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Have you ever thought about how much information is really needed for someone to steal your client’s identity? If you’re worried about things like this in your company, you may think only the usual methods of theft are your main concern. Problems like hacking are obviously still prevalent, though theft can occur through even more insidious means.

Hopefully, you’ve taken the time to protect yourself from the most common things. Tools like firewalls and basic virus protection are always a good start, but keeping all data private is sometimes impossible in certain situations. This can sometimes occur through the spoken word during meetings.

Then you have the problem of not knowing who’s entering and exiting your building at any given time. This doesn’t include whether your firewall systems are really reliable.

You have some solutions to these other security problems, though take a look at how easy it is for sensitive data to get into the wrong hands.

The Problem of Someone Overhearing Private Information

It’s possible you hold meetings in places where random people can overhear all your conversations. Meeting rooms exist for a reason, yet not all of them have sound proof walls. Other times you may do outdoor walking meetings where someone could overhear private information. That’s especially true if you’re talking about trade secrets where a competitor may easily eavesdrop.

You’re better off finding a private room to discuss sensitive subjects. Still, even your own employees could listen in when you don’t want them to. The walls in your meeting room are possibly so thin, anyone within earshot can hear every word uttered.

Fixing this might ordinarily be expensive and need complete reconstruction of your walls with sound proof materials. However, you don’t have to do this when you look at more affordable options. One of the best options is sound masking technology.

The above uses small devices installed in your ceilings to naturally deflect sound. These devices work in conference rooms, board rooms, or even waiting rooms and patient exam rooms.

Remember, all it takes is someone overhearing one private ID number, and someone’s identity could become jeopardized.

Failed Firewalls

You may have invested in a firewall recently, but realized it had far too many limitations. Plus, it might become too complicated to use, hence making it impossible for you to properly protect yourself.

Finding a more reliable firewall integrating your hardware and software is ideal to streamline your security technology. By finding one that integrates your infrastructure, you won’t have mass confusion in every department about proper settings.

All it takes is not properly setting one feature on a lesser firewall platform for a hacker to find vulnerabilities in your network.

Someone Entering Your Property Without Your Knowledge

Minor physical theft within your property could balloon into a major security threat as much as hacking or overhearing information. To amend this, you’ve maybe invested in security cameras around your business as a deterrent. Regardless, the surveillance system might not have the real-time capability or the best video definition level.

Even though most security cameras today improve upon what was available a decade ago, it’s worth spending time finding surveillance systems that bring enhanced technology for easier live streaming and playback.

Any companies using cameras with High-Efficiency Video Coding for larger storage capacity are worth the investment. Plus, with 5MP IP cameras becoming more common, the clarity level scopes out almost any detail.

If you have certain areas of your building where someone could easily sneak in unnoticed, improved surveillance cameras help give you a 360-degree view. In the chance an unscrupulous employee steals just one of your client’s file for financial gain, an enhanced surveillance system potentially catches them in the act.

Contact us here at Tie National, LLC so we can offer the right tools you need to keep your business files safe.




Michael R. Durante

Michael Durante spent his teenage years into his early 20s climbing the ladder in a branch of a successful banking firm, starting as a teller and ending as a Sr. Branch Manager within 6 years. In 2003, he left the banking world to join his father and create TIE National, a telecom company 60 years in the making. Together, they grew the company from a two-man operation solely working on telephones to a multi-million dollar international business with employees in over a dozen states, covering everything from phone systems to cloud products and computer systems. You can find Michael on LinkedIn.