Organizations have employed contactless physical access control for decades and, like any other technology, it has improved over time. From antiquated magnetic swipe technologies to low frequency contactless, to high frequency contactless and mobile, there is a variety of access control technologies with varying degrees of security in use today. Knowing the vulnerabilities to each is critically important when it comes to handling identity data and credentials.
Despite the enhanced security that comes from newer options, many organizations are still using outdated and vulnerable credential technology. For these organizations, the time has come to re-evaluate their risk profile and prioritize plans for a much-needed upgrade. Continued use of outdated credentials with known vulnerabilities puts organizations at much higher risk of identity data theft, cloning, spoofing and potential breach.
To better illustrate the importance of upgrading to the latest technology, here is a visual illustration of the evolution of access control credential technology.