Security Tips for Small Businesses

(Note: This is a guest post from KEYper Systems.)

Small businesses may believe that their size prevents them from becoming a target for hackers and other criminals. Yet the opposite too often is true. More than half of small businesses experience a security breach of some kind, whether it’s a break-in or a more sophisticated form of cybercrime. No matter what form those security breaches may take, the impact can be significant.

Without a sizable or experienced IT department keeping watch over their networks, these enterprises don’t find out how vulnerable they are until it’s too late. With this in mind, it’s extremely important for a business of any size to pay close attention to its network and shield it against intruders or vandals.

Small business owners can’t afford to ignore any type of threat in favor of another. Businesses may lock their doors at night, but if their WiFi router is left unsecured, they may as well be leaving out the welcome mat for criminals.

Because securing property in the real world and online is so important for small businesses, it’s a good idea to take a look at the security tips provided in the accompanying infographic. Just because smaller companies don’t have the resources larger companies do doesn’t mean they’re not targets for crime — but it doesn’t mean they don’t have the ability to protect themselves, either.

 


Infographic created by KEYper Systems

Author Bio:

Travis Ray is Director of Customer Care & Strategic Marketing for KEYper® Systems, a key management and storage systems provider. Ray is responsible for overseeing the customer care team that provides software and hardware support for new and current clients.

CCTV: Careful Companies Think Vigilantly!

Security is a big part of running a business, but it’s easy to overlook it. With everything else you have to sort out and think about, security just seems like another point to add to the list. However, you must understand how important business security is. Your company could fail as a result of poor security. Be sure to learn from the mistakes of others.

You must make sure you are a careful company and that you think vigilantly. There is nothing worse than leaving your business vulnerable and exposed. Take action now to be sure you look after the business as much as you can. This means you should come up with ways of protecting the company physically and digitally.

Physical Protection

You’ve got to ensure you physically protect your company and all of its assets. Now, there are quite a few ways you can do this. For one, you have to make sure you do what you can to look after infrastructure, staff, equipment, and goods. These are the four most important things in the running of a business, so it’s vital that you get them right as best you can. Look after these by making sure your business headquarters are as secure as they can possibly be. That means looking at the locking system you have and making sure it’s sturdy.

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You need to be running a company that’s not vulnerable. And you’ve got to realize that you’re not just vulnerable online. Security cameras, perimeter security and alarm systems are all a crucial part of this. For more info on the best sorts of physical security processes, go online and do some research. Guarding your business on the ground matters. Period.

Digital Protection

Of course, digital protection matters these days as well. In fact, in many ways, it’s one of the most important things in business. And it also proves how important technology is in business. Think about it: we all need to use IT and the Internet in order to run our companies—there’s no doubt about that. Any modern startup that isn’t embracing digital platforms isn’t going to stay a business for very long.

Cyber security needs to be high up on your list of important things. You need an IT support team to implement strong cyber security for your business. This is crucial for protecting your data and information. A business lives and dies on its ability to be discreet and careful with client information. And that’s why it’s so vital to have strong cybersecurity moving forward.

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You have to think about the issues of security as a modern business. There are plenty of risks to the longevity and integrity of your company. And the quicker you can address these, the more likely you’re going to succeed. So, it’s important to ensure that you plan and prepare your business. Getting it as secure as possible is important for helping you protect what matters. Remember: careful companies think vigilantly!