Using Physical Cybersecurity Protection to Protect Your Small Business during the Holiday Season
Usually we focus on cybersecurity and technology, but we would not be doing our jobs if we did not speak about physical cybersecurity protection during the holiday season.
Physical Security is Cybersecurity
Cybersecurity is about protecting your technology from unauthorized data exposure and access. This not only includes protecting your physical devices, but also hardcopy, physical data like that stored on paper! Physical security plays a huge role in protecting this type of data.
Physical security may include protections like alarm systems, fire suppression, security cameras, secured doors and windows, and the use of safes and locked filing cabinets.
How to Physically Secure Your Small Business
Stanley Security has published an article that includes many great tips small business owners can implement during this holiday season to protect their data. Here are few steps they did not mention but we encourage you to implement:
Be sure to lock important confidential business data out of sight
Verify that no one has tampered with your credit card devices throughout the day, every day
Check deliveries often to ensure everything arrives on time
Provide great customer service to all your customers to minimize shrinkage
For more information on protecting your business during the holidays, check out Small Business, Big Threat!