Regardless of how many passcodes you require or name badges to wear, human being are fallible, or lazy. Unfortunately, most people have a list of passwords on paper within arm’s reach of their computer. So if you have a commercial client concerned about internal security, start with an internal audit to determine who is skirting basic security measures.
National Monitoring Center (NMC) can provide you with a commercial security audit guide to help you improve your client’s current security. Sometimes the client will call you after a security incident or after a series of unusual occurrences. And while they might not always want to talk about the breach, understanding the basic flaws will help you improve the overall system.
The best way to start a security audit is with an unannounced, after-hours walk through. Check to see what’s on people’s desks. Look at what’s in the printer. Check computer screens. And be sure to open that top, center drawer of everyone’s desk; you’re bound to find a Post-It note with the most recent company password sitting next to a slew of pens and ketchup packets.
Be sure to talk to a NMC representative to get the most up-to-date information about our current monitoring services. From elevator monitoring to streaming video footage, we can help you narrow down your client’s needs and identify the exact services we have to solve those problems.