We all need to keep on top of our firm security. It’s not hard to see why. Any form of interference of our security systems leads to real headaches in the long term. Property theft, intellectual property theft, staff safety and many other things simply cannot be allowed to happen or become compromised. It might feel like this incident would never happen, but they do.
Running a firm paints a target on the back of said organization, because obviously, it’s a generator of income, of value, and of people with skill and therefore a form of wealth. This can open you up as a target, and of course, that’s really not ideal. To ensure that even the most ill-intentioned people are neglected access to your firm, consider the following:
DEGREES OF SEPARATION
Ideally, you need degrees of separation between you and your office. It is essential to believe because without it people can gain access without much trouble. Critical padded doors and gates can prevent any problem occurring at the front desk of your business. We’d also recommend keeping a badge system for visitors or subcontractors, which is also a requirement for most health and safety panels. We’d suggest equipping your front desk with a panic button. At least an easy way to call the police without alerting the person in question.
CCTV is very worthwhile to document all the goings-on of your firm. Staff shouldn’t be watched like hawks of course, but this can be used to refer to any happenings that are suspicious, or present evidence to the police force when that might be required. Even fake CCTV cameras can deter would-be intruders, but of course, the real version is much superior and absolutely worth your investment.
Cybersecurity is one of the most important considerations for any new firm to make. There comes a time where working from a VPN is not only something to do remotely but a core functioning of how your business network operates. You need to keep on top of virus, phishing, scam and brute force hacking defence techniques, and advice from a reputable IT consulting company can help you achieve this with a sense of understanding everyone on your staff can keep in mind.
Not many bosses suspect the employees of bad behaviour, but often this can be the case. Working together, a duo of ill-intentioned employees could potentially hijack plenty of sensitive information. Opening your business up for being taken advantage of. For this reason, it’s essential to canvas anyone you even consider hiring to start, as neglecting to do this can lead to some truly unfortunate circumstances that were under your nose all along.
With these efforts, your firm should become an impenetrable fortress, willing to patch up the weak areas and stay on top of common, modern security trends. Collaboration.