Posts Tagged ‘Security’

Who Is the Biggest Risk To Your Company’s Security?

Wednesday, July 2nd, 2014

When protecting against a data breach, ever wonder who the biggest risk to your company’s security may be? Well, according to an information security risk survey, believe it or not, it’s Senior Management. When asked, many admitted that they email or upload secure documents to servers or clouds and some even take information with them when they leave companies. Many have even admitted to sending the wrong information along to personal emails.
So what does this mean for companies? If your information ends up in the wrong hands, depending on the sensitivity of the information, results could be catastrophic. On the bright side, employees that reported to not sending sensitive information electronically said they did not because it was against company policy. Annual review of company policy is always good practice.

Is Big Business Always Better Business? Know Who You’re Doing Business With

Tuesday, April 15th, 2014

A business is only as strong as its weakest employee, something to consider when doing business with any brand of business. Dining at a new restaurant and your experiences can be shaped by the service you received by your waitress. Renovating your house and your satisfaction may be contingent on the quality of work and attention to detail. Even the teller at your local bank shapes your perception of your bank, be it a local bank or national mega bank. Good employees stand out but bad employees can leave a black eye on the whole business itself.
Chances are, the larger the businesses the great chance for bad employees to slip through the cracks. When a business is no longer directly managed by the owner or president or someone directly invested in the livelihood of the business, that personal touch that a hands on owner has is usually lost. Large, multibillion dollar corporations hire thousands of employees so what are the chances that every single employee is hand selected and groomed by the owner himself?
A Cintas driver is under investigation for stealing documents that were supposed to be shredded. How well is Cintas scanning their new hires and what level of background check are they performing? Assuming that the Cintas owner doesn’t know, or interact with each and every employee its no wonder a bad egg is stinking up its whole reputation.
This is not to say that small businesses don’t have the potential for hiring bad employees but, knowing your employees is the first line of defense against such situations. When the owner of a business takes the time to forge relationships with each of his employees there is a trust that is built. Just something to think about the next you are choosing who you’ll do business with. Maybe big name businesses are not always the name to trust.

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