Quentyn Taylor, Director of Information Security at Canon provides his insights on how RFID is transforming print security.
Given the high number of security breaches in the Middle East in recent years, companies are understandably cautious when it comes to introducing potentially insecure technologies into different areas of the business.
However, this needs to be weighed against the fact that RFID can bring a huge array of benefits to the business. Just as with any other technology, companies should be constantly updating their risk profile. Is our existing RFID system still secure? More specifically, would the cost of compromising our cards be worth it to an attacker? Are there easier and cheaper ways for them to access our systems and data? If the answers to these questions highlight your RFID system as a security risk, you should definitely consider updating it.
Where is RFID headed in the printing and scanning space? One possibility is that we’ll eventually get rid of cards and be able to access devices using the NFC chip in our phones or other personal devices. At present, this is a challenge because there isn’t really a common standard that we can use. For now, it’s certainly a technology that forward-thinking companies should consider adopting more, for the security, speed, simplicity and savings it can offer.