The target area is of a private physician's practice. The location for the practice is a known urban part of town. The location of the practice has both benefits and downfalls. Since the practice is located in a very busy and highly populated section of town, the practice is well known and has many established patients. However, because the crime rate is rather high in the area, the practice is at risk of theft, vandalism, and other security violations. The physical layout of the practice is pictured in the diagram above.
There are a total of three entry ways; one main entrance and two emergency exits. If someone were to exit from either of the two emergency exits, an alarm would sound. A two-sided garage is connected to the building and holds past medical records. After a series of criminal acts have occurred, the office manager has decided to hire private security to maintain the wellbeing of the practice.
[...] The previous summer the garage was painted a total of three times. Repairing broken windows, repainting the walls of the garage, and re- landscaping the area around the office has become more than just a hassle; it is becoming very expensive to fix the damage. In the event of a fire In the event of a fire within the building, the office has devised an exit plan in order to get patients and staff members out of the building safely. [...]
[...] Peter's allegedly used patient data to get credit cards.” Retrieved on October from http://www.allbusiness.com/crime-law-enforcement-corrections/criminal- offenses- fraud/14281525-1.html. Hadly, Scott. (2010). High-crime areas in Oxnard might get surveillance cameras Retrieved on October from http://m.vcstar.com/news/2010/aug/15/oxnard-police-department-proposes- installing-in/. Vamosi, Robert. (2009) “Push For Electronic Medical Records Must Slow Down, For Security's Sake.” Retrieved on October from http://www.pcworld.com/businesscenter/article/165729/push_for_electronic_med ical_rec ords_must_slow_down_for_securitys_sake.html. [...]
[...] A threat such as theft can occur externally or internally. A young man, employed for a local hospital, “stole the Social Security numbers of at least three patients and then used the credit cards he created with the information to buy merchandise over the Internet.” (Gowan, 2010) The potential exists as all employees have access to medical cards, birthdates, demographic information, and Social Security numbers. As office policy before a new employee is hired into the practice they must first undergo a criminal background check. [...]
[...] The security plan: Private Doctor's office The Building The target area is of a private physician's practice. The location for the practice is a known urban part of town. The location of the practice has both benefits and downfalls. Since the practice is located in a very busy and highly populated section of town, the practice is well known and has many established patients. However, because the crime rate is rather high in the area, the practice is at risk of theft, vandalism, and other security violations. [...]
[...] A desktop computer can be found on each desk and two additional computers that are stored in the garage in case of a system crash. The computers contain personal medical information of patients. They also contain banking information for the practice as well as staff and physician personal information. “Among the many new provisions the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), is federal funding for electronic medical records. Known as HITECH, the law gives incentives to healthcare organizations to digitize personal health information before 2020.” (Vamosi, 2009) In accordance of the law, the practice has begun scanning their medical records. [...]
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