Unfortunately, businesses always have been and always will be prime targets for criminals. Whether these be criminals that break into premises in the hope of finding and stealing goods. Or whether it be online criminals, such as hackers, that seek to steal valuable information via technology. There are criminals just waiting to prey on all businesses — both the young startups and the mature market leaders — everywhere. So, no matter what stage of its life your business is at, it’s now time to protect it and make it as secure as can be. If you don’t, then you will more than likely end up regretting the decision not to. Below are a few areas that you should target, and a few ways to make them secure.
Change your locks
Changing your locks as soon you move your business into a new working premises is a must. It is must because, quite frankly, you can’t know for sure who has a set of keys for the current locks. The old occupants may seem like nice people, but can you really trust them not to use their keys to sneak into your new premises as soon as you’ve moved your valuable goods into it? And even if the old occupants have no such desires, who knows who they may have given access to the keys before. And who’s to say that these people won’t have had a spare pair of keys cut? You can never know who has access to the keys that unlock your building, and you can never know what they plan to do with them. So, whatever safety procedures you do put in place, remember that rekeying your business is must.
Strengthen your doors
Changing your locks strengthens your doors in a sense that it stops alien bodies unlocking them at will — but changing your locks doesn’t do the whole job. No, in the venture of securing your business’s property, you must be willing to have your doors strengthened as much as they can be. By doing so you will be doing all you can to thwart potential burglars and stop them from gaining access to the inside of your building. Make sure to check out these simple yet effective techniques when it comes to strengthening your doors.
Backup your files
Burglary doesn’t just occur in the physical realm of your workplace, however. No, it has the potential to take place on your technology too. In this day and age, hackers and the hacking they do is rife — this was evidenced earlier this year by the WannaCry hacking that made an international impact. There is no way to stop these hackers from trying to hack you as they are very skilled at concealing themselves and hiding their identity. You can, however, stop them from actually infiltrating your business’s technology by installing the very best antivirus and anti-hacker software. Better still, you should invest in backup disaster recovery. What this kind of software will do is offer you a solution when it comes to recovering any data that has been hacked. Also, it will offer you great ransomware protection; this will mean you won’t ever have to be forced to yield to the financial demands set upon you by hackers.
Not protecting your business on all fronts is a mistake that can land it and you in huge trouble. So, don’t be that business that loses everything just because they were too lazy to put safety procedures in place!
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