Protecting Your Business And How To Do It Effectively

When it comes to starting a business you do all that you can to give it the best you can give. You put in the hours, invest your time, your effort and even money into the proposal, and you work hard to bring your vision to life. So imagine being in a position where your data is compromised, you are attacked digitally, or someone physically breaks in and causes havoc. Not a great feeling. This is when you may need to set some time aside to ensure that your business is protected from all angles. With that in mind, here are some of the things that you can think about.

 

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Ensure that your business is physically protected

 

One of the first things that you may want to do is to ensure that your business is physically protected. It may sound like an obvious thing, and you may have security in place already, but when was the last time you checked they worked? When was the last time it was upgraded? It may be time to start thinking about your alarm systems and even adding security measures to your business location. Often these systems can be linked to local law enforcement and you can even operate and keep tabs on them via smartphone applications. It might be one of the best investments that you make. 

 

Is any data you keep secure?

 

Many businesses need to keep a lot of data, be that for the business and also from customers. This data may include personal details or even payment methods. It might be a good idea to ensure that you keep this data secure, and you may want to look at migrating the data into more secure database options. This is when the aws database migration service could come in handy. Doing this and allowing experts to ensure that this particular data is secure can help you to avoid any corrupted files or even exposing certain data to cyber attacks. Which brings us to the next point. 

 

Are you protected from potential cyber attacks?

 

Cyber attacks and attacking your business digitally is one of the common causes of crime for businesses these days, so it is worth ensuring that you are fully protected. All businesses need to keep files digitally these days, and this is customer information like we have recently discussed, but also things like your business bank accounts. Protecting your data through fire walls and added extra internet security is now paramount and necessary when it comes to business. You should also do things such as change passwords regularly as well as being aware who has access to certain information to better protect yourself and your business. 

 

What about other aspects of security that you may not think about?

 

Finally, there can be other threats to your business that you may want to take into account. Things like disgruntled employees or people that no longer work for you. This is when small changes such as being aware who has access to your business location and revoking access for people that leave can be added processes in place to keep your business secure. 

 

Let’s hope these tips help you when it comes to protecting your business. 

Lisa
Lisa Besserman, Founder and CEO of Startup Buenos Aires, has been named as Business Insider’s “Top 100 Most Influential Women in Tech”, and the 2014 “Business Innovator of Latin America” by the Council of the Americas.

Lisa moved to Buenos Aires from New York City to create Startup Buenos Aires, the organization that represents the startup, tech and entrepreneurial community of Buenos Aires, Argentina.
Startup Buenos Aires has been one of the main catalysts for strengthening the tech ecosystem in Latin America, by bringing global startup initiatives, development projects and investment opportunities to the region.
Under Lisa’s leadership Startup Buenos Aires has been credited as “Top 3 Growing Startup Cities” by CNBC and “5 Emerging Global Tech Hubs” by Entrepreneur Magazine.

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