Most business owners consider security as a top priority—and rightfully so. Today, cybercriminals and data thieves are a significant threat to all-sized and types of businesses. It’s important to be cautious and make sure your business is protected. In fact, it’s becoming clear that cybercriminals don’t look at the size of a business. Small organizations, just like large ones, have valuable data that criminals can steal and sell.
The following are seven steps you should use to make sure your business is protected:
1. Digital Security
Over the last few years it’s become more important than ever to protect your digital assets. Most business today is conducted digitally, increasing the likelihood of cyber-attacks. Keep your business secure by implementing IT safety measures for all your stored and data transfers.
2. Premises Security
How secure is your building? What about your physical assets? Consider installing alarms and surveillance equipment to make sure maximum security. In addition keep your parking areas well lit and safe for customers and employees. If someone is injured on your property, or robbed, you may be held liable.
3. Financial Security
Most businesses already have security measures in place to protect financial transactions. However, some businesses don’t remember to consider unauthorized financial transactions. It’s critical to make sure credit and financial products are secure.
4. Employee Training
Human error can be a huge threat to business security. Develop and enforce security practices and policies to make sure human error is minimalized. In addition, train employees to identify and avoid risks.
5. Customer Security
Many cybercriminals want to steal confidential information about your customers. If this happens, your customers may hold you financially liable because your company didn’t have proper security measures in place to protect their information.
6. Data Encryption
Today, it’s extremely important to encrypt sensitive data, whether it’s being stored or transmitted. Encryption allows you to securely protect confidential information by making it unreadable by anyone except those possessing the decryption key.
7. Security Audits
Locate a reliable security firm to perform an IT security audit for your business to make sure you have the necessary security measures in place to protect your business data. A security firm can help you achieve a higher level of security.
To learn more about securing your business, give us a call or send us an email. We can help you keep your data, business, employees, and customers safe.