Security tips for your business
Whether you’re securing the office or protecting your computers against cyber attacks, the security of a business is something which is top of the agenda, regardless of industry. The ability to rely on your equipment and information for the running of everyday tasks is of vital importance to the establishment and ongoing success of any company. Here, we run through some essential security measures which every business should consider, from escrow services to security guards.
Let’s start with something fairly simple but which cannot afford to be overlooked – encryption. Today’s office space calls for the free sharing of data. Employees need to be able to access vast databases with ease for any office environment to flourish. However, this can pose a problem for security. Businesses should run regular checks and make regular changes to the way in which their data is encrypted, as well as re-assessing the password requirements for access to certain networks.
It’s not uncommon for a business to be dependent on software, whether that business’s primary function is computer based or not. The loss of a piece of software can therefore be of huge detriment to everyday business. Seeking a software escrow agreement is the only way for businesses to be sure that they can continue to use key software in the event that its developers discontinue it for any reason.
For businesses whose office or factory holds valuable or essential equipment, the issue of security can come down to the security of the building itself. Companies should not rule out the use of CCTV or security guards – the investment in this case will see benefits which surely outweigh the cost.
You can take a huge amount of measures to increase the security of your computing network and still not be entirely convinced of its resilience. The only way for a business to determine the level of security which they have achieved is to put their networks through penetration testing.
Penetration testing will involve a third party simulating a variety of attacks which are designed to expose holes in the security of your IT infrastructure. The result will be a clearer picture of your vulnerabilities, offering a clear path to a more secure future for your business.