Small Business Security Goals for 2020

We are leaving 2019 in the rearview mirror and are heading toward another exciting new year. It’s the perfect time to make positive changes in your personal and business life. When it comes to the business side of the ledger, one of the most vital areas you should focus on for 2020 is security. Even if 2019 wasn’t your best effort, you can start fresh with one goal in mind: make your business safe and secure for employees and clients. Here are a few tips to help you achieve your security goals.

Install security cameras

Security cameras are an amazing deterrent when it comes to crime, but even more importantly they can provide insight. Installing a CCTV system in your business allows you to pinpoint when, where and who committed a possible crime. Even though a fake or dummy camera can make a would-be thief think twice, if a violation is committed video proof won’t be available.  Make 2020 the year you opt to protect your business with a complete video surveillance system.

Implement a safe password policy

When was the last time you had your employees change their passwords? If you can’t answer this question, then it’s time to craft a safe password policy as soon as possible. Ensure that employees change their passwords at least four times per year. Additionally, passwords should include upper- and lower-case letters, symbols and numbers. Easy to remember phrases or words may sound like a good idea in theory, but unfortunately, they make hacking a much easier task.

Hire a professional to perform a security inspection

You may think you have your business secured and safe, but most likely there are blind spots that need attention. The best way to find these trouble areas is to hire a professional who has the experience and know-how to find and fix these issues. Inspections are relatively inexpensive especially when you consider the cost benefit of having an expert advise you on possible flaws in your security. It could save you thousands in potential losses.

Train employees on best practices if a breach occurs

Do you have a plan in place if a cybersecurity breach happens? How about in the case of a physical break in? Training employees on how to respond to these situations is crucial. Schedule regular training sessions that include real life possibilities and the proper actions that need to be taken in those scenarios. Having a solid training program can save money but more importantly possibly even lives.

Planning and implementing a security plan for your business can prevent future headaches and possible catastrophes. Let’s improve on 2019’s security efforts and make 2020 the safest year yet.

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