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This section includes articles about how companies are using RFID to control access to buildings and networks, protect products from theft and counterfeiting, and secure goods in transit.

Hyde Park Winter Wonderland Intros NFC-Enabled Season Pass

Any of the event's 3.7 million attendees who want to try out the 70 amusement park rides can purchase NFC-enabled passes that will allow them to simply tap a card at each ride to gain entrance, rather than buying and handling paper tokens.

Security and Access Control Case Studies

RTLS Provides Wander Management at Senior-Living Facility

CenTrak's TruView system is designed to serve all levels of care for continuing care retirement communities, by locating residents anywhere at a facility, from golf courses to bedsides, when they need help, as well as collecting analytical data about the movements of residents and personnel.

Security and Access Control Features

Active RFID Tracks Conditions for Exhibits Worldwide

Fortecho Solutions' 433 MHz-based technology ensures the best conditions for artwork at five of the largest art institutes in the world, as well as mobile and private collections, leveraging RFID transmission technology from Wavetrend.

Security and Access Control Editor's Notes

Smart Guns Should Be an Option

For gun owners, police departments and others, RFID-enabled guns could offer protection, but funding is needed to bring a viable product to market.

Security and Access Control Expert Views

Office Devices You Least Expect to Be at Risk of a Security Hack

No connected device is unhackable, but there are steps a company can take to protect its network from attacks.

Security and Access Control Best Practices

Seven Strategies to Fund RFID Projects

Creative thinking can help you deploy a radio frequency identification system—without breaking the bank.

Security and Access Control Videos

Security and Access Control White Papers

  • 2019 Post Quantum Crypto Survey
    Published October 2019
    Many are excited about quantum computing's promise to address problems too difficult for digital computers, but NIST and other companies predict that quantum computers will be able to break most sophisticated encryption algorithms, leading to security issues. The industry needs to develop cryptographic algorithms able to withstand quantum computing threats—and there are particular implications for IoT devices and applications—so DigiCert commissioned its 2019 Post Quantum Crypto Survey. (8 pages)
  • Home Router Security: The Buck Stops Where?
    Published June 2019
    Cybercrime is a major concern, stemming from the inherent vulnerabilities in Internet of Things devices and home routers. Who should consumers look to for home network security? Network operators can provide multi-layered security without users having to carry out elaborate downloads or installations. HardenStance's Patrick Donegan examines why it's up to network operators to offer network-level security to consumers' connected devices. (7 pages)
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