So says a new study from cyber security specialist OGL, which quizzed 250 IT decision makers working in the IT department about the data security strategies.
While the majority insisted their networks were secure, 11% of respondents felt their digital data system was neither secure nor insecure, while 2% felt their network was insecure.
When asked what the impact of data breach would be, a quarter (25%) said they would not be able to work at all if they had no access to their digital data. In addition to this, over half (51%) claimed they could not go more than a day should their systems go down due to hardware failure or if their data was breached.
The more worrying statistics from the research came when the survey participants were asked if they had a strategy or precautions in place should something happen, with one in five (20%) saying they had no plan in place, but they were formulating one. Whereas 2% claimed they had nothing in place and no plans to implement one either.
OGL marketing manager Cindy Phillips said: "We know how much of an impact having a digital data breach could have on a business. We have worked with companies who have experienced both natural disasters, which have taken down their critical infrastructure, as well as those who have had their systems held to ransom by cyber-criminals.
"What makes it so much more worrying is that one in ten people said they felt neither confident nor unconfident that the company could be up and running again within a reasonable timeframe if their digital data was affected. Having a well thought out disaster recovery and business continuity plan in place is critical."