Smartphone Becomes A Mobile Key

Mobile access is changing the way we interact with buildings and how we manage their security. The smartphone becomes a mobile key just as easily as it transforms into a payment card or a map. The device which users already carry enables them to unlock buildings or rooms, across one or multiple sites, securely and at a lower cost to the business than alternative credentials.

According to one recent access control market report, users view the benefits as a powerful triad of convenience, cost, and security. The security of a mobile credential offers enhancements over a smart-card or fob because biometrics are built into almost every modern smartphone via fingerprint or face ID unlocking.

Human behavior is also on the smartphone’s side. How quickly would a student or employee notice a missing plastic access card? Everyone is more careful with their handset. Facilities staff are left frustrated when users lend or share credentials. Far fewer users are willing to pass on their phone, even for 5 minutes.

Streamlining security management with the smartphone

Around two-thirds of organizations plan to adopt mobile access control within two years, or already have. According to Omdia, mobile credential downloads grew by 220% between 2018 and 2019. This growth path is likely to continue. From a security management point of view, enhanced convenience is the major driver.

Mobile credentials can be amended over the air, without any need for dedicated updaters or asking a user to check-in their credential. Nobody is left waiting around for access permissions to update.

Furthermore, when a security administrator cancels a mobile key, it vanishes immediately from a user’s phone. No more time-wasting handover meetings are scheduled when a tenancy, employment contract or authorized visit ends. Cost efficiencies also accrue by switching away from plastic credentials: Mobile keys remove any need to source and print smart-cards, badges, or fobs.

Mobile access done right: Aperio wireless locks

Aperio locks are compatible with all major RFID credentials, Bluetooth, and NFC mobile wireless protocols All these advantages are available in a building…


We need systemic mobile IT security

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While the cyber security landscape in 2020 was undeniably shaped by the COVID pandemic and widespread fears that disinformation could delegitimize a democratic election, the first quarter of 2021 was dominated by the “Sunburst” hack that compromised many federal departments and agencies. Amidst those compelling concerns, however, I believe that another vital infrastructure security issue has been largely overlooked. COVID, disinformation, and supply chain vulnerabilities have all underscored the criticality of systemic IT security for mobile devices.

It is time for all federal departments and agencies to fully embrace teleworking and mobile connectivity as one form of standard operating procedure. We cannot afford to be caught off guard again by the next pandemic or another exigency.

As a result of my own 16-year career in the Intelligence Community, I am painfully aware of how difficult the issues of teleworking and “bring your own device” (or “BYOD”) can be for certain organizations — but whether it is for continuity of operations in a crisis, improved efficiency, or quality of life issues for workforce retention, the shift to remote and mobile connectivity that COVID accelerated is here to stay. It is imperative that federal policies allow CTOs, CIOs, or CISOs to evaluate new requirements and procurement officers to acquire (or mandate in the case of BYOD) the needed security solutions.

As Dr. Thomas Wingfield, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Cyber Policy, eloquently stated in a speech last November, “Organizations need to move from a paradigm of cybersecurity, to one of cyber resilience.”

Federal CISOs can no longer hope to have a well-delineated perimeter that they can securely administrate; instead, they will need to ensure functional resilience for mobile and IoT devices that are technically and legally beyond their control.

At a December 2020 AFCEA webinar entitled “Paper Security vs. Real Security,” several prominent information assurance leaders spoke to that very concept of federal workplace resilience in the contexts of COVID, BYOD, and FedRAMP. My own recommendation for operating in a zero-trust mobile environment is aimed at…


Computer Security for Customer Market 2021 Status and Business Outlook – G DATA Software, AhnLab, Bitdefender, Cheetah Mobile, Avira – KSU

The Computer Security for Customer Market report is a compilation of first-hand information, qualitative and quantitative assessment by industry analysts, inputs from industry experts and industry participants across the value chain. The report provides an in-depth analysis of parent market trends, macro-economic indicators, and governing factors along with market attractiveness as per segments. The report also maps the qualitative impact of various market factors on market segments and geographies. This helps to understand the crucial opportunities as well as threats that can impact the market globally as the world economy has a great impact due to COVID 19.

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Top Leading Companies of Global Computer Security for Customer Market are NortonLifeLock, G DATA Software, AhnLab, Bitdefender, Cheetah Mobile, Avira, Fortinet, Comodo, F-Secure, ESET, Rising, Trend Micro, Tencent, Kaspersky, Qihoo 360, Microsoft, Quick Heal, McAfee and others.

On The Basis Of Product, the Computer Security for Customer Market Is Primarily Split Into

Network Security

Identity Theft

Manipulating Data

Financial Security

Endpoint Security

Computer Virus



On The Basis Of End Users/Application, This Report Covers

Laptop Protection

Desktop Computer Protection

Mobile Phone Protection


The regions are further sub-divided into:

-North America (NA) – US, Canada, and Mexico
-Europe (EU) – UK, Germany, France, Italy, Russia, Spain & Rest of Europe
-Asia-Pacific (APAC) – China, India, Japan, South Korea, Australia & Rest of APAC
-Latin America (LA) – Brazil, Argentina, Peru, Chile & Rest of Latin America
-Middle East and Africa (MEA) – Saudi Arabia, UAE, Israel, South Africa

Points Covered in the Report:
-The complete profile of the companies is mentioned. And the capacity, production, price, revenue, cost, gross, gross margin, sales volume, sales revenue, consumption, growth rate, import, export, supply, future strategies, and the developments…