A New Year is upon us, and with a “fresh start” comes the necessity of reviewing your company’s security system(s) and processes for accessibility and vulnerability, overall production, and new opportunities. Because, it goes without saying, that security – especially that associated with digital security systems – is ever-evolving and needs constant tune-ups to stay beneficial and up and running.
As a business owner, you likely know the importance of evaluating what is and is not working for your company on a regular basis. However, a critical and often overlooked area for evaluation is your security system. You must consider a number of things. For example, is the service you have in place offering adequate protection with a streamlined process? If not, it may be time for one of those tune-ups we mentioned.
So as 2019 fast-approaches, how can you stay on top of new security trends and necessities? The experts at Information Transport Solutions, Inc. (ITS) , a Uniti Company, are here to provide insight on evaluating the security systems you currently have in place, how you may eliminate potential vulnerabilities, and strengthen your overall security plan.
Evaluating Your Security Systems
What Comes First?
Having a security process in place that you deem as being “good enough” is a very dangerous thing! You need to ensure the trusted, professional security provider you use fully understands the current security market and has plans to upgrade and enhance their systems as technology progresses over time. If they have no plans to upgrade your services, you are likely with the wrong provider.
At ITS, our tech solutions experts are adept at making ever-evolving and adapting software and technology solutions available to our clients that will make organizations safer, more profitable, and more productive. The state-of-the-art ITS surveillance and security solutions provide our clients with top of the line security that enables their organizations to run at their highest level of effective productivity.
Where Does Mobile Integration Stand?
These days, technology isn’t anything new. We all know that tech is major in all aspects of the world – both on business and personal levels. Most employees currently bring their phones to work. You may even use a number of digital applications to help enhance your business, such as document scanning and mobile credit card readers.
The alarm and security company you use should not be any different. If they do not have an app or similar, techy resources readily available, be sure you ask “why?” If they’re not developing one, you may want to seek services elsewhere. There are quite a few security providers that now offer apps and digital portals that give you on-demand text alerts and live-streaming video monitoring.
For example, when it comes to ITS’ video surveillance systems, we provide our clients with an easy-to-use management initiative and surveillance software that provides a solution which capitalizes on the efficiency of existing infrastructure. We also provide our trusted partners and clients with readily available and accessible customer support access for admission and control.
Review Value-Enhancement Services
An alarm system is only a single element of a bigger security package. When reviewing the state of the security system(s) you currently have in place and looking for new opportunities, it is a good idea to find systems that offer extra services to help ensure your business remains safe. Ask your security service provider about pairing video cameras, access control, and alarm systems on a single system.
Eliminate Security Vulnerabilities
Put a Plan in Place Ahead of Time
As security hazards evolve, so must your company’s security measures. It’s not just about protection anymore; it’s about having backups to restore your info in case your systems need to be rebooted. That’s something you need to invest in if you haven’t already.
When you team up with the experts at ITS, there’s no need to fear the unknown aspects of your network’s infrastructure, connections, or security; and that’s because there will be no unknown. You will receive end to end support, from design consulting and implementation to security and digital outreach expansion via automatic, back-up infrastructure solutions – the experts at ITS will be here to help you every step of the way!
Plan & Protect for Potential Breaches
With the growth of the Internet of Things (IoT), chances of a security breach continue to rise. Sure, you would like to keep this from happening to your company, but the goal is to limit the damage in the event this does happen. You can do this (again) by keeping a backup in case of a breach, installing endpoint protection software, and keeping your system up to date with security fixes. If you have any questions, consult the experts at ITS.
Our highly trained team will analyze your company or establishment’s individual requirements and applications to determine the absolute best solution for your unique environment.
Strengthen Your Security Overall
Conduct Security Training Sessions
Security requires that all participants within your business – employees, customers, vendors – have knowledge of their part in the organization’s overall information security program. For these reasons, virtually all firms should require their employees and stakeholders to complete an information security awareness training course at least annually.
After all, it is imperative that all employees involved with internal control understand the key terms and control points related to information security.
Confidential, proprietary, and other types of secured data should be encrypted, at a very minimum, when in transit outside the firm’s firewall and while stored in any cloud environment.
Even when hackers cannot gain access to the organization’s internal network, they can intercept Internet traffic, so it is important that your company’s information is encrypted while in transit, as well as when it is stored in a location your organization may not have complete access and control over.
Have Change-Processes in Place
As tech continues to evolve throughout the New year, each successive change to any of your software, hardware (including Internet-based cloud computing), or internal processes used to produce, store, or process a firm’s financial information should be subject to documented change-control procedures. Correct change-control procedures involve the following:
- Specification requests
- Approval by proper levels of management
- Company planning, scheduling, and communication systems
- Testing, including user acceptance testing
- Implementation and documentation
- Verification of effectiveness
Pair with the Pros
ITS is a full-service provider of technology solutions integrating top-of-the-line security, voice, video, and data to make organizations more profitable and productive. ITS helps institutions build the right infrastructure and implement technologies to build a safe environment, enhance administrative efficiency, and more. Make it your New Year’s Resolution to contact the ITS experts and streamline your business’s safety and security!