Sunnyvale, Calif., USA - June 14, 2017 – Farpointe Data, the access control industry's trusted global partner for RFID solutions, has just posted the first radio frequency identification(RFID) Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist for access control manufacturers, distributors, integrators and end users to use to protect their access control systems from becoming hacker gateways to their facilities and IT systems. Knowing what to do is especially important now that government agencies, such as the United States Federal Trade Commission, have begun filing lawsuits against businesses that do not provide good cybersecurity practices.
"Seemingly daily, end users are being reminded of how their access control systems are no longer secure," emphasizes Farpointe Data President Scott Lindley. "They learn how a hotel had to pay a ransom to release guests that got locked into their rooms via a hack of the electronic key system or how easy it is to spoof popular access cards."
Since the start of 2017, end users have been informed of a series of hacks on various credentials states Lindley.
To help prevent such attacks, the new Farpointe Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist covers a range of topics that can lead to hacks of contactless cards and readers. Sections include default codes, Wiegand issues, reader implementation tips, card protection solutions, leveraging long range readers, assuring anti-hacking compatibility throughout the system and leveraging additional security components.
"We are encouraging every access control manufacturer, dealer, distributor, integrator or end user to go to our website to either download or print out this Cybersecurity Vulnerability Checklist and use it," adds Lindsey. "The link is available right on our home page. With increasing news stories of hacking throughout the world and the fact government agencies are now reviewing such cybersecurity lapses should make channel partners providing access control products and systems take notice and implement anti-hacking solutions, such as Farpointe provides, to their customers."
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