Only 20% of UK businesses have had staff attend any form of cyber-security training in the last 12 months, according to the Government’s new findings.

The new report by the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport reveals non-specialist staff are particularly unlikely to have attended training.

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The Government findings from the report, conducted with the University of Portsmouth, show that a third (29%) of British companies have made specific board members responsible for cyber security. 

Business people

Business people

Under two-fifths have segregated wireless networks, or any rules governing encryption of personal data (37% in each case) the report adds.

Meanwhile only a third of UK firms have a formal policy that covers cyber-security risks (33%), or documents these risks in business continuity plans, internal audits or risk registers (32%).