In my opinion, 2014 was the worst year every when it came to corporate theft. From major computer data theft to property and money stolen right from inside the company, businesses faced some major losses.
While there is a huge focus on digital data theft and attacks today, it’s just as important to remember the physical security of your business. Every day, the headlines are myriad:
In Bethlehem, PA, a 39-year-old man stands accused of stealing $48,000 worth of laptops from his employer, Synchronoss.
The former CEO of Kephart Trucking is facing criminal charges in a 401(k) theft.
Police in Springettsbury Township are investigating a $20,000 copper theft from American Tower Corp.
Companies need to examine the access and entry points to all areas of their property. This includes the doors into and out of the building or buildings, as well as the other areas of the company, such as the garage or warehouse. Control who has access to keys and keycards, and keep track of all of them. Additionally, control who has access to the different areas of the business where you keep products or information. Limit access for customers, clients, and employees.
It is also imperative that companies add some type of security system to their premises as a means of keeping data, products, and employees safe. Cameras, alarms, and actual security personnel.
It is advantageous to work with a company that reviews security services and inspections. The cost of a security inspection is nothing compared to dealing with an actual theft.
Companies of significant size also need to consider hiring full-time network security specialists as a full time employees.