The European Union's Network and Information Systems Directive (NIS-2) aims to improve the security of network and information systems across the EU. One of the key requirements of the NIS-2 Directive is implementation of strong access control measures to protect against unauthorized access to sensitive information.
NIS-2 has entered into force but will only be applicable after EU Member States transpose the Directive into national law - by September 2024, so now is the time for a heads-up about the upcoming changes and what they will mean for Access Control security.
A key requirement in the NIS-2 Directive is implementation of measures to protect network and information systems against unauthorized access. Biometric access control cards can significantly reduce the risk of unauthorized access and improve the security of network and information systems by providing strong autentication, multi-factor authentication, access control policies, and audit trails.
1) Strong Authentication: Biometric access control cards provide strong authentication, as they use physical or behavioural characteristics unique to an individual to verify their identity. This significantly reduces the risk of unauthorized access by impersonators or unauthorized users who may have obtained login credentials.
2) Multi-factor Authentication: Biometric access control cards can also be combined with other authentication factors to provide multi-factor authentication. This further enhances security by requiring the user to provide multiple forms of identification before granting access.
3) Access Control Policies: Biometric access control cards can be integrated with access control policies to restrict access to sensitive information to only authorized personnel. This ensures that only individuals with the appropriate clearance and need-to-know are grantedaccess.
4) Audit Trails: Biometric access control cards can be integrated with audit trails to track user access to sensitive information. This helps organizations to monitor and detect any unauthorized access attempts or suspicious activity.
Fuse Identities is on a mission is to identify and suit our clients with the right biometric tools to create secure and efficient access control and time & attendance systems. We believe biometric access control cards can be an effective technology for organizations looking to comply with the NIS-2 Directive.
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