10 Easy Ways To Improve The Security Of Your Startup

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As a brand new entity in the business world, it’s unlikely your security will be as good as it should be. Whether it’s digitally or physically, security is of the utmost importance to ensure the survival of your company.

Many businesses who suffer a security breach can face closure, fast. This in mind, protecting yourself and your company should be a priority of yours – today. If you’re looking for some quick ideas, you’re in the right place!

Basic antivirus software

Startup Security


Not one single business can survive without IT, and that means we’re at risk. At a basic level, the very computers we use to run our companies can turn against us by receiving a virus or trojan. This is unpredictable, so having antivirus software shields you from harm.

Push best practices on your employees

Whatever security measures you decide to implement, make sure your staff are aware of the rules. A business isn’t just one person, and you’ll have to make sure everyone knows the best way to stay efficient.

Security cameras

Security Camera


You won’t always be around, so it’s vital to be able to keep an eye on things. A provider such as Tag Systems can offer you wireless CCTV cameras, so you’ll always have one eye open.

Background checks

Whenever you hire a new employee, it’s important to know you can trust them. The same goes for your current employees. Conducting background checks is a good way to bring up any information they may try to hide from you.

Limit access to important rooms



If there’s one particular area of your startup’s office that is important, limit access to it. It could be a server area, a hard drive space – anything. Make sure only you have the key, and that way, only you can affect the contents.

Keep multiple copies of important files

No matter how hard you try, losing files is a reality of life. Because it’s inevitable, it’s important to stay protected from it. Having backups and copies of all your important stuff means you’ll be able to cope when they disappear.

Windows file encryption

Windows File Encryption


There are many free programs, such as TrueCrypt, which can encrypt your files. Whether you’re using a Mac or Windows, the same applies. Encryption basically hides your files behind a wall of security. It’s an essential step!

Hire a night guard



If your paranoia won’t cease, perhaps simply hiring a night guard may help. This won’t be cheap, but it means that your premises are always protected.

Virtual private network

If you’re browsing the web when out and about, your data is at risk. Creating a VPN means that the data you are transferring is secure, and nobody else can use that network. Use this method instead of using those free public hotspots.

Burglar alarms

Burglar Alarms


A basic security measure for any property, the burglar alarm is a good way to ward off thieves. They’ve tumbled in price in recent years too, making them a worthwhile investment.

Siddhartha Sarma

Siddhartha Sarma, a Microsoft Partner and a startup freak. Pursuing his B. Tech. in Instrumentation and Control engineering at University of Petroleum and Energy Studies, Dehradun. He has a great passion towards entrepreneurship and has founded his own startup, Induskul. Apart from writing, he is passionate about computer programing and making new relationship in his professional network.