Change Can Be Hard: Strategies for Successful Biometric Implementation
In our previous blog, ‘Biometric Adoption: Does it have to be all or nothing?’ we discussed the concept of easing in to biometric adoption rather than ‘forcing’ change. In this post, we’ll delve into practical strategies to implement partial adoption, in ways that are comfortable for users and simultaneously benefit the organizations. Newer technology at its best is almost always faster[...]
Biometric Adoption: Does it have to be all or nothing?
Starting in 1953, New York City subway riders paid with tokens – a solution that came to be when engineers couldn’t figure out how to create a machine that accepted the different types of coins for what was then a 15-cent fare. The subway token was – in its own way – a technology solution to a technical challenge. Of course, by 1993, innovation had progressed, and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) began implementing the MetroCard, a lighter, more auto[...]
For Proactive Security, Build an Aquarium
This year there has been a significant increase in global terror. From Nice to Baghdad, Istanbul to Belgium and Tel Aviv, security agencies around the world are fully engaged in trying to prevent the next attack. In my extensive career in the Israel Defense Forces, and in particular within the intelligence community, I was constantly trying to create a "formula", to look for that magic source of information that could help us prevent future attacks. And in that process, I [...]
Streamlining Enterprise Identity Management – Less Equipment, More Efficiency
The need for corporate security is continuously increasing. Corporations are looking for the best security systems to ensure that their businesses are protected from intruders, corporate espionage and other unauthorized parties’ entry and at the same time are seeking to increase efficiency and reduce costs. Though security and convenience are often at odds, these two needs don’t have to conflict. When it comes to security, many might think more is better: more cameras,[...]
Focusing on the Positive
Israel is a lab for the fight against terror around the world. That is a fact. And in my 40 years of serving this country in the IDF, I was at the forefront of many innovations, technologies, inventions and strategies designed to successfully battle terrorists. I spent years in the IDF focused on finding the terrorists. And nowhere was the challenge more clear than when I would visit – as an IDF general – the Erez Crossing, the major pedestrian and cargo terminal at th[...]
Need a Secure Access Solution? Make Sure You Are Assessing What Really Counts.
You’ve just been handed a budget of $100,000 to revamp your company’s security systems. You’ve assembled an internal Secure Access Improvement Committee to decide on your company’s needs. But, as with most internal committees, you have competing voices shouting over one another, giving conflicting opinions. “We should definitely get an iris scanner. It’s cool and hi-tech! It will make us look cutting edge!” “But, how effective is that really? And will th[...]