corporate security? #iBeaconWebinar

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Future integration into corporate security with controlling access
with IBeacons? #iBeaconWebinar
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Gregk

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Posted 4 years ago

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Nick Lowe, Official Rep

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This is not possible at present as iBeacons are not cryptographically secure and can be spoofed.
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David Helms, Champ

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Nick is right that there is no crypto with iBeacons.
However, there is a role for beacons as an enabler for proximity and presence to inform the mobile device of it's presence and to kick-start a process that will then utilize strong authentication and authorization to execute an access control or other identity-based task.

You may be interested in learning more about what our partners at MicroStrategy are doing with their Usher platform for these types of solutions.

http://www.microstrategy.com/us/usher

David Helms
CPO Radius Networks
www.radiusnetworks.com
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Matthew Gast

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Just because you can spoof something doesn't make it useless.  PayPal has created a Bluetooth-based device to trigger payments.  They use the (non-secure) Bluetooth as a trigger for the (very secure) TLS.  Obviously, you'd want to do the same thing for a physical security product, or even something that was related to network security like the examples in the webinar about restricting access based on being in a room.