The Importance of Securing Physical Security
What is the importance of securing physical security? With more devices connected through the network, it is critical to understand the meaning and the significance of securing your physical security systems. Physical security systems are vulnerable to hackers and major cyber-attacks. Prime recommends following these five simple steps to mitigate the risk of your security systems:
1. Encrypt your Data
Step one in protecting your information is to encrypt your data. This critical step provides you an extra layer of protection in case your system is breached the data is meaningless to the hacker because a key is required to translate the data. This step will protect from someone being able to read your data however it will not stop a hacker from gaining unwanted access to your network.
2. Authenticating Users
Authenticating users is a powerful step because it prevents your data from getting into the wrong hands. There are two forms of defense with authenticating users first on the client side by providing a password or other means of verification and on the server side by identifying whether 3rd party servers can be trusted.
3. Authorizing Users
Our third suggestion is ensuring only authorized users have access to your data. Making the data only available to authorized users is a simple and effective step to take in protecting your physical security.
4. Educating your Personnel
Of course, educating your staff on the correct processes and policies. It is a simple and crucial step to protect your data from within. Educating users on cybersecurity best practices for passwords, identifying risky applications, and phishing emails.
5. Working with a Partner You Trust
Lastly, we recommend working with a trusted partner to ensure your physical security solutions are equipped with the proper back-end solution to encrypt data and authenticate users.
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