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Addressing the Weak Link in Physical Security, the Proximity Card, with Open & Proven Secure Technologies

Addressing the Weak Link in Physical Security, the Proximity Card, with Open & Proven Secure Technologies

March 19, 2020, 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Sands 302

Proximity readers for access control were a game-changing technology and became widely accepted in the mid-90s. Since then, the access control industry has been dependent on that technology with more than 70% of all readers and cards in operation today being proximity. As with many older, popular technologies, the vulnerabilities of prox technology have become exposed and can now be hacked by purchasing an inexpensive device from consumer e-tailers. Newer, standardized technologies have closed the vulnerabilities exposed by proximity, such as 13.56mHz contactless smart card technology. And international standards and open technologies are becoming more mainstream today. This round table discussion will cover international standards and secure open technologies that are becoming mainstream, and explore how to help end users and integrators use safe and more secure solutions, which will advance our industry.

Learning Objectives:
1. Learn what options are available now to provide a more secure environment and future-proof their organization.
2. Understand the risks of proximity technology and why moving to a more secure technology is a necessity and not a “nice-to-have” option.
3. Aquire the information needed to create an action plan for your company and/or customers.


  • Jason Schimpf


    VP Partner Programs & Education

    AMAG Technology

    Jason Schimpf is Vice President of Partner Programs & Education for AMAG Technology, a G4S Company.  In this role, Jason manages AMAG's preferred...

  • Scott Rusnak


    Senior Director of Global Security


    Scott Rusnak is a Senior Director of Global Security for Qualcomm and is in charge of the Physical Security group for the company.  Scott began his...

  • Hugo Wendling



    WaveLynx Technologies

    Hugo's vision is to improve End User experiences with access control innovations and highly secure, open, and interoperable solutions. Hugo is...

  • Jim Muncey



    Structure Works, Inc.

    James Muncey - President - Structrure Works, Inc. Founder Electronics Technologies Corporation (ETC), sold to Ingersol Rand in 2002.  Founded -...


  1. Track
    Physical Security

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