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 2018
Data provided by 26 respondents*
Russia, IT & Telecoms, 250 employees
IT Security budget makes up 20% of the total IT spend
$ 133 528
$ 133 528
$ 703 125
Expected change to IT security budget in three years
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.
In order to ensure the resilience of your online services to DDoS attacks, make sure that you implement an integrated DDoS mitigation strategy. Since the use of virtual IT infrastructure is taking off in Russia, with incidents becomes more frequent, we recommend you look into virtualization-optimized solutions that offer protection without hindering performance. The physical loss of devices and media is another big issue for your region, demanding special attention during cybersecurity training.
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*These statistics are based on results from an online survey of 6,687 business representatives from companies with up to 4,999 employees around the world, conducted in 2018 by Kaspersky and B2B International. Statistics based on less than 30 respondents should be used with caution, due to this being a low base.