Crime factors into at least 30% of business failures, according to the US Chamber of Commerce. As a business owner, it is crucial that you embrace measures that make a big difference in protecting your company. Thankfully, there are several security trends that businesses can adopt. So what are they?
Monitoring And Surveillance Systems
Business owners absorb a minimum loss of $3,330 in the event of theft or vandalism, according to the US Small Business Administration. In response, the security sector developed cutting-edge business security camera systems. New monitoring and surveillance systems effectively deter theft and vandalism by giving business owners real-time footage that they can access through an app or off-site software at any given time. Motion-triggered sensors help direct smart surveillance systems toward an ongoing crime or activity that’s happening on the premises and send a silent alarm. Having surveillance recordings immediately uploaded to cloud storage ensures that it cannot be tampered with on-site.
Data Encryption And Tokenization
Cyber-related crimes that target businesses increased by 68% last year, according to the National Retail Foundation. Criminals target sensitive data like business documents and customer information. In response to this, the security sector created stronger data encryption and tokenization protocols that business owners can tap into. It works by automatically and securely moving data across the vast network—making it hard for criminals to lockdown and focus their attacks. Also, in the event of a breach, the data is encrypted and tokenized, making it virtually impossible for criminals to profit off the information they managed to steal.
In order to facilitate a breach on-site, someone needs only to input the username and password needed to access a terminal where information is kept. To combat this, hardware authentication can be adopted into businesses. So instead of merely relying on login information, there are two to three additional layers of user identification requirements that the owner should be the only one to know. It also helps to keep logs on who accessed the terminal or software, making it easier to identify culprits. So if your business regularly makes use of identification-reliant hardware like computers, hardware authentication gives you protection from the very base of your operations.
Cloud Computing Systems
The trouble with business data is that it is often kept on-site or within the home of the owner, making them ideal targets for criminals. Cloud computing systems boost security by keeping the data off-site and inaccessible to anyone who does not know access protocols. This enables you to access pertinent information wherever you are without compromising your security. Clouds also generally come with Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks so criminals cannot overwhelm your servers and crash your systems while they harvest information.
Yes, security protocols are also a significant investment. That is why you should take your time and review which security trends you can fully adopt to make your business’s protection relevant to modern threats. Always remember that your business can only survive if you are proactive in putting in the measures that keep it safe.