Companies are being overloaded with information about cyber threats and complain of a lack of relevant advice.
One-third (33%) of businesses think there is conflicting advice on cyber security, according to the Cyber Security Breach Survey 2017.
And in businesses that have actively sought information, advice or guidance, the proportion that think there is conflicting advice is even higher at 37%, the survey showed.
The research, commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport and conducted by Ipsos Mori in partnership with the Institute for Criminal Justice Studies at the University of Portsmouth, noted the overall lack of advice on cyber security received by non-IT experts who took part in the study.
Businesses felt their non-specialist staff faced a lack of tailored or specific advice.

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