This article describes a framework that small businesses can implement at the level of cybersecurity. Now, why is cybersecurity important in small businesses? To respond to this concern we must know what cybersecurity implies. It is the ability to protect or defend organizations and companies from cyberattacks and thus maintain the objectives of information security. With this short introduction, the implementation of the NISF framework is proposed.

What exactly is the NISF? How can it be applied to SMEs?

NISF: This is an acronym for the U.S. National Institute of Standards and Technology. UU under the Department of Commerce. This methodology helps businesses of all sizes better understand their cybersecurity risks, manage and reduce their risks, and protect their networks and data.  This process is accomplished by implementing best practices to help you decide where to focus your time and money on cybersecurity protection issues.  

This model comprises 5 essential components.

With the implementation of this methodology, SMEs will be more prepared to combat a possible cyber attack, which in recent times have increased exponentially.

Edwin Vásquez Aragón

Cybersecurity Engineer