5 Tips To Make Your Business More Secure
In a society where so much information is accessible to the public, it’s important that you keep your business, including your assets safe. Here are our top 5 tips to make your business more secure.
Set Clear Expectations With Your Staff.
By having clear company policies and lines of communication with your staff regarding business security, they’ll know what you expect from them to assist with this. This may include having clear standard operating procedures [SOP’s] or instructions for turning the alarm in the office on at the end of the end of the day, understanding how to avoid clicking on viruses on work computers or even letting them know when you install cameras into the office. Especially if your staff are using a work mobile phone or laptop, they need clear expectations on what they can use this for as a means to minimise risk. If your staff aren’t on board to assist with your security expectations, it could mean that you are at risk.
Track Your Vehicles.
If you have a business where you are managing a fleet, you have a few trucks or vans, or your employees use company cars – you deserve to know where these are. To minimise the risk of theft, you can install GPS tracking devices into the vehicles – which not only are a great tool to see where your staff are when they’re on the job – you can also create alerts for out-of-the-norm behaviour which will notify if your vehicle has been stolen, and where it is! We offer this as part of our service at Bizzow, if you’d like more information – you can click HERE.
Change Your Passwords.
While this is one of the most obvious tips, it’s also one of the most important. It is so easy to hack into peoples accounts which have large quantities of sensitive information. By keeping your passwords the same for a long period of time, you’re making hackers jobs much easier! Change your passwords a minimum of every 90 days (and encourage your employees to do the same) to ensure that your data is kept secure.
Secure Your Equipment.
Depending on your industry, you may own expensive equipment or machinery. Especially if you’re working on long term projects you may need to leave your equipment on site overnight or for longer periods of time. If this is the case, you need to ensure that these are secure and deter others from tampering with or removing these from site. A way that you can do this is again with GPS tracking which can send you an alert, or, if you leave these on your property, you could use security cameras to make sure you can keep an eye on your belongings at all times.
Become Well Versed in Data Protection.
Data protection is a very broad subject and can seem daunting at first, however, it’s important that you understand the laws surrounding data protection and what your responsibilities are – especially when handling your clients data. You can find out information quickly online to ensure that you understand what you need to do to keep your and your clients data backed up and secure.
If you are interested in keeping an eye on your vehicles – you can check out our new Bizzow Easy device HERE.