Find the Best Security Tech for Your Business

Find the Best Security Tech for Your Business

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Keeping a business safe can be more complicated than securing your home. Whether you own a small, fat, medium, or large business, a fair amount of your time should be spent on security. As companies look to improve their security, they are increasingly looking to technology to solve their needs. In fact, tech-focused security has become one of the most important areas many businesses need to improve, whether cybersecurity or physical security. Finding the best tech-focused security solutions can make a huge difference in keeping your assets safe.

With cybercrime steadily on the rise, businesses need to make sure that their data is safe from any form of cyberattack. Even if you feel that your data isn’t important enough to steal, hackers can access your business partners’ information quite easily through your own networks.

You can easily keep your data from being hacked by using message encryption, authentication for payments, a network security system, and even just by training your employees in good computer use (i.e., strong passwords, domain checks, social media and email monitoring, and so on).

Along with these tips, training your employees in good computer use and basic security practices can really help. On today’s black market, account credentials have become more expensive than credit card numbers, and often employees use duplicate or weak passwords for online services and even their access to corporate systems. Train employees to regularly change their passwords and to use strong ones (a mix of lowercase and uppercase letters, numbers, and symbols). Look into buying hardware tokens that enable a two-factor authentication on credentials. You can also train employees on security practices such as logging out of computers (or locking them) when they step away from their desk, never taking work files home, and signing guests in at the front desk. Make sure they never leave mobile devices and laptops in their cars or leave them unattended at conferences, restrooms, airports, and public transit.

Moreover, you should train employees to keep doors, desks, and filing cabinets locked. Any of these that contain sensitive data or equipment should have a lock and key. When it comes to physical security, your employees are oftentimes your best defense, especially for security awareness. Teach them what to watch out for on their computers and to keep an eye out for any suspicious activity around the building. They can be the eyes and ears for you that detect a potential threat long before it happens.

~ Rick Delgado
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