- Are you prepared to take on the myriad of security threats that are now threatening your organization?
- Jeffrey Redding, a security expert from Chicago, offers some must-know tips
CHICAGO, IL / ACCESSWIRE / June 9, 2021 / Companies now face more security threats than perhaps ever before. Foreign spies, hacker groups, organized crime, disgruntled employees, there are so many risks these days. With cyber hacks, mass shooting events, and foreign government intrusions regularly making the headlines, many companies are stepping up security measures. Security expert Jeffrey Redding, Chicago resident, who enjoyed a stellar security career in Chicago, is going to offer some valuable insights.
"I enjoyed a long career in security in Chicago," Jeffrey Redding says. "I'm not exaggerating when I say that the threats are as grave now as I've ever seen. And in many ways, they're more diversified than ever before."
One of the most important things a business can do, according to Jeffrey Redding, is control access to facilities. This includes access for both employees and visitors. While many smaller companies in the past may not have embraced badges, buzz-in locks, and the like, these days such security measures are vital no matter the size of your organization.
If an employee has been let go for any reason, they should lose unsupervised access to the premise quickly. It's also wise to alert any gatekeepers or security personnel that said individual is no longer with the company and should not be granted access. If a person does show up on-premise, the head of security and other relevant leaders should be informed immediately.
"Maintaining tight security has become a fact of life," Jeffrey Redding Chicago says. "Even many small businesses in Chicago now use badges and the like. That can stifle the atmosphere a bit, but safety must come first."
Theft remains a major issue and while restricting and monitoring access can help, other measures may be needed. Developing an excellent inventory system and also labeling everything can make it easier to track equipment. With heavy equipment and machinery, you can use hard-to-remove GPS tracking devices as well.
"I often advised construction companies and the like in Chicago to use GPS tracking devices," Jeffrey Redding notes. "Tracking office supplies and whatnot may not be worth it, but tracking expensive machinery often is."
Jeffrey Redding Discusses the Importance of Training
While gadgets and procedures may help increase security, arguably the most important element is the human factor. When you think of cyberhackers, you might think of hackers writing complex software programs and the like. In practice, however, many cyber hacks are the result of human error. The same is true for many other security threats.
"The human factor is the most important element in many security situations," Jeffrey Redding Chicago says. "If a security guard notices that someone is acting strangely, or an employee knows to look out for phishing emails, for example, it could divert a disaster."
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