security
74%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
73%
Services - Incident Response
72%
Services - Security Education & Training
71%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
68%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
66%
Services - Security Assessment
65%
Anti-DDoS Protection
64%
Network Sandboxing
64%
Industrial Cybersecurity
61%
Container Security
57%
IoT - Transportation Security
55%
SIEM
47%
SOAR
17%
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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