With regard to the prevailing threats here and there across the world, this is the best time to come up with most suitable strategies to increase the level of security, enhance efficiency level, bringing identity fraud to the barest minimum and be protective of personal privacy. This is achievable when both government and private organizations design ways to permit only the right individuals strict access to the exact information and facilities he is entitled to. It is very obvious that enterprises are in dire need of highly secured credentialing standards coupled with a reliable, repeatable implementation platform.
Obviously, almost all the identifications and the badging systems are dependent of magnetic stripes, barcodes or even photocopy nowadays. Meanwhile, the latest contactless identification badge incorporates UHF radio frequency identification (RFID) technologies. Indeed, these techniques are only good at associating the badge to the access point; it is very difficult if not impossible for them to actually confirm the right individual who has the badge in his or her custody. Many a time, these technologies in question has failed to meet up with minimum standard of delivering best security even as it guards personal security. As a matter of fact, the conventional ID badges can easily be tampered with, easy to be duplicated and offers inadequate security for the card’s stored data.
On the contrary, smart card IDs prompt all the security attributes required to increase private protection, particularly when apply in a highly conformable system. Smart cards are actually designed with embedded chip giving internally constructed tamper resistance with the memory. Hence, it helps in securing store data; carry out logical functions as well as interacting with a smart card reader with the application of RFID technology, magnetic stripes and barcodes. This ultimately provides an identity management system using very strong details, private protection and also ID security. Better still, for authenticating information, the smart card’s embedded microprocessor perfectly enables encryption, decryption and biometric matching. The moment any organization engages smart cards, such firm has the potential to meaningfully expand private protection even as they verify personal identity.
Indeed, PIV compliant smart cards offer secure multi-factor authentication with perfect assurance. They effectively incorporate a cryptographic private authentication with personal identification number, finger print biometric template and tamper-proof digital photograph. Smart card offers high levels of assurance for the confirmation of the person’s identity when combined with biometric technology. As soon as the security department programs the smart card and customize it to the user, it offers very reliable identity usable for very extensive cyber-based and physical access transaction.
Furthermore, it is noteworthy to state that strong credentialing similarly guide against identity theft, minimize cases of fraudulent benefit, entitlement or service payment to a person or group who wrongly represent themselves. Financial may see to it that their staff and customers have access to privilege information only while meeting complaints mandates. Companies can use digital signature technologies which verify individual users. Also, both private organizations and government may decide to use FIPS 201 credentialing to enable secure collaboration and information sharing between firms such as emails, intellectual property and personal information kept in HR databases.
In conclusion, it must be emphasized that interoperable trusted credentials remain the solid foundation for security, including cyber and physical. Only the right person should be given access to the right facility and information at the right time. Zebra is reputed for innovation and reliability and now offering a technology called Visible Value Chain.