Although it is a necessity, the last thing on your mind when you start a business is security. Sure, you understand that you need to be secure in all aspects. But, you do it to help fulfil your goal of making the business a success. Let’s face it; at the beginning, everyone is thinking about becoming a millionaire. For the most part, there is nothing wrong with that mentality, until it comes to security. Because you mainly focus on one aspect of the business, others start to suffer. And, where security is concerned, that is a big mistake for everyone involved.
So, take a look at your business. Do any other following stand out?
Unsecure Wi-Fi Gateways
Securing your Wi-Fi isn’t a stingy method of stopping the neighbours from freeloading off your data. Sure, it does work out well that way, but it isn’t the main concern. Wi-Fi is amazing, and it is essential to any business in the twenty-first century. However, it can also be a weakness because it is an easy entry point for cyber thieves. By simply gaining access to your Wi-Fi, they can gain access to the entire server. Consequently, your files and sensitive data are at risk.
You will undoubtedly collect a lot of information in the future, a lot of which will be incredibly important. The problem is this data won’t just be important to you; it will be important to your customers and clients, too. By law, you have a responsibility to protect this data. For example, you cannot give it out to anyone other than the relevant persons, unless otherwise instructed by said persons. Think about adding a separate e-commerce server to deal with orders or linking their details to PayPal and a bank account. That way, you don’t have to store credit card numbers.
Susceptible To Viruses And Malware
Your server is the most important part of your business. As you are most probably aware, any and every detail of your business is stored on your servers. It is that exact reason that they are prone to attack. Hackers will try and ‘fish’ their way into your servers to gain access to your data. As a result, you need protection that will fight back. If you don’t have a top quality security program, you are susceptible to online threats. Buy and install one now before it is too late.
Because we live in a world of technology, it is easy to see why we focus on online security. Still, thieves of all kind are opportunists, so they won’t hesitate to go old school. If you own or rent your business premises, the likelihood is there will be precious hardware and software that they can steal. For that reason, you need to tighten up security. High fences and gates are the first line of defence while roller shutters are also effective. If there are any gaps or damages, you need gate and roller shutter repairs immediately, no matter how insignificant it looks.
Does anyone of the above stand out? If the answer is yes, they need addressing ASAP.