Are Smart Cards a No-Brainer?

Zalud, Bill
June 2010
Security: Solutions for Enterprise Security Leaders;Jun2010, Vol. 47 Issue 6, p56
Trade Publication
The article discusses the significance of smart cards which help enhance security systems implemented by business organizations in the U.S. It highlights the increasing acceptance of smart card use in companies and educational institutions in the country due to its capability of easily authenticating a person's identity and the appropriate level of the cardholder's access to a facility. Moreover, smart card technology is already used in electronic passports in the country.


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