Electronic bugs have been used to covertly collect information for a number of years.
It's essential that you are taking the possibility of a planted bug into account when creating a security protocol for your company. Bugs that are planted in a commercial space could compromise the privacy and profitability of your business.
Here are three reasons why you should make it a priority to invest in routine bug sweeps for your office space.
1. Protect Intellectual Property
Many of the products and services offered by modern businesses utilize some type of intellectual property. Ideas and designs that are created within your business must be protected to prevent your competitors from using these ideas and designs in their own business activities.
Regular sweeps for electronic bugs will allow you to determine if your intellectual property has been compromised before you have a chance to file for a trademark or patent.
You can take legal action to ensure that your intellectual property remains in your possession after discovering a listening device during a bug sweep.
2. Minimize Consequential Losses
Even if you aren't concerned with compromised intellectual property, your business could suffer when electronic bugs are left in your commercial space. Consequential losses can be sustained as a result of bugs.
Some of the most common types of consequential losses include information that causes stockholders to sell shares, information used by a reporter to vilify your company, and information leaked to consumers that damages your company's reputation.
Regular bug sweeps allow you to avoid these consequential losses in the future.
3. Comply With Privacy Laws
Depending on the industry in which your business operates, you may need to comply with minimum privacy regulations. Violating privacy laws can result in the assessment of fines or sanctions against your company.
Bringing in a company that specializes in sweeping for electronic bugs gives you an easy way to document that you are doing your part to remain in compliance with all applicable privacy laws.
You will be able to avoid fines and sanctions while helping your customers and employees rest assured that the information used in your day-to-day business is secure.
Modern businesses must exercise caution when it comes to protecting themselves against information leaks.
Electronic bugs are becoming more common in corporate espionage, so you need to be sure that you are regularly sweeping for these bugs in your facility as part of your security protocol.
Contact a company like TSCM & Private Security Solutions, LLC to learn more.