Security Controls : Hardware And Software Theft And Vandalism

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Preventive Security Controls – Hardware/Software Theft and Vandalism Hardware Theft is the act of staling computer equipment. Hardware Vandalism is the act of defacing or destroying computer equipment. The pharmacy could employ an alarm system or small locking devices for the prevention of hardware theft. They could also employ a Real-Time Location System (RTLS), which tracks and identifies the location of high-risk or high-value items. The pharmacy could also incorporate a property management system by which all equipment purchased and operated in the pharmacy can be documented and easily located or reported stolen during periodic inspections. The equipment could also be tagged with Radio-Frequency Identification (RFID). Pharmacy equipment can be tracked from the date of receipt unto the end of its life cycle. Software theft is classified as when someone either steals software media, intentionally erases programs, illegally copies a program, or illegally resister and /or activates a program. Software Piracy is by far the most common type of software theft. Original copies of software should be kept in a secure location (Santos, 2013, p. 1). Preventive Security Controls – Unstable Power Supply The pharmacy should install an alternative generator and Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) to protect its electronic equipment, or purchase an alternative power distribution system to provide UPS throughout for the entire building. UPS will allow whatever is plugged
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