The government's Cyber Governance Health Check makes for stark reading.
It's full of interesting information, but most alarming is that a quarter of large firms experience a cyber breach at least once a month, while two-thirds have been hit at least once in the past 12 months.
With a cost associated to each breach, the business case for investing in stronger preventative cyber security is becoming clearer.
There's an interesting debate in cyber security circles as to whether companies should simply accept they'll be breached at some stage, and focus efforts on speed of response.
While speed of response is undoubtedly important, it shouldn't come at the expense of preventative methods that stop attacks pre-execution.
Two-thirds of big UK businesses have been hit by a cyber attack in the past year, according to government research. Most of the attacks involved viruses, spyware or malware, the Cyber Security Breaches Survey says. A quarter of large firms experiencing a cyber breach did so at least once a month. Digital Economy Minister Ed Vaizey said it was "absolutely crucial businesses are secure and can protect data". In some cases the attacks cost millions of pounds. The survey's results have been released alongside the government's Cyber Governance Health Check, launched following the TalkTalk cyber attack in October last year. The phone and broadband provider, which has over 4m customers, said some of their banking details and personal information could have been accessed in the breach. In light of these surveys, businesses are now being urged to protect themselves better.