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5 Outside the Box Tips for Better Company Security

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Outside the Box Tips for Better Company Security

Security has always been a critical issue for any kind of company or organization throughout history, but modern businesses also face unprecedented challenges dealing with digital attacks. As an owner or leader of a business, you are probably always looking for ways to maintain the security of both physical and digital property. While there is no one technique that ensures absolute safety, there are plenty of innovative strategies you can use to keep important data and physical resources secure.

Set Up a Honeypot

Businesses that handle sensitive information in a digital environment are particularly vulnerable to hackers. Companies that are worried about malicious programs or data theft should consider setting up a honeypot computer with minimal security. This device is usually isolated from essential systems and is closely monitored, so the owner is aware when a digital threat is present. While this is a relatively advanced defense strategy, it can also provide a great defense against serious threats.

Alter Administrator Accounts

Even if you aren’t technologically-savvy, you should at least change the names and privileges of accounts on company computers. The number of administrative logins on servers and other devices should be reduced to the bare minimum, with key access permissions divided between multiple accounts. This limits the damage that can be done if one account is compromised.

Install Keyless Entry on Doors

Ditching the mass of jingling keys in favor of a digital code can relieve a great burden from the shoulders of managers and employees, especially those that go in and out of locked doors frequently. Installing coded or biometric locks allows the company to directly control who has access to the structure without the risk of having a key lost, stolen or duplicated.

Some keyless locks can even be linked to mobile devices to allow for remote locking or unlocking. Make sure that this security extends to garage or warehouse doors as well, not just ones with a handle on them.

Keep it Clean

Maintaining a clean environment and organization in the workplace can actually deter would-be thieves. A well-kept space indicates that there are people who are actively caring for it and would notice if something was out of place. On the other hand, mess and disorder can be a warm invitation to those who are looking for an easy target.

Hire Professionals to Test

It may sound strange to ask someone to find a way to break in to your company, but that’s what some security professionals do every day. An outside contractor or company with security expertise can examine physical buildings as well as networks and digital devices to find weaknesses. While these services come at a price, they can be well worth the cost by preventing others from damaging or stealing company property down the road.

Dixie SomersAuthorDixie Somers is a freelance writer and blogger for business, home, and family niches. Dixie lives in Phoenix, Arizona, and is the proud mother of three beautiful girls and wife to a wonderful husband.

Published: August 11, 2017
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