It’s all well and good ensuring your premises and possessions are safe from outsiders, as you feel they are the only people who want something from you or your company. However, it’s more and more common these days to come across instances where security breaches have come from within an organisation, otherwise known as an ‘inside job’. This is where an employee or trusted individual, who holds keys or even codes, disables safety systems and then breaches the company’s security to steal information or physical items from the business.
Though this is a rather rare circumstance, you can never be too safe and we wanted to provide some tips to make sure your establishment isn’t breached.
• Change codes and passwords regularly. Adopting this technique will ensure only necessary people have access to codes and if your password does accidentally slip out, then it will be altered soon anyway.
• Disable access for previous employees. Leaving an old employee with access to your premises is a big risk; they may have a grudge against the company, still hold the codes to the grounds and know the site well. So what is there stopping them?
• Different passwords and codes to employees. With employees having different passcodes to different areas, you will be able to pinpoint what passcode was entered to gain unauthorised access and then use this knowledge to trace back to the specific employee.
• Methodical background checks on employees. It may sound obvious but providing a complete background check on staff will allow you to gage the employee’s behaviour in the workplace and then judge whether they are a risk to your establishment.
• Introduce a circle of trust. With passwords only being known by small groups, this ensures the passcodes doesn’t go beyond certain team members. Simply, by limiting the number of people who know vital information, you immediately reduce the risk of an inside security breach.
Alpha 1 has developed these tips due to years of experience and hopefully they can help in guaranteeing your site is safe and secure. If you wish to learn more on securing your premises or perhaps have one of our trained professionals to operate in your property, then please get in touch today.