By definition, distribution centers are enormous facilities, operating 24/7 and filled with millions of dollars’ worth of merchandise. They are typically on or near an airport or highway system, with a workforce that includes a high number of temporary workers to handle fluctuations in demand. Taken together, these factors can contribute to an environment with a higher level of risk.
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Your organization is being threatened, and you may not be safe.
Risk prevention has always been a fundamental part of business planning and operations. And while the various forms of protection available have evolved over the years, the reality is that risk has evolved as well. Ultimately, your organization may be more vulnerable today than it ever has been.
We live in a digital age. This fact makes the data center one of the most critical infrastructures of our modern era. And because data centers house servers that store and manage all of our data (billions of exabytes), a breach of any kind would be devastating – not only to the center itself, but for the hundreds or even thousands of businesses that trust the data center for safe storage. That is why the implementation of effective security measures are so important.
You’ve just held open the front door of your office building to a well-dressed person who was fumbling for their access card. You’re feeling pleased about the good deed that you just did. Except – in reality, you just let in a hacker who will soon bypass your company’s network security and gain easy access to your organization’s most valuable electronic assets.
Maintaining a secure entrance is an essential part of overall building security, and many enterprises are employing security officers to guard their entrances and exits, and to manage traffic flow. Hiring a security professional who is trained to secure an enterprise while being welcoming and helpful to tenants and guests can deter crime and provide peace of mind. In addition, security officers are your critical first responders, should something go wrong.
A few years ago, a New Jersey teenager sneaked out of his home in the middle of the night and made himself famous overnight. He crawled through a hole in the perimeter fenceline, and made it past a sleeping security officer to go all the way up to the 104th floor of 1 World Trade Center. At the top of the building, he took selfies for two hours and posted them on social media. If that young man had been interested in stealing, committing arson, or breaching the company’s IT systems, the situation would have been disastrous. As might be expected, the security officer was fired, the contract security company was under review, and overall security of the building was scrutinized. Unfortunately, security breaches like this happen every day, although not always at such a high profile, and not always reported.