In recent times, cases of hacker attacks have increased dramatically. However, some companies are not aware of the vulnerabilities and dangerous situations to which they are exposed every day. The size of a company is not a reason to think that it can be immune to any threats to its security. Research has shown that cyber attacks are not exclusive to large companies.

Being the victim of an attack that threatens the security of a company's information can have severe consequences for the organization. The damage and loss of data associated with any attack is serious.

Above all, the economic cost associated with the attack can paralyze its operations until the problem is resolved.

Therefore, it is necessary that you implement security policies in your organization that can prevent attacks. Companies can implement a number of security policies to guarantee the security of a network:

Risk analysis

The starting point for you to formulate a security policy is to analyze the company's situation. This allows you to identify vulnerabilities. With the insights derived from the analysis, you can formulate a personalized cybersecurity strategy.

A Risk Analysis helps determine the security level of your network. You should look for the entry points in your network and the different points where there may be risks.

You must be able to define three levels of risk in the data and the organization's network.

Low risk. - the data is not considered sensitive and does not pose a problem for smooth operation of the business. This means any loss of data will not translate to significant economic loss or carry serious legal repercussions.

Medium risk - in this case, a breach can have a considerable economic impact and may result in interruption of daily operations, but the impact will not be felt in the long term.

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High risk – any loss of data will have dire consequences for the entire organization. In the event of a loss, interruption of service would endanger the company's reputation and viability. In addition, the cyber attack would trigger serious legal repercussions.

Security protocols

Something that you should always contemplate in your organization is to make backup copies of the documentation that you use in the network and of all the information that is of vital importance for the company.

In case of loss, the data can be a serious problem for the organization. With the development of secure protocols, the consequences will be minimized and the risks will be lower.

In case of any software updates or any change in the security systems implemented, passwords must be modified. The passwords used by workers should be checked and changed regularly. It is vital to avoid using passwords that match the name of the company, with telephone numbers or addresses. It is preferable to use highly complex passwords that combine different characters with letters and numbers.