Keeping customer’s data secure can be a real challenge in the modern corporate environment. Not only do you have to protect against threats such as an intruder or disgruntled employee stealing sensitive information, you have to look out for hackers as well.

Whether you’re looking to stop physical threats or ones that live online, the answer is the same – you need to be proactive.

Forbes contributor Adam Levin has written about the concept of Security by Design, based off an approach developed by Ontario’s Information and Privacy Commissioner Ann Cavoukian. The first principle of this concept is to be proactive about security. Don’t wait for a privacy risk to materialize, tackle it before it occurs.

One way you can be proactive about protecting your business and data centers is to install biometric security devices to ensure that only authorized individuals can gain access to key parts of your company.