Fri, October 28th, 2011 - 5:23 am - By Gordon Basichis
As is the case with large scale employers, those with small businesses are also invulnerable to security threats. These thefts include the theft of valuable databases and proprietary information. In a time when a down economy keeps margins slim and business operations pretty intense, this is the last thing employers need.
Threats plaguing small business can include your basic hackers to the most confusing and disruptive information about brand monitoring and diverted funds. As I noted, small businesses are prone to the same weaknesses and vulnerabilities as larger enterprises. However, because they are smaller, and have a more limited scope and focus, they are flexible and can adjust quickly.
Claudiu Popa of The Globe and Mail has posted an article listing certain security tips for small businesses. There are ten in all and well worth reviewing. Here is the link to the article.
And don’t forget to conduct background checks on your job applicants and key personnel. Many security breaches come from inside your workplace and are driven by revenge, greed, or the need for money, and that deeply set human need to see if one can get away from something. So background checks should be an important part of your employment screening program.