Digital information is arguably the most important asset of your small business. So you want to keep customer credit card number, employee Social Security numbers, and vendor contracts confidential and out of the hands of hackers. You’ve implemented anti-virus software, firewalls and other digital security systems to protect against malware. You can enhance your digital protections with the following physical measures.
· Hide your displays. If your screens face corridors or windows, then your confidential information could be on view for all the world to see. In corridors, office visitors can easily look at what’s being typed. Through windows, people in the next building can use binoculars to view what you’re entering. The simple solution is to turn the screen so they face a blank wall. Then, only the person using the monitor can see the display.
· Lock up old technology. When you replace company desktops, laptops, tablets and smartphones with newer models, what happens to the old technology? Do they just sit forgotten on shelves and unlocked drawers? Would you even miss them if somebody took them home to see what data is stored on their hard drives? Always store unused devices inside locked cabinets located inside locked rooms.
· Monitor the paths to your digital devices. The simplest way to do that is to install a monitoring system on the doors, windows, and corridors leading to your server rooms and employee computers. Access Control and Alarm Systems can help with this. A surveillance system will leave you with a visual record of people who could possibly be responsible. for corrutpting or stealing private client information. If you want more information on improving your security or need to install a surveillance system, please contact us.