Current security measures are urging us all to reassess everything that we touch amid the pandemic. Many businesses are managing to adhere to recommendations for their staff to work remotely, however there is also a large proportion of organisations having to stay open and active to serve our public. And these workplaces are finding themselves having to disinfect pin pads and secure fingerprint readers on office doors or secure facilities, amongst other stringent hygiene policies. This uncertain time has made it clear that the access devices we all touch are actually a hindrance to the way we need to operate.
Before the pandemic even struck, businesses in the UK were spending more than two months resetting staff passwords and often employees were needing to remember a multitude of access and password codes for various operations. Of course, data and information protection is still important for all businesses today, thanks to the heavy fines given for GDPR breaches. On top of that, the rise of the ‘bring-your-own-device’ trend —which more than 46% of business have already adopted — has increased security risks and made corporate passwords not fit for purpose.
So, a more secure solution to workplace access is needed. Gartner predicts that by 2022, 40 perce
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