Meeting regulatory compliance isn’t just essential because it ensures that your business avoids hefty fines, potential legal action and the risk of irrecoverable reputational damage; it’s there to make sure that organizations take every possible step to protect sensitive information and areas from being accessed by criminals.

A More Sophisticated Threat Landscape

The challenge of staying one step ahead of hackers online has never been greater. Thanks to the incredible powers of cloud computing, together with AI technology, cyber criminals can launch ever more sophisticated attacks, and in a far higher volume, too. This means that the onus is on organizations to take the right actions to prevent a potentially disastrous data breach.

The approaches that were once the norm are no longer fit for purpose in today’s threat landscape. While maintaining a firewall and employing anti-virus software are still essential steps in building a robust defense, there is far more that needs to be undertaken if any business hopes to stay safe.

And, of course, for many organizations, meeting regulatory compliance means securing other areas too, both in terms of maintaining a safe and healthy workplace, and in ensuring that only the right people are present in certain areas of the premises. The advances in tech have also meant that keeping physical areas secure has become more challenging, with hackers now gaining capabilities in disabling access monitoring equipment such as cameras.

Look At Access Controls

Physical access controls are the most robust way to ensure that only those with the right permissions will be able to access your organization’s most sensitive areas. This helps to reduce the risk of not only criminal activity, but also the chance of accidents caused by the presence of untrained personnel entering areas that are not suitable for them. Implementing robust physical access controls can be achieved through a blend of tech components, some of which are proactive, such as biometric entry cards, and others that are reactive, such as sensors that detect movement or body heat signatures in areas that shouldn’t be entered.

An entry token such as a card that features integrated biometric technology, can be an excellent way to verify the identity of anyone looking to gain entry to restricted areas. Unlike passwords or PINs, this biometric authentication provides highly secure compliance as this data cannot be provided by anyone other than the authorized individual. It also serves to ensure that operations run smoothly throughout the business, as access can be quickly and conveniently granted to the right members of the team. A simple fingerprint or facial scan, and you’re good to go.