In the workplace, your security is one of the most important aspects of maintaining a successful business. After all, not only are there threats both inside and outside of the workplace, but many of these threats are completely unpredictable as well. For example, dangerous computer viruses are found on unsuspecting websites or in suspicious looking emails. If you fall for one of these tricks, it might be too late to do anything about it. As an even better example, let’s take a look at the malicious tool known as ransomware.
Aside from encrypting your files and demanding a ransom, the downside is that it’s nearly impossible to get rid of once your computer’s infected. The fact that it’s found on unsuspecting websites, makes it even more unpredictable. With that said, even though many companies invest in security on a regular basis, there’s always room for improvement. Besides, with more and more people looking to compromise sensitive business info, even directly within the workplace, why not take your security to the next level? Overall, here are some technology solutions for improving your business security.
#1. Cloud Computing
If you haven’t already invested in cloud computing, you should do so immediately. It’s one of the most secure ways to store your files, and keep it safe from threats. Many businesses use flash drives, and while these are great, they aren’t always reliable. They can easily be misplaced or stolen due to their small size, and you can’t recover your data if the device suddenly malfunctions. With cloud computing, on the other hand, all your info is stored through the Internet. It’s not only accessible from any device with an Internet connection, but your data can’t be compromised by threats. Viruses that affect your hard drive would have no impact on your virtually stored info. Overall, if you aren’t using cloud computing, it’s a great way to improve your business security.
And if you are looking to move to the cloud, consider working with groups like DotCom Development that specialize in developing web applications that exist in the cloud.
#2. Security Cameras
Internet security is important, but too many businesses are focused on just that. Having a secure workplace, means that you’re monitoring every aspect of it. With that said, you should consider installing security cameras in your business. It’s not only a way to monitor your employees, but any suspicious activity in the workplace as well. As an example, let’s say your mobile phone went missing, and you had suspected it was stolen in the workplace. Just use your cameras to monitor any activity in the last twenty fours hours.
These are some helpful tips for improving your business security. Cloud computing keeps your network files safe from threats, while security cameras help you monitor other aspects on the workplace. However, what are some other ways you can make improvements?
#3. Educate and Train Your Employees
If you’re looking to improve your security, then it’s important that you educate and train your employees. Don’t just inform them of the basics, such as what websites are dangerous, but train them in how to react during and even before emergencies happen. Speaking of which, have you trained your employees on how to be proactive instead of reactive? The latter is how most companies react to threats, but being proactive is about handling threats before they happen. When you and your employees regularly backup your data, that’s being proactive. When you’re constantly monitoring websites and playing it safe, that’s a proactive strategy as well. By educating your employees, it allows everyone to work together in preventing and preparing for threats. Whether it’s someone in the workplace, or a hacker on the Internet, both need to be dealt with efficiently.
For more information on how to improve your business cyber security, feel free to contact me today. I look forward to hearing from you, and assisting you in the best way possible.