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INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: CurrentWare AccessPatrol

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Use the latest technology to prevent employees causing data breaches 

Data theft can rob you of thousands of dollars and countless hours of hard work and effort. So how should a company protect itself from cyber threats?

CurrentWare’s AccessPatrol helps secure company endpoints like USBs, DVDs, Bluetooth devices.

AccessPatrol allows you to generate comprehensive reports that highlight endpoint device usage by computer and by user.

In essence, you can identify errant employees and take immediate action to prevent data pilferage.

It endpoint device usage is necessary for business operations, AccessPatrol allows you to track and generate PDF and Excel reports of all data transfer activity.

Access Control

Do you provide Access Control solutions? We want to hear from you!

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Each month on IT Security Briefing we’re shining the spotlight on a different part of the cyber security market – in February we’re focussing on Access Control solutions.

It’s all part of our ‘Recommended’ editorial feature, designed to help IT security buyers find the best products and services available today.

So, if you’re an Access Control solutions specialist and would like to be included as part of this exciting new shop window, we’d love to hear from you – for more info, contact Chris Cannon on c.cannon@forumevents.co.uk.

Here are the areas we’ll be covering, month by month:

Feb – Access Control
Mar – Intrusion Detection & Prevention
Apr – Phishing Detection
May – Advanced Threat Dashboard
Jun – Browser/Web Security
Jul – Authentication
Aug – Penetration Testing
Sep – Vulnerability Management
Oct – Employee Security Awareness
Nov – Malware
Dec – Network Security Management

For information on any of the above topics, contact Chris Cannon on c.cannon@forumevents.co.uk.

Access Control

Do you provide Access Control Solutions? We want to hear from you!

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Each month on IT Security Briefing we’re shining the spotlight on a different part of the cyber security market – in January we’re focussing on Anti-Virus solutions.

It’s all part of our ‘Recommended’ editorial feature, designed to help IT security buyers find the best products and services available today.

So, if you’re an Anti Virus specialist and would like to be included as part of this exciting new shop window, we’d love to hear from you – for more info, contact Chris Cannon on c.cannon@forumevents.co.uk.

Here are the areas we’ll be covering, month by month:

Jan – Anti Virus
Feb – Access Control
Mar – Intrusion Detection & Prevention
Apr – Phishing Detection
May – Advanced Threat Dashboard
Jun – Browser/Web Security
Jul – Authentication
Aug – Penetration Testing
Sep – Vulnerability Management
Oct – Employee Security Awareness
Nov – Malware
Dec – Network Security Management

For information on any of the above topics, contact Chris Cannon on c.cannon@forumevents.co.uk.

Biometrics and behaviour-based authentication on the rise

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A new survey suggests our relationship with passwords to identify ourselves online is shifting.

For some of us, it’s shocking to consider single-factor authentication is even in use today, given that poor password habits and stronger computing power has led to an increase in hacking-related breaches involving either stolen or weak passwords.

But a Callsign survey has revealed that a knowledge-based approach, such as passwords, for accessing online accounts is now favoured by less than half of UK and US respondents (45% on both sides of the Atlantic).

Over the last few years, increased availability of biometric tools on laptops, tablets and smartphones has given consumers a taste for biometric identification, and in the survey 30% noted a preference for sharing and storing biometric information (32% in the UK and 27% in the US) for identification when accessing an online account or making a purchase.

Bit it’s clear there’s still a long way to go in shifting consumer attitudes away from solely relying on passwords. Callsign says biometric information as well as behavioural biometric data – such as the way a user swipes their screen or their unique keystroke pattern when entering their password – need to become the norm, so companies can more intelligently identify anomalies and apply additional layers of security.

With employees frequently cited as the weakest link in corporate cybersecurity enforcement, it is no surprise that traditional passwords are preferred at work, where people’s reluctance to embrace more innovative methods of identification over a presumed ease of access is commonplace.

Knowledge-based identification was the most favoured by 56% of workers (58% in the UK and 51% in the US), while biometric methods were preferred by a mere 15% of workers.

Other insights from this survey include:

  • Despite the high preference for knowledge-based identifiers at work (58% in the UK and 51% in the US), they are less favourable for personal use, where 46% noted they were preferred when logging in to check an account balance and 44% chose it for making a purchase or a balance transfer
  • The UK tends to be more receptive to biometrics compared to the US, with 32% to 27%, respectively, noting they’d prefer it overall
  • In the US, age is a significant factor as Baby Boomers (55+) are more receptive to passwords (46%) and biometric identifiers (31%) than younger respondents (aged 18-24), with 39% preferring passwords and 26% preferring biometric identifiers. Younger respondents (those 18 to 24) were more receptive to behavioural identifiers (12%) compared to those aged 55+ (4%)

“The study suggests we’re at a tipping point where our reliance on simple passwords is on a steady downward turn,” said Callsign CEO Zia Hayat. “Although two-factor and multi-factor authentication, along with biometrics, are an improvement, they are still flawed. Ultimately, we understand the privacy of users is paramount. Companies need to offer choice and control when it comes to the data that is collected and the identification methods used – another reason multi-factor identification is so limited.”

“However, there is a new realm of behavioural identification that is truly revolutionising and streamlining identification and improving customer experiences, all whilst minimising fraud. Here at Callsign, we’re creating a much more positive experience with greater protection and better privacy for the consumer or worker.”

Callsign commissioned YouGov Plc to conduct the survey. Total sample size was 2,131 adults in the UK and 1,160 adults in the US. Fieldwork was undertaken in August 2018.

INDUSTRY SPOTLIGHT: Gallagher access control systems

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Does your access control system allow you to implement, enforce and report on business policies and processes at every point using physical security infrastructure and command centre?

If not, it should. Access management can be based on individual competencies allowing your business to effectively manage compliance with business policy and government regulations.

Features and benefits

  • Check personnel at the door to make sure they are capable, qualified and compliant.
  • Monitor inductions, licenses, training and qualifications to only allow people access to areas they are qualified to be in.
  • Use random cardholder selection to check competencies and licensing.
  • Import competencies, images, roles and access rights from existing human resources, contractor management, or enterprise identity management systems.
  • Real-time audit trail provides prompt and reliable decision-making information.

Competency-based access management

  • Access management can be based on individual competencies.
  • Safety – is the employee inducted, trained, licensed and fit for work?
  • Equipment – does the employee have the right safety equipment?
  • Security – does the employee have the right clearance?
  • Regulatory compliance – are there other requirements the employee has to meet?
  • Validity periods and competence expiry can also be monitored. Access decisions are delivered to the individual instantly by the door reader or display monitor, or via SMS.
  • A variety of messages can be displayed which prompt the employee to proactively address any forthcoming issues that arise. If access is denied, then the individual is immediately informed of the appropriate corrective action.

The benefits of competency-based access management are:

  • Automatic enforcement of business OH&S rules and policies.
  • Reducing production disruption caused by presence of non-compliant staff.
  • Tangible evidence of duty of care to staff and customers.
  • Automatic compliance with government regulations.
  • Reduction in financial penalties for non-compliance.
  • Reduction in legal risks arising from employee accident claim.
  • Reduced likelihood of an employee failing to maintain access requirements.

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Access Control

Do you offer Access Control solutions? We want to hear from you!

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Each month on IT Security Briefing we’re shining the spotlight on a different part of the cyber security market – in March we’re focussing on Access Control solutions.

It’s all part of our new ‘Recommended’ editorial feature, designed to help IT security buyers find the best products and services available today.

So, if you’re an Access Control specialist and would like to be included as part of this exciting new shop window, we’d love to hear from you – for more info, contact Lisa Carter on lisa.carter@mimrammedia.com.

Here are the areas we’ll be covering, month by month:

March – Access Control

April – Intrusion Detection & Prevention

May – Phishing Detection

June – Advanced Threat Dashboard

July – Browser/Web Security

August – Authentication

September – Penetration Testing

October – Vulnerability Management

November – Employee Security Awareness

December – Malware

For information on any of the above topics, contact Lisa Carter on lisa.carter@mimrammedia.com.