Proximity cards have long dominated access control, but tighter regulations and cybersecurity threats have required a shift to more secure credentials. In 2023, smart cards are the preferred passwordless choice because they can also provide logical access to workstations, devices, data, and applications such as secure print, attendance tracking, cashless vending and many others.
Once a user has unlocked the door, smart card readers capable of programmable logical access are needed to unlock these additional benefits. So, what are our best smart card readers for 2023—and for years to come?
It’s true: multi-factor authentication, or MFA, can reduce the risk of successful cyberattacks by 99.9%.
Why is this such a big deal? Because cybercriminals are becoming more sophisticated and organized. High-profile data breaches are common. And the average total cost of a data breach to businesses is $4.35 million globally, $9.44 million in the U.S., and for healthcare, the hardest-hit industry, a staggering $10.10 million
As a healthcare professional, you already know how important data security is for patients, staff and the enterprise as a whole.
Healthcare organizations are stewards of the most private and sensitive information imaginable, including patient health records and financial information, care plans, staff HR and payroll records, staffing and training schedules, controlled substance prescriptions, and much more. And beyond the risk of data theft that hurts individual patients and practitioners, there are highly sophisticated hacker organizations all over the world dedicated to extorting entire organizations and sowing chaos for providers and patients alike.