How often should you re-evaluate your security strategy?
We all like to have our belongings safe and secure. So what do we do? We formulate plans and implement strategies for everything from our bank accounts to our prized personal possessions. As soon as you get in a groove and feel like you have it figured out, things change.
It’s no different for businesses. Physical security strategies need to have planned re-evaluations as well as ad hoc re-evals on a case-by-case basis.
Spring Forward, Fall Back, Re-evaluate Security Strategy
Okay, it may not flow with the Daylight Saving Time mnemonic. But it’s a great way to start training yourself to reassess security plans. When the time changes, it’s time to evaluate your business security to ensure it’s still strong and effective. Making tweaks twice a year helps you stay ahead of criminals who prey on ‘same ole, same ole’ patterns.
Other Events That Warrant an Impromptu Security Strategy Switch Up:
Business operations change –
Have you added a new product line to your business? Make sure security plans, features and alarms are up to date and communicated to everyone. If a neighboring business changes its operations, then it may be time for you to do the same. They may have different operating hours, bringing new crowds to your area at times outside of what you’re used to securing. Maybe an employee left under less-than-ideal circumstances and talks about it on social media. Physical security responsibilities are connected to cyberspace more than ever.
Security incident –
Any time there’s a break-in, theft, vandalism, or an attempt at either, it’s time to evaluate your security strategy. If there’s a breach, don’t leave your business open to be compromised any further. Find the pain point and fix it so you don’t experience that issue again. In 2020, retail businesses experienced a 9.8% increase in losses due to retail crime compared to 2019, according to the Organized Retail Crime Survey. Take the time to prioritize security as the world digs out from pandemic pressures.
Current events –
Supply chain issues and inflation struggles should all make your ears perk up and get you thinking about your security strategy. Stressors of current real world problems leave you susceptible to attack.
Thieves evolve as technology evolves. They learn patterns that leave companies vulnerable to attack. Don’t get too comfortable with what you have in place. Be proactive in your approach to physical security.
During your twice-a-year evaluations, look for next-generation technology tools that can help secure your business.
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