48AF3A60-914C-4C95-B1E0-3397FF00C1E9 Created with sketchtool.
Calculator
North America, All industries, 4 999 employees
7E919FA3-84AA-4530-B42D-91BADB226992 Created with sketchtool.
  • All
  • APAC
  • China
  • Europe
  • Japan
  • LATAM
  • META
  • North America
  • Russia
7E919FA3-84AA-4530-B42D-91BADB226992 Created with sketchtool.
  • All
  • Financial Services
  • Government
  • Industrial/Manufacturing
  • IT & Telecoms
  • Retail & Wholesale
$
Calculate
Calculate your company's security profile

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 140 respondents*
North America, All industries, 4 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 30% of the total IT spend
View analytics for previous years
average
$ 8 836 308
average
$ 8 836 308
max
$ 67 500 000
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 10 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
Find out data for my company

Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 149 respondents*
North America, All industries, 4 999 employees
57%
Data breach
50%
Viruses & malware
49%
IT Security policies violation by employees
48%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
47%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
44%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
44%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
44%
Physical loss of devices or media
43%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
43%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
43%
Targeted attacks
43%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
42%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
41%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
41%
Supply chain attacks
41%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
39%
DDoS attacks
38%
Fileless attacks
38%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
37%
Cryptomining attacks
26%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
22%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
20%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
19%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
6%
Attacks on online banking services
5%
Financial losses due to attacks on ATM
4%
Attacks on core transactional / back office systems
80%
Any cyberthreat
$ 873 526
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 95 respondents*
North America, All industries, 4 999 employees
63%
Endpoint Protection**
85%
Network Securitу
82%
Web Security
80%
Cloud Workload Security
78%
Mobile Security
77%
Services - Security Education & Training
77%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
75%
Services - Incident Response
75%
Security for Virtualization
73%
Services - Threat intelligence
73%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
73%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
72%
Industrial Cybersecurity
72%
Messaging Security
72%
Services - Security Assessment
70%
Container Security
69%
Anti-DDoS Protection
66%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
64%
Network Sandboxing
64%
IoT - Transportation Security
55%
SIEM
50%
SOAR
17%
Services - Industrial Cybersecurity Assessment
Recommendations

North America is one of the most developed regions from an IT and telecommunications standpoint, which makes this area a high priority for attackers armed with the latest cyberthreats. So North American companies should be ready to be ‘early adopters,’ implementing all the latest IT security technologies e.g. anti-targeted attack systems, EDR, industrial security systems and threat intelligence, as soon as they become available. A cloud security strategy is critical, as so many business processes in this region are dependent on public cloud infrastructures (such as AWS and AZURE).

Want to see more statistics?
Fill out this form to download the report “IT Security Economics 2021: Managing the trend of growing IT complexity”
Download report
Need help with IT security?
Fill out this form and Kaspersky experts will get in touch
Contact me

*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

We use cookies to make your experience of our websites better. By using and further navigating this website you accept this. Detailed information about the use of cookies on this website is available by clicking on more information

Accept and Close