Baby abductions point to the need for clinics & healthcare facilities to
conduct rigorous physical security and protocol reviews:
TORONTO, May 28, 2014 /CNW/ - Following the AMBER alert at a Quebec
hospital, health Minister Gaétan Barrette ordered widespread reviews of
security protocols. Informatica, a Canadian company specializing in
security auditing has responded by offering healthcare facilities free
staff education seminars along with every procedural review and
physical security analysis.
Although existing measures such as bracelets and ID badges are commonly
in use, they are also easy to circumvent. In particular since
perpetrators spend time studying the premises and even becoming
familiar with hospital employees, there is a strong focus on awareness
verification and social engineering prevention by Informatica's
certified security specialists.
"Hospitals and long-term care facilities are notoriously easy
environments to penetrate, because they are by design intended to be
welcoming, low-stress places where people can feel at ease." said Claudiu Popa, a certified 20-year veteran of the industry and
author of two books on security and privacy.
"Maternity wards should not feel like prisons. Unfortunately some
facilities are designed without proper regard for visitor management
and lack a demonstrated understanding of standardized security zoning,
among other shortcomings. We have seen cameras mounted upside down,
obstructed, unplugged security systems, improperly discarded personal
health information and many other security failures that have no place
in these sensitive environments".
The company's Verify Security and Awareness™ audit plan uses proven industry guidance and respected government
standards to evaluate the stringent requirements of such high
sensitivity environments as banks, data centres and hospitals.
"Every hospital and clinic in Canada should use Verify™ to immediately
identify its vulnerabilities and report on security gaps that can be
rapidly addressed by applying proper measures. Let us help." said Popa.
About Informatica Security
Established in 1989, Informatica is Canada's first
security-assurance-as-a-service provider, focused on independent
security and privacy auditing by highly qualified auditors and Risk
Informatica provides a complete range of standardized risk assessments
directly and through industry partners. Verify assessments include:
IT security & physical audits
Privacy Impact Assessments
Policies and procedures
Employee security awareness
Compliance & Controls
Pre-audits for PIPEDA, PHIPA, HIPA, HIA.
SOURCE: Informatica Security Corporation
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