Security is more than just locking up your office at the end of the day. From cyber to personal, security in all forms is essential to have at work. June is National Safety Month, so there is no better time to audit your security practices. Here’s where to start:
1. Tech Security
Many small businesses do not have personal IT help to handle all cyber and data security concerns. However, there are still many steps to ensure your work info stays safe and sound. The last thing anyone needs is an attack from a hacker and risk losing precious files and money. To keep work secure, click here for five steps to take- and no, you don’t need to be tech-savvy to implement them!
2. Physical Workspace Security
Working in a secure space is essential. You’ll want to be able to head out at the end of the day with peace of mind. At AdvantEdge Workspaces, there are multiple layers of protection. First, both locations are within buildings that maintain 24/7 security. Second, all doors into the workspace are securely locked after business hours. Third, you can lock up your own space! Just because you are in a shared workspace does not mean your belongings are not secure. You have control over personal safety measures within your office.
3. Personal Security
Keeping yourself and your belongings safe at work is important. While a secure space is the first step, there are extra precautions that one can take. For car commuters, look for a secure parking garage near your workspace (ideally with direct access). It’s tempting to leave things locked inside for convenience, but removing any valuables is key to keeping you and your vehicle safe.
For those late nights, you’ll also want a space that is well lit on the outside and close to public transportation or other means of getting home. Additionally, being in a walkable area ensures you can move around comfortably during the day.
4. COVID-19 Security
While the majority of adults in D.C. are vaccinated, it is still important to keep COVID-19 prevention practices in place to keep us all healthy. Always keep a mask on hand for when a space or person requires it, wash hands and sanitize frequently, and keep things virtual unless necessary. While we hope the worst days of the pandemic are behind us, we still need to be mindful of our health and others as we move forward.
Stay safe at AdvantEdge Workspaces! From secure physical spaces to proper COVID-19 protocols, you are always in good hands when you step into work. This month, prioritize your business’s security and come work at AdvantEdge!