It seems as though every week we are hearing about new security breaches. Whether it be an email server, a restaurant, or a larger institution, no one is safe from hackers until it’s too late. No matter the industry or the number of employees within the firm, increasing security is a must for all businesses. Whether you are planning for future protection or are implementing a plan because of a breach, security and efficiency go hand-in-hand when protecting your business. Below are 3 ways to increase security and ensure that your business is running efficiently.
The first step in protecting your information is creating strong passwords that are changed often and unique to each platform. Having the same password for every device and login makes you susceptible to hackers, because once they have your password, they can access any account they choose.
All businesses have paper. No matter how environmentally friendly organizations try to become, there are just some documents that must always be accessible. Storing documents either onsite or offsite should be secure and only those authorized should have access to them. Protecting classified information, whether it is having a filing cabinet or a document cage, will not only protect your business, but will also ensure documents are up-to-date and in order.
One of the simplest ways to protect from a breach is destroying any documents that are not needed. Having an onsite shred location guarantees information will not fall into the wrong hands and an easy way to implement a recycling program in your office!
Increasing information security is an objective that every company should have. By taking the necessary steps to avoid security breaches, you will decrease the risk of identity theft and being hacked, and will improve the efficiency of your workplace. What steps do you take to increase your information security? Let us know in the comments below!