Updated: Oct 26
In a world that is constantly advancing digitally, accelerating with the arrival of the pandemic, there is no doubt that cyber-attacks on companies are multiplying, security threats are increasing, cybercriminals are taking advantage of vulnerabilities and gaps in organizations, using malicious domains, malware and Ransomware.
"According to FortiGuard Labs, there were more than 91 billion attempted cyberattacks in the first half of 2021 in Latin America." Fortinet.
These online attacks have an impact not only on the company, but also on the users or customers, because the attacker creates websites similar to a bank or any organization to deceive users and obtain sensitive data. This increase is worrying, not only because of the large number of threats, but also because of their possible consequences, leading to sophisticated crimes such as ransomware, which can damage the image and trust in your organization.
For this reason, it is necessary to reinforce cybersecurity in organizations, making it a priority to have tools that protect data, systems, platforms, among other assets of the organizations.
To prevent cyber attacks in your organization consider the following recommendations:
Perform the comprehensive assessment of digital risks that are within the organization's environment, such as the identification of security vulnerabilities and cyber hygiene of the organization. With the above, you can consider cybersecurity strategies according to specific needs and reduce the risk of a cyberattack.
Constantly train employees through the IT area, making them understand how to identify malicious software, thus reducing human errors.
Use consistent authorization and privacy methods. Keeping your devices encrypted helps protect information, although it is still not enough to be a barrier to unauthorized access to the network.
Cybersecurity automation can be the effective answer for your organization. It primarily responds quickly to attacks by performing pre-defined and pre-programmed operations. These actions can detect, investigate and remediate threats, with or without manual intervention. Therefore, it greatly improves the speed of identifying attack vectors, determining alarm priority and proactive response.