Are you doing all you can to make sure you protect your employees, cash, marketing information, legal documents and records in your business? This is a challenging situation for organizations because business insecurity is becoming more and more common. Consequently, the appropriate time to execute security policies in your company is now. Here are ways to ensure security at your business this year.
Utilize Strong Passwords and Protect Your Smartphone
Every time you use your smartphone, you’re holding a storeroom of your info and most likely a direct access point to your business network. Besides the added productivity and convenience, smartphones can as well pose some sensitive security risks. They can be hacked, stolen and this may put you in a worst-case incident because you probably store credit info in your smartphone. Also, a strong password for all your business computers and your smartphone is important. A strong password policy may be problematic, but it isn’t as troublesome as your business network crash or information breach.
Take Control of Your Door Keys
Does your business have current and enforceable key control regulations? As you put more attention on high-tech challenges, it is easy for you to forget that those minor metal keys for every room in your business can make you vulnerable too. You need to think about how many doors can get accessed in your organization through keys. Do all the entries in your business premises need only a mechanical key to open? What about your special rooms such as server and file rooms? You need to ensure that you protect all your expensive supplies and inventories by lock and key, not keys alone. Mechanical keys only are not enough. If supplies or stocks go missing in your organization, you may have no idea to determine who unlocked the door.
Establish a Social Media Policy
Social media and email networking have generated their own class of security concerns in businesses. These kinds of new technologies make it easier to disseminate business data. And as soon as this information leaves your business and land in the wrong hands, your business may suffer a great loss of losing customer loyalty and trust due to the leakage of their information and loss of important business information too. Your social media policy should communicate correct content for business emails and social media pages. You need to assume that no information will stay isolated on the internet.
Install Deadbolts, Crash Rated Bollards, and an Alarm System
A deadbolt refers to a physical security tool for safeguarding exterior doors. When correctly installed, a deadbolt will protect your doors against outbreaks even with the most determined intruder. You can as well install crash rated bollards and post and cable fences to increase the security perimeter in your company.
Furthermore, a real-time security system comprising all arrays of electronics equipment is designed to act, decide, and sense. An alarm management system senses activities like movements in a room, chooses if the activity generates a threat and then works on that decision. While an alarm system for your company is not automatic, you need to know the security language to communicate your requirements to a security expert. Know any proposal you may get and make the most use of your alarm system immediately after the installation.
Utilize Security Cameras (CCTVs)
You can use CCTVs in your business for two primary purposes: deterrence and investigation. The images and video footage collected with the installed security cameras will primarily get used to reviewing an accident or crime so that you can better and fully understand what happened on your premises. But the security cameras have a deterrent value because monitored individuals usually are on their best behaviors.
Have a Visitor Management Policy
An illegal visitor in your business can steal sensitive data and can be a physical threat. If possible, you need to navigate all visitors into a well-monitored entrance point such as a reception desk or gate. In your policy, you need to decide whether your visitors will be escorted in particular areas or at all times. If you communicate your visitor controlling policy clearly, your workers can serve as your ears and eyes and they’ll feel at ease reporting a suspicious person.
Most businesses have failed due to ignorance in the security of their services and equipment. Don’t allow your business to be among them. All these tips mentioned above are in place to ensure the protection and safety of your organization. Have you considered these incidents? If not, begin today and don’t waste any more time.