Temp at Level 3 data centers

William Herrin bill at herrin.us
Wed Oct 11 20:46:02 CST 2017

On Wed, Oct 11, 2017 at 4:32 PM, Jörg Kost <jk at ip-clear.de> wrote:

> Do you guys still at least have biometric access control devices at your
> Level3 dc? They even removed this things at our site, because there is no
> budget for a successor for the failing unit. And to be consistent, they
> event want to remove all biometric access devices at least across Germany.

Hi  Jörg,

IMO, biometric was a gimmick in the first place and a bad idea when
carefully considered. All authenticators can be compromised. Hence, all
authenticators must be replaceable following a compromise. If one of your
DCs' palm vein databases is lost, what's your plan for replacing that hand?

Bill Herrin

William Herrin ................ herrin at dirtside.com  bill at herrin.us
Dirtside Systems ......... Web: <http://www.dirtside.com/>

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