Less that half of company boards have the necessary skills to manage the rising threat of cyber-attacks, a survey of global investors showed, with four of five respondents suggesting they might blacklist business that have been hacked. The research from consultancy firm KPMG, which surveyed 133 institutional investors running a total of $3 trillion in assets, also showed that 43 precent of investors believer board members of the company they invest in have a level of skill and knowledge to manage innovation and risk in the digital world that is unacceptable. “investors see data breaches a s threat to a company’s material value and feel discourages in investing in a security  practice said. KPMH said global investors were waking up to the issue of cyber security following a number of high profile breaches on companies including Son Pictures Entertainment.