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Battening Down The Hatches Of Business

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Over the last year or so, there have been loads of examples of large-scale security compromises in some of the World’s largest businesses. From viruses attacking government organizations to huge robberies happening in the light of day, there’s never been a better time to start battening down the hatches in your business.

Physical Security

The security you use to cover your buildings and premises is some of the most important of all. In a lot of cases, your company will heavily rely on the resources stored in these places, and you’ll need to protect them if you want to keep running. Thankfully, this isn’t too hard to achieve with the right effort.

  • The building you work from is the first area you should consider when you’re working towards the goal of security. Security gates, doors, bollards, and loads of other enhancements can be made to your place to lock it down, and it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to do it. You can protect a huge range of different spaces like this, but it’s a good idea to do some research to make sure that you’re investing in the right products.
  • Along with the building itself, you also need to think about the people using it. Modern digital lock systems can make a business a lot more secure. By tracking people who come and go, while also keeping others out, you will prevent any unexpected visitors from causing trouble. Along with this, CCTV with facial recognition can also be very powerful.

 

Cyber Security

Of course, physical security isn’t the only thing which is important to a business. Along with this, it’s become critical that businesses of all sizes work to improve their cybersecurity, as no one is safe from attacks. There have been loads of examples over the last couple of years which should leave any company concerned.

  • The computers you have around your offices and other business properties will all be very vulnerable to attacks of different sorts. Viruses can impact the entire system, even if they start on one device. Strict policies can help with this. But, along with this, it’s also a good idea to have some security software installed on each machine, as well as some filters to stop people from accessing the wrong sites.
  • For modern computer systems, you usually won’t have each computer working by itself. Instead, they will all feed into a central server network, and this has to be the most secure area of all. This is where you’ll store your emails, data, and even your user account information. To help with this, you could simply pass the job onto someone else. Services like Office 365 are perfect for this. But, you should always do some research before you get started.

Hopefully, this post will be exactly what you need to start working towards securing your company. A lot of businesses don’t consider this area as much as they should. But, with the right effort, it’s nice and easy to get started with your lockdown.

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Simon is a creative and passionate business leader dedicated to having fun in the pursuit of high performance and personal development. He is co-founder of Applied Change, a Business Change consultancy based in the UK. Simon is also an Ambassador for Gloucestershire business. Simon is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Professional Development.

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