Company bosses ‘lack cyber-attack training’

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The ransomware that pounded NHS computers is among a threats businesses face

More than dual thirds of companies contend their directors have no training in responding to cyber-attacks, according to a supervision survey.

Of 105 businesses in a FTSE 350 questioned, one in 10 suggested they have no devise to cope with hacking.

Digital Minister Matthew Hancock pronounced May’s NHS conflict showed a “devastating effect” of breaches.

He urged companies to take recommendation and training from a National Cyber Security Centre.

The Cyber Governance Health Check – an annual consult – found that 54% of association play pronounced mechanism hacking was one of a categorical threats to their business.

But 68% of them had no specific training to understanding with a hacking incident.

The consult found some progress, however, with 31% of play receiving extensive information about mechanism confidence risks, compared to 21% in 2015-16.

Mr Hancock said: “We have a prolonged approach to go until all the organisations are adopting best practice.”