The Security Priorities of Modern Businesses

The needs of modern businesses have changed as far as security is concerned. Cybercrime has seen a dramatic shift in how companies protect themselves. It is also clear that modern businesses have a wide range of security needs. This article will examine what these are and what you can do about them. 

Internet and cyber security

One of the primary focuses of any modern business must be cyber protection. Cybercrime costs the US business sector more than any other type of crime. Thus, any business security needs to start with cyber protection and internet security. However, even though this is a paramount aspect of business security, don’t overlook other areas requiring your attention.

Physical structure security

The safety of the actual business premises is still one of the critical aspects of business security. Remember that the actual product, tools, and supplies need a physical place to store and access. As such, there must still be physical building security, which is a significant component of your overall business security.

24/7 safety at ground level

As long as your business has a physical venue from which you operate, a place where data and information are stored, and a warehouse and storage point for goods, you will need physical security on an ongoing basis. No matter where this is, and regardless, it is not on the high street or in the public eye. Monitoring and managing access to such sites, using CCTV to record and manage any entry, searches upon exit, and physical barriers are all essential and complement the technology that can be used and is available to protect you and your business.


It is well known that preventing something is far better than a cure, so take this approach with your security. Please don’t wait for something to happen to fix it then; prevent it from ever happening in the first place. For example, there are easy ways to prevent vandalism, like installing loitering devices. If teenagers can’t come near your building because of this, they aren’t likely to cause any destruction.

Make sure that you secure all your assets and keep them locked up. You will also want to implement a clear desk policy and ensure server rooms are kept locked and under surveillance at all times. You can prevent a range of online and cyber security risks as well, by ensuring you have up-to-date systems, passwords are changed regularly, staff have regular training on security protocols, you have installed relevant malware on your systems, and more. If you work in a projects-based business, then you will also need to consider reducing security risks when it comes to automated deployments and how you can reduce risks and manage DevOps Secrets

The personnel to respond

What happens to all the security recordings? Who’s watching the access control, and who is responsible for ensuring that all the systems work and are kept up to date? These are pertinent questions; no protocol or design will be complete without the personnel responding. Yes, you can relay any concerns directly to the police and authorities, but if you want an immediate response, you will need to consider a professional firm.

They should be involved in the system’s set-up, training on all the associated gadgets, and responding immediately to any breaches. As well as reporting on an ongoing basis on the changes in threats, areas that have been protected, and any statistics necessary to motivate changes.

The requisite insurances

Lastly, your business insurance should be part and parcel of your security system. It is generally related to the perceived risks you intend to mitigate against, such as theft and loss of data and resources.

A competent system can be incredibly complex to implement. The advice in this article will provide you with a straightforward process to get the best security your business can afford.

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Todd Smekens

Journalist, consultant, publisher, and servant-leader with a passion for truth-seeking. Enjoy motorcycling, meditation, and spending quality time with my daughter and rescue hound. Spiritually-centered first and foremost. Lived in multiple states within the USA and frequent traveler to the mountains.

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