No matter what size your business is, there’s always a worry that someone will manage to hack into personal details and exploit them against you or your members of staff. As a business owner, this is possibly one of the worst things that can happen to your business, so it’s understandable that you want to take all of the necessary steps to keep both yours, and your staff members information private and confidential. Here’s how you can safeguard your business from fraud and theft.
Change codes on safes regularly
First and foremost, if you haven’t got a safe to keep confidential files in, get one. Many business owners use a locked cabinet but unfortunately, these are too easy to break into for thieves in this day and age.
If you already have a safe, make sure you change the code regularly to avoid any chance of the code being leaked, and make sure that the code is only known to you and trusted employees so that there’s no chance of it being leaked out to the public and any important or confidential documents go missing. This is especially a good idea if you’re expanding your business, because you will naturally become a bigger target for thieves.
Use a system designed to protect
If your business requires any computer work, it’s a good idea to get yourself a program that will protect your files more than a regular virus scanner would. A great system to use is TITUS NIST SP 800-171 because it can offer protection on controlled classified information within your business. It will even access programs you run like Microsoft Office so that you can rest assured that your documents and files are safe from theft.
So ditch your current virus scanner when it comes to the use of protecting confidential files and switch to a program that’s designed to protect it for the safety of your business.
Install security cameras and alarms
No matter how big or small your business is, it’s always a good idea to have some sort of security to alert you and the police if trespassers attempt to access your business.
Security cameras are great because if you are broken into, it makes it easier to identify who has trespassed onto your property. Make sure that you’re installing real security cameras and not dummy ones to scare thieves off. You’ll thank yourself if it does happen and you’re able to identify the culprit.
Alarms are also useful because you’re now able to have a warning sent to a device of yours to alert you of any break ins. Not only that, the police are automatically alerted and will be at the scene quickly so they can find the suspect. Having a silent alarm might be a good idea too so that thieves are unaware they’re being caught.
Try these three ideas within your business today and you can rest assured that you’re doing your best to safeguard it from theft and fraud.