Whether you’ve just started up a business, or you’ve had one for a while, it’s important to always go over how things are working, even if you think everything is fine. You may be overlooking a crack that starts as nothing but eventually causes a big problem for you, and your consumer’s safety.
There are always ways of improving. So take a look at this list of ways you can keep your business protected.
Manage Your Passwords Properly
Passwords are what stop people we don’t want getting in. But when it comes to your business it’s not just about choosing a long, difficult word; you still have to ensure that they’re secure.
There are many apps out there that can manage your passwords for you, and generate new ones if and when you need them, and the access to all of this is protected by a master password, which can be changed and reset by the official administrator.
Know Your Data
You need to familiarize yourself with the two different types of data – business critical, and sensitive. You need to know how they are both used, and where they should be stored. One of the simplest ways to do this is by thinking the worst. What would happen if there was a breach and your records and financial data were compromised? – Now how can you stop that from happening?
For example, when it comes to payments, whether it be a consumer or for the business, technology can scan and read information from payment cards and IDs, which reduces the chances of fraud and provides a safe and secure customer experience.
Educating Yourself And Your Staff
No matter how much you think you know, you can always learn more, and in the case of running a business, it’s crucial to know the new features within technology and online so that you can keep on top of the game.
You can also be informed of any changes and even threats that you should be aware of.
Time To Get Physical
You shouldn’t just worry about the protection of the soul of your technology though, but it’s body too. That laptop left in your unlocked office or the phone in your back pocket should be somewhere safe because they are just as easy, if not more so, to steal.
Make sure everything is locked – all the time! That means windows too. Get a high-security alarm, and download a lock screen if you’ve been away from the screen for a while, and always shred all your documents that could be used against you so you can prevent a paper trail.
One of the most important things is to plan and be prepared. Make a formal document packed full of detail and make sure you update it whenever there is a change within your business. This document will not only help you to plan how to protect your resources and data, but will also prepare you on what to do in case things go wrong. Planning out a strategy when you’re calm and in control, is a lot better than in the moment of panic.