Access controls are a key cornerstone to secure and control resources and protect them from unauthorized access. Current access controls including mechanical locks and proximity cards are no longer enough. New technologies and attacks have made it easier, more effective, and cheaper to defeat these systems. Today’s standard of securing our systems need to change to properly secure the resources. Multifactor authentication can provide increased security to the facilities. Security standards for access controls need to evolve and change to mitigate the increased risk caused by newly developed attacks. This paper brings a new perspective to physical security and multi-factor authentication in bettering an institutions overall security architecture.

Published in: World Congress on Internet Security (WorldCIS-2016)

  • Date of Conference: 14-16 November 2016
  • DOI: 10.2053/WorldCIS.2016.0008
  • ISBN: 978-1-908320-66-7
  • Conference Location: Heathrow Windsor Marriott Hotel, UK