corporate security? #iBeaconWebinar

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

David Helms
CPO Radius Networks
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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.