Just one in 20 FTSE 100 companies have board members with a specific cybersecurity or technology specialism, according to Deloitte.
Just 5% of FTSE 100 boards have members with either technology or cybersecurity expertise, according to a survey of annual reports from professional services firm Deloitte.
Phil Everson, head of cyber risk services at the firm, described the figure as "alarming" and described the approach to security as an issue for investors.
The firm's research, based on the most recent annual reports as of 30 September 2016, found that despite the low level of boardroom expertise, 87% of companies said that cybersecurity was a principle risk.
One in ten companies said they had created a new body or committee to take over the supervision of cybers
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