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In a recent IBM survey , professionals representing large organizations (including private enterprises and state and local government institutions) say their workplaces are not prepared for modern security threats: information theft, ransomware and other serious risks that could affect the health of their organizations, in addition to the information security of their customers.
In this era of persistent security risks to both physical and cybersecurity, it’s reasonable for an organization to ask: What is our security strategy missing? Here are some suggestions worth looking at.
We have a new security standard to live up to now, both physically and digitally. With more violence in the workplace, there’s a new layer of physical security threats to contend with. To combat these threats, there are new standards for restricting access points with electronic access control.
There are also more health-related standards that, while not entirely codified yet, are certainly on their way in the post-pandemic era. One way security providers are meeting the demand for these emerging wellness standards is with touch-free technology.
And finally, more cybersecurity vulnerabilities are present than ever before. Now, security providers are expected to deliver auditable data for anything that’s happening in the clients’ building. We can meet that standard, with on-demand reporting for alarms, access control and video surveillance.
Scalability is a critical piece of any security strategy. As organizations expand and downsize depending on market conditions, local population growth and other factors, their security technology must be scalable so that it can align with the fluctuations of the organization.
When analyzing how scalable your security technology is, we first look at physical scalability.
How many times will that card reader work before it breaks? Digital scalability is the second piece: Will the system be equally effective with five users or 5,000? An experienced security provider can make sure it is.
One of the biggest myths concerning security technology is that it needs to be complex. On the contrary, complexity actually reduces security while simplicity increases it. By reducing the complexity of your security technology’s infrastructure, we can also reduce your costs while boosting the security of your organization physically and informationally. One way we do this is by looking for ways to combine the legacy systems you’ve already invested in with the new cloud and mobile technology you need to add. This ensures your organization has the best security architecture possible.
If the security strategy of your organization is missing any of these important elements, we can help. Call Security Instrument to request an onsite security analysis.
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From Fortune 500 to local SMB’s throughout the Tri-State area, Security Instrument integrates custom security systems to meet the needs of commercial clients.