Good Physical Security Practices For Your Business

Employing good physical security practices can only be good for you and your business, also it does not have to include hiring a detachment of the SAS for your business. Instead, just getting the word out to your staff/colleagues about the importance of a few basic physical security tips can substantially improve your business security risk profile. Here are some tips to share:

security practise for your business

security practise for your business

Tailgating

In the physical security world, tailgating is when an unauthorized person follows someone into a restricted space. Be aware of anyone attempting to slip in behind you when entering restricted access areas or buildings.

Don’t offer piggyback rides

Like tailgating, piggybacking refers to an unauthorized person attempting to gain access to a restricted area by using social engineering techniques to convince the person with access to let them in. Confront unfamiliar faces! If you’re uncomfortable confronting them, Inform you Security Team.

shred confidential documents

Shredding work!

Make sure to shred documents with any personal, medical, financial, or other sensitive data before throwing away. ensure that shredders are easy to access and organizing regular collection to encourage all to properly dispose of paper waste.

Don’t leave sensitive data in plain sight

Keeping sensitive documents or removable storage media on your desk, passwords taped to your monitor, or other sensitive information in visible locations puts the data at risk to be stolen by those who would do you or your business harm. Keep it securely locked in your drawer when not in use.

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Recycling or disposing of old computers and mobile devices

Make sure to properly destroy your computer’s hard drive. Use the factory reset option on mobile devices and erase or remove SIM and SD cards.

Lock your devices

Protecting your mobile devices and computers with a strong password or PIN provides an additional layer of protection to your data in the event of theft and passwords must be changed on a regular basis. Set your devices to lock after a short period of inactivity; lock your computer whenever you walk away. If possible, take your mobile devices and/or laptop with you. Don’t leave them unattended, even for a minute!

Put the laptop in your boot

Need to leave your laptop or other device in your car? Lock it in your boot (before arriving at your destination). Don’t invite criminals to break your car windows by leaving it on the seat.

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Put the laptop in your boot

Need to leave your laptop or other device in your car? Lock it in your boot (before arriving at your destination). Don’t invite criminals to break your car windows by leaving it on the seat.

Lock those doors and drawers

Stepping out of the office? Make sure you lock any drawers containing sensitive information and/or devices and lock the door behind you.

changes passwords regularly

Encrypt sensitive information

Add an additional layer of protection to your files by using the built-in encryption tools included on your computer’s operating system.

Install a remote location tracking app on your mobile device and laptop.

If your Smartphone, tablet, or laptop is lost or stolen, applications such as Find My iPhone/iPad/Mac or Find My Device (Android) can help you to locate your devices or remotely lock and wipe them.

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