Chapter Review

This chapter addressed the physical safeguards required for your IT systems, including the location of storage devices, network hardware, and printers. Best practices regarding physical equipment were identified for the handling of PHI, including PC placement, privacy screens, printer placement, screensavers, and time lockout. Access to servers, offices, and data closets are all critical considerations. The chapter discussed how determining the level of safeguards required by your facility’s data center, data closets, IDF/MDF, and backups will depend on the risks to which your facility is exposed, weighed against the costs of providing those safeguards.

Access-control devices were defined and discussed, including key fobs, badges, ...

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