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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 2020
Data provided by 47 respondents*
North America, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
IT Security budget makes up 32% of the total IT spend
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average
$ 533 123
average
$ 533 123
max
$ 2 406 250
2020
2023
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
+ 15 %
year
2020
2023
YoY Dynamics
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Threats experienced in the last 12 months
Data provided by 49 respondents*
North America, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
67%
Data breach
63%
Electronic leakage of data from internal systems
63%
Targeted attacks
63%
Viruses & malware
59%
Inappropriate sharing of data via mobile devices
59%
Malware infection of BYOD devices
59%
Physical loss of company owned mobile devices exposing the organization to risk
59%
Supply chain attacks
59%
Incidents involving non-computing connected devices
59%
DDoS attacks
59%
Cryptomalware/ransomware
57%
Inappropriate IT resource use by employees
57%
Physical loss of devices or media
57%
IT Security policies violation by employees
55%
Phishing / social engineering attacks on accounts
55%
Cryptomining attacks
55%
Attacks on local / branch offices of our company
53%
Physical loss of BYOD devices
51%
Attacks on point-of-sale (POS) systems
51%
Fileless attacks
47%
Incidents affecting suppliers that the business shares data with
43%
Incidents affecting IT Infrastructure hosted by a third party
37%
Incidents affecting virtualized environments
33%
Incidents affecting third party cloud services used by the business
88%
Any cyberthreat
$ 184 678
Average cost of one incident
Security measures in place
Data provided by 41 respondents*
North America, IT & Telecoms, 999 employees
93%
Network Securitу
88%
Mobile Security
88%
Cloud Workload Security
85%
Services - Incident Response
85%
Services - Managed Detection & Response
83%
Services - Threat intelligence
83%
Messaging Security
83%
Advanced Persistent Threat (APT) Protection
80%
Web Security
80%
Security for Virtualization
78%
Storage array / network attached storage security software
76%
Industrial Cybersecurity
76%
Network Sandboxing
76%
Anti-DDoS Protection
76%
Security solutions specifically designed for SaaS applications
71%
Container Security
71%
IoT - Transportation Security
68%
Services - Security Assessment
63%
SIEM
62%
Endpoint Protection**
61%
Services - Security Education & Training
46%
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 5,266 business representatives from companies with 50 and up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2020 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 significant increase in the IT security budget in 2020 may be caused by the change of the survey sample for several verticals and significant fluctuations in budgets in these verticals.

** The methodology for measuring endpoint protection has been changed: now it 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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