We talk frequently about cybersecurity
, discussing how to protect your business's data by using strong passwords
, deploying antimalware utilities, and keeping your computers safe with the latest patches and updates
. This time, the focus is on premises security, or protecting your business's physical assets from burglary and vandalism.
The best cybersecurity measures in the world are useless if a thief breaks into your office and makes off with your computers. You won't lose any digital data if you've followed our advice to back up your computers
to secure, offsite locations; but if your business is like most operations, it isn't entirely digital. You have paper records, including sensitive personal information about your employees. Your business also depends on physical assets--computers, displays, servers, fax machines, and everything that goes with them--that you will need to replace if someone steals them or destroys them. Can you afford that kind of disruption?