Top 3 Security Concerns for Your Business
We are in the physical security business, so we know that businesses are concerned with cybersecurity. We will touch on the basics here, but would recommend a specialist to address these issues more throughly. Your employee and customer safety is your top concern. Often it is a well trained staff that makes all the difference in a crisis. Here are three primary concerns for the safety and security concerns of a business owner:
- Deliveries – The recent attacks in Austin are a tragic reminder that we take a lot for granted in the movement of packages into your business. Make sure that your employees have strict guidelines around deliveries and access to the building. If a suspicious package appears, don’t just assume it was a mistake. It is better for you and your team to be cautious.
- Protocols – A trained staff is a proactive staff. It’s hard to cover worst case scenarios. Criminals have become so very creative. But there are three crisis scenarios that you need a plan and training for. A) Active Shooter B) Robbery C) Physical Threats / armed threats against customers or staff.
- Cybersecurity – It is your job to know if your systems are vulnerable and there are experts to help guide you through this. Your top priorities need to include staff user access and password management. If you have a website, you should be using SSL to encrypt your site and third party providers that a certified to manage your data or transactions. If you are handling customer’s personal data, you need to make sure you are keeping software and hardware up to date and may want to consider hiring someone to oversee these processes.