05 October, 2011
idOnDemand announced the availability of a new white paper on physical access control systems. The white paper: “Physical Access Card Systems: Yesterday and Today” by security analyst Dave Kearns, is designed to assist organizations in recognizing the limitations of their proximity card-based building access systems and offers a secure, standards-based approach to modernize building security.
The risks to businesses have evolved, compliance is more complex and threats are more sophisticated than in years past, according to the white paper. Most organizations lack information about how their physical access control proximity card systems work and the security levels these systems offer, which limits their ability to effectively consider strategic directions.
Physical Access Card Systems: Yesterday and Today gives an overview of building access systems, explains how the widely employed legacy approach does not address today’s security needs and offers considerations and strategies to move forward with a more secure smart card-based solution.
In the paper, Kearns addresses proprietary systems, identifies standards that are changing the market such as ISO/JEC 14443, FIPS 201, OSDP and PLAID, and explores a number of myths and misinformation in the physical access world.
The white paper can be downloaded here.