Radio Security Implementation
Closed System: An environment in which system access is controlled by persons who are responsible for the content of electronic records that are on the system.
Open System: An environment in which system access is not controlled by persons who are responsible for the content of electronic records that are on the system.
Electronic Record: Any combination of text, graphics, data, audio, pictorial or any other information representation in digital form that is created, modified, maintained, archived, retrieved or distributed by a computer system.
Electronic Signature: A Computer data compilation of any symbol or series of symbols executed, adopted or authorised by an individual to be the legally binding equivalent of the individuals handwritten signature.
KBA Systems were asked to develop an RF Security system to ensure RF Data Collection System conformed to the customers corporate standards. The customer was a large US multinational in the healthcare sector, who had a requirement to upgrade the security functionality to incorporate password encryption, password expiry and user profile maintenance amongst other things.
The security system had to satisfy the following requirements:
consisted of the following applications:
Security Maintenance Program:
Interface to Mainframe Computer: The interface to the mainframe security files were implemented by means of an ODBC Application Programming Interface Module. Any transactions, or queries where mainframe files are accessed are processed through this module. The benefits of this become apparent if the host platform changes.
Data Collection System Modifications: In order to complete the implementation of the Security system, the existing RF applications had to be updated to incorporate the security requirements.
Export Program Modifications: The following modifications will be made to the functions that processed logons:
RF Terminal Program Modifications: The following modifications are required on the RF Terminal:
Hardware Requirements: Standard network attached Windows PC.
Software Requirements: Client
Access ODBC drivers for mainframe.
Software Requirements: Client Access ODBC drivers for mainframe.
KBA Systems implemented the full project in 16 man/days. This included: