Your office holds mountains of information detrimental to the survival of your business. Should such information fall into the wrong hands, you’ll be exposed to different threats. Your customer information, for example, is one of the most valuable assets your business should keep.
These are some suggestions on how to ensure you get to keep all the information you have.
Hire people you can trust
This is easier said than done, of course, but there are ways to make sure you hire only trustworthy people to handle your trade secrets. One of them is to investigate their backgrounds. Have they been fired before? If so, over what? Another way is to hire only people recommended by those you already trust. If it’s at all possible, call their former employers.
Hire a P.I.
This is something you can do if you already suspect someone leaking or stealing information from you. An expert from Eagle Investigative Services recommends getting a really good private investigator in computer forensics in Atlanta. If they find something suspicious, they can preserve that information for presentation in a court of law, should that need ever come up. This is safer and more discreet than doing the investigation yourself and risk compromising the evidence. If your suspect gets wind of what you’re doing, they might destroy the data. And even if your suspicions turn out to be wrong, your employee will never trust you again, so better hire a professional.
Have security functions in place
From firewalls to security checks, it’s important to have security functions in place, for deterring any attempts if for nothing else. Being too lax on security is not an option. Schedule security audits, but don’t let your employees know until the auditors arrive so you can be sure nothing is deleted or taken out of your premises before the audit.
With all the security protocols you can have in place these days, there’s no reason you should risk making breaches easy. Protect your information; protect your business.