We’re breaking away from featuring different aspects of our business security camera system to update you on the importance of physically securing your server room with access control. This is a growing topic in the field as the importance of secure data increases. A server room houses all of your company’s data, which is likely the largest asset. If you aren’t rigidly restricting access to the room, you’re potentially putting your entire company at risk.
How you protect your data affects every single aspect of your business. If you aren’t protecting it well, you can quickly lose trust from employees to customers and will have to go into crisis mode if there’s a breach. We exist to help companies protect their people and property so management can focus on growing business. Here’s how we do that through access control.
Server Room Security And Access Control
The first step in server room security is to organize and document where all data is stored and knowing who manages it. Creating a narrow list of who can have access to the room is also essential to data security. Click the following link to read how you can create a controlled access policy for your server room.
There have been many required changes regarding data security with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that went into effect on May 25th, 2018. The GDPR brings the entire European Union (EU) up to speed in the digital age and gives citizens more control over their personal data and holds organizations responsible for the correct and safe use and storage of the data they store. While the GDPR was created for the EU, all organizations that offer good or services to customers or businesses in the EU are also required to comply.
We are hopeful that these regulation changes will safeguard businesses and consumers on the digital front, but these changes don’t take into account physical server room security. When it comes to the physical safety of data storage, the best solution is access control which spares you the hassle and expense of locks. Access control also allows you to track movement throughout your facility and customize restriction access by location and/or time of day.
We’ve thought of everything regarding access control and we’ve even created a checklist to equip you with all the necessary information you need to protect your data security. Download our Secure Server Room Access Control checklist and catch up on additional server room security resources on our blog.