When our family first moved into our home five years ago, the central heating and air unit were brand new. We never considered that there would be a time when it would not be operating as we wanted it to. When the time to buy a new unit came, we found that the available options were more diverse than we thought. It was all too confusing. After researching the different options, I decided to create this blog. My hope is that others who are faced with this decision can find easy-to-understand information that can aid in quickly making an informed decision.
As a small business owner, you undoubtedly worked hard for everything you've accomplished. However, if you aren't taking the necessary steps to protect your business and its information, you could be putting it in jeopardy. Having a sophisticated security system in place and installing protective software on your network systems is important, but this isn't always enough. There are a number of additional steps you can also take.
Train Your Employees
It is vital that all your team members be trained. Acts of employee negligence are often one of the leading causes behind a security or data breach. If your team isn't properly trained, they are more likely to be negligent.
For instance, in terms of physical security, if your team doesn't understand the importance of a two-man system when taking out the trash, one to physically take out the trash and the other to watch the door, they could easily allow an intruder to gain access. The same is true when handing important client data, there is a right and wrong way. Everyone must fully understand how to do their job in order to perform it correctly.
Partner With A Shredding Service
Sometimes shredding services are associated with concealment. This can be both true and false. Shredding is used for concealment, but not from an illegal standpoint. It is instead used to conceal the confidential information of your clients, the details of your day-to-day operations, important financial data and a host of other information.
You are required to hold on to certain documents for a specific period of time for legal purposes. However, once this time expires or if it is not a document you are required to retain, you want to have it shredded as shredding is the only way to permanently erase the record and protect your information. For more information, contact companies like Document Demolition LLC.
Consider Background Checks
For a small business, your employee on-boarding budget might be on the smaller side compared to larger companies. However, it's worth refiguring your budget to make more room in this area for background checks. When it comes to protecting your business, the people you have on your team matters.
A background check can make you aware of certain concerns that might present themselves later, once it's too late. Depending on the nature of your business, it might not be necessary for you to screen everyone, but all your supervisor or lead positions should probably submit to a screening.
The more aggressively you work to protect your business, the less likely you are to experience a security or data breach. Make sure you are taking steps to safeguard everything you've worked for.Share
23 November 2016