Security is always something that needs to be taken into consideration. You’re in denial if you think that you’re safe in a world where you allow internet sites access to all of your private information, your phone literally tags where you are all the time with a gps, and it’s quite possible that somebody high up in the government somewhere has tabs on your location and can zoom in on a satellite and see what you’re doing as you read this sentence.
Most people don’t really care. If you haven’t done anything wrong, what’s the reason to care? While that’s a discussion for another time, it brings up the fact that security is something that is always at risk. What is security in the realm of your life, anyways?
While you’re trying to figure that out, it’s time to reflect the conversation upon the business side of things. When your business secrets, client information, and other valuable information is at bay, how do you keep it safe from the prying eyes of the world? Here are some things you can do:
Know How to Make Internet Based Methods of Communication Actually Private
You might be surprised to find out that most of the things you write on the internet within the safety of your personal message or email is not private at all. When you’re discussing business dealings over email or writing up a business plan on Google Docs, there is no telling who might be able to find access to those valuable documents.
For the safety of your business, read up on the best practices for keeping the apps you use in business secure and private. A little bit of information goes a long way. If you know the threat, you can safeguard yourself against it.
Keep the Rumor Weed Cut Short
With anything in life, word can get out really quickly. With your business you need to be diligent at keeping the rumor weed trimmed so that things don’t run out of control and next thing you know you’re dealing with lawsuits and client information being leaked because somebody talked to the wrong person.
Know who you’re dealing with in your company. Don’t give too much power to those who are unable to handle it. If you know somebody has a tendency to talk where they shouldn’t, don’t trust them with information that can’t be shared.
It can be hard to maneuver through the waters of security in business, but security is very important to attend to. If you don’t, the effects of a breach of important information could be the end all to your business dealings.
Originally posted on May 31, 2016 @ 9:33 pm