Is your door lock worth more to you than the metal it is made from? Most of us would answer “yes” and be grateful for the lock. Can business security solutions deliver both peace of mind and protection while being engineered to stay in front of the newest trends and technologies? Again, “yes” is the answer and to the follow-up question, “How?” By utilizing visionary thinking, careful design, and attention to all the little difference making details about safeguarding everything that matters most.
Although security breaches have been affecting companies for years, it seems that many companies just put their heads in the sand and think, “this won’t happen to me.” Security analysts, in looking at the current phenomenon of worldwide security breaches, want every company to know that this will happen to you for sure. The question is not “if” but “when.”
Consequently, it is time to think like the “bad guys” and to prepare for the battle, the mop up and for the next time. With that in mind, here are a few tips for surviving a security breach and the business security solutions to put in place.
- First, do not panic, just take it easy, find out what data has been retrieved by the “bad guys” and determine if the details will affect your business and clients. In effect, what exactly has been lost, and exactly what has been taken? Maybe your breach is not massive enough to make the news and you can breathe easy while finding the best business security solution for your company.
- Second, immediately change the necessary credentials where the breach occurred, then isolate the possible machines or systems that contain the important information your company keeps. If it means taking down your systems for a day or two that is better than keeping your network open and enduring possibilities of continuing security lapses.
- Third, determine your weakest link. Your employees may fall into this category and as discouraging as that is, it is par for the course.
- Fourth, learn from the experience. If you think you found the breach and closed the gate, it will happen again and preparedness is important. Train your employees, and by all means, find a company that specializes in business security solutions, and contract with them.
Lately, security attacks and hacking campaigns have reached a level of sophistication that the previous year’s attacks did not encompass. Even more, the world is looking on as violations of data and information place companies in the awkward position of having to close down systems, report losses and deal with the bad publicity generated by media coverage. The average person reading about security lapses does not know who to blame, the hacker or the company that did not have the right business security solution in place.
If you know you are vulnerable in the area of security or just want more information, please contact us. We are confident that we can answer any questions and solve your business security solution in a professional and knowledgeable manner.
Clarus Communications is a national leader that specializes in providing over 60 telecommunication and technology provider solutions and we would appreciate the opportunity to become your technology partner and help you find the best solution for you and your company.