Today's advancing technology is improving the ways in which all industries do business. But regardless of what industry you work in, one thing that has always remained a constant is the importance of security. Data breaches can significantly impact a company in a highly negative way, ruining consumer confidence, as well as causing your company to have to pay large fines as a result of the breach. Sometimes a security breach cannot be prevented, as there are very skilled hackers that work hard to get past even the toughest defenses. But sometimes it is simply the fault of a careless employee who doesn’t follow proper security protocols.
Other forms of security, such as video surveillance, have also come leaps and bounds, enabling you to monitor things in the office from a anywhere in the world on your mobile device. And access points ensure that only authorized employees can gain access to particular areas of the business in which sensitive information may be stored. Depending upon your industry and business, you might not need all of the security options described below, but they are definitely security options to consider as your business grows.And as the technology continues to advance seemingly each day, you find even more options for better security at your disposal in all aspects of your business.
Obviously cybersecurity is at the forefront of the new security technology trends, with a cloud based antivirus system being one of the most popular and recommended choices for improved security. With cloud-based applications being utilized for everything from sharing and editing files, team and project management, online presentations and general storage of files and documents, a reliable cloud based antivirus system is needed to ensure that all of the data stored on the Cloud is kept safe and secure from those who are not authorized to access it.
Remember, hackers are always striving to come up with new ways to attack or access business data, sometimes with a clear purpose, and sometimes just for fun. Thankfully, as hard as the hackers might be working, those who develop security technology are working just as hard, and cloud based antivirus systems are more than ready to provide protection for many companies, offering the utmost security for their data and networks.
2. Video Surveillance
Video surveillance in the past meant having a bunch of cameras placed around the office, with a central terminal located somewhere in the office that had to be monitored and maintained. New and advanced video surveillance systems let you easily provide surveillance for your business without a massive amount of equipment, and cloud-based apps let you monitor and control your surveillance from anywhere. Video can be stored on hard drives or cloud space, saving you time and expense on new videotapes or DVDs and recording equipment, and the quality and imaging has grown by leaps and bounds, providing, sharp, crystal clear HD video.
3. Identity Management
If you want to prevent unauthorized access to your office or specific areas within your office, you can either post a security guard, or use identity management tools and resources. Keycards and other forms of identity management allow only authorized employees and personnel to enter the office or areas of the office, and the technology can also be expanded to your database, ensuring that only those who have authorized access can see certain databases or other areas of your network. You can also prevent unauthorized users from using PCs or mobile devices that do not belong to them, ensuring privacy and security.
4. Integrated Systems
Some businesses have to rely upon several different security systems in order to provide full security on all aspects of their business. But integrated systems offer complete control with one intuitive, advanced application system, so that video, access control, and other areas of your security needs are all easy to manage through one complete system. This can save you a great deal of money wasted on separate systems as well as maintenance for each system.
5. Video Verification
When an alarm is tripped, you or the authorities often only receive an alert. With video verification, video of the area in which the alarm is sounding can also be sent so that you or the authorities know exactly who or what to look for. This not only helps to reduce false alarms, but also serves to improve security and give the authorities a more clear picture of who to look for in case of a break in, as well as providing you with an image of any offenses that are made by employees entering areas they shouldn't be in or engaging in acts that may harm the business.