How careful are you with the data you collect from your customers? How about the handling of money in your business. And passwords? What controls have you put in place to protect computer data? We don’t often think about the security of of our businesses, but we should. Customers are becoming increasingly aware that their details could be vulnerable if a business is not secure.
And that’s a good thing.
But it can be a bomb waiting to drop really bad news on your business if you’re not careful. According to security experts, here are some things you can do to make your business more secure.
- Establish and enforce procedures for handling customer data.
- Monitor areas where cash is handled.
- Conduct background checks and drug screening on potential employees to help you hire right the first time.
- Have regular employee meetings to discuss issues.
- Conduct surprise audits.
Take a moment and read two very enlightening articles involving small business owners who have lived through fraud situations.
Tools You Can Use
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