Company Directors Lack Training In Responding To Cyber-Attacks

A new survey of 105 businesses in the FTSE 350 have reportedly had no training when it comes to cyber-attacks, 1 in 10 revealed they have no plan to cope with hacking. The survey results also revealed that 1 in 10 directors have no plans in place to respond to any kind of cyber-security incident.

Digital Minister Matthew Hancock said, the NHS attack back in May showed the ‘devastating effect of data breaches’ and urged companies to take advice from the National Cyber Security Centre (NCSC). The Cyber Governance Health Check, an annual survey found that 54% of company boards considered hacking and online threats as main concerns to their business, however 68% of them had no specific training or plan in place to deal with them.

These figures are worrying, but not altogether completely surprising, many businesses are still of the mind-set that they do not need to worry about online security, as a nation we have many world-leading businesses and a thriving charity sector, however recent cyber-attacks have shown the devastating effects of not taking cyber-security seriously can have.

Matthew Hancock also made reference to the distance British companies still have to go with regards to adapting the best policies when it comes to Cyber-Security, the NCSC offers help, advice and support to those who wish to take steps forward in bettering their online security, alternatively there are many tools and services available to purchase that can protect your business and sensitive data.

Our Be Cyber Secure programme can help you take actions to prevent cyber-attacks with free 12 hours of support. Find out more at here

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