Cyber and physical security breaches can be extremely costly to businesses – is your B2B agency doing enough to prevent both on and offline security breaches?
Physical and cybersecurity work together to protect your business from data breaches and unauthorized access to company assets.
Keep reading to learn how your B2B agency can up security measures – both off and online – to ensure your assets are secure.
Invest in a Commercial Security System
When it comes to your security, physical security has an impact on the safety of both your physical and digital assets. Investing in physical security measures will protect the digital resources stored in on-site locations, such as server rooms.
Physical security also keeps your physical assets, employees, and building guests safe. So, here are the top security tools that can help you to improve your on and offline security measures.
Keep your data protected.
Have a data backup plan in place: It is important to regularly back up your important data to prevent data loss in the event of a hardware failure or other issues. You should have a plan in place for how often to back up your data and where to store the backups. If you need to recover data from a hard drive or other storage devices, many data recovery tools can help you recover lost files. These tools can scan the device and attempt to recover any still-present files.
Seek professional help: If you are unable to recover the data yourself, you may need to seek the help of a professional data recovery service.
RFID card access systems are the cornerstone of security for a B2B agency. Modern access control solutions improve convenience for the user by implementing the cloud-based operation. With cloud-based access control, your security teams can manage security from anywhere using a mobile application or cloud-based control center. You can replace keycards and fobs with mobile credentials, allowing touchless entry via Bluetooth.
Security cameras are an essential failsafe should a crime occur on your property. You need to know that your security cameras can provide evidence of the crime to the police and that the footage will be helpful in an insurance claim.
Commercial cloud security camera systems are becoming increasingly popular as they allow security staff to check in with security cameras from anywhere, at any time, using their mobile devices.
Alarm systems are essential in your security strategy. You need fire alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to meet health and safety standards, ensuring your employees’ and visitors’ safety at all times.
In addition to investing in alarm systems, you can also invest in building sensors like glass break and gunshot detectors – allowing you to plan more effective response procedures for emergency physical security breaches.
Opting for a cloud-based alarm system will allow your security team to receive alerts based on security and health and safety threats at any time. In an emergency response strategy, agility is of the utmost importance.
When opting for cloud-based physical security tools, you need to consider cybersecurity. Your physical security data is stored in the cloud, and you can control your devices using an online platform. If a third party was to gain access to these resources, it could cost your business. Consider investing in cybersecurity software to protect your cloud-based physical security systems.
Encourage Good Password Hygiene
You’re only as strong as your least educated employee regarding your cybersecurity health. Your employees need to know the importance of their passwords in protecting overall company cybersecurity health.
Suppose you wish to encourage good password hygiene across your business. In that case, you should teach your employees how to set strong passwords and clarify the importance of setting unique passwords across all accounts.
To enforce this policy company-wide and ensure no weak links, you can implement password management software. Password management software is a tool that stores passwords in a secure online location, monitoring their health and uniqueness. If your employee’s password is compromised, the system will send them an alert to change it.
Choose Third Party Partners Carefully
In addition to educating your employees, you need to think about your third-party partners. Any data you share with them will be vulnerable if their cybersecurity health is sub-par. So, ensure that any third-party partners you opt for practice excellent data security.
Encryption and Firewalls
One of the best ways to protect your data is to implement cybersecurity measures like encryption and firewalls. Firewalls are a tool that you can apply to your network, monitoring all incoming and outbound traffic for untrustworthy sources and anomalous data. And encryption ensures that should your data become compromised; it will not be readable. It will scramble the data, and only authorized users with the ‘cipher’ can decode it.
Your B2B agency relies on the trust of stakeholders and clients to maintain business operations and profitability. If your business falls victim to a cyber or physical security breach, this could put the trust of your stakeholders and clients in the balance. Investing in these security tools and engaging in these best practices will help you avoid any security breach.