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Improving The Security Of Your Business Online and Offline

By Lisa @Lisapatb

Security of Your Business

As an entrepreneur, you'll have put plenty of time and money into helping your business grow. After all that hard work, it's wise to protect your asset as much as possible. Improving the security of your business depends on both physical and cybersecurity measures.

Improving The Security Of Your Business Online and Offline

Therefore, to create yourself a security improvement roadmap, try implementing the following ideas.

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Physical Security Measures

A video surveillance system is one of the most efficient ways to improve the security of your business. If a break-in does occur, video footage is helpful for the authorities who are handling the case. There are a few different kinds of security cameras, for instance, an IP security camera.

An IP camera works by using Internet protocol to send digital signals across a network. Furthermore, IP cameras provide analytics and high-resolution imagery.

An monitored alarm system is a useful tool to improve the security of your building. Modern alarms provide 24/ monitoring, with the use of digital sensors.

Today most alarm sensors are linked to a monitoring center and usually involve police response. Moreover, other options include wired alarm systems or wireless alarm devices.

ID badges are a useful security measure to help identify employees, restrict access to certain areas, and track attendance. Furthermore, ID badges are a method of visual inspection.

Improving The Security Of Your Business Online and Offline

Alternatively, an id badge can be scanned to provide a digital code which permits access to the building. Identification badges are programmable today. They can also be used to monitor location or simply prove an identity.

Cyber Security Measures

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With a managed IT support service, you'll get support from IT experts who can improve and maintain your cybersecurity infrastructures. As well as cybersecurity services, managed IT includes monitoring, IT troubleshooting, help desk solutions, recovery and backup, and more!

A managed IT service can audit your existing security system, and improve the weak points in your infrastructure. From your anti- virus systems to your updates, an IT support service takes care of everything!

To protect your network, it's wise to use multiple authentication methods. First, use a complex password that's protected using a password manager. Next, use an auto-generated code that the employee receives via SMS. Thirdly, deploy biometric testing, for example, a fingerprint test.

The more advanced that your identification system is, the harder it will be for authorized users to sneak in!

With many employees accessing the network remotely, it's vital to use advanced authentication systems.

Finally, for the best results combine your authentication systems with mobile device management.

Cyber insurance will help to support your business in the event of a data breach. In fact, a cyber insurance policy can cover you for loss of data, loss of revenue, or loss of third party data.

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For example, if your network goes down and takes a while to fix, an insurance policy can compensate you. As a matter of face, cybercriminals are always advancing their methods. Hence it's worth getting insurance even if you have a robust web security system.

What About Security Online?

Furthermore, recent headlines show what else can go wrong when you are online.

By me @Forbes and @ForbesEurope: Grumpy #Cat, Lil Bub, Meow Bot. One of these internet cats is not at all cute, it's a #database destroyer. #Kudos @MayhemDayOne @J4vv4D #infosec #CatsOfTwitter #data #privacy #CyberSecurity https://t.co/u5XlEeJ9dQ

- Davey Winder (@happygeek) July 22, 2020

'A hack of Twitter last week shook the foundations of the internet, cybersecurity, and political worlds.'#twitterhack https://t.co/ZULb9Ih3S4

- Chris Konrad (@cjkonrad) July 21, 2020


Have You Checked Your USB Chargers for The Security of Your Business?

Additionally, you may want to check out your USB chargers.

So this is fun and new - my latest @Forbes: Here's How Hackers Can Trick USB Chargers To Destroy Your Devices https://t.co/Vq8PgJa6WI

- Zak Doffman (@UKZak) July 20, 2020

So, how are you protecting your business today? Are you improving the security of your business?

Here at Inspire To Thrive I do have cyber insurance. I work on clients computers from time to time as well as with passwords and much more.

Finally, I'd love to know more in the comments below from you!

Improving The Security Of Your Business Online and Offline

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