The Importance of Considering Security & Security Risk in the Workplace
Too many businesses have neglected to fully consider security in the workplace, and their security risk, because nothing has happened . . . yet. Security is seen as an unnecessary expenditure or a grudge purchase. Therefore, usually the first to go when the budget is reviewed.
IT security risk is often viewed as of much more importance and value. Thousands upon thousands are spent by companies to protect their valuable data. The details of their clientele from hackers or fraudsters. What does this help if your server and all your workstations are stolen? Because your physical security is not up to par or may have been neglected?
BETTER BUDGET PLANNING
By having a Security Risk Assessment commissioned, company management will be provided with how to better plan budgets regarding security.
Spending becomes more stabilised and the Security Plan allows for solutions to be implemented in phases over time. Unnecessary costs incurred by ineffective security measures and failures will be eliminated from the get-go. The Independent Security Risk Assessment report further provides how to measure security and security risk. Additionally, this valuable tool makes this concept communicable. In this case, the Security Threat Assessment report becomes a necessity for the Security Manager.
A COMPLETE REVIEW IN TERMS OF YOUR PHYSICAL SECURITY & SECURITY RISK
The investigation and analysis of your security status do not only involve the actual physical structure of the site, security hardware or procedures that are in place. Also considers the ‘human element’ which is often overlooked by other assessors. The attitude and actions of the employees can affect the overall status of the company’s security risk greatly.
With the correct training regarding Security Awareness and a conscious mindset of the accepted responsibility of security by the employees, the entire status of security will be all the stronger and will allow for crime to be proactively and effectively prevented before an incident occurs.
SECURITY IS CONTROL
The key to security is not what equipment you may make use of to protect your business or even the Security Officer at the gate, but the actual control thereof. This also includes willpower, good management and planning. The Security Risk Assessment provides a strong, solid foundation on which to build your security in the present and future. Solutions are purely based on the outcome of the investigation phase of the assessment and are specifically tailored and thoroughly researched to provide your company with a unique and workable security fit.
Written by Andre Mundell