When we think of Information Security, we often think of firewalls, routers and password protection. But it’s actually much more than that. Information security is the process of protecting the value and integrity of data… and that starts when you first walk in the door. Here are some basic tips and questions to consider during the process of establishing security for your office. While no system is guaranteed, it’s a great place to start:
Physical measures such as office cameras and internet ready DVR will give you the ability to monitor persons entering and exiting your offices. Cameras give you plausible deniability should you need it, and will provide aid with legal issues that might occur. Locks and restricted access to network closets and server rooms are a must.
Here are some more ways CTG has worked with clients to restrict access/entry in your building, server rooms, and remote areas:
- Replace all key locks if you haven’t already done this.
- Install keypads which require a unique number code to unlock the door.
- Depending on the sensitivity of your data, consider implementing biometrics with options such as: thumbprints, handprints, and iris scanners.
- Consider Rfid (radio frequency identification). Rfid uses any number of cards, tokens or items that use radio frequency to unlock doors.
Trust CTG to work with your environment, determine what is possible and necessary for your security, and evaluate the cost vs. risk assessment to work within your budget.