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Create Your Own Business Security Audit Checklist

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Create Your Own Business Security Audit Checklist

A security audit checklist is an important tool that can help your business stay safe and secure, but how do you know what you should be looking out for? Here’s what you need to know to create your own business security audit checklist.

 

Decide who’s doing what

 

Building a strong security team is important, and you should try to involve every department in this process. After all, at the end of the day, every employee is responsible for your company’s security. Build your security audit team and make sure that everyone knows what role they play. Keep your team educated on any new developments, new software, or new security technology that you introduce throughout the year.

 

Make a list of security issues you need to monitor

 

Do you need to keep track of who’s accessing secure information? Are some assets less secure than they should be? Observe and note which areas of your business need better security, then make a plan to improve these areas. Once you have an ideal level of security in place, you need to schedule periodic audits to make sure your staff is maintaining this level of security.

 

Consider the risks

 

Just because you’ve never had a security issue with one part of your business before, it doesn’t mean you couldn’t improve your security in that area. Brainstorm potential security risks in every area of your business, then work with your team to come up with solutions to these risks. This will help you make a written plan or checklist that can be followed to maintain your security all year  long.

 

By involving your entire team, you’ll be less likely to miss important security risks that can easily be overlooked. Just make sure that you write them down and follow up on each one, or you could be putting your company’s security at risk.

 

Update your checklist as needed

 

When you have staff changes or new systems put in place, update your checklist and meet with your security team. Make sure everyone knows what is expected of them when it comes to implementing your security plan and follow up accordingly.

 

Visit the Pop-A-Lock blog regularly for more great tips to improve your commercial security.