crn5000-inc2015 BPTW logo
Contact us today!
(918) 770-8738

Integrated Business Technologies Blog

Integrated Business Technologies has been serving the Broken Arrow area since 2007, providing IT Support such as technical helpdesk support, computer support, and consulting to small and medium-sized businesses.

Security Comes In Two Parts--Don’t Neglect The Physical Half

Physical security is more or less what it sounds like: security intended to protect the physical infrastructure that houses your business and your critical data. Many of the pieces of physical security will seem very familiar, even if you didn’t know the right terms for them.

Access Control - Access control is also pretty much what it sounds like. An access control solution controls an individual’s access into an area. This is useful in ensuring that only those who are authorized access certain areas are able to, as these areas will require some form of identification to enter. This also allows the entrance and exit patterns of employees to be monitored for suspicious activity.

Identification - More often than not, physical security solutions will require more than one form of identification, or authentication. These are referred to as 2FA, or 2-Factor Authentication. If you have ever been required to enter a PIN code after providing a password, you’ve encountered 2FA identification.

Security and Monitoring - Of course, in order to have a comprehensive physical security setup, you have to have the ability to see anywhere in the building at any given time. There are multiple solutions that can accomplish this, security cameras being the first to come to mind. Returning to access control solutions, these can help keep a record of who accessed where, and when.

Communication - Communication has fairly close ties with security--after all, if your company experienced a physical security breach, you would want to hear about it, wouldn’t you? As a result, it is important that there are plenty of reliable ways for your personnel to reach one another to pass along status updates, security warnings, and other crucial pieces of information.

Document Security - There is a good chance that, if someone is taking the time and effort to access your business, they plan to profit from their heist as much as possible. This means that you should keep any access points to your internal documents well secured and restricted to those with authorization.

Keep Track of Devices - Remember, your documents can be accessed through more than just your in-house workstations. Implementing a Bring Your Own Device policy or distributing work devices can allow you to keep track of where the device is taken, and will allow you to remotely wipe them if they wind up being lost or stolen.

Keep Employees Trained - Of course, all the preventative measures in the world will do nothing if your employees aren’t also conscious of and actively implementing best practices that help to preserve the business’ security as a whole.

Security Culture - It is important that your employees are conscious of potential security issues as they go about their days. This awareness of potential security risks, how to identify them, and--most importantly--how to avoid them is absolutely crucial when your employees could just as easily be weak points in your network security. As paranoid as it sounds, threats to your cybersecurity really are everywhere...including at your business’ front door.

What To Implement To Build Up Your Physical Security
When building your physical security, it helps to consider what can threaten your business on a physical level. Sure, a particularly bold cybercriminal may attempt to gain access to your location, but that’s only the start of the physical threats to your business. It is critical that all threats to your business are considered, including the weather and other natural events.

This is why it is crucial that you keep a safe and secure copy of your business’ documentation and data offsite, preferably in the cloud. That way, should someone or something get past your physical defenses, you will not have lost everything.

To improve your data security, both digitally and physically, reach out to Integrated Business Technologies for help.



No comments made yet. Be the first to submit a comment
Already Registered? Login Here
Tuesday, 18 December 2018
If you'd like to register, please fill in the username, password and name fields.

Captcha Image

Sign Up for Our Newsletter

  • First Name *
  • Last Name *

      Free Consultation

      Sign up today for a
      FREE Network Consultation

      How secure is your IT infrastructure?
      Let us evaluate it for free!

      Sign up Now!


      Tag Cloud

      Security Technology Tip of the Week Privacy Business Management Managed Service Provider Internet Cloud Business Computing Best Practices Microsoft Saving Money Productivity Workplace Tips IT Services Hosted Solutions Hackers Email Malware Backup Business Software Data Mobile Devices IT Support Hardware Small Business Network Communication Server Smartphones Upgrade VoIP Computer Business Continuity Innovation Google Windows Efficiency Mobile Device Management Data Backup Disaster Recovery Virtualization Microsoft Office Tech Term Outsourced IT Mobile Office Vendor Management Social Media Network Security Holiday Miscellaneous Gadgets Productivity Quick Tips Passwords User Tips BYOD Android Smartphone Browser Mobile Computing Bring Your Own Device Windows 10 Internet of Things Remote Monitoring Data Recovery Managed IT services WiFi Spam Best Practice Users The Internet of Things Operating System Ransomware Remote Computing Artificial Intelligence Alert Data Management Collaboration Save Money Wireless Technology Trending Apple History Gmail Firewall Customer Relationship Management Unified Threat Management Office Encryption Content Filtering Going Green Current Events Information Technology Maintenance Cloud Computing Managed IT App Big Data Analytics IT Solutions Lithium-ion Battery Facebook IT Support Router IT Consultant Managed IT Services Printer Tech Support Antivirus Document Management Saving Time Applications Mobile Device Paperless Office Avoiding Downtime Wi-Fi Employer-Employee Relationship Customer Service Hard Drives Website Windows 8 Two-factor Authentication Humor Phishing Bandwidth Healthcare IT service Digital Payment Apps Project Management Chrome Application Cybersecurity Business Growth VPN Virus Risk Management Fax Server Hacking Outlook Computers Health Phone System Marketing Excel Government Compliance Automation Office Tips Retail Files Net Neutrality Running Cable Social Licensing Wireless File Sharing Training PowerPoint Social Networking Unified Communications Help Desk Information Tablet Blockchain Windows 10 User Error Managed Service Office 365 Co-Managed IT Password iPhone Downtime Infrastructure Administration Presentation Augmented Reality Scam Budget Inbound Marketing Vulnerability Proactive IT Computer Repair Regulations Point of Sale Data Security Mouse Recovery Money BDR Redundancy Safety Specifications IBM Settings Flexibility Hosted Solution Machine Learning Cost Management Data storage IT Management Cybercrime communications Save Time Wearable Technology Remote Workers Robot Conferencing Mobility Hiring/Firing Display Alerts Printing End of Support LiFi HIPAA Computing Statistics Tip of the week Intranet Competition Business Intelligence Network Congestion Recycling eWaste Internet Exlporer Remote Monitoring and Management Storage Smart Technology Mobile Security Search Piracy Virtual Desktop USB IoT Business Owner Sports Hacker Data loss User Programming Company Culture Analyitcs Twitter Education Disaster Legislation Touchscreen OneNote Refrigeration Cryptocurrency Cyberattacks Google Docs Human Error Dark Web Identity Theft Assessment Development Cooperation Disaster Resistance Digital Signature Employee-Employer Relationship Bitcoin Motherboard Read Only Hard Drive Permission Data Warehousing Memory Macro Laptop Cables Staff IT Consulting Software as a Service Private Cloud Hacks Modem Bookmarks Cache Test Documents Microsoft Excel Network Management Halloween Electronic Medical Records Wires Entrepreneur Operations Data Breach Favorites Technology Tips PC Care Public Cloud Undo Cookies 5G Management RMM PDF Value People Gaming Console eBay Scary Stories Technology Laws Nanotechnology Instant Messaging Comparison Remote Support Leadership Sync Monitors Enterprise Resource Planning Tech Terms Skype Permissions Streaming Media New Additions Software Tips Unified Threat Management Text Messaging Virtual Reality MSP Deep Learning IT Technicians Monitoring Print Server Screen Reader Finance Black Friday Work Station Mobile Device Managment Domains Google Wallet Fun Writing Mobile Theft LinkedIn Fraud Congratulations Access Control Video Surveillance Server Management SaaS Proactive Word Mirgation Consulting Law Firm IT Smart Tech Authentication Windows 8.1 Update Cyber Monday Adminstration Public Speaking Drones Cortana Social Engineering Managing Stress Financial Best Available Buisness 3D SharePoint Chromebook Identities Managed Services Provider Connectivity Authorization G Suite Backups Knowledge Enterprise Content Management Environment CIO Business Technology Downloads Patch Management WPA3 Solid State Drive Migration E-Commerce Bluetooth Employees Online Currency Distributed Denial of Service Samsung Travel Legal Experience Vulnerabilities Troubleshooting Hotspot Debate Networking Multi-Factor Security Computer Accessories Scheduling Politics Fleet Tracking Heating/Cooling Alt Codes Chatbots Features Star Wars Zero-Day Threat Consumers Managed IT Service Crowdfunding Meetings Geography YouTube Language Google Calendar Virtual Private Network Telephony Asset Tracking Typing Identity Electronic Health Records IP Address Google Drive Utility Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Break Fix How To How To High-Speed Internet Computing Infrastructure Techology

      Top Blog

      Basically, any machine that uses fans and vents to cool itself can overheat if airflow is restricted. If you have used a laptop on your lap for an extended session, then you know what we are talking about when the computer becomes hot to the touch. Every portable device is designed a little diffe...