Keeping your business secure should always be your first priority. If your business has security flaws then criminals may try and take advantage, resulting in both loss of data and customer trust.

Know your Data

Not all data is equal. Your customer data, for example, is much more sensitive than your marketing data. If you want to secure your business then you should always try and assess what you have, how it’s being used and even where it’s being stored. The most basic of audits can be done by considering what would happen if a breach actually occurred. When doing your calculations, you need to think about your financial data, customer records, employee files, and even records. When you are able to understand how a breach could affect your business, you then need to deal with the one that is the most high-risk. This will give you a good starting point and it will also make it much easier for you to classify what you have.

Manage your Passwords

Passwords are at the core of every single security policy that you have. You have to make sure that the passwords you have are enforced and that they are secure as well. if you want to encourage everyone to use stronger passwords then put a feature on your site that forces the customer or employee to use upper case letters, numbers and even symbols. If you do this, then your site will be more secure, and your customer data won’t be as likely to be compromised.

Education

It’s so important that everyone in your business understands the concept of security. Consider having a six-month refresher course, as this will give you the chance to bring your existing employees up to speed and it will also help you to inform them of any changes that need to be made. This won’t take long to arrange but education and communication are super important tools when defending your data. Everyone needs to be involved if you want this to be the most effective, so it is important that you keep this in mind.

CCTV

If your business does not have CCTV installed, then this is something that you seriously need to look into. Security camera installation doesn’t take long but it can protect your business against vandalism and theft. It can also act as a deterrent, so you can stop people from even attempting to try and break into your company. By having a CCTV system, you may find that your home insurance drops in price too and this can be very useful when you are running a full operation.

Keeping your business secure will probably only require a few minor changes, but it is so important that you make the effort to implement these properly if you want them to be effective.

The above tips should be more than enough to get you started on the road to having a much more secure and tightly run operation for both now and the future.

 

 

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