Every day, we read about break-ins and identity frauds. They’ve been increasing by the hour. Hackers know just how to jailbreak the seemingly strongest defense on security systems. Thus, the growing threats have necessitated that businesses reconsider their security systems and come up with a better, more comprehensive strategy; one that offers an added layer of security, safeguards personal privacy, allows for higher efficiency and thereby reduces identity thefts.
It is possible only through controlled access. This means that the government and private organizations should decide which of their employees will or will not have access to selected physical areas and informational resources. Credentialing is the need of the hour and it should be coupled with a reliable implementation platform.
Many of the ID cards and badges used nowadays are embedded with barcodes and magnetic stripes. They are adequate; however, they are not without flaws. It is not always possible or sometimes it is hard to verify the identity of the badge or card holder. The traditional ID badges are no match because they can be easily tampered with and altered. They are also easy to replicate. As such, they fail in their primary function of delivering the best security. Continue reading