Our Reliance On Technology Has Created A Vulnerability We Cannot Ignore. Let The Alpha Thunder Tag Protect You From An Unauthorized Data Breach
My husband and I are pretty active and in the summer we love to play softball, although we both tend to be very accident prone. This year was no exception, with both of us ending up in the emergency room. I had the misfortune of tripping as I was running to third base, I know graceful right? Unfortunately for me I just happened to fall directly on a rock, which resulted in a quarter-sized hole in my knee cap, which went down to the bone. I did however finish the game before I took myself to the emergency room. I know sounds crazy, but you can’t sew up a hole, which was confirmed by the doctors. Needless to say I still spent some time in the hospital getting the wound cleaned and wrapped. It wasn’t a pleasant experience, but the hospital staff was very kind and friendly during my brief visit. During my appointment I did notice that the nurses and doctors had significantly improved their efficiency, which got me in and out much quicker than I anticipated. It seems like technology has continued to improve efficiency in many areas of our lives. The medical field appears to be no exception to this, as I watched everyone documenting and retrieving medical information from readily accessible tablets and other handheld devices. As they documented my personal information and health history in front of me, I was intrigued by this paperless methodology. I couldn’t help but think about how convenient it must be to be able to alleviate the need for paper documents, and the time it must save maintaining those records electronically. Although convenient, it did make me think about the physical security of the device, and more importantly the information contained on it. The hospital must take some precautions to prevent the theft of these devices to avoid liability and unauthorized access to personal health information. From a loss prevention standpoint my thoughts immediately went to the Alpha Thunder tag, as a possible solution to prevent tablet theft in the medical field.
Unfortunately in this day and age, data breaches are very common, and criminals tend to capitalize on these types of weaknesses and exposures. The Alpha Thunder tag can prevent tablet theft or theft of other electronic devices such as iPads, laptops or other equipment that are designed to store sensitive information. I have used the Alpha Thunder tag in my stores to help protect some of my merchandise, which has been very successful. I think this application could be very effective in protecting electronic devices used in the medical field as well. These devices are simply placed onto the tablet or device with an adhesive, which allows for convenient placement. They are equipped with electronic article surveillance, which alerts staff when a theft or breach has occurred. Hospitals and clinics would simply install antennas at the entry/exit points and equip their devices with the tag. If someone attempts to remove the device or leave with the tablet, it sounds an audible alarm. This would help protect the medical entity from exposing sensitive patient information, which can lead to lawsuits and monetary settlements. The tag is equipped with a switch that activates and deactivates the alarm, so the device could be moved between clinics, divisions or deactivated when needed. These tags are re-useable and provide a cost-efficient means to protect your property from theft.
I would venture to say that there are plenty of businesses, retailers and manufacturers out there that could also benefit from the Alpha Thunder tag. Whether they are trying to protect employee information or simply protecting trade secrets, technology has created a need to protect against tablet theft. The medical field is a great example of this, but I could think of a dozen or more situations in which these tags would be effective. Don’t be vulnerable to data breaches and theft of your electronic devices, protect yourself and reduce your liability.
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