Secure all hardware and software
But investing in the right technology isn’t the end of the process – in fact, it’s an activity that requires ongoing monitoring to ensure all your new hardware and software are running at capacity and always updated.
IT departments will be able to set up firewalls and other security measures – these must be installed not only on company servers, but individual PCs, laptops, mobile devices, printing systems and especially any hardware that’s part of a bring-your-own-device (BYOD) policy.
For a holistic approach to office security, the workplace itself must also be secured. That means ensuring the office isn’t vulnerable to external threats: most commonly, unauthorized visitors.
A swipe system where only company employees are allowed access into the building can be a good starting point, but smart business leaders are also investing in remote tracking software installed on business devices. What’s more, encryption software means even if portable devices are stolen or go missing, the data itself is unreachable – reducing reputational harm to the organization.
Finally, investing in equipment from a high-quality vendor such as Canon means your hardware and software will be updated automatically. As soon as the latest security update or patch is released, it will be installed on your systems without delay – meaning your office is at no point vulnerable to emerging and insidious threats.