A good, robust security plan is absolutely imperative to businesses, both large and small, not only to ensure financial losses are kept to a minimum, but also to guarantee the safety of staff and shoppers. However, there are additional risks to businesses in today’s world. Now is the perfect time to look at your own security strategy and make sure it is fit for purpose as we go into 2016. This is our list of three key points to help your business perform a ‘Security Health Check’ as we enter the New Year.
- Who is working for you? All staff need to be background checked to ensure that they pose no risk. Is this being done by your HR department or your recruitment agency?
- Maintenance. Many businesses install CCTV and fail to keep an eye on it, allowing the system to develop undetected faults and in some cases provide a sub-standard level of protection. Regular maintenance is important to keep your system working properly and in tip-top condition.
- Is your data secure? Studies place the cost of cyber-crime to UK businesses at colossal amounts, ranging from £4 billion to almost double this figure.
Protecting customer data and the ability to deliver services 24 hours a day is our top priority and this approach is instilled in everything we do. Kings Security has been accredited with ISO 27001 since 2012. This is the international standard for Information Security Management (ISM), an international yardstick by which customers, suppliers and other parties can measure the effectiveness of an organisation’s management of information security including how well engrained it is into its day-to-day culture and operational processes.
Of course, Kings Security has deployed enterprise firewalls, encryption of devices, strong password protection, backup tools and other security technology, but the ISO 27001 accreditation allows us to use a qualified third party to verify whether our own security is well managed and data is safe as well as conducting regular penetration testing.
At Kings Security we are transparent in everything we do, so if you’re not happy with your current security offering, or simply would like a second pair of eyes to take a look at your strategy, why don’t you give us a call on 0800 804 6171 or email [email protected]. We would love to hear from you.