Why is physical security important to you and your business?
There can be many tangible and/or intangible costs associated with lack of physical security on your business property. There are number of ways your company can be affected and this blog is not an exhaustive list but it will be enough to start helping you determine the investment that you should put into physical security of your business tools.
One scenario is where someone gets physical access to your internal network. Answer these questions to understand why physical security is important to your business:
- What’s the worst thing that could happen?
- Would you let a stranger go browsing through your company files?
- What kind of information is stored on your computer network?
- Do you collect any personally identifiable information on your customers?
If so and you lose control of that information, you may be obligated to notify them of the possible breech and to provide a fraud/credit monitoring service for a period of time.
Based on the amount of risk you are willing to accept, precautions should be taken to help minimize the effects of the loss of physical security. By investing in protective measures such as good locks, man traps, and security systems, you can deter unauthorized access.