FIVE TIPS TO IMPROVE FARM SECURITY FOR VISITORS AND CONTRACTORS |FARM INSURANCE
IFA RELEASE GOOD ADVICE ON FARM SECURITY WHEN VISTORS AND CONTRACTORS ARE ON THE FARM
The advice applies also when dealing with employees as well as contractors or other visitors. They
- Sign-in System - visitors/technicians should sign in to account for time spent on the farm. This happens in many businesses, and allows for accountability and traceability. It also helps provide information about unauthorised activity, abuse or misuse of information property or stock. This can then be investigated and prosecuted.
- Service Level Agreements (SLA) - get contractors to sign a service level agreement showing the service expected and the service provided and how any data will be used.
- Garda vetting - insist on Garda vetting clearance from contractors or employees can be useful. However, remember that Garda vetting is not foolproof – individual who are not trustworthy may have a clear record and even references to support their character.
- Record keeping - Record names of anybody who has keys, passcodes and other sensitive information. Also remember to change codes throughout the year and visitors should have to ask for updates.
- When you’re setting passcodes or security settings, use the false truths feature, for example use a date of birth that is not the true date.
Remember to mark your property with a unique security number that clearly identifies ownership of items. This will deter thieves and allow items to be returned in the event of their being recovered.
IFA’s Theftstop allows you to register for free and maintain an asset register of all your property in a secure environment – follow the simple steps at www.Theftstop.ie.
For more information about keeping data safe go to www.cyberinsurancecover.ie
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