According to a recent Government survey conducted by Ipsos Mori, more than 2.5 million businesses were targeted by hackers in the past year. 

The research found that the most common attacks were through staff receiving fraudulent emails. 

Security breaches are a significant concern for businesses - particularly given the damage a breach can cause to a firm's reputation. Customers and clients want to know that their information and data is safe. Once this has been brought into question, it is hard to regain trust. 

Businesses need to prepare for data breaches and also consider how to manage their reputation if the worst does happen and they are unsuccessful at warding off an attack by hackers.