Computing giant Microsoft recently put out a report claiming that businesses globally are neglecting a key aspect of their cyber-security - the need to protect computers, servers and other devices from firmware attacks.
Its survey of 1,000 cyber-security decision makers at enterprises across multiple industries in the UK, US, Germany, Japan and China has revealed that 80% of firms have experienced at least one firmware attack in the past two years.
Yet only 29% of security budgets have been allocated to protect firmware.
However, the new report comes on the back of a recent significant security vulnerability affecting Microsoft's widely-used Exchange email system.
And the computing giant launched a range of extra-secure Windows 10 computers last year that it says will prevent firmware from being tampered with.