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Secure in the knowledge: building a secure business

You can do much to reduce the vulnerabilities of your business by taking time to review your preparedness to deal with emergencies.

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Secure in the Knowledge: Building a Secure Business

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Building a secure business is not just about supply and demand. It is about the protection and prevention measures that you can put in place against crime, the consequences of a natural disaster, electronic attack, acts of terrorism and other events that would have an impact on your business.

You can do much to reduce the vulnerabilities of your business by taking time to review your preparedness to deal with emergencies and put simple and often inexpensive security measures in place. From the basics of identifying where your business is vulnerable to making sure you have suitable IT security such as passwords and making sure your key suppliers have plans in place to continue business if they are the ones affected.

This booklet follows on from ‘Expecting the unexpected’ and looks in more detail at how you can protect your staff and the information and assets vital to your business including how good security can give value for money.

Published 17 January 2011