More than two thirds of the UK's biggest companies state their boards of directors have no ability to respond to cyber-attacks, a government survey showed.
According to a UK government survey of 105 businesses in the FTSE 350, 10 percent have no plan to cope with cyber security incidents. 68 percent of boards had received no comprehensive information on cyber security risks.
Only 28 percent said they adopted best practice in order to deal with a hacking incident.
The Government is urging companies to take advice and training from the National Cyber Security Centre to implement methods to protect themselves from the damaging effects of a successful cyberattack.