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May 2, 2022

How to Identify Your Security Threats

Depending on your organization or business, your specific security needs are going to vary.

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Depending on your organization or business, your specific security needs are going to vary. When you’re first setting up your system, how can you identify the threats that need to be dealt with? We’ve got you covered with a quick guide to spotting security threats and preparing for them before they become a problem.

Risk Management

The creation of a good security system always begins with risk management. Depending on the nature of your company as well as the location, your needs are going to be unique. It is important to have a designated officer in charge of risk assessment, who understands your specific needs and can update them when necessary.

Consider the threats that the general public faces on a daily basis. Do these apply to your organization? Based on your location, what are the threats most common in the area? Does the landscape create unique needs?

Does the nature of your business lend itself to unique threats? For instance, a government affiliated company will have different security needs than a grocery store. Who would want to target you, and for what? Are cyber-attacks a risk? All of these things should be considered before a business is opened.

Share Information

Sharing information can be a very valuable tool when it comes to assessing your security threats. Consider other organizations and businesses who are in similar locations and industries as you.  Where have they succeeded? Where do they need more support? Understanding case studies can be a great way to understand errors before you commit them yourself. You also then get to make connections with others who can act as sounding boards for new technologies and warn you of potential risks.

The risks you face are always going to be unique, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be prepared for somewhat common scenarios. Preparation is key, and with it comes peace of mind that you have done everything you can to identify and guard against security threats.

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