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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 61 respondents*
North America, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 37% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 662 082
average
$ 662 082
max
$ 4 812 500
2021
2024
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 15 %
year
2021
2024
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months

Data provided by 64 respondents*
North America, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
75%
Data breach
66%
Viruses & malware
64%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
63%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
63%
IT Security policies violation by employees
61%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
61%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
59%
Cryptomining attacks
59%
Physical loss of devices or media
59%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
58%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
58%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
56%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
56%
Targeted attacks
56%
Supply chain attacks
56%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
55%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
55%
Fileless attacks
55%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
53%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
52%
DDoS attacks
36%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
36%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
31%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
84%
Any cyberthreat
$ 184 631
Average cost of one incident

Security measures in place

Data provided by 41 respondents*
North America, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
63%
Endpoint Protection**
98%
Web Security
93%
Cloud Workload Security
85%
Services - Incident Response
85%
Network Securitу
83%
Services - Threat intelligence
83%
Mobile Security
80%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
80%
Security for Virtualization
78%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
78%
Messaging Security
78%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
76%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
76%
Services - Security Assessment
71%
Anti-DDoS Protection
71%
Services - Security Education & Training
71%
IoT - Transportation Security
68%
Container Security
68%
Network Sandboxing
68%
SIEM
56%
Industrial Cybersecurity
56%
SOAR
Recommendations

Telecom companies, data centers and cloud infrastructure are frequent targets for cyberattacks. You will be the first line of defense for your clients in the case of a malware outbreak. Thus, you are encouraged to deploy a comprehensive multi-layered cybersecurity solution. Another big problem for this sector is the inappropriate use of IT resources by staff, which cannot be solved without regular cyber awareness training.

North American IT and Telecom companies are often the first to witness targeted attacks affecting them or their clients. This requires them to have a good level of qualifications among their cybersecurity officers. This can only be achieved through regular training with cybersecurity professionals. Incidents within virtual IT infrastructure are also common in this sector, requiring virtualization-optimized security solutions that provide protection, without hindering performance.

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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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