Apparently, more than half of security breaches don’t go unnoticed, but IT personnel don’t tell their bosses about them, according to a new study. Most IT staff will only tell about an attack unless it is perceived to be serious. This is where the discrepancies set in, because, according to the study the bosses and the IT staffs’ idea of a ‘serious’ attack are two different things. IT professionals tend to go by their gut, instead of looking at real figures. The highest stakeholders are kept out of the loop entirely until it’s too late. Another interesting fact brought up by the study is that 52% of American companies admitted that they were “not prepared at all” or “minimally prepared” for any sort of cyber-attack, and only 5% were completely confident in their security.